People and Places
Linda Williams Palmer
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
- Artist Linda Palmer and the Arkansas Champion Trees Exhibit art pieces
- Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts - the ACNMWA web site and Linda Palmer’s page
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!
Host Venue websites -
- WEST MEMPHIS 2015: Mid-South Community College, October 1 - November 15, 2015
- MENA 2015: Ouachita Center, Rich Mountain Community College, August 23 - September 23, 2015
- HOT SPRINGS 2015: Ozark Cultural Center, Thursday - Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm, January - August 15, 2015
- MONTICELLO 2014: University of Arkansas at Monticello, Sun Oct 12 – Sat Dec 16, 2014
- ARKADELPHIA 2014: Clark County Arts and Humanities Council/Arkadelphia Arts Center, Sun Aug 17 - Sat Oct 4, 2014
- BENTONVILLE 2014: Compton Gardens and Conference Center, Mon June 16 – Thurs July 31, 2014
- PINE BLUFF 2014: The Arts & Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas, Sun April 13 – Sat May 21, 2014
- EL DORADO 2014: South Arkansas Arts Center, Sun March 2 - Sat March 29, 2014
- LITTLE ROCK 2014: Arkansas State Capitol, Sun Jan 12 – Sat Feb 15, 2014
- SILOAM SPRINGS 2013: John Brown University, Thurs Nov 7 – Fri Dec 17, 2013
- FORT SMITH 2013: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, Sun Sept 8 - Sat Oct 26, 2013
- HOT SPRINGS 2013: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sun July 7 – Sat Aug 24, 2013
- ASHDOWN 2013: Two Rivers Museum, Sun May 5 – Sat June 22, 2013
- CLARKSVILLE 2013: University of the Ozarks, Stephens Gallery, Sun March 24 – Sat April 20, 2013
- FAYETTEVILLE 2013: Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Sun Jan 20 – Sat March 9, 2013
- RUSSELLVILLE 2012/2013: Arkansas River Valley Arts Center, Sun Dec 9, 2012 - Sat Jan 5, 2013
- NORTH LITTLE ROCK 2012: THEA Foundation, Sun Nov 11 - Sat Dec 1, 2012
- LITTLE ROCK 2012: Arkansas Arts Center, Terry Community Gallery, Sun Sept 16-Sun Nov 3, 2012