Artists Selected for Walton Arts Center’s Second Annual Regional Exhibition

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, Sept. 6, 2022 – Walton Arts Center will showcase the creative talents of 74 Northwest Arkansas artists from 16 cities across the region in the second annual Our Art, Our Region, Our Time exhibition, on display in Joy Pratt Markham Gallery Oct. 6 through Nov. 14.

“More than 200 artists submit 401 works of art for consideration, a 55% increase in participation from our last call for art,” said Kathy Thompson, local artist and exhibition curator. “It has been a joy reviewing the work and curating the 2022 exhibition. Like in 2021, themes of isolation and self-reflection are still strong among the works but this year the size and scale of the individual art works are much larger.  This exhibition will have a big impact on patrons.”  

The exhibition includes 84 pieces by 74 artists representing not only cities across the region but also diverse communities that are part of Northwest Arkansas. A complete list of the artists and their works are included below.

The public is invited to a free opening reception 6-8 pm on Oct. 6 at Walton Arts Center. The free exhibition will be open from noon to 2 pm on weekdays through Nov. 15. The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery also opens one hour prior to performances and during intermission.

Bella Vista

  • Paige Dirksen - Willow
  • Stephanie Lewis­ - The Illustrating Man


  • Ekaterina Kouznetsova - Courtyards
  • Somnath Mukherjee - Aji
  • Derek P. Scott - Quince & Berries
  • Amy Terry - Opaline Coral
  • Jan Waldon - Sophia and Pollen


  • Mim Wynne - Chroma 2

Eureka Springs

  • John Rankine - What Would John Do (A Self Protrait)
  • Zeek Taylor - Hello Dolly


  • Maryam Amirvaghefi - You Can’t Hide
  • Jennifer Baugh - Three Mirrors
  • Whitney Allen Johnston Bell - Gus and Babs in Palo Duro Canyon
  • Aaron Bleidt - Offworld
  • Skye Compton - Why
  • Daniel Coston - Hoodoos in the fog on Petit Jean
  • Lara Felipe - We all fall down
  • Shelby Fleming - Brittle
  • Vincent Frimpong - Untitled and Americana
  • Aaron Giles - Dreaming and The Helping Hand
  • Kathleen Shannon - When You Judge a Woman By Her Appearance
  • O’Brien Hale - It Doesn’t Define Her it Defines You.
  • Pat Hennon­ - Nourishment
  • Kylanna Hardaway - A Lil Birdie Told Me
  • Nick Hobbs - Uplift and Vertigo
  • Susan Idlet - Sandbox
  • Mark Jackson - Poison Berries of Arkansas and Trivel
  • Hank Kaminsky - Untitled and Untitled
  • Acadia Kandora - Self Portrait 2022
  • Shabana Kauser - Dupatta #9
  • Maurice Konkle - after/because
  • Rebecca Ann LaTourette - Beam Me Up
  • Leilani Law - Chaosmos I
  • Michael Louis LeBlanc - M.E.A.L.T. Phase 1
  • Kellie Rushelle Lehr - Daydreams; residual
  • Cate McCoy - Painted Bluffs, Buffalo Point
  • Brian Meyer - Morning Dunes
  • Shelley Mouber - Their face by dolce & gabana
  • Ray Allen Parker - She Breathes with Trees
  • Sabine Schmidt - School, Charleston, Franklin County
  • Chris Schultz - Big Green Mound
  • Dea Self - late march snow
  • JooEun Seo - Golden Tears
  • Steven Schneider - Solitude
  • Joëlle Storet - Communion
  • Deborah Thomas - Untitled (Amana Circles)
  • Jody Travis Thompson - Variations
  • South Walker - Jerry Garcia and The Bee Gees
  • Tim Walker - Fragile/Strong No. 1, Grip

Fort Smith

  • Sarah Ridgley - Memory of Nymphaeas 001
  • Amy Scoggins - Three Chairs  


  • Leon Niehues - 3 Sculptures


  • Eugene Sargent - Eastern Hercules Beetle - female


  • Scott Litzman - Rocky Mountain Big Horn


  • Louise Halsey - Gaia’s Paradigm


  • Terese Conway - Mist Over Lake Atalanta
  • Cory Corbett - Margaret
  • Chuck Davis - First Nation Bartender–Roland Pinault and Whose Name?
  • David Gomez - La Galletera
  • Catherine Goenner - The Unkept Kitchen
  • Pat Lewis - Ephemeral Frost
  • Monica McCleary - Jade Chair and Footstool


  • Daniel Kostic - The Bride


  • Kinya Christian - Because I Wanted To
  • Kirby Clark - Strip Tease
  • Larry Copas - Perch Stool
  • Brian Elenbarger - Elevator No. 3/Winter Wheat
  • Anna Kennedy Guyton - Submerged
  • Shay Holloway - There’s Me, Somewhere in Between
  • Brandon Jennings - Herd
  • Milan Jilka - Pink Moons

Van Buren

  • Mary Elkins - Regaining Autonomy 


  • Katelyn Kingcade - Adrift in the Current


  • Cindy Arsaga - Near Terlingua
  • Cheryl Buell - Pirate of the High Sea and Subconscious vs. Conscious

Support for Walton Arts Center is provided, in part, by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ premier performing arts presenter operating three theaters and the Arkansas Music Pavilion. Walton Arts Center brings entertainers and artists from around the world to Northwest Arkansas. Each year more than 250,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 300 public events at Walton Arts Center venues. On average 35,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and 300 volunteers donate their time each year to its operations. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to enjoy world-class performances at a great price. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit