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2018 National Juried Exhibition


The Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery on Main hosted the 2018 BAAC National Juried Exhibition, April 24 - June 9, 2018. The exhibition consisted of 24 pieces from 18 artists across the United States. Thank you to our award sponsors Citizens Bank, First Community Bank, Merchants & Planters Bank, and Wood Family Dealerships. Please join us for the awards reception on Friday, April 27, 5 - 7 p.m. during the Spring Art Walk on Main Street. This event is FREE and open to the public.


The juror for BAAC’s 6th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Kevin Buist, is an artist, writer, curator, critic of art and film, and Exhibitions Director for ArtPrize, where he oversees artists, curators, jurors, and guest speakers. He writes and speaks on behalf of ArtPrize to arts-focused audiences around the country, and co-hosts ArtPrize panel programming for live audiences, web video, and live TV. He has exhibited artwork in solo and group exhibitions. His independent writing has been featured in numerous print and online publications including the Art:21 Blog, where he was a Blogger in Residence, as well as, Michigan Quarterly Review, and




2018 National Juried Exhibition artists:

Holt Brasher - Blytheville, AR

Ian Campbell - Batesville, AR

Susan Chambers - Little Rock, AR

Lindsay Garland - Nashville, TN

Kevin Haran - Oviedo, FL

Lily Martina Lee - Boise, ID

Nancy Jeanette Long - Atlanta, GA

Dennis McCann - Maumelle, AR

Jessica Mongeon - Russellville, AR

Rebecca Robinson - Greenbrier, AR

Edward Rushton - Statesboro, GA

Suzannah Schreckhise - Fayetteville, AR

Luanne Stone - Gepp, AR

Emily Sullivan Smith - Kettering, OH

Tommy Wallace - Conway, AR

Claudia Wilburn - Jefferson, GA

Melissa Wilkinson - West Memphis, AR

Markeith Woods - Pine Bluff, AR

2018 National Juried Exhibition Award Winners:

1st Place

Sponsored by First Community Bank:

Melissa Wilkinson


ink wash on paper

2nd Place

Sponsored by M & P Bank:

Edward Rushton

Believe Me

2 ply rag, white glue

3rd Place

Sponsored by Wood Family Dealerships

Ian Campbell

Terra Incognita (after Nasmyth and Carpenter)

ziatype (lithium/palladium print)

Purchase Prize

Sponsored by Citizens Bank:

Luanne Stone

Strawberries & Cream


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