Artists honored at PB exhibition

Community artists had been honored for the duration of an awards reception for the 2023 Pine Bluff Artwork League Yearly Exhibition when the display opened Aug. 24 at the Arts & Science Heart for Southeast Arkansas.

The awards and honorees are:

Very best in Show: Melissa Abernathy, “Reflection on Theo Barrs Bridge,” photograph.

First Location: Gerry DeLongchamp, “Eloise,” graphite on paper.

Second Position: Rhonda F. Holderfield, “Delta Sky,” oil on canvas.

3rd Place: Dell Gorman, “Jungle Jim,” acrylic on tissue paper.

Honorable Point out: Julia Barrett, “Windblown,” acrylic on canvas.

Honorable Point out: Claudia Spainhour, “Monument Park,” pastel.

The artwork league members represented in the present, which featured 34 functions, are: Melissa Abernathy, Julia Barrett, Vickie Coleman, Amanda Curry, Gerry DeLongchamp, Linda DeMint, Dell Gorman, Gail Greenstreet, Rhonda F. Holderfield, Jenny Holley, Paul Owens, Grey Reed, Kay Reed and Claudia Spainhour and Margie Spharler. Several of the performs are accessible for buy, according to a news launch.

Artist Yelena Petroukhina, the show’s juror this year, introduced the awards.

“A person point I adore is the group of artists arranging and functioning together. I think which is so terrific,” Petroukhina explained. “Art can be form of a lonely thing if you’re performing it by by yourself, so I adore that they are putting the effort into generating this materialize.”

“I really like the great assortment of the variations and mediums, the exceptional visions. It truly is really fascinating to see local artists placing on their own out there in this present,” she said.

Petroukhina stated some of her conditions for picking the pieces in the exhibition:

“Some of the parts genuinely stood out as a exceptional eyesight that the human being was checking out. Some of the use of materials — I like the experimental high-quality of some of the pieces. I could explain to some of the artists took a prospect producing a thing exterior what they ordinarily make. I also like the handling of the resources and the specialized features of it. A large amount of the customers genuinely have the mastery of watercolors or pastels or painting, and that was good to see,” she mentioned.

The ASC exhibited Petroukhina’s solo demonstrate, “Defining Residence,” of ceramics and blended media pieces in 2021. Her function was featured in the ASC’s 2021 and 2023 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibitions.

Petroukhina gained her master of arts degree in ceramics from the University of Arkansas at Very little Rock and her bachelor of science in arts training at the College of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She is an artwork trainer at Horace Mann Magnet Center Faculty in Minimal Rock.

The exhibition will remain on watch in the International Paper Gallery at the ASC’s dwelling building, 701 S. Key St., by means of Oct. 28. It is sponsored by Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co. and the reception was sponsored by MK Distributors.

The Pine Bluff Artwork League hosts month-to-month conferences from 2-4 p.m. on the very first Sunday of each and every thirty day period at the Donald W. Reynolds Group Solutions Heart, 211 W. Third Ave. The upcoming assembly is Sept. 10 due to the fact of Labor Working day weekend. The general public is invited to show up at.

For facts, simply call Vickie Coleman at (870) 540-9975.

The exhibition webpage is accessible at

    Gerry DeLongchamp been given very first put for her graphite drawing “Eloise” at the Aug. 24 reception for the 2023 Pine Bluff Art League Annual Exhibition at the Arts & Science Middle for Southeast Arkansas. (Unique to The Professional/Arts & Science Heart for Southeast Arkansas)
  photo  Artists were honored at a reception Aug. 24 for the 2023 Pine Bluff Artwork League Yearly Exhibition. Participants involved ASC Curator of Collections & Exhibitions Kevin Haynie (left) who gave remarks, and honorees Claudia Spainhour, Melissa Abernathy, Gerry DeLongchamp, Rhonda F. Holderfield, Dell Gorman and Julia Barrett. Juror Yelena Petroukhina (correct) introduced the awards. (Unique to The Industrial/Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas)