Shown in photo is Artist, Charlotte Rierson with her painting “Lost Creek.” She donated the painting to the City of Fairfield Bay to hang in the Our Town Conference & Visitors Center. Charlotte is a well-known artist and has held several leadership roles in art organizations, including President of the Mid Southern Watercolorists (MSW) and is now the Director of the MSW Regional Advisors. Charlotte has had art museum training at the Arkansas Arts Center & the High Museum in Atlanta and is coordinator of the North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery. Charlotte started the NCA Art gallery at the Indian Hills Country Club when she was Executive Director of the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE). In 1998 for her work in promoting the Arts in the three counties of Cleburne, Van Buren, Stone and surrounding areas she received the Arkansas Arts Council’s Governors Award for Community Development of the Arts. In 1991 she was awarded certification for successfully completing the requirements of Leadership Arkansas training that requires exhibiting the highest qualities of volunteerism for Community Development and Governor Tucker awarded her the Volunteer Excellence Award in 1995. The North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education awarded her The Lifer’s Hall of Fame Award in 1996. Charlotte said she is excited about having the beautiful new art gallery space to be able to exhibit 3 Dimensional Art, Photography and a large body of Paintings. Charlotte wants to give a big thank you to the Art patrons that donated their time and money to help make it possible.