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SAAC Now Accepting Entries for Membership Show

Posted on October 2, 2013

The visual arts committee of the South Arkansas Arts Center is now accepting works for the 2013 Membership Show and Competition. This year?s judge is Dolores Ann Guard Justus for the William P. Cook & Associates, PLLC sponsored exhibition which is open to all SAAC members. Art work must arrive at SAAC by October 29 for inclusion. The exhibition dates are November 1-22.

Arkansas Fine Art gallery owner Dolores Ann Gard Justus has been selected as judge for the exhibition. Justus, who currently resides in Hot Springs, received her Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1988.Throughout the years her work has been represented in solo and group exhibitions in Arkansas, California, China, Colorado, Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, and Washington D.C. She is currently represented by Greg Thompson Fine Art in North Little Rock, Arkansas and at her own gallery, Justus Fine Art in Hot Springs.

In addition to painting, Justus is also an accomplished designer, operating the Justus Design & Marketing firm. Her strong design and literary skills have been employed in a variety of advertising and commercial mediums. She is a member of the Arkansas Chapter of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Board Member 2006 – 2011, 2013, and the Arkansas Artists Registry.

Over $2000 will be awarded in prize monies, which include: Best of Show, First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention. Five Purchase Awards will be selected by area businesses. The works selected for these awards will be displayed in public venues for the community to enjoy.

The competition is open to any SAAC member and all 2-D and 3-D fine arts media accepted, including photography and computer generated work. Pieces must be original and not previously shown at SAAC except in the Juried Art Competition. Artwork completed under classroom supervision and/or reproduced from published material or work by other artists is not accepted.

A full prospectus, which gives all information about entry, is available at SAAC or is accessible through For more information about the 2013 Membership Show and Competition, contact the SAAC office at (870) 862-5474 or visit