49th Collectors Show and Sale
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
The Collectors Show and Sale is an annual Arkansas Arts Center tradition that brings the vibrant New York gallery scene to Little Rock. It is one of the longest-running and most popular exhibitions organized by the Arkansas Arts Center.
“We are thrilled to welcome the 49th Collectors Show and Sale to the Arkansas Arts Center,” said Brian Lang, chief curator and curator of contemporary craft. “This year we are excited to present a diverse selection of works in the exhibition – ranging from Old Master drawings to finely crafted 'art-to-wear' jewelry – that will enable veteran collectors to add to their collections and perhaps inspire new ones to begin.”
In September, members of the Collectors Group, an auxiliary membership group of the Arkansas Arts Center, traveled to New York City with Lang and Executive Director Todd Herman. For three days, the group toured galleries and viewed more than 1,000 works of art in a variety of media, ultimately narrowing them to approximately 150 works that will appear in the exhibition. All the works in the exhibition are for sale, with prices ranging from under $500 to $85,000.
The exhibition features artwork carefully curated from galleries throughout New York City, from the Upper East Side and Midtown to Chelsea and the Lower East Side. These include such venerable establishments as Debra Force Fine Art, Godel & Co., Meredith Ward Fine Art, and Kraushaar Galleries – all specializing in 19th and 20th century American art – to several focusing on contemporary art. Among the latter include: Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, George Adams Gallery, Berry Campbell, P.P.O.W. Gallery, Winston-Wächter Fine Art, and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, among others. The exhibition also features two new galleries: Les Enluminures, which specializes in illuminated manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, and Gallery Loupe, a gallery for contemporary art jewelry made by emerging and established international artists.
The Collectors Group, an auxiliary membership of the Arkansas Arts Center, offers its members exclusive programs and events to increase their appreciation of art and the field of collecting. The group also supports the collecting activities of the Arts Center. For more information about the Collectors Group or to join, please visit arkansasartscenter.org/collectors.