Fenix Arts is committed to creating museum quality art exhibitions and experiences within the intimate space of our beautiful gallery at the top of Mount Sequoyah. We choose to bring underrepresented and emerging artists and voices to the forefront and to create connections across arts disciplines that will encourage more equitable communities in Northwest Arkansas.
Fresh From the Studio
Artists’ Show at Fenix Gallery
August 4 – October 1, 2022
‘Fresh From the Studio’, the name of the artists’ show at Fenix Gallery, refers to a long tradition of historical studio practice. The emotive bonds and exuberant creativity from working in the studio has defined artist output since 1563 when in Florence Italy, the first Academy of Art was established by the duke Cosimo I de’ Medici. The studio hence became a place where iterative creativity builds upon itself and Fenix represented artists’ are building upon this tradition of working in the studio today.
Featured in the small gallery
I have always considered myself as a searcher. These sculptures are for me a return to my earliest searches for a symbology of the spirit. They give me a warm feeling, a feeling of grounding, the kind of feeling you get from hearing a good story. My jewelry and the abstract sculptures I made in the recent past do capture a mood of spiritual search but limits of space and tools allowed me to go only so far, These sculptures reintroduce the human figure to my work. I feel like I have come home. You will find the figures acting like people do, wrapped in the landscape I build around them. They are clay modelled in the style of a child, which could lead you to feel the work is incomplete. Like life these sculptures are incomplete.
The sculptures talk about the function of Incompletion. They are as complete as they can be and still leave questions that can only come with further engagement. They invite viewers to spend more time. I love that moment when a viewer suddenly exclaims “why, that’s a figure or that’s a walking stick or is it a light sabre” She has seen through the apparent chaos and has seen the figure. Seen herself. It’s a sense of completion after the struggle.
The basic design forms on which most of these sculptures stand comes from my 2 trips to Europe back in the 50’s and 60’s. a time when a student could afford it. I was amazed at the Italian Renaissance and particularly the work of Donatello in his late pulpits in Florence. I felt that somehow I could tell a story. I learned that there was a story everywhere, I just had to find the right tools and learn how to use them.
Up Coming Exhibits
The Hand at Fenix Arts:
Juried exhibit of handmade prints and photographs
October 6 – November 12, 2022
Opening Reception: October 6th
5:00 – 8:00 pm
The Hand at Fenix Arts, is an international exhibition of handmade prints and photographs juried by Adam Finkelston, the co-editor and publisher of the Hand Magazine. The exhibit drew artist submissions from 28 states and five international countries. Never before in history have more prints and photographs been made per minute, yet each of these exhibited entries takes days to construct by hand. The Hand at Fenix Arts is a celebration of the creative image maker, and the exhibit ranges from a Daguerreotype, one of the earliest forms of photography, to a duotone print. Such range and diversity of printmaking methods has likely never been shown before in the state of Arkansas.
Queer June 2 – July 30, 2022The focus of this exhibition will be to give voice to LGBTQIA+ artists from the mid-South area for a two-month-long juried exhibition featuring visual art, music, poetry and performance in celebration of this vibrant and creative community....
A Sense of Place Fenix Artists Exhibition April 7- May 28A sense of place refers to the emotive bonds and attachments people develop or experience in particular locations and environments, at scales running from the home to the nation.Sense of Place is also used to...
Art Education In Action Association of Art Educators March 10 - April 2, 2022 The Association of Art Educators, a registered student organization at the University of Arkansas, in partnership with Fenix Arts is creating an exhibition titled “Art Education In Action”...
Paper Routes A statewide traveling exhibit sponsored by the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts January 13 – February 26, 2022The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington DC, for more than a decade, organizes a biennial...
Small Works Holiday Show and Sale November 11 – December 24 What could be easier than starting your holiday shopping at one of Fayetteville's most popular art galleries .... finding personal one-of-a-kind artwork for under $500, most under $250! Even as low as $25! ...
October 22 – November 6 Día De Los Muertos Festival 2021, in conjunction with the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville and Fenix Arts Gallery, are sponsoring an art contest and exhibition to celebrate Dias de los Muertos. Thirty-four works by...
Resilient Together: The Artist’s Journey through Liminal Space August 6 - September 25 In the winter of 2019, Cindy Arsaga, Laurie Foster, Danielle Hatch, Pat Hennon, Aimee Papazian and Martha Guirl-Phillips, six serious and committed artists from Northwest...
The Fenix Gallery, formerly located in downtown Fayetteville, moved to Millar Lodge at Mt. Sequoyah in February and is now re-branded as FENIX ARTS to encompass the non-profit organization’s mission to promote educational and cultural programming in the visual and...
This exhibit titled, “Pronouns” is a trans and non-binary/gender fluid group show. The purpose is to give one of several fringe groups an opportunity to share their art work, as well as to participate in a discussion telling personal stories about how their creative...
Reflections of the Black Experience: Featuring Arkansas Artists and the 1619 ProjectReflections of The Black Experience, as an art collection, is reflective of the African diaspora to the modern-day Black experience in America by myself and amazing local and regional...
150 N Skyline Drive
Mount Sequoyah, Millar Lodge
Fayetteville, AR 72701
PO Box 2892
Fayetteville, AR 72702
Thursday – Friday: 1 – 5 pm
Saturdays: Noon – 6 pm