Our Mission is to sponsor, encourage, assist and promote enjoyment and understanding of the Visual Arts in Northwest Arkansas.

Celebrating the Art and Artists of Northwest Arkansas

Northwest Arkansas is rich in artistic talent and we’re proud to have so many amazing artists from diverse backgrounds and occupations from this area as part of the ANA community. We offer a welcoming and inclusive place for artists of all kinds to showcase their work, learn new skills, and be part of the growing art scene in Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding area.

We are proud to present our new face to Northwest Arkansas. We have a new logo, website, and a new home, plus we are finding more ways to participate in the arts in the area. Watch for new events and opportunities coming up in the months ahead.

WHAT’S HAPPENING

CURRENT EVENTS

Treasured Moments

The ANA Gallery Group Exhibit.

January 9 – February 29, 2024

We are stepping into a new year and looking to the opportunities and treasured moments that 2024 will bring. Join the artists of the ANA Gallery as they celebrate the start of new possibilities in NWA Arkansas.

ANA Gallery @ the Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756
1 pm – 5 pm: Tuesday – Sunday

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ANA EVENTS

FEBRUARY

March Art Drop-Off

Thursday, February 29 & March 2, 2024
1:00 – 5:00 PM

ANA Gallery @ the Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street • Rogers, AR 72756

Bring your art for the March Membership Show this Thursday and Saturday between 1:00 – 5:00 pm. We are getting ready to hang the show. We will be closed on Friday afternoon March 1, 2024 for Jeremy TenHaken’s funeral service. Then join us Friday evening at the Medium in Springdale at the Golden Creatives Show for the Visual Arts Night. Jeremy’s art and imges will be exhibited at the show.

March Membership Show &

Jeremy TenHaken: Celebration of Life

Springtime is almost here in NWA – Show your colors!
The ANA Members Exhibition is open to all current members of Artists of Northwest Arkansas (ANA).

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 14, 2024
4:30 – 7:30 PM

Art Drop-Off:  Thursday, Feb 29 and Saturday, March 2 from 1:00 – 5:00 pm

The ANA Gallery will be closed Friday March 1 for Jeremy TenHaken’s funeral service.
The funeral service will be held at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville at 2:00 pm.

Celebration of Life: Thursday, March 14, 2024
5:30 – 6:30 PM
RXH in the large room

We lost Jeremy on Sunday, February 11, 2024. He had a heart procedure done the week before and had complications. Jeremy was an important member of the Northwest Arkansas art community where his many friends appreciated both his work, friendship and support.  He was a member of Artist of Northwest Arkansas and was one of the founding artists members of the ANA Gallery at the Rogers Experimental House.

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“Golden Creatives” is an exhibit celebrates the talent, wisdom and unique perspectives of senior artists, especially the vast collection of our centennial ANA artist, Mary Talbert. Please join us for an adventure in art where every stroke of a brush, dance of a pen, or click of a camera becomes our artists’ journey of self-expression on canvas.

This is the closing event for the Golden Creatives Exhibit. All the artists involved in the Exhibit, teachers and other particiipants will be on exhibit

The featured ANA artists include: Mary Talbot, Bunny Hellweg, Terry Dushan, Gary Johnson, Gerald “Scout” Hatley, Stan Dark, Dave Floyd, Marvin Lindley, Kathleen Siegfried, and Yvonne Dailley

ANA artists Gary Johnson, Mary Talbert with Terry Dushan, Gerald “Scout” Hatley, Stan Dark, Dave Floyd, and Marvin Lindley will be teaching classes that are FREE and open to the public. Go the the Golden Creatives website for more inforamtion.

Friday, March 1, 2024
At The Medium
214 S. Main St. Springdale, AR. 72764
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Free and open to the public.

ANA Social Paint Night

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
5:00 – 8:00 PM
FREE

ANA Gallery @ the Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street • Rogers, AR 72756

Bring whatever artwork you’re working on or start something new. We are setting up tables in the big room or bring your easels and come paint or work with us. We will all work together for the evening and visit amongst ourselves. You can discuss what you are working on and find inspiration and support in the group setting. We’ll have some finger foods and wine of course.

This is an event that you can mark on your calendar – the 4th Tuesday every month is Social Paint Night.

WORKSHOPS

COMING SOON

Carol Cooper Watercolor Workshop

Thursday – Friday, February 22-23, 2024
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

ANA Gallery @ the Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street • Rogers, AR 72756

This will be a fun exploration of a variety of watercolor techniques and styles.  There will be a focus on texture, color, and composition. We will be working from loose realism to abstraction.  Many surprises!  Each project will demonstrated with lots of one-on-one help.  Most of our projects will be small, but you may work as large as you wish.

A Friend is Gone

Jeremy TenHaken died February 11, 2024

Jeremy was born Dec. 29, 1952, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he grew up and attended public school. As a teenager and young adult, he traveled extensively, eventually settling in Arkansas in the 1970s. He lived in Little Rock for several years before moving to Fayetteville, his home for more than three decades.

Jeremy Ten Haken’s life began in recovery from alcoholism, and he touched the lives of hundreds, if not thousands, of people suffering from the disease. He welcomed newcomers. He was patient and generous, and he always made time to help a fellow traveler.

Jeremy was an important member of the Northwest Arkansas art community where his many friends appreciated both his work, friendship and support.  He was a member of Artist of Northwest Arkansas and was one of the artists to operate and show work at The ANA Gallery in Rogers.

Jeremy worked as a carpenter, roofer and mechanic. He possessed an innate intelligence, aided by a ferocious curiosity about the natural world and how things worked.

This curiosity led to several avocations, including photography and art, white-water paddling, hiking, trees and flowers, astronomy and travel. As a boy, he read a story in National Geographic about the oldest trees in the world, the famous bristle cone pines in the Great Basin area of eastern California and western Nevada. He never forgot about this story or those trees, and several years ago, Jeremy fulfilled his dream of seeing them in person. He drove to a remote area of California, camped under the stars and took many beautiful photographs.

Jeremy loved all animals, and he cherished his cats – Lucky, Windfall and Bandit, to name a few. He loved fires and the birds which swarmed his back yard, and he could identify any tree. He grew a cluster of gorgeous multi-colored Four O’Clocks right outside his bedroom window.

He was especially passionate about travel, not merely visiting foreign countries, but observing and documenting how people lived.  This passion took him to Costa Rica, Paris, Cuba, South Africa and Egypt.  His photographs demonstrated a deep understanding of humanity,

Jeremy is survived by his sister Ann Karen Love

A funeral service will be held at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville at 2:00 pm.

 

We are all saddened by our loss!

ANA GALLERY

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MONTHLY MEETING

MEMBERSHIP SHOW

ANA offers several ways to be involved including opportunities to show your work in local and regional shows, being featured as our artist of the month and attending monthly membership meetings. Our goal is to support your artistic goals.

ANA GALLERY

ANA Gallery @ the Rogers Experimental House
121 W. Walnut Street
Rogers, AR 72756

NEW HOURS:
1 pm – 5 pm: Tuesday – Sunday

 ANA GALLERY

The ANA Gallery at the Rogers Experimental House is open 6 days a week. The hours are 1 pm – 5 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. We are changing our hours to better serve the public, patrons, and our ANA membership.

Thanks
Stan Dark
President of ANA

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Whether you’re trying out a new medium or want to improve your existing skills, we can point you in the right direction with our monthly art education meetings, where member artists offer instruction, demonstrations and occasional hands-on opportunities to create art during the meeting. SEE MORE

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