People and Places

Linda Williams Palmer protrait

Linda Williams Palmer

The Artist

Linda W. Palmer developed this new series of work over a period of 5 years, driving approximately 7,000 miles to document and artistically interpret selected Arkansas Champion Trees. An experienced Arkansas artist, Palmer opened her first art studio and gallery in Ft. Smith in 1985 and currently maintains her studio and gallery in Hot Springs: the Linda Palmer Gallery, 800 Central Avenue, Hot Springs National Park. Awarded “Signature Status” in 2006 by the Colored Pencil Society of America, Palmer’s work has been selected for numerous juried exhibitions and collections across the country and in Europe.

Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts

Arkansas Champion Trees: an Artist’s Journey is organized for travel by The Arkansas State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts.  The Committee is an advocacy organization for Arkansas women artists on the national level by organizing representation in the museum in Washington, D.C., and on the state level through sponsoring juried exhibits (e.g.: Women To Watch), providing an informative web site with an artists’ registry, and maintaining a Facebook page to raise awareness about, and create opportunities for, Arkansas women artists.

Since 1991, the Arkansas Committee has exhibited the work of over 500 Arkansas women artists in Washington, D.C., Germany, and throughout the state.

Artist & Arkansas Committee Links

Participating Venues

Get to know the arts, history, and science organizations in your region! Many of them are working hard to raise the exhibit fee and recruit the volunteers necessary for an exhibit of this magnitude. Follow the links, find the venue closest to you, and let them know you support their effort!

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