Artists earn recognition
Kellie Lehr of Fayetteville received third place for her oil on canvas painting Shinrin-Yoku in the 2017 Juried Art Competition and exhibition sponsored by Smackover State Bank at the South Arkansas Arts Center in El Dorado. David Rackley of Russellville received the Wilma Riley Purchase award for his hand-painted, gelatin silver photograph Paris Avenue.
The awards were presented by guest juror Dylan Turk, curatorial assistant at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. He selected the works for the competition from more than 300 submissions made by artists from across the country.