NCA Artists League Paints En Plein Air At DeClerks

NCAAL Plein Air Painters

Members of the NCA Artist League enjoyed a two-day plein air workshop with wildlife and landscape artist Duane Hada on Sept. 22 and 23. Plein air is a French term simply meaning painting outdoors. After a day of demonstrations and practice at Bayside Studio and Gallery in Fairfield Bay, artists practiced outdoors. Hosts Bill and […]

NCA Art Gallery Showcasing Michael Fess, Guest Artist

Michael Fess Collage

Sculptor & Author, Michael Don Fess, is the featured artist at the NCA Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center through October. He carves wood and stone and will display several of his large pieces that have never been seen in Arkansas. His art has been sold across the U.S., from California to Florida, since 1994. Along […]

Rierson Awarded During Annual 2014 Art Show

Charlotte Rierson & Award Winning Painting in Background_edited-3

Local Fairfield Bay Artist, Charlotte Rierson was an award winner in the 2014 Annual Arkansas League of Artist Art Show. She won 2nd place in Landscape Category. Her two paintings were juried and judged by Crystal Bridges Curator, Manuela Well-Off-Man. The exhibit is located at the Butler Fine Art Building, President Clinton Avenue in Little […]

Bring Out The Artist In You


The Fairfield Bay Education Center and Artist Doris Sexson announced today that the next oil painting class will begin on Thursday, October 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for five weeks. All beginning and intermediate students are welcome to paint the very colorful and exciting fall landscape. You will need a smock or over-sized shirt […]

Duane Hada Workshop To Be Held In Fairfield Bay

Duane Hada demonstrated a fly fishing river scene in watercolor to NCA Artist League members earlier this year; he is returning to teach a plein air acrylic class in September.. 				          Photo courtesy of Joyce Hartman

Award-winning Duane Hada will present a two-day acrylic plein air workshop at Fairfield Bay September 22nd and 23rd. Students will paint indoors on the first day, and outdoors on the 2nd day, as Duane demonstrates techniques and gives tips on painting with acrylics, including Golden Open acrylics, which dry slower and give the artist more […]

Harmony To Play At Convention Center


The HARMONY Band hails from Mountain View, AR…the heart and soul of folk music in Arkansas. Although Mary and Robert Gillihan have been “picking and singing” together for about thirty-five years, they did not actually become a band until 1988 when they were joined by Dave Smith. They have been “gigging” across Arkansas and outside […]

Richard Stephens, NCA Featured Artist At The Fairfield Bay Conference Center

Richard Stephens collage_edited-1

Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969. After serving in the Army as an Illustrator, Stephens began his professional career in 1971 with a design firm in Little Rock, Arkansas. Three years later he opened his own graphic […]

Mary Shelton Returns To Fairfield Bay

Joan Bland

Mary Shelton returns to Fairfield Bay Library with her Lithograph and Etchings Exhibit. This exhibit is available now through late Nov. Mary raised her children and worked as a hairstylist for 35 years and then attended college to study art. She is a versatile artist and is accomplished in painting with oils, watercolor, and the […]

“At Your Leisure”


Have you ever wanted to get together with a few of your friends or find a unique activity for your group or club? We will schedule a class just for you. How about a one day oil painting, jewelry making, Ukranian egg decorating, jeweled spider art, stress reduction techniques or photography class. We can accommodate […]

NCAF&E Showcases Brandi Vandygriff

Brandi Vandygriff

The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts and Education is sponsoring a gallery show by Brandi Vandygriff at the First Service Bank of Clinton. Opening reception will be held August 22, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. Come by and see Brandi’s work. Exhibit will be displayed through September 30. About the Artist Brandi […]