Highlighting Established, Up-And-Coming Mid South Artists

Best In Show
"I'm Tired"
by Vincent Marie
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
Mixed media, oil on canvas, mylar, and repurposed clothes; 36" x 48"; 2022
First Place
"Hold On, Let Go"
by Lisa Krannichfeld
Little Rock, Arkansas
Ink, watercolor, concrete, acrylic, and resin, on multilayered shaped panels; 32" x 34" x 3"; 2023
Second Place
by Jason Bly
Wichita Falls, Texas
Oil on panel; 14” x 11”; 2021
Merit Award
“Memory Dance"
by Jennifer Barnett
Little Rock, Arkansas
Photograph; 11" x 14"; 2022
Merit Award
by Kelsey Duncan
Nashville, Tennessee
Stoneware, slip, underglaze, glaze, metal, and luster; 18" x 16" x 10"; 2020
Merit Award
“Cowboy in Solitude”
by Paige Ellens
Memphis, Tennessee
Acrylic on canvas, 70" x 36", 2023
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“Bloom Nature"
by Leslie Alvarez
“Snackie Cake Superhero Platter”
by Stuart Asprey
“Memory Dance"
by Jennifer Barnett
“Dissection of Space”
by Peter Barnitz
"How The Story Ends"
by Becky Blackburn
by Jason Bly
“Feeling Lucky?"
by Carley Brown
"The Atomic Boy”
by Danqi Cai
“Bug Has The Hose Now"
by Adaja Cooper
"I'm Tired"
by Vincent Marie
"Hold On, Let Go"
by Lisa Krannichfeld
by Kelsey Duncan
“Cowboy in Solitude”
by Paige Ellens
“Whispers Borrowed"
by Melissa Cowper-Smith
“The Wild Burns at Night”
by Tim Cribbs
“Vertical Tonka Wing”
by Kurt Dyrhaug
“Mother Earth I"
by Patrick Fleming
by Elizabeth Fontenot
"Blackout of The American Dream (Series 1-8)"
by Nabil Gonzalez
“Automatic Graffiti”
by Chris Hurtado
by Crystal Jennings
“Girl Talk”
by Dennis McCann
“(American Dream) #9”
by Donna M Meeks
“Let's Dance”
by Stacey Monteleone
by Erik Ordaz
“Behind the Warehouse”
by Rachel Perry
“Blindly Forward”
by Yelena Petroukhina
“Bubble Gum on Art (Giotto-FraAngelica-Daumier)"
by Tom Richard
“Cotton Field: The Overseer"
by Debra Roberson
"Oh Boy”
by Wesley Roden
“Anywhere I Lay My Head (version 3)”
by Blake Sanders
“One goes this way, one goes that way"
by Jennifer Smay
by Sarah Stobbe
“Head in the Ceiling Fan”
by Holden Sutton
“perverted CONnections”
by Stephen Zhang


The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas is home to the Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition.

The prestigious show — funded by an endowment by the notable Pine Bluff resident — is an opportunity for established and up-and-coming artists to gain recognition and earn prizes, and for ASC to grow its Permanent Collection.

The exhibition is open to artists 18 and older in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Artwork in the following forms are accepted: Paintings, drawings, original prints, fiber art, ceramics, sculpture, and photography.

The following prizes are awarded:

Previous Rosenzweig Award Winners

One Too Many, Carmen Castorena
Mixed Media
Best in Show, 2017
All The Kings Men, Justin Bryant
Watercolor, ASC Permanent Collection
Purchase Award, 2015
My Reality, Christopher Hatley
Photography, ASC Permanent Collection
Purchase Award, 2017
Untitled, Yelena Petroukina, Little Rock, AR
Ceramics, 10" x 10" x 18", ASC Permanent Collection
Best in Show, 2021
They Call Him Jonah, Andrew Scott, Denton TX
Oil on wood panel
Best in Show, 2019

The exhibition is supported in part by The Arts & Science Center Endowment Fund and the Irene Rosenzweig Endowment Fund


Important Dates
Who is Eligible?
Eligible Work
Entry Specifications
Submission Guidelines
Price & Value
Photography & Media

For questions about the Irene Rosenzweig Juried Exhibition, please contact Visitor Relations Coordinator Matthew Howard at

2023 JUROR

Rachel Trusty, Ph.D.

2023 JUROR

Rachel Trusty, Ph.D.

Rachel Trusty is an artist, educator, and curator. She holds a Ph.D. and a Master of Arts degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from the University of Kansas (2022 and 2020); a Master of Fine Arts degree from Lesley College in Boston (2011); and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sculpture and Art Education from the University of Central Arkansas in Conway (2006).

Trusty is a visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

Her personal work focuses on themes of femininity, gender, and sexuality. She incorporates traditional women's materials such as fibers and techniques such as embroidery and sewing in her work. Her research explores how LGBT+ artists use materials and processes to discuss personal identity. Trusty is also interested in the intersection between Feminist and Queer approaches to research.

Learn more about Trusty and view her artwork at


Irene Rosenzweig was born in Pine Bluff on July 26, 1903, to Pauline Sarason-Rosenzweig and William M. Rosenzweig. Her father — an immigrant from Lithuania — opened the Good Luck Store (later Rosenzweig’s Department Store) in Pine Bluff. It was the city’s largest mercantile and farm supply store.

Her family home, a Queen Anne Victorian-style at 717 W. Second Ave—now known as the Roth-Rosenzweig-Lambert House—was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

Rosenzweig, who graduated from high school first in her class in 1920, earned an undergraduate degree in classical studies from Washington University in St. Louis.

She earned a doctoral degree from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. The American Academy in Rome awarded Rosenzweig the 1930 Prix de Rome Fellowship in Classical Studies and Archaeology. During her time as a fellow in Rome, she advanced research for her dissertation—published in 1937 as Ritual and Cults of Pre-Roman Iguvium: With an Appendix Giving the Text of Iguvine Tablets.

Afterward, Rosenzweig tutored President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s family members during their time in the White House. Rosenzweig also taught Latin at the Madeira school, a private preparatory school for girls, in Virginia.

She was fluent in French, German, Spanish, Latin, and Greek.

Rosenzweig died at age 94 on October 8, 1997, in Pine Bluff. She left a gift to ASC, The Irene Rosenzweig Endowment Fund, Inc., which supports the exhibition in her name and includes purchase awards for the center’s Permanent Collection.

From the Encyclopedia of Arkansas