Featured Artist – Duane Hada
NCA Art Gallery/Fairfield Bay Conference Center
Each month the NCA Art Gallery features an artist. We are so pleased to have Duane Hada who taught a workshop for the local artists, the NCA Artist League. You are invited to see Duane’s artwork in the lobby of the Conference Center and the new exhibit in the gallery. This year is the North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery’s 25th Silver Anniversary. 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.
Duane Hada is from Mountain Home where he owns and operates an art gallery. He holds a BSE in Art from the University of Central Arkansas. He has also received certification from the Federation of Fly Fishers as an instructor. He has taught numerous courses and workshops at local colleges and universities in fly fishing and art. His various slide presentation programs are popular with fly fishing clubs and conservation organizations. When you see Duane streamside staring into the water mesmerized by the sight of a wild finny creature suspended over a kaleidoscope palette of swaying rock and moss, he’s just contemplating whether to reach for the rod or the brush, or hopefully both. He says it is a special day to be on the river. Duane’s highly sought after art has helped raise funds for FFF, Trout Unlimited, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, St. Jude’s Hooked on a Cure, and numerous other conservation groups and organizations. He is the illustrator for Ozark Trout Tales, Home Waters, and created the popular 2005 Arkansas Game & Fish Foundation license plate with a White River rainbow trout scene. His angling peers have honored him with the first fly-rod Master Angler Award from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in 1989. He received the Silver Medal for the coaching the US Youth fly fishing team in the FIPS Mouche International Fly Fishing Competition in Wales. His art and fly fishing has allowed him to travel and experience many of the great angling destinations of the world. Duane’s clients are often eager to have their outdoor adventures memorialized by him. His sketches, acrylics or watercolors frequently become prize possessions as souvenirs for his angling friends. Upon receiving his recently finished original, one client stated, “I have an original piece of art that will forever refresh that special day on the river. It’s like having a modern day Winslow Homer”.
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday July 24th.
The North Central Arkansas Art Gallery is celebrating its 25th anniversary
We’re celebrating 25 amazing years and hosting a wine and cheese evening to “Meet the Artists” who have been part of this beautiful, inviting gallery.
North Central Arkansas Art Gallery Celebrating 25 years
The North Central Arkansas Art Gallery invites you to visit and spend time viewing the beautiful new artwork. This is the Art Gallery’s Silver Anniversary. The Art Gallery was formed in 1993 under the coordination of the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education’s Volunteer Executive Director, Charlotte Rierson. It was housed in the Indian Hills Country Club, Fairfield Bay. The Art Gallery moved when the City of Fairfield Bay acquired the Fairfield Bay Conference Center. The first exhibit opening co-in sided with the Grand Opening of the Conference Center, Oct. 12, 2013. The artwork includes paintings, sculpture, pottery, fused glass, stain glass & photography. The Art Gallery is open to all artists & is juried by a selection committee. The people who help make it successful are the following Co-director of the Conference Center- Wilba & BobThompson, Art Gallery Coordinator- Charlotte Rierson and Art Gallery Committee- Bonnie Hookman, Lea Berry, Lee Phillips, Jan Cobb, Alecs Long, Dianne Traylor, and Ellen Kelly. The Art Gallery has a lot of new artist. The word is getting around to artist throughout the state about our beautiful Art Gallery and scenic area. Our community, surrounding areas, and timeshare visitors are learning about the quality of fine art represented in the Art Gallery. We are especially pleased that our young people are being exposed to quality fine art. The NCA Art Gallery has Fine Art by both professional artists as well as new emerging artist. The new exhibit is featuring the following artist’s artwork: Painters- Ellen Kelly, Annette Garner, Sandra Marson, Cathy Wester, Susann Waggoner, Judith Beale, Dianne Traylor, Jan Cobb, Charlotte Rierson, Anna Marie Aparicio, Kathleen Hadley, Joyce Hubbard, Joyce Hartmann, Julie Caswell, Bonnie Hookman, Yun Kim, Joyce Burns, Brenda Berry, Gary Johnson, Faye Rodgers, Diana Shearon, Lea Berry, Jeanne Fry,and Cathy Dudzik ; Photography- One Woman Photography Exhibit: Cathy Wester; 3-Dimensional Artwork- Linda Pledger, Barbara Cornett, Anne Mitchell, Karen Gehl, and Susan Peterson.
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.