The 2015 Juried Art Competition is currently hanging in the Merkle and Price Galleries. An artist reception and award presentation will be Saturday, July 18, 6-7:30pm. Juror Stanton Thomas from the Brooks Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, will be at SAAC to present the awards.

The annual national competition garnered more than three hundred entries this year. Dr. Thomas selected 38 pieces for the final competition. Artists selected include: June Alexander, Monroe, Louisiana – Arabesque; Reid Arowood, Clinton, Tennessee – Clinton, Tennessee; Sandy Bennett, El Dorado, Arkansas – You’ve Got a Lotta Nerve; Beverly Buys, Hot Springs, Arkansas – Moody Place and Elaine, Arkansas; Kelly Campbell, El Dorado, Arkansas – Waiting for Ballerinas; Sheila Cotton, Little Rock, Arkansas – The Boathouse; Norwood Creech, Lepanto, Arkansas – Looking to Rabbit Ridge and Sun Going Down over McClellan Indian Mound; Dan Crossan, Brooklyn, New York – Fast Flow; Walt Curlee, Phenix City, Alabama – Turkeys in the Hills; Robert Fogel, Haughton, Louisiana – Staircase Wash; Brian Fink, Mankato, Minnesota – Black Madonna/Dome, Stars; Houston Fryer, Hot Springs, Arkansas – Clothesline; Clarke Galusha, Norphlet, Arkansas – Oona, Beau, and Hidden Mother; Teresa Harris, St. Joseph, Missouri – Censor; Jocelyn Knight, Pettigrew, Arkansas – Summer Storms I and Summer Storms II; Scott Lauer, Johnstown, Colorado – Portrait of a Man and Morning Portrait; Susan Leslie Lumsden, Thayer, Missouri – Slipstream Adventure; Andrew Ortiz, Arlinton, Texas – Nowhere and Palabras Drifting; Jim Pearson, Lawrenceville, Illinois – Anonymous Bonenoise KRL and Anonymous Bonenoise VQM; Spencer Purinton, El Dorado, Arkansas – Cirrus Mons; Jason Sacran, Magazine, Arkansas – Green Glow; Barbara Satterfield, Conway, Arkansas – Lucky Lip; Sandra Sell, Little Rock, Arkansas – Chair Tree Sculpture and Involution; Barbara Simcoe, Omaha, Nebraska – Waterlilies; Christian Snider, Bay Port, Michigan – The Haunted Book Shop; Byron Taylor, Little Rock, Arkansas – Good Food – Legacy Grease and Selfie; John Thomasson, Lubbock, Texas – These Old Shoes; and Emily Wood, Little Rock, Arkansas – Henry and Army Boys.

A juried art exhibition and awards for two-dimensional and three-dimensional fine art by artists from around the country, sponsored by Smackover State Bank.