Art Gallery


Saturation Point 2: Where Color and Composition Meet

Paintings by Robin Hazard Bishop

September 2 - September 26, 2014

Saturation Point 2

"Saturation Point 2: Where color and composition meet" by pastel painter Robin Hazard Bishop, of Hot Springs, is open in the Windgate Visual Arts West Gallery.

Robin Hazard Bishop's artwork has been in more than 50 exhibitions throughout the United States, between 1983 and 2012, according to her website, Her works are included in many corporate and private collections, and she has won a number of awards. She has also served as the artist in residence at Hot Springs National Park in 2004.

Most recently, she was featured in the August 2014 issue of Pastel Journal for her passion for color and eye for composition.

Bishop uses a very innovative technique in her pastel landscapes, according to Charles Peer, director of the JBU Visual Arts Department Gallery. She applies pastel in only one layer of color to a black or dark blue velour board, breaking the paintings down into shape and design.

Bishop also has a very unique perspective on landscapes, he said. Many of her pictures are from her backyard in Hot Springs as well as from native home of south Texas.

"I thought it would be great for our students and community to see another way for viewing what's around us," Peer said.

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Dave Butler

September 2 - September 26, 2014


Siloam Springs artist and adjunct JBU instructor Dave Butler's gallery show "Watercolors" is open in the Student Gallery in Windgate Visual Arts East.

Butler, who is a resident of Siloam Springs, has been in the graphic design industry for more than 20 years. He has worked in the creative department at Walmart, and he currently works at DaySpring and teaches computer graphics at JBU.

Butler has been doing watercolor painting for about five years. He describes his style loose and bright. His paintings are more abstract and he likes to let the colors run and bleed together. He occasionally incorporates pen and ink into his work.

Most of Butler's paintings focus on flowers, landscapes, architecture and birds.

"I think it's so wonderful that we have faculty that work in both (fine art and computer graphics) and try to approach problem solving from an artistic standpoint," Peer said.


Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday 2:00-4:00 pm

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The ground floor of the Windgate Visual Arts West building houses a generous gallery room, capable of hosting a variety of shows. The lighting is perfect and the open space creates a great environment for receptions held at the opening of all new galleries (always including great food!). John Brown University has a wide variety of amazing artists in the upcoming gallery shows, and has hosted prominent shows such as Tim Ernst, the St. John's Bible, and Makoto Fujimura. The gallery also hosts many of John Brown University's finest local artists, faculty, and students. We also have added a Student Gallery in our second building: Windgate Visual Arts East (right next door). This will feature the work of JBU students in solo and collaborative shows.