DIANE HARPER

Artist, Instructor, Curator, Consultant

501.442.7778 pagespals@yahoo.com

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Upcoming

2018: Recent Works of Diane Harper & Robert Bean. (Working title) Gallery 26, Little Rock, May – June

2017: Modern Ink. Curated by Diane Harper & Robert Bean. The Butler Center Galleries, Main Gallery, Central Arkansas Library System, Sept – Oct

2017

  • Nasty Woman. 36 Women Artists, Invitational Exhibition. UA at Little Rock, June – Aug
  • Nasty Woman. 32 Women Artists, Invitational Exhibition. Henderson State University, March

2016

  • Community Holiday Art Show. Gallery 360, Little Rock, Nov
  • Rorschach’s Buddy: An Exhibition of New Works by Diane Harper. Mugs Café Gallery, Sept – Nov

2015

  • Are We There Yet? Recent Works by Diane Harper. Christ Church Gallery, Oct-Dec
  • Summer Savories. Exhibition of works by Diane Harper, Endia Bumgarner Price, & Jennifer ‘Emile’ Freeman. Mugs Café Gallery, North Little Rock, June
  • Southern Curiosities: An Exhibition of Artworks by Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons, & Barbara Satterfield. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, May-June
  • The Original Selfies: Artists’ Self-Portraits. Curator Diane Harper. Mugs Cafe Gallery, April – May
  • A Different State of Mind: 3 rd Annual Arkansas Society of Printmakers Membership Exhibition. The Butler Center Galleries, March – June

2014

  • Artist INC Fellows Holiday Art Show. Curator Diane Harper. Argenta Gallery, Nov – March
  • Art Bunch Collaborative Winter Holidays Art Show. Curator Diane Harper. Mugs Café Gallery, Nov – Feb
  • Under Pressure: Arkansas Society of Printmakers Exhibition . Historic Arkansas Museum, Nov – Feb
  • Recent Works of Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons, & Emily Wood. Gallery 26, Sept – Oct
  • Subtractive Sculpture: Marble, Alabaster, & Limestone. Invitational . UA at Little Rock, July – Aug
  • 26 Proof: Arkansas Society of Printmakers Exhibition. Gallery 26, May – July
  • 2 nd Annual Arkansas Printmakers Membership Exhibition . The Butler Center Galleries, March – June
  • Breaking Eggs: The Art Bunch Collaborative Exhibition. Curators Diane Harper, Dominique Simmons. Mugs Cafe Gallery, March
  • Arkansas Society of Printmakers Exhibition. The Fine Arts Center of Hot Springs, Feb – Mar

2013

  • Mugs Cafe Gallery with Diane Harper, Denise White, & Fran Austin. Curator Diane Harper . Dec – Jan
  • Arkansas Tales: Visual Stories from Artists Jason Smith, Diane Harper, & Dominique Simmons. The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, Sept – Dec
  • The Peeps Show . Curator Diane Harper. Faculty, Student, & Alumni I nvitational. June
  • Arkansas Society of Printmakers 1 st Annual Print Exhibition. The Butler Center Galleries, Feb – April

2012

  • Print Evolution. Arkansas Society of Printmakers touring print exchange. Curators Diane Harper & Dominique Simmons, with Aaron Calvert of Henderson State University, Tammy Harrington of the University of the Ozarks, & Melissa Gill of Hendrix College. 2012 – 2013
  • Community Ink . Arkansas Society of Printmakers. Curators Diane Harper & Robert Bean. Oct
  • Disguise . Iowa State University printmaking exchange, April

2011

  • The Old World, the New World, & the Space In-between . Printmaking exchange. Cox Creative Center, Nov
  • Arkansas Printmaking Collective Inaugural Members Exhibition . Hendrix College, Nov
  • Reflections. Invitational print exchange/traveling exhibition. Curator Melanie Yazzie. Univ of CO, Boulder, Aug
  • Equilibrium . Southern Graphics Council International members print exchange. St. Louis, March
  • Finale . UALR Friends of the Arts, Stephens Center, group exhibition, Little Rock, April
  • Blank . UALR print exchange, Cox Creative Center, Little Rock, April

2007

  • Conscentia . Rose Sachs Garden, Salt Lake City, Sep t

AWARDS

2013 Red Door Gallery Award , Hospice, Room 216, UA at LR, Annual Student Competitive , March

2007 Red Door Gallery Award , Osprey, UA at LR, Annual Student Competitive , March

2005 Judith Wrappe Scholarship , nominated and awarded by UA at Little Rock Art Department faculty, Jan

2005 Hillcrest Gallery Award, Study of Head, UA at LR, Annual Student Competitive, March

2000 Third Place , There s a Fly in My Soup, Salvador ’s Deli Competition & Exhibition, A R Art Center, May

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Adjunct Faculty

  • Upcoming Fall 2017: Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Drawing I Instructor, two sections, Art Department
  • Upcoming Spring 2017: Arkansas Art Center, Instructor in the Drawing/Painting curriculum

