Artist INC Springdale

M-AAA partners with Arts Center of the Ozarks to present Artist INC Springdale

About Arts Center of the Ozarks

Located in Downtown Springdale, Arts Center of the Ozarks has been providing and making arts for the last fifty years. They have introduced thousands of people to live performance. Many others have been inspired by art classes, performed in plays and shared their art on the gallery walls. This non-profit arts organization offers a diverse range of programming, a home to artists and arts organizations to showcase their work, and engages people of every age and background to create a vibrant and cohesive community.

The Artist INC Springdale seminar was held March 26–May 21, 2019.

What Works Workshops

What Works Workshop, Bentonville
Wednesday, November 14, 7:00–8:30 p.m. at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

What Works Workshop, Springdale
Wednesday, December 5, 7:00–8:30 p.m. at Art Center of the Ozarks

Artist INC Springdale Applications for Spring 2019


The Artist INC Live Springdale session was in the spring 2019. This session will run on eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. from March 26 to May 21, 2019. Sessions took place at Art Center for the Ozarks located at 214 South Main Street, Springdale, AR 72765.

  1. Tuesday March 26, 2019
  2. Tuesday, April 2, 2019
  3. Tuesday April 9, 2019
  4. Tuesday, April 16, 2019
  5. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 (Break)
  6. Tuesday, ​April 30, 2019
  7. Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  8. Tuesday, ​May 14, 2019
  9. Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Applicants must complete the online application form, answer the narrative questions and submit a resume/CV and digital work samples that support their proposed project. All applications must be made online through during the open application period.

The application deadline is Monday, January 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Applicants facing difficulties completing online submissions should contact Sarah Hearn, Artist INC Program Manager at

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live within an 80 mile radius of Springdale, AR. Students are ineligible to apply.

If you are selected to participate in Artist INC Live, there is a $150 fee. Even with the participant fee, the program is heavily subsidized. As a result of this subsidization, participants are required to attend all sessions of the workshop, barring illness or emergency. Please review the schedule to be sure that you are available for all of the sessions. Applicants will be notified by January 15, 2019

Each Artist INC Live Application should include:

  • Filled in online application form–found below
  • Artist Resume/CV (maximum 3 pages)
  • 4 artwork samples (images – 1MB max. per image, audio files, film files, or URLs to audio and film files)
  • Image description list

Apply Here:

Springdale Peer Facilitators

Maryamsadat Amiravghefi

Maryamsadat Amirvaghefi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1989. Amiravghefi works are the mixed media medium of painting, video art, and sculpture pieces. Amirvaghefi graduated from Uiversity of Arkansas School of Art with an MFA. She completed her BFA at the Sooreh University, Tehran, Iran in 2013. She has had group shows in Tehran and USA. She curated two shows from Iranian and American young artist in Tehran. Iran and Fayetteville. USA. Her works have been published in Al- Tiba Magazine, New Media Art 2018, CICA Museum, WOTISART Art Magazine, Studio visit magazine and Average Art Magazine. She lives and works in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Sonia Gutiérrez

Sonia Gutiérrez completed a BS in microbiology in 1996, and BA in graphic design in 1998, from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain and attended the Universidad de Salamanca to study art history and graphic design with a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. In 2002, she completed an MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in New York, New York. In 2003, she returned to Fayetteville and founded New Design School by 2006, and 3c21 Design in 2007. Her mediums include installation, sound and video having exhibited at the Sheila Parsons Gallery in New York, NY; Crystal Bridges Museum Short Film Festival in Bentonville, AR; Fayetteville Arts Festival entry installation; and Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, AR. In May 2009, she was invited by Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan to lead the Creative Economy Action Group. Today, she practices and teaches graphic design, web design, and design busi- ness in her role as CEO of Atelier NDS, NDS Press and founder and chief of operations for New Design School.

Rachel Lynett

Rachel Lynett has a BA in Theatre from the University of Notre Dame (2011) and an MFA in Theatre from the University of Arkansas (2015). Her recent playwriting credits include Downstage Left Residency with Stage Left for her play, Well-Intentioned White People (2017), Well-Intentioned White People as a part of 2017 Orlando Shakespeare New Play Festival, honorable mention for the 2017 Kilroys for her play, Well-Intentioned White People, and a workshop production of Abortion Road Trip produced by Theatre Prometheus as part of Capital Fringe where it won Best Comedy. Her play, Abortion Road Trip, presented by Theatre Prometheus, was also a part of the 2017 Kennedy Center Page to Stage Festival. She currently works as the company manager at Arts Center of the Ozarks and is a AIE rostered teaching artist through Arkansas Arts Council.

