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

BLOOM Exhibit

ANA Gallery Group Exhibit

April 3 – May 30, 2024

Springtime is here in NWA – So see whats blooming!
Flowers are blooming, the temperature is warming, and Spring is here. Come join us for the BLOOM Exhibit by the ANA Gallery Group.

Opening Reception: Thursday, April 11, 2024
4:30 – 7:30 PM

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

APRIL

Writer’s Presentation

Gail Cowdin and Donna Hanson with Dave and Rosie Floyd

Thursday, April 18, 2024
1:00 – 3:00 pm

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

Free and open to the public.

April 18’s Writers’ Presentation will feature two accomplished local authors who use art and graphic design to enhance and market their creative works.

Authors Gail Cowdin and Donna Hanson have self-published books successfully through Amazon’s KDP and other distributors as well. They will be discussing their creative process; conjuring their stories with factual research and imagination. They will also delve into the technical aspect of submitting their works for publication.

ANA members Dave and Rosie Floyd were involved in creating the book cover design for Gail’s recent book.

Join us in April for this program.

ANA Social Paint Night

Tuesday, April 23, 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 & CLASSES

COMING SOON

Gary Johnson Stylized Watercolor Class

Saturday April 13, 2024
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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

Gary has created a new class in watercolor that we think most people who paint landscapes will enjoy. It’s called Stylized Landscape in that most everything in the painting will be unlike your average rectangle, square, or straight line. We’ll create a more stylized approach to everything plus add a bit of abstract to the overall painting.

Gary Johnson Watercolor Workshop

Intuitive and Representational Abstract Watercolor Workshop

Monday, April 29 – Thursday, May 2
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM

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

This is a four day workshop covering both Intuitive and Representational abstract watercolor techniques.

The first two day portion of the four day workshop is designed to teach all levels of students to paint intuitively, starting without any preconceived ideas.

The last two days is the Representational Abstract portion of the workshop where the instructor will develop a representational abstract drawing and then paint it using loose watercolor styles to create a finished piece.

Gerald “Scout” Hatley

Creating Dynamic Skies in Watercolor Landscapes

Saturday, May 18, 2024
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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

In this course we will work with color and contrast in both “wet-on-wet” and “dry brush” techniques to create dynamic, expressive landscape skies. Special attention will be given to flat washes, gradating washes and contrasting tonal washes to develop effects depicting various times of day, lighting and weather conditions in landscape painting with a strong emphasis on the hues of the sky.  We will work on 3-4 different scenarios (time permitting).  Come to learn while having fun!

RICHARD STEPHENS

Lighten Up, Loosen Up

Richard Stephens Watercolor Workshop

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

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

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.

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

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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