Workshops/Presentations/Lectures

Upcoming:

  • Enigmatic Ink. Instructor, Arkansas Art Center, Nov 2017
  • Modern Ink: Ink Workshop with Diane Harper . Coming this fall, Sept/Oct 2017 in conjunction with Modern Ink Exhibition at the Butler Center
  • Ink Workshop with Diane Harper. Instructor, Innovation Hub, Sept 2017
  • Ink Workshop for PHCC Studio Artists. Instructor, Diane Harper Art Studio, July 2017
  • Ink Workshop with Diane Harper . Instructor, South Main Creative, July 2017
  • Artist INC Live, Argenta. Facilitator/Artist Mentor/Fellow . Program guided by Argenta Arts Foundation with support from Mid America Arts Alliance & Arkansas Arts Council designed to train artists in business needs and challenges. Program starts again Sept – Oct 2017
  • Mixed Media and the Art of Journaling: Cultivating a Personalized Artist’s Sketchbook Practice . Instructor, Henderson State University Summer Intensive Studio Workshop for Art Educators, Arkadelphia, June 2017
  • Inktastic! From Blot to Beautiful. Instructor, Arkansas Art Center, May 2017
  • Mixed Media & the Art of Journaling. Instructor, South Main Creative, Little Rock, Mar 2017
  • Ink Workshop with Diane Harper , Instructor, Diane Harper Art Studio, Little Rock, Nov 2016
  • The Art of Healing . Lecturer, Baptist Health Medical Center, Case Coordination CEU, May 2013
  • Printmaking . After School Guest Artist Speaker, Parkview Arts Magnet HS, Feb 2013
  • Printmaking . LRSD Secondary Art Teachers Professional Development, Parkview Arts Magnet HS, Aug 2011

Curatorial

  • Curator, Mugs Cafe Gallery. Monthly exhibitions of local artists; established the gallery program, 2014 – 15
  • Curator, Artist INC Holiday Art Show. Artist INC Fellows, Argenta Gallery B, N. Little Rock, Nov 2014 – Mar 2015
  • Curator, The Peeps Show. Invitational, 17 artists. Harper House, Little Rock, June 2013
  • Volunteer Curator. Compassion Works for All Prison Art program. 2013
  • Curator & assistant for exhibitions by the Arkansas Society of Printmakers, 2012 – 2015
  • Silently Speaking: Current Works of Robert Bean . Harper House Studios, Little Rock, Aug 2011

Continuing Art Education

  • Elizabeth Schowachert, Organic Fusion . The Encaustic Center, Dallas, Nov 2016
  • Julie Snidle, R&F Encaustics Instructor, Encaustic and Cold Wax Techniques . St Louis, Aug 2016
  • Tammy Harrington, Monotypes ; & Margo Duvall, Cyanotypes . Henderson State University Summer Intensive Studio Workshops, Arkadelphia, June 2016
  • Deanna Wood, Introduction to Encaustic . The Encaustic Center, Dallas, April 2016
  • Christa Marquez, Expressive Sketchbooking . Visiting Artist in Little Rock from New Mexico, Sept 2015
  • Kasten Searles, Mixed Media Painting ; & Margo Duvall, Image Transfers . Henderson State University Summer Intensive Studio Workshops, Arkadelphia, June 2015
  • Artist INC, Argenta. Fellow, Class of 2014; Facilitator Training, 2017. Mid America Arts Council, Argenta Arts Foundation, Arkansas Arts Council. Eight week intensive training and artist mentoring in the business of art.

Other

  • Video documentary subject re: military dependents as artists, currently in production, by Lora Beldon, 2017
  • Volunteer, Argenta Arts Foundation, 2015
  • Founder, Art Bunch Collaborative, an artist networking weekly meeting, 2013 – Present
  • Video documentary subject, No Time to Get Old, produced and directed by Sol Haring of Sol Haring Film. 12 female artists circling fifty years of age. www.videography.mur.at , 2012
  • Founder, Chairman, Secretary, Arkansas Society of Printmakers, 2011 – 2014

EDUCATION

2013 Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art . Painting emphasis. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

1987 Master of Social Work . University of Kansas, Lawrence. Arkansas LCSW licensure current

1984 Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

EMPLOYMENT

2017 – Upcoming: Adjunct Faculty, Henderson State University Art Dept, Drawing I, Arkadelphia

2010 – Present: Studio Artist, Workshop Instructor, Art Organizer & Project Consultant, Little Rock

1987 – 2017: Social Work employment (details available upon request)

REPRESENTATION