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

The ANA Gallery is Closed

June 14, 2024

The ANA Gallery at the Rogers Experimental House (RXH) is closing. The May storm that hit Rogers and NWA hurt so many families, businesses and organizations. Luckily the ANA Gallery did not have any damage but the building that the RXH leases did have damage on the west side (2nd Street side). We’ve seen the photos on social media of the front window blown out and the roof line damaged from the high winds. The owners made immediate repairs to secure the building  but the city of Rogers closed the front side walk and prohibited entry through the front door until all repairs could be made. We have been waiting for word on when that would occur. Thursday evening the owners notified the board of the Rogers Experimental House that “ the building is unfit for tenancy and will be for months to come.” We have until June 30th to be out of the building.

We are so very disappointed by the news, but we will move forward. We have accomplished so much in the last 3.5 years since we established a home at the Rogers Experimental House We’ve had the opportunity to have regular quarterly membership shows which got better with each show. We created the 6×6 Silent Auction which has raised monies for our education programs. We started Christmas in July last year and are looking for a venue now for next month. We’ve had wonderful monthly educational artist presentations, free social paint night each month, multiple classes and workshops which we are looking for locations to continue now. We also have given multiple college scholarships to graduating high school seniors heading into the arts. We also started all of this with the creation of the ANA Gallery Group who opened the space for all of us, ran the gallery each week, and helped to raise the bar for us to be more creative and productive.

For the time being we are hoping  to hold our Christmas in July next month and hold a September Membership Show somewhere. We will not be holding the June Artists Presentation or Social Paint Night at this time All events at the RXH in June are cancelled. We are looking for locations but will let everyone know once we have more information. Please watch for details on the ANA website, the ANA email newsletter, and on social media for more information on events and locations.

September 2024 Membership Show

Watch for more information on time and place

ANA EVENTS

JUNE

Artist Presentation

Cancelled this month

ANA Social Paint Night

Cancelled this month

WORKSHOPS & CLASSES

COMING SOON

Todd A. Williams

Finding Your Inner Voice – 3 Day Painting Workshop

Watch for more information on the website, emails, and social media.

RICHARD STEPHENS

Lighten Up, Loosen Up

Richard Stephens Watercolor Workshop

Wednesday, August 28 through Friday, August 30.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Watch for more information on the website, email and social media

When you take a Richard Stephens workshop you will be exposed to three main things.
Informative technical information sprinkled with humor and antidotes, entertaining and educational painting demonstrations and lots of one on one time with Richard as he helps you through your individual painting process. Richard has a true passion for watercolor and enjoys the opportunity to share his knowledge and experience with students of all levels.

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

It’s time for Christmas – Ho, Ho, Ho
Watch the website, email and social media for more infomation and location.

FOOD, SECRET SANTA, AND LOTS OF FUN.

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

In 2021, the Artists of Northwest Arkansas (ANA) opened a gallery in the Rogers Experimental House (RXH) in downtown Rogers, Arkansas. For over 30 years ANA has offered a welcoming and inclusive place for artists to showcase their artwork, learn new skills, and be part of the growing art landscape in Northwest Arkansas, but it never had a permanent home. Creating the ANA Gallery at the Rogers Experimental House and establishing the ANA Gallery Group allowed the expansion of programs and services for ANA members and the community at large.

The ANA Gallery Group is a cooperative gallery comprised of 15 award-winning artists, featuring a diverse range of original artworks and creative styles. From realistic to abstract, landscape to figurative, this inviting professional gallery environment offers the community the opportunities to enjoy a wide range of artistic works and to connect with the artists who created them. This unique group of artists include Gene Brack, Becky Christenson, Stan Dark, Terry Dushan, Mary Datum, Carol Hart, Gerald Scout Hatley, Gary Johnson, Nadene Kranz, Judy Maurer, Eloa Jane Pereira, Denise Sagan, Jim Sawyer, Kathleen Siegfried, and Pat Sweeden.

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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