Charlotte Bailey Rierson's Artist Statement
Throughout most of my life I have been involved with the arts. I have been on both sides, the promoter of the arts and the artist being promoted. I have lived most of my life in central Arkansas and a Graduate of the University of Central Arkansas majoring in Art. I am Past President of Mid-Southern Watercolorists and the Director of the MSW Regional Advisors, member of the Arkansas Artist Registry, and Arkansas Repertory Theatre Artworks, a board member of the Arkansas League of Artists, and coordinator of the North Central Arkansas Art Gallery for the North Central Arkansas Foundation for the Arts & Education. Some of my recent awards include 1ST Place Landscape Division 2005 & 2006 in the Arkansas League of Artists Mayors Show, Arkansas Art Council’s Small Works on, awarded Best of Show in MSW Fall Exhibition 2002 and is in the permanent collection of the Historical Arkansas Museum. My love and promotion of the Arts were recognized by the Arkansas Arts Council when I received the Arkansas Art Councils Governor’s Art Award in Community Development of the Arts. I will always want to continue to grow in the Art-Spirit wherever it takes me in my journey of life.
CHAROTTE BAILEY RIERSON RESUME’
1. Graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, Bachelor of Science
& Education Degree majoring in art. 1983
2. Studied art privately from an early age.
3. Art Course Studies from the following institutions:
a. Arkansas Art Center
b. Atlanta High Museum
c. San Antonio Art Institute
d. Coastal Academy of Fine Arts, Port Isabelle, TX.
4. Watercolor Workshops from Internationally known Artists:
example Tony Couch, Milton Zornes, Mel Stabin, Naomi
Brotherton, Hilary Page, Virginia Cobb, Joseph Fettingis
MEMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS AFFILIATED WITH THE ARTS:
1. MID-SOUTH WATERCOLORISTS, PAST President
2. NORTH CENTRAL ARK. FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS &
EDUCATION, Coordinate the NCA Art Gallery, Fairfield Bay
3. ARTWORKS, ARK. REPRETORY THEATRE
4. ARKANSAS ARTIST REGISTRY
5. NCA LEAGUE OF ARTIST, WORKSHOP & GRANT
6. ARK. ARTS CENTER
7. ARK. LEAGUE OF ARTISTS, BOARD MEMBER
8. MID SOUTHERN WATERCOLORIST REGIONAL ADVISOR
AWARDS OR RECOGNITION RELATED TO THE ARTS:
1. JURIED INTO THE MSW ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2006. Touring
in the Arkansas Art Center’s MSW Traveling Exhibit
2. 1ST PLACE LANDSCAPE DIV. 2005 ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF
ARTISTS MAYORS SHOW and 1st Place 2002, 2005, AND 2006 in
3. JURIED INTO THE MSW WINTER EXHIBITION, 2005, Garvan
Woodland Gardens, Hot Springs. 2 paintings selected
4. JURIED INTO THE ARK. ART COUNCIL’S SMALL WORKS
ON PAPER 2003. 2004 SELECTED & RECEIVED THE
PURCHASE AWARD, now in the permanent collection of the Ark.
5. SELECTED TO BE IN THE ARK. ARTIST EXHIBIT, SENATOR
BLANCHE LINCOLN’S OFFICE, WASHINGTON D.C. 2004.
6. ARK. ARTS COUNCIL GOVERNOR’S ART AWARD 1998 IN
ART COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
7. JURIED INTO THE MSW WINTER’S EXHIBIT 1999 AND AWARDED THE BEST OF SHOW. Now in the permanent collection of the Historical Ark. Museum.
8. NORTH CENTRAL ARK. FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS &
EDUCATION LIFER’S HALL OF FAME AWARD 1996
9. GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE AWARD 1995
10. LEADERSHIP ARKANSAS 1991 (successfully completed the
requirements of Leadership Arkansas Training and Development
11. 2001-2002 NORTH CENTRAL ARTIST LEAGUE'S, “You Make
A DIFFERENCE AWARD'
12. Selected by the Ark. Arts Council to be a juror for the 2001-2002
Arkansas Governors Arts Awards.
13. NORTH CENTRAL ARK. FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS &
EDUCATION’S 2001 'ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD'
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS IN ART RELATED ORGANIZATIONS:
1. ARKANSAS LEAGUE OF ARTISTS BOARD MEMBER 2006,
2. PRESIDENT MID-SOUTHERN WATERCOLORISTS
3. COORDINATOR OF THE NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
ART GALLERY, FAIRFIELD BAY- on going
4. COMMUNITY TRUSTEE WITH THE ARK. ART CENTER
5. PAST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE NORTH CENTRAL
ARKANSAS FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS & EDUCATION
6. FORMER DOCENT FOR THE HIGH MUSEUM ATLANTA
AND THE ARK. ARTS CENTER
7. DIRECTOR OF THE MID-SOUTHER
WATERCOLORISTS REGIONAL DIRECTORS 2007
1.ONE WOMAN EXHIBITION, GEM THEATER ART GALLERY, Heber Spring 2005
2.ARK. REPRETORY THEATER, ARTWORKS, Annually
3. BAUMS GALLERY, CONWAY, ARK. 2004
4.LAYMAN LIBRARY 2005
5.JURIED EXHIBIT SOUTH EAST ARTS & SCIENCE MUSEUM, PINE BLUFF 2005
6. ST. VINCENTS’S ARKANSAS WOMANS EXHIBIT, Oct-Jan. 2007
7.JURIED INTO THE FALL MSW EXHIBIT FOUR STATE REGIONAL ARTS CENTER, TEXARKANA
GALLERIES: NEXT DOOR GALLERY, HEBER SPRINGS; GALAXY
GALLERY, NORTH LITTLE ROCK; NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS
ART GALLERY, FAIRFIELD BAY, ARKANSAS REPERTORY THEATRE