Lisa Krannichfeld of Little Rock recently received the 2024 Artist Award from the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (ACNMWA).


The purpose of the award is to assist an accomplished woman artist to realize her vision and help to make her achievements more visible to the art community and the public.


“Most art students today are women and 90 percent of museum purchases are art by men,” said ACNMWA President MaryRoss Taylor. “We know women earn less and have myriad obligations, so our award has no conditions attached. We aim to help an established woman artist move to the next level.”


An award-winning, multi-media figurative artist, Krannichfeld’s work challenges traditional representations of women with a maximalist approach through the combination of seemingly incompatible materials.


Krannichfeld intends to put the funds toward several crucial needs regarding her current artistic practice and creative goals, including monthly studio rent, educational opportunities to enhance her skills and abilities in mural painting and writing/illustrating children’s books, and purchasing a software program specifically catered to muralists and illustrators to aid in the creation of mockups for future mural and illustration projects. 


“I have recently entered the world of mural painting and would like to increase my knowledge of technique and process through enrollment in courses led by master muralists,” Krannichfeld said. “I also have a goal to write, illustrate and publish a children’s book in the near future, and want to learn as much as I can about doing this through enrollment in online courses by authors and illustrators.”


Krannichfeld obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado College and Master of Education degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has exhibited her artwork not only on the national scale, but in parts of Europe, Australia and Asia, as well. The Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts, The Historic Arkansas Museum, Hot Springs National Park, The Bennett Collection, The Argenta Mural Project and The Oz Collection hold some of her most prominent creations. Her work has received numerous juried art awards, the most recent being the 2023 Women United Art Prize in Painting/Drawing. Her work has been published extensively and is collected by art patrons across the globe. She is also in the online biennial ACNMWA Juried Artist Registry at


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Feature Photo: “She’s A Rainbow” by Lisa Krannichfeld
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