North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery, Fairfield Bay Conference Center’s Feature Artist, Melva King
The North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery located in the Fairfield Bay Conference & Visitors Center, 110 Lost Creek is featuring the artwork of the late Melva King. Melva and husband Alex settled in Fairfield Bay in the late 1970’s. Melva had a nursing career when she retired from the military. She had taken extensive art classes in different media’s including oil, watercolor, sculpture, drawing, and pastels. She maintained a studio in her home until Alex” death then she moved to Indian Rock Village. Melva was a co-founder of the North Central Arkansas Artist League. She was the First “You Make a Difference Award” by the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAFAE) and Past President of the NCA Artist League. She painted on regular basis with the artist league and exhibited her artwork in various galleries sponsored by the league. She loved painting with her dear friends Bonnie Hookman, Charlotte Rierson, and Leila Berry. She was also grateful to her artist friend Doris Sexson that helped keep her hair looking wonderful. Bonnie and Melva painted a mural for the City Hall that now is housed in the Ozark Medical Health Building. She had a cheerful attitude, easy going style, lovely smile, unique laugh and sense of humor. She was known for her love of the outdoors which was reflected in so many of her paintings. Melva is missed by her many friends.
Please view her paintings in the foyer of the Conference Center as well as the NCA Art Gallery. The Conference Center is located 110 Lost Creek Dr., Mon. thru Fri. 9:00 am-4:00 pm.
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CALLING ALL ARTISTS!!!
The North Central Arkansas (NCA) Art Gallery invites Painters, 3 Dimensional Artists, and Photographers to submit works for the Oct. 19 Art Exhibition in the Fairfield Bay Conference Center, 110 Lost Creek, Fairfield, Bay. The artwork is open to all artist eighteen years or older. Registration Forms are available at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center or e mail Charlotte Rierson, Art Coordinator [email protected] Deadline for entry is Oct 12- Mail entries to Charlotte Rierson, P.O. Box 1643, Fairfield Bay, AR 72088, or drop off at the Fairfield Bay Conference Center.
We encourage you to see the beautiful artwork in the gallery. The Art includes paintings, photography, sculpture, fusion glass, stain glass, pottery, as well as other art forms. The NCA Art Gallery brings quality Fine Art to our community with good taste & family values. The artwork is open to all artists & is chosen by a selection committee under the direction of Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson. The gallery is free to the public for viewing. Art Gallery hours are Mon. thru Fri. 9:00-4:00 unless there are special events then the hours are extended. All the art is available for purchase. The NCA Art Gallery is sponsored by the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education (NCAF&E) in collaboration with The City of Fairfield Bay. For more information contact NCA Art Coordinator, Charlotte Rierson-501-884-6100, email [email protected] or Fairfield Bay Conference & Visitors Center Directors, Wilba or Bob Thompson for more information- 501- 884-4202, [email protected], 110 Lost Creek Parkway, Fairfield Bay 72088.