Through their social media campaign #5WomenArtists, the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) asks, “Can you name five women artists?
In response to that, this month five artists with Little Rock connections will be highlighted throughout March. The final one for 2019 is Reita Walker Miller.
Reita mainly paints in watercolor. She has long been active in the Mid-Southern Watercolorists and held many leadership positions within the organization; she is currently serving as an at-large board member.
In addition to being a talented artist, she is known as an educator and encourager of others whether it is in watercolors or another artform. She helped establish the art program at the Central Arkansas Library System during her tenure on staff there. She was also a founding member of Little Rock’s Arts+Culture Commission.
Her artwork is in numerous collections. The Arkansas Arts Center has three of her pieces in its permanent collection.
Reita’s works are beautiful as well as emotional for me. She has a unique style and masterful use of color. I am proud to say that we have been friends for a very long time and I appreciate what she has done to promote art and artists in our community and our state. Congratulations, Reita!
Congratulations, Reita, from an old friend. I have a lovely owl watercolor hanging on my wall that you gave me in 1969. I’m so glad that you have become such an honored artist. Best wishes for your continued happiness and success.
Congratulations, Reita! I have always loved your art and your posts about artists. Not being an artist, Ifeel I am being exposed to artists by your posts.
Congratulations to my dear friend, Reita ! You have such a flair for expressing a joyful moment in the life of the person or subject you paint! I always enjjoy seeing whimsical, colorful works you do featuring children and animals ! The lovely works you gifted me many years ago continue to receive compliments ! I appreciate your talent as an artist of great distinction and am thrilled for your national recognition at this time !