Art Exhibits, Quilt Show, and Photography Contest for Pine Bluff This Fall

Bayou Bartholomew near Pine Bluff, Arkansas. This photo by Jamie Cunningham, a native of Plum Bayou, Arkansas, has been on exhibit at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.

Art exhibits, a juried photography exhibition, and a quilt show (with viewer-voted awards) are among the big variety of Pine Bluff happenings this fall.  PB Junction also published the music performances scheduled this month; crafts, genealogy, driver’s permit prep, plus some; and outdoor activities; there’s a lot to choose from these days!

All these events are in September except for the juried photography exhibition and the quilt show.  The quilt show’s entry deadline is about a week into October, and the actual show is just a couple days afterward (more below).  Then the juried photography exhibition has a due date for photograph entries on November 1; the exhibit itself will be in 2019.  Still, those interested in participating need to know about it now.

Details are below, with links to hosting organizations for more information (e.g., policies and possible schedule changes).  The list of events includes some contact information; more can be found near the end of this post under Hosting Organizations.

Art Exhibits: Entry Deadlines and Current Exhibits

In this section are deadlines for a juried photography exhibition and a viewer-choice-award quilting show that participants need to know now, hence their spot at the top. Also, consider some of the ongoing art exhibits in town.

Exhibition Deadlines That Participants Need to Know Now

Quilt Show at the Delta Rivers Nature Center

  • Entries Due:  October 9 through 11, 2018 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday).  Quilts with a nature theme may be dropped off at the Delta Rivers Nature Center.
  • 12th Annual Quilt Show: Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m.
  • Delta Rivers Nature Center, 1401 Blackdog Road in PB
  • Six quilt categories, all nature themed, will be displayed. Each will be eligible for a viewers’ choice award. Also visit with members of local guilds and sewing/quilting vendors.
  • Admission:  FREE
  • Call 870-534-0011 for more information.

Juried Photography Exhibition by the Arkansas Arts and Science Center

  • Digital image entry:  Due by November 1, 2018
  • Photography Exhibition:  February through April, 2019
  • Arts and Science Center, 701 South Main Street in PB
  • Open to everyone; photographers under the age of 18 need parent/guardian permission required.
  • Photographs should capture the natural beauty and human experience (including musicians) within a mile of the Delta Rhythm and Bayous Highway, a stretch of Arkansas Highway 65 that runs through the Delta from Pine Bluff to Lake Village and then to Greenville, Mississippi, along Highway 82.
  • Entry fee to ASC:  $10 per entry
  • In case of holidays or weather:  If hand delivering, phone 870-536-3375 to confirm that ASC is open.
  • See https://www.asc701.org/scenes-along-delta-form/scenes-along-delta-register to register.
  • For more information for those whose photographs get selected for the juried exhibition, see  www.asc701.org/scenesalongdelta.

Current Exhibits at the Arts and Science Center

These art exhibits have been on display at the Arts and Science Center for some time and have gotten great reviews.  At the top of this list, the one for children ends on September 8; but the rest continue for several more weeks.

Creative Construction Zone

  • Continues through Saturday, September 8, 2018
  • Open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 South Main Street in PB
  • Creative Construction Zone:  Tinkering studio ideal for Pre-K through 3rd grade children. Provides build-play experience with Imagination Playground Big Blue Blocks that feature bricks, cylinders, chutes, channels, and parts that suggest motion or connectivity.

Imaginate

  • Continues through Saturday, October 6, 2018
  • Open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 South Main Street in PB

Elsie Mistie Sterling: Pencil and Persistence — Online Exhibition

Small But Mighty

  • Continues through Saturday, October 27, 2018
    Open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 South Main Street in PB

UAPB & ASC: Five Decades of Collaboration

  • Continues through Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, 701 South Main Street in PB

Ongoing Opportunities

If you enjoy art, chances are that you will enjoy a history museum:

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum

  • Visit this museum in the old train station at 201 East 4th Avenue in downtown Pine Bluff.
  • Call 870-541-5492 for hours and more information.

Acknowledgment

Thank you to Jamie Cunningham for use of her photo, featured above.  This gorgeous image of Bayou Bartholomew has been on exhibit in the past at the Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas.  It represents so well the arts, including artistic photography, and nature in the area, thus overlapping with the themes of all these events in one way or another.  Ms. Cunningham is a native of Plum Bayou (Jefferson County) near Pine Bluff; she still visits the Pine Bluff area, often capturing beautiful photographs of people and nature in the area.


Hosting Organizations

Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC)
870-536-3375
Web: https://www.asc701.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ASC701/
701 South Main Street
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Delta Rivers Nature Center
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission (AGFC)
870-534-0011
Web: www.deltarivers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/AGFC.DRNC
1401 Blackdog Road
Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Historical Museum
870-541-5492
Facebook: https://facebook.com/Pine-BluffJefferson-County-Historical-Museum-605389089555495/
Old Train Station
201 East 4th Avenue
Pine Bluff, AR 71601

 

 

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