Rierson Featured Artist At Searcy Art Gallery

Charlotte Bailey Rierson Searcy Exhibit-1Charlotte Bailey Rierson, of Fairfield Bay, is the featured artist at the Searcy Art Gallery located in historic Benjamin Clayton Black House on the corner of East Race and Locust streets. The One Woman Exhibit titled “Art Spirit Journey “’is on display June 3-July 29. You are invited to Charlotte’s reception Sat. June 14, 1-3 p.m. The Art Gallery is open to the public Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 Saturday from 12 noon -4 p.m.
Charlotte lived in Jacksonville, AR where she owned & operated a dance arts school. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science & Education Degree majoring in Art. After raising her children she married Don, an Air Force fighter pilot and enjoyed living in Europe. When her husband Don retired from the Air Force they moved to Fairfield Bay. Throughout Charlotte’s life, she has been on what she calls her “Art Spirit Journey.” This journey of personal creativity has led her from teaching the dance arts to expressing her deepest thoughts and emotions through painting. Charlotte belongs to several art-related organizations and is Past President of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists as well as presently being the Director of the MSW Regional Advisors. She is a member of the Repertory Theatre’s Artworks, and the Arkansas Artist Registry, and a signature member of the Arkansas League of Artist. Her art watercolor paintings have won numerous awards and hang in public and private collections.
One of her painting was exhibited in the Arkansas Artist Exhibit held at the national capitol in Washington D.C. She has paintings in the permanent collection of the Historical Arts Museum, Clinton Presidential Library, University of Central Arkansas, Ozark Health Center and the Arkansas Arts Council’s Small Works on Paper. She was featured in A Gathering of Artists Vol. II, the Art & Artisans of the Ozarks Vol. II, Arkansas Life published by the Arkansas Democrat & Gazette, and the Arkansas Governor’s Calendar. She is a strong advocate for the arts. In recognition, she received the Arkansas Arts Council’s Governor’s Art Award in the area of Arts Community Development. Charlotte is Coordinator of the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery, located in the Our Towne Conference & Visitors Center at Fairfield Bay. Her paintings may be viewed at the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery, Fairfield Bay and various other venues. She is excited about recently winning the Mid Southern Watercolorist Bronze award in the Arkansas League of Artist 2014 Spring Members Show. The art exhibit is being held at the Cox Creative Center in the Little Rock River Market. Charlotte says she will continue to grow in the Art-Spirit wherever her journey in life takes her. For more information on her Artwork work, visit: http/www.artspiritunlimited.com/,http://www.arkansasarts.org/programs/registry , http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/charlotte-bailey-rierson.html

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