Artists earn recog­ni­tion

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - OUR TOWN -

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.

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