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2017 National Juried Exhibition


The Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main hosted the 2017 BAAC National Juried Exhibition, April 25 - June 10, 2017. The exhibition consisted of 22 pieces from 16 artists across the United States. Thank you to our award sponsors First Community Bank, Lyon College, Wood Family Dealerships, and Citizens Bank. 


The juror for BAAC’s 5th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Dayton Castleman, is a Rogers, Arkansas based artist who manages 21c Museum in Bentonville. A New Orleans native, Dayton received his BA in drawing and painting from Belhaven University, and his MFA in sculpture from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He was Assistant Professor of Art and chair of sculpture at Trinity Christian College in Chicago before relocating to Arkansas where he taught as a Museum Educator at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. He is a recipient of an Arkansas Arts Council Individual Artist Grant, and he has permanent, site-specific installations in Philadelphia, PA and Bentonville, AR. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. 

2017 National Juried Exhibition artists:


Marlie Allgood - Cabot, AR
Win Bruhl - Little Rock, AR
Neal Cox - Nacogdoches, TX
Benjy Davies - Gallipolis, OH

Benjamin Elton - Batesville, AR
Neal Harrington - Russellville, AR
Jeffrey Haupt - Starkville, MS
Robert Howsare - Buckhannon, WV
Nancy-Jeanetter Long - Atlanta, GA
Sigrid Lorfing - Russellville, AR
Anne Lynch - Bryan, TX
Andy Mattern - Stillwater, OK
Dennis McCann - Maumelle, AR
Erik Rivera - Conway, AR
Behnaz Sohrabian - Edmond, OK
Emily Sullivan Smith - Kettering, OH


2017 National Juried Exhibition Award Winners:

1st Place

Sponsored by First Community Bank:

Dennis McCann


oil on canvas

2nd Place

Sponsored by Lyon College:

Sigrid Lorfing

Fever Dream

acrylic and colored pencil on wood panel

3rd Place

Sponsored by Wood Family Dealerships:

Andy Mattern

Absent Vessel 5666b

gelatin silver print

Purchase Prize

Sponsored by Citizens Bank:

Marlie Allgood


oil on canvas

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