Fall Art Show to offer a wide range of art

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The 5th annual Eureka Springs Fall Art Show, an eclectic mix of art for sale and more than 50 fine artists in attendance with one-of-a-kind creations, will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Nov. 28. and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 29 at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.

Art show judges will include Steve Grant of KY3 television, Bethany Springer of the University of Arkansas Arts Department and Benjamin Edwards, exhibition coordinator for Crystal Bridges Museum.

Art awards will be given to three artists on Saturday morning by Elise Roenigk, who will award the first Marty Roenigk Memorial Art in Excellence Award at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday.

About 55 artists will be taking part in the show, including weaver Eleanor Lux, potters Karen Foster and Karen Boudet, jeweler Connie Omara, acrylic artist Karrie Evenson, watercolor artist Zeek Taylor, and glass artists Gary and Brenda Carter.

Native American flautist John Two-Hawks will be available for CD and book signing at 3 p.m. on both days of the show.

The artist's experience

The experience of painter Susan DeRosa, one of the artists taking part, is fairly typical, having fallen in love with Eureka Springs immediately.

Viewing it as an ideal arts community, she moved to Eureka Springs about 18 months ago and immediately joined the Eureka Springs Artists Registry.

Retired from the faculty of Laguna, California College of Artists and Design, DeRosa says Eureka Springs reminds her much of the hill country of Tuscany, Italy, which may be part of the inspiration of her latest series of Eureka Springs scenes.

The personal interface of Eureka Springs is a delight for her as she describes her experience during September's Arts Tour when she had 80 visitors at her studio. "It was most thought-provoking," she said, "and they were delighted to visit an artist working in her studio."

This weekend's art show will offer free parking, lunch on-site, music and great shopping opportunities. Admission is a $2 donation at the door.

Show sponsors include: Arts Eureka; Community First Bank; Crescent Hotel; and Circle Studios Records.

For more information, call Circle Studios Records 888-790-9091.

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