CURATORIAL AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS
THE DELTA DES REFUSES EXHIBITION
The Delta des Refuses Exhibition is an annual exhibition organized by Rachel Trusty. The Refuses acts as a counter show to the Arkansas Arts Center's Delta Exhibition by accepting work from artists who were rejected from the Delta. Each Delta des Refuses is year-specific to the Delta exhibition so visitors to both shows can get a great aesthetic taste of what was "in" and what was "out" as two separate interesting bodies of work. The last Refuses was held in 2016 and planning for 2018 is in the works.
The Refuses was created in the spirit of the original Paris Salon des Refuses in which artists who were refused from the Paris Academy Salon created their own series of shows. Refused shows or counter shows offer a critique of the Juried system and the role of curatorial authorship by giving the viewer a behind-the-scenes look at the works not accepted.
ANNUAL ARKANSAS FIBER ARTS EXHIBITION
Trusty has curated two different Fiber Exhibitions that include artists from Arkansas. The first exhibition, "Form in Fiber" was held in the spring of 2016 at the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Library in North Little Rock. It included the work of nine Arkansas women.
The second fiber exhibition "All Women Fiber Arts Exhibition" was held in the fall of 2017 at the main branch of the Laman Library. This exhibition included 16 women, 8 of whom participated in the first exhibition.
The next Fiber Arts Exhibition will be held in November of 2018 and will include 23 male and female fiber artists.
ARKANSAS ART TEACHERS EXHIBITION
This exhibition was held in November of 2015 at the Argenta Branch of the William F. Laman Library and featured work from Arkansas Art Educators in K-12 and Higher Ed. The Exhibition was held in conjunction with the 2015 Arkansas Art Educators Conference.
ONE YEAR DOWN EXHIBITION
"One Year Down: Artists Reflect on the first Year of the Trump Administration" was a pop-up in January of 2018, the one year anniversary of the inauguration. "One Year Down" was a thoughtful reflection on events and issues from the past year from artists on both sides of the aisle. This exhibition will be held at the New Deal Gallery and studios in Little Rock, AR.
This pop-up show included poetry and art performances.
ART TALK RADIO SHOW
The Art Talk Radio Show ran in 2016-2017 on KABF 88.3 FM out of Little Rock, AR.
Art Talk showcased the work of Arkansas Artists and other creatives.
Art Talk was created and hosted by Rachel Trusty.