The Annual Delta Exhibition was founded nearly six decades ago to feature contemporary work by artists from Arkansas and bordering states.

This year’s exhibition opens June 9 and will run through August 27. 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. Today, it is one of the most anticipated Arkansas Arts Center exhibitions of the year.

Members, participating artists and their guests are invited to get a first look at a reception on Thursday June 8 at 6:30 in the Alice Pratt Brown Atrium.

Betsy Bradley, director of the Mississippi Museum of Art, selected the artworks to be exhibited and assigned the $2500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. Additionally, a $250 Contemporaries Award was selected by the Contemporaries, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center. After the lecture, members and guests are invited to a reception and first look at the 59th Annual Delta Exhibition.

The reception is free for members, $15 for non-members.

For tickets and more information call 501-372-4000.


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