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.
Returning to a format early in its history, this year’s Delta Exhibition will be juried by a distinguished panel of three art professionals: Les Christensen, Director, Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University; Shea Hembrey, an American conceptual artist; and Brian K. Young, Director, Baum Gallery, University of Central Arkansas. The panel will select the artworks to be exhibited and assign the $2500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. Additionally, a $250 Contemporaries Award will be selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center.
Members Only Exhibition Opening • May 24 from 5-8pm