Kitty Harvill Guest Artist
NCA Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center
Each month the NCA Art Gallery features an artist. We are so pleased to have Kitty Harvill who is such an outstanding artist exhibit her artwork. The North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery invites you to see Kitty’s artwork in the lobby and the new exhibit in the gallery. The NCA Art Gallery’s mission is to bring quality Fine Art to our community with good taste & family values. The artists are professionals as well as emerging new artists. The artwork is open to all Artist and chosen by a selection committee under the direction of Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson. Art Gallery hours are Tues. Thru Fri. 9:00-4:00 unless special events or conferences then the hours will be extended. All art is available for purchase. For more information about the Art Gallery contact NCA Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson-501-884-6100, email [email protected] or Conference Center Directors, Wilba or Bob Thompson- 501- 884-4202, 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 72088.
Guest Artist, Kitty Harvill was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. She received her BFA cum laude in painting from SMU including a semester of study in Paris. She received an MA in art therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an AA in illustration from Ray College, Chicago.In 1990, she formed Harvill Ross Studios Ltd., a commercial art firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. She served as president until 2002 and worked in both design and illustration. She has illustrated several children’s books, four that portray endangered species, numerous book covers and magazine articles, painted portrait commissions and still lifes. Now having dual residency in both the states and Brazil, she has dedicated herself to nature and wildlife art since 2006. In 2009 she was invited to Signature membership in Artists for Conservation, and has had artworks accepted for the AFC international exhibits “The Art of Conservation”. She was named “Conservation Artist of the Month” for April 2013. For three years, she received the TWASI (Great Britain) The Wildlife Art Society International’s International Award. She is a member of APAP, Professional Association of Painters of Parana in Curitiba, Brazil and has participated in their exhibitions.
Harvill has been commissioned by the Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, ICMBio, to create the cover paintings for their National Action Plans for the Conservation of Endangered Species. She has completed 12 covers to date. In 2014, she created and donated artwork of 10 bird species in initiatives of SAVE Brazil/Birdlife Intern’l. to reduce trafficking of wild birds through their ClickAves and Plano de Voo (FlightPlan) programs. Also in 2014, Harvill formed the Facebook group 52 WEEKS – Nature Painting Challenge. The group was transitioned to ABUN – Artists & Biologists Unite for Nature in January 2016 and now has more than 600 members worldwide and has completed 16 Projects, spanning the globe, for biologists and organizations working to save endangered species. Harvill works in watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylic. Her goal is to raise awareness through her artwork of beautiful and yet severely threatened areas of the planet such as the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and Cerrado or Savanna of Brazil. Her work is included in corporate, museum and private collections in the U.S, Brazil, Germany and Singapore. Kitty presented a program in March to the NCA Artist League.
About the NCA Art Gallery:
The North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery Mission is to bring quality Fine Art to our community with good taste & family values. The artists are professionals as well as emerging new artists. The artwork is open to all Artists and chosen by a selection committee under the direction of Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson.
Art Gallery hours are Mon. – Fri., 9:00-4:00 (unless special events then hours are extended). The viewing of the Art is open & free of charge to the public. All art is available for purchase. The NCA Art Gallery is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAF&E) and The City of Fairfield Bay. For more information or purchase of artwork, contact NCA Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson – 501-884-6100, email [email protected] or Conference Center Directors, Wilba or Bob Thompson for more information- 501- 884-4202, [email protected], 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 72088.