59th Annual Delta Exhibition
June 9, 2017 — August 27, 2017
Organized by the Arkansas Arts Center
The Annual Delta Exhibition was founded in 1958 to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states. Today, it is one of the most anticipated Arkansas Arts Center exhibitions of the year. The Annual Delta Exhibition provides a unique snapshot of the artists from the Mississippi Delta region and a glimpse into the contemporary art scene, reflecting the region’s strong traditions of craftsmanship and observation, combined with innovative use of materials and an experimental approach to subject matter.
A juror will select the artworks to be exhibited and assign the $2500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. Additionally, a $250 Contemporaries Delta Award was selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center. The exhibition is open to all artists who live in or were born in one of the following states: Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Art must be original, completed in the last two years, and not previously exhibited at the Arkansas Arts Center.
Featured Works from the 58th Annual Delta Exhibition
59th Annual Delta Exhibition Sponsored by
Isabel and John Ed Anthony
Ginanne Graves Long
Dianne and Bobby Tucker
Edafio Technology Partners
The Grand Award is supported by The John William Linn Endowment Fund.
The exhibition is supported by the Andre Simon Memorial Trust in memory of everyone who has died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).