Art Ventures’ New Home at 20 S Hill Avenue
Art Ventures is proud to announce its new Art Gallery and office location at 20 S Hill Avenue in Fayetteville. The property is just off Center Street, west of the Greenway Trail and the Fayetteville Public Library within the Cultural Arts Corridor.
The Putman House was recently acquired by Fayetteville local Kevin Curry who has offered a generous lease to Art Ventures for headquarters and Gallery where they can promote the visual arts in Northwest Arkansas, collaborate with micro-communities, support artists, encourage education and public engagement in the arts, and provide accessibility to under-represented communities. Kevin Curry lives in Rhinebeck, New York and maintains his ties to Northwest Arkansas. Upon his first visit to Art Ventures Gallery on the Square in 2018 he realized the value in the ongoing work to advance the arts. Since his initial support two years ago, Kevin has seen the development of AV’s K-12 Gallery Initiative, the Curatorial Internship program, and monthly culturally relevant arts programming that touch an array of diverse communities that make this region vibrant.
“We are thrilled to receive this extraordinary opportunity to have a new gallery space that we can call home, where staff can conduct business within our own framework, where we can have our gift shop, Gallery exhibitions, where our artists feel they belong,” says Sharon Killian, president of the Art Ventures Board.
Beginning in March 2020, Art Ventures launched online exhibitions and live exhibits at our longstanding collaborator, the beautiful AV@Faulkner Galleries at FPAC, the boutique gallery at Eclectic Kitchen and for Ozarktober celebrations in Springdale with a focus on keeping people safe during the pandemic. These and other collaborations will continue. Art Ventures is pleased to continue work at its new home proximal to the Arts Corridor and the Windgate Studios of the School of Art.
Discarnate Landscape – A Virtual Exhibition
Instructions for Viewing Virtual Galleries.
- Phones & Pads – Get free Artsteps app.
- Desktop – Chrome browser recommended. Click on the button for the exhibition you want to see.
- VR option available if you have 3D glasses or headset
- Select High resolution display if you get the option
- Please sign in as guest and “heart” our Virtual Exhibition!
Art Ventures Virtual Gallery Exhibition
August – September 2020
Moh’d Bilbeisi, Kim Brewer, Margaret Correll, Ruth Lawlor, Erika Nelson
Face & Figure
This is an exhibition about the value of practice with live models in general, and with Art Ventures in particular. We find communion in the attention to one’s own idea of space, time, foreground, middle-ground, background, foreshortening, and defying the tricks of optical perception. We value bringing diverse sitters into the studio to challenge the routine as well.
We have included a young student with a well-practiced eye who has gone off to school, and also her mom who participates in AV portrait painting sessions. COVID19 has changed a lot for us but we expect to find our way back to live sessions with adjustments in 2020.
Kathleen Barta, Clarke Bueling, Neil Callander, Andrea Carrillo, Irene Corey, Deb Manley, Tim McSweeney, Shannon Norman, Joanna Reid, Denise Sagan, Adam Shaw, Lourdes Valverde.
Beyond the Confines of My Mouth
Beyond the Confines of My Mouth celebrates individuals that have been oppressed or belittled in society on the basis of sex and gender by showcasing artworks that reflect the life of our community’s queer artists. This exhibition shares PRIDE narratives that reflect LGBTQIA+ experiences and identifiers, embraces the bravery of self-expression and authenticity demonstrated by the queer community, and aims to support their voice of activism to proclaim their visibility.
Zeek Taylor, Cory Perry, Jody Travis Thompson, John Rankine, Linda Carole Sheets, Nicole Norman, Paul Richmond, Rana Young, Donavan Brutus
Art for Everyone
Instructions for viewing virtual exhibitions:
- Android, iPhone or Chrome Book – Download free Artsteps App
- VR option available on smartphone
- Google Chrome browser on desktop recommended
- Virtual exhibitions are offered for intellectual stimulation, visual surprises and creative expertise by artists who are global community culture messengers.
- Virtual shows won’t forever replace the camaraderie of exhibition receptions and in-person programming – for now we hope you enjoy the work as we adjust to new ways of enriching our lives and spaces with art
Voted Best Art Gallery 2019 in "Best of Northwest Arkansas”
Gallery Hours are Suspended for COVID19
Wed-Sat 10am-2pm and 3pm-7pm
Closed on the Wednesdays the day before 1st Thursday
Open for special events & by appointment