Matt Miller

Matt Miller, a Native of Arkansas, received his B.S.B.A with an emphasis in finance, from the University of Arkansas, in 2007. Matt has been a working artist for the past 10 years. His works are featured in private and corporate collections throughout the United States as well as a few international commissions. Growing up in a home of four siblings, Matt found his voice through creative thought and action. He gained much inspiration while living in Central America in 2005, his visit to Africa in 2007, and travels to Columbia 2009. He is currently focused on running his studio gallery, murals, and abstract conceptual works.

Lia Uribe

Lia Uribe, Moosmann artist, is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Arkansas, and Principal Bassoonist of SoNA (Symphony Orchestra of Northwest Arkansas) and APO (Arkansas Philharmic Orchestra). Dr. Uribe maintains an active career as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and artist-teacher. Her international work includes venues and festivals in Colombia, Canada, Costa Rica, Finland, Germany, Ecuador, Greece, Puerto Rico, Japan, as well as multiple venues in the United States. Dr. Uribe performs and tours on regular basis with the Lyrique Quintette, woodwind quintet in residence at the University of Arkansas. Her research interest is centered on Latin-American and Latinx music and composers, in addition to inclusiveness and diversity in the arts.

Kat Wilson

Kat Wilson is a Bentonville-based artist, received her MFA from the University of Arkansas and is the co-founder of Bentonville’s Bottle Rocket gallery. Wilson’s work has been exhibited and published regionally and internationally, including the Los Angeles Times, the Oxford American, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Washington Post, Little Rock Monthly and Communication Arts. Wilson’s “Habitats” series of digital photographs explore the lives and personalities of her sitters through elaborate orchestrations of the possessions and spaces that constitute their everyday environment. Employing centuries-old compositional devices, Wilson’s theatrically conceived portraits transcend the quotidian familiarity of the personal belongings and spaces they depict, casting her subjects as both intimately vulnerable, and heroic.

Sharon Killian

Sharon Killian’s work melds the figurative and the abstract in a process that provides the artistic and aesthetic tension that feeds her creativity as an “art for art’s sake” devotee. It also provides a sense of connectedness to the work as random viewers are drawn closer to her paintings seeking familiarity in the subject matter. The subject matter includes swaths of views of the sky during sunset and sunrise, of fog inter- twined with the valley forests and laid between the crevasses of the lower Boston Mountains that surround us in Northwest Arkansas. As viewers take an intimate study of the images, questions are posed as to the medium (even as the labels state its fact), formal aspects of the closely juxtaposed or floating shapes, sometimes linear or planar interruptions to the illusion of depth and three dimensionality the once familiar image devolves into pieces of color and pieces of shapes that are singularly defined.

Bryan Hembree

Bryan Hembree is an Okie-Arkie, originally from Tulsa, but firmly planted in Fayetteville, Arkansas for the past 18 years. Bryan studied English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of Arkansas and received a Fullbright Scholarship for a year of study at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford in England. A performing musician and songwriter, he has toured professionally for the past 15 years. Bryan and his wife Bernice currently perform as Smokey & The Mirror. He is also the co-founder of the Fayetteville Roots Festival.

Artist INC Springdale Administrators

Eve Smith

Eve Smith completed a BA in Studio Arts in 2006 from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. While an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Rome, Italy in the summer of 2004. She was accepted as an artist in residence thru the Arkansas arts council in 2005 at which she taught in seven elementary schools in the Van Buren/Fort Smith area from 2006 thru 2008. She became the Director of Visual Arts of the Arts Center of the Ozarks in 2010 where she has curated multiple exhibitions, one being co curated Sensory Iconoclasts with Crystal Bridges Musuem of American Art, grown one of the largest summer visual arts camps in NWA and continues to champion visual arts site-specific programs in the area. Her mediums include oil, watercolor, and mixed media having exhibited at the Center for Arts and Education in Van Buren, Ar; Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale, AR; and the 2016 Art on the Creeks, Rogers, Ar.  Today, she practices, teaches and is a vocal cheerleader for all the arts in NWA.

Tareneh Manning

Tareneh Manning graduated a Summa Cum Laude Donaghey Scholar with a BA in English and Phychology from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2000. She is currently a disobedient wife of twenty something years and retired taxi driver to two children who have aged out of that service. Painter, interior designer, realtor, candlemaker and volunteer addict. She currently serves on multiple non-profit boards. As president of the board for the Arts Center of the Ozarks, her passion is transforming community through the arts; leading a charge to re-image arts as an economic and social developer. She believes arts saves lives!