The Fayetteville Underground is holding a National Juried Art Exhibition themed “Women Take Flight” in the month of June. Artists from across the nation submitted work for consideration by our exhibition juror, Fran Otten. The accepted work comes from artists in eleven different states, as far away as California and New York, in addition to some local artists.
Women Take Flight is the Fayetteville Underground’s first national juried exhibition. The criteria for art work considered by the juror were two-dimensional visual art, with any interpretation of “Women Take Flight.” Entries were judged on artistic merit, composition, technical merit, use of media, subjective appeal and the artist’s ability to capture the essence and feeling of women taking flight. The juror was Fran Otten, a national-recognized professional watercolor artist.
The exhibition will open with a reception during First Thursday, June 6th, at 5 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend. Awards for the Best in Show will also be presented at the reception. The exhibit will be on display until June 29, 2013.
The theme, Women Take Flight, was chosen for June in recognition of the 2013 Air Race Classic, an annual women’s air race. The 2013 race will be held June 18-21, 2013, starting in Pasco, Washington and finishing in Fayetteville, Arkansas. There will be 55 women’s air race teams accepted for this race. Between Pasco and Fayetteville, teams will be flying 2137 nautical miles in 4 days. You can find out more about this annual air race at http://www.airraceclassic.org/.
Fayetteville Underground member artist, Martha Molina is a past participant of the Air Classic.
The Fayetteville Underground Art Gallery is located on the Downtown Fayetteville Square, 101 West Mountain, at the corner of Mountain and Block Streets. Find out more at www.fayettevilleunderground.com or contact Julie McQuade Heyes at Julie@fayettevilleunderground.com.