For Immediate Release
September 27, 2021
For More Information Please Contact:
Phone: (501) 545-6960
The Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance (HSACA) is reviving its 2005 Adirondack Chair Exhibition and Auction on April 23, 2022. Arkansas artists are invited to enter, whether they have just started exploring the visual arts, or have been painting for many years. Artists who are selected to paint an Adirondack chair will receive $500. All Arkansas residents are eligible to enter by the deadline of November 30, 2021.
HSACA has commissioned Arkansas artisan, Roger Roling of Rocky Hill Outdoor Furniture, to build the chairs of locally sourced Cypress. Selected artists will receive a “blank” chair on which they will paint the image submitted to the selection committee. The chairs will then be part of a six-week folk art themed exhibition that will showcase all 15 one-of-a-kind, hand-painted, hand-crafted, chairs at various locations around Hot Springs. The chairs will then be placed up for auction on April 23, 2022, offering artists an extraordinary opportunity to showcase their artwork to patrons and tourists for several weeks.
HSACA will be taking requests for entry through November 30, 2021. A packet will be sent containing a chair template that is to be painted representing the design of the finished Adirondack Chair. Artists must return their completed template by January 1, 2022. Mid-January a panel of jurors will select 15 templates from all the entries and notify the winning artists.
The handcrafted Adirondack chairs will be ready for pickup from HSACA by February 1, 2022, to paint according to the artist’s submitted design.
The completed chairs will be returned by March 1, 2022, at which time the artist will receive $500 with a chance to win one of three People’s Choice Awards in the amount of $500, $300, or $200, at the final event held April 23, 2022.
Visit www.hotspringsarts.org to register. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Hot Springs Area Cultural Alliance programming.