Arkansas Arts Center presents the 45th Collectors Show and Sale

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, (French, Paris, France, 1796 – 1875, Paris, France), Vue de Paris prise d’Arcueil (View of Paris from the North-East), circa 1830-1835, graphite, watercolor and gouache, pencil on paper, Arkansas Arts Center Foundation Collection: Purchase, Tabriz Fund and Collectors Group Fund. 2013.003

“Art enthusiasts, new collectors, and seasoned buyers will be delighted to see what we have in store for this year’s sale that features a range of unique works,” said Arkansas Arts Center executive director Todd Herman. “This is an excellent opportunity for new and veteran collectors to add a treasure that was hand-selected with great consideration by the Arkansas Arts Center curators and myself.”

The annual Collectors Show and Sale is an Arkansas Arts Center tradition that brings the New York gallery scene to Little Rock. Arkansas Arts Center Executive Director Todd Herman and curators select the best in drawings and contemporary craft from New York galleries. All works are for sale and vary in price from $400 to in excess of $80,000. The exhibition includes works-on-paper such as drawings, prints, and photographs, as well as examples of contemporary craft in wood and ceramic.

Celebrating its forty-fifth year, the Collectors Show and Sale remains one of the longest running and most popular exhibitions organized by the Arkansas Arts Center. This past September, Arts Center curators and members of the Collectors Group ventured to New York City to select the work for the exhibition. Over the course of three days, the group visited over a dozen galleries and viewed about 1,000 works of art – ultimately narrowing the selection to the 150 or so works in the exhibition.

The Collectors Group, an auxiliary membership of the Arkansas Arts Center, offers its members exclusive programs and events to increase their appreciation of art and the field of collecting. Equally important, the group supports the collecting activities of the Arts Center. At their “Sneak Peek” reception before the exhibition opening, members of the Collectors Group will be able to cast their vote for a work to be acquired in their name for the Arts Center’s collection.

Through the Collectors Show and Sale, the Arkansas Arts Center affords veteran collectors the opportunity to add new works to their collections while inspiring new collectors to enter the field. For more information about the Collectors Group or to join, please visit www.arkansasartscenter.org or call Sharon Howell at (501) 396-0303.