North Central Arkansas Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center
October Feature Artist: Faye Rodgers from Clinton
Faye Rodgers, owner of Faye’s Diamond Mine, moved to Clinton in 1961. She attended Arkansas College now known as Lyons College in Batesville. She has been interested in art since taking a few classes in oil from Foster Handford of Greers Ferry back in the mid- sixties.
Faye was busy raising three children, Tod, Lori and Memory so art classes were put on hold. She was involved in civic and church activities and served as Recorder Treasurer in Clinton and Executive Secretary of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce. She served on the Board of Ozark Health Foundation and was active in many other civic organizations.
Faye opened Faye’s Diamond Mine in 1988 and they are celebrating their 30th year in business. She has won numerous awards for design in jewelry both state and nationally. Faye also has won numerous other awards which include Best of Show in Garden Club and Best of Show for a watercolor painting at the Van Buren County Fair in 2016. She has always loved art and going to museums to feed her spirit and learn what Masters have done.
She began taking oil art classes from Doris Sexson about four years ago. Then Faye discovered acrylic painting when the Fairfield Bay Community Educational Center offered lessons given by Jim Tindall of Mt View. She said she loves learning his method of teaching. Jim is now offering the classes in Clinton at the Van Buren County Library.
Between Garden Club, art classes and running a business Faye stays pretty busy but she somehow still finds time to relax and read or spend sunny days on the lake. Faye’s works of art can be viewed at her store, Faye’s Diamond Mine in Clinton, at the Ozark Health Hospital and at the NCA Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center.
View and Purchase Art: There is still time to view and purchase the artwork at the NCA Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay before the art changes Oct. 16. The NCA Art Gallery’s mission is to bring quality fine art with family values to our community. The exhibit is open for all artists that are 18 years of age. A selection committee choses the art and changes the exhibit bi-annually. The artists now showing are Painters-Judith Beale, Lea Berry, Julie Caswell, Jan Cobb, Annette Garner, Kathleen Hadley, Joyce Hartmann, Pamma Henderson Bonnie Hookman, Joyce Hubbard, Gary Johnson, Sarah Johnson, Ellen Kelly, Jun Kim, Rebecca Loftis, Sandra Marson, Sue Pico, Charlotte Rierson, Faye Rodgers, Pauline Sears, Diana Shearon, Ann Snyder, Mary Ann Stafford, Dianne Traylor, Susan Waggoner, Cathy Wester, 3 Dimensional Art-Barbara Cornett, Karen Gehl, Linda Pledger, Anne Mitchell , and photography-Brandi Vandygriff.
The artists come from Fairfield Bay, Greers Ferry, Heber Springs, Conway, North Little Rock, Little Rock, Jacksonville, Edgemont¸ Mt. View, Benton, Clinton, Maumelle, Mt. Vernon, Shirley, Maumelle, and Fayetteville.
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. Thru Fri. 9:00-4:00 unless special events or conferences then the hours will be extended. The viewing of the Art is open & free of charge to the public. All art is available for purchase.
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 about the Art Gallery, 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.