Shown in photo is Charlotte Rierson with award winning painting “Beyond My Garden Greers Ferry Lake”.
The show is being held at the Faulkner Country Library and the theme is anything related to Arkansas.
Charlotte and husband, Don, moved to Fairfield Bay in 1991, after Don retired his fighter pilot wings from the Air Force. They loved this area and it was close to where Charlotte was from, Jacksonville, AR. Between them, they have three children and eleven grandchildren.
Charlotte has been involved in what she calls her “Art Spirit Journey” since an early age. She taught Dance Arts for two generations and got her Bachelor of Science and Education, majoring in art education, from the University of Central Arkansas.
She is a signature member of the Mid- Southern Watercolorists & Arkansas League of Artist. She belongs to several art related organizations such as Arkansas Art Council’s Artist Registry, Conway Artist League, President of NCA Artist League, Past President of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists and Director of their Regional Advisors. She has exhibited artwork in the National Capitol in Washington D.C., Arkansas Governor’s Mansion, Clinton Presidential Library, and Repertory Theatre and throughout. Her awards are numerous and have artwork in the permanent collections of the Arkansas Historical Museum, University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Art Councils Small Works on Paper, and Ozark Medical Center and Clinton Presidential Library. Charlotte has had One Woman Exhibits at Garvin Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs; Gem Theatre Art Gallery, Heber Springs; Ozark Heritage Art Center, Clinton, Leslie; Fairfield Bay Library, and Searcy Art Gallery. Her Artwork was featured in two art books, “Art & Artisans of the Ozarks” Vol. II and “A Gathering of Artists” Vol. II; the April 2013 issue of “Arkansas Life” and the Governor’s Calendar.
One of her greatest honors was receiving the Arkansas Governor’s Award in Community Art Development sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council.
Charlotte says she is serious about her art & the promotion of the Arts. She is founder and Coordinator for the North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center.
You may view her Artwork at the following Websites: http://www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/charlotte-bailey-rierson , http://www.artspiritunlimited.com and . http://www.arkansasarts.org/