The Bradbury Gallery will host the 2014 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition, with a public reception at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.
Founded in 1996 by Arkansas State University professor of art Evan Lindquist and produced by the Bradbury Gallery, this exhibition has received great acclaim as it has grown to be one of the country’s foremost annual competitions for prints.
“The Delta National’s examination of contemporary, small printmaking annually informs the public of new mediums, new artists and new styles,” according to Les Christensen, director of Bradbury Gallery. “This year is no exception. Along with several well-known and frequent contributors, the 2014 exhibition is comprised of numerous outstanding printmakers who are exhibiting their work here for the first time.”
Artists from across the country and around the world have the opportunity to enter the competition, with final selections made by a nationally known expert in the field of printmaking. This year’s DNSPE was selected by Lyle Williams, the respected curator of prints and drawings at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.
Williams’s love for and understanding of print media are apparent in his choice of 55 works by 44 artists included in the show. Not only did he review all of the submissions for 2014, but he also decided which prints would receive awards.
“Williams is owed tremendous thanks for his dedication and conscientious examination of more than 600 entries,” Christensen added.
All awards, including purchase prizes, will be announced at the opening reception. These purchase awards, funded by patrons of the DNSPE, become part of the Arkansas State Universtiy Permanent Collection of Art.
The exhibition and the reception are admission-free and open to the public. For additional information interested individuals may visit www.bradburygallery.com or contact the Bradbury Gallery at (870) 972-3471.