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September exhibit announced at Justus Fine Art Gallery

August 28, 2022 at 4:00 a.m.
“Slipping Sideways,” by Robyn Horn. - Submitted photo

The September exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will feature a selection of new work by Mark Blaney, Robyn Horn, gallery owner Dolores Justus, and Steven Schneider, along with work by artists including Matthew Hasty, Sandra Sell, and Gene Sparling.

A reception for the show will be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday as part of the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Hot Springs. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 31.

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Mark Blaney and Steven Schneider will participate in a casual gallery "Tea Talk." All are welcome to attend.

Blaney has been exhibiting his paintings, drawings, and sculpture for more than 25 years. "Along with a strong history of exhibitions and collections, Blaney recently completed two murals in North Little Rock and is currently working on a two additional mural commissions. Paintings by Blaney that will be included in the September exhibit reflect the artist's ability to capture light, color, and movement," a news release said.

"All my work begins with interpretation of natural forms using drawn lines as symbols to suggest motion or rest, then I simply draw with color. ... I paint with the same approach as drawing: seeking an intuitive freedom while having a visual conversation with nature. Mixing colors to follow an idea is real fun and every new painting is a fresh chance at work and play in form and color," Blaney said in the release.

A new selection of paintings and sculptures by Horn will be on display in the exhibit. One of her sculptures, "Slipping Sideways" is a "good representation of the strong sense of form, balance, and movement that is characteristic of Horn's work," the release said.

As part of her "Slipping Stone" series, the sculpture appears to be an assemblage of forms in the process of tumbling. Her painting "Plunging In" combines geometric form with textural organic elements that echo her sculptural work.

Horn's work can be found in numerous museums collections including the National Museum of American Art, Renwick Gallery, in Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Arts and Design in New York; Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston; the Arkansas Museum of Fine Art in Little Rock; the Long Beach Museum of Art in Long Beach, California; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville.

An exhibition of Horn's sculptures and paintings is also currently being held through Oct. 30 at the Museum of Craft + Design in San Francisco.

New paintings by Justus will also be featured in the September exhibit. "Drawing on nature for inspiration, her work balances representation and abstraction with a painterly style that contributes to its interactive quality," the release said.

Justus' work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions for more than 30 years, and is also included in a wide range of private and public collections. Along with her own artistic practice, she curates the exhibits featured at Justus Fine Art Gallery, along with managing the gallery, and providing art direction, design, and writing services through her design and marketing business.

Schneider is the newest addition to the gallery's roster of artists. Originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, he pursued his art career in Lafayette, Louisiana, as a fine art painter, illustrator, and graphic designer until moving to Donaldsonville, Louisiana, in 2004, where he and his wife, Cynthia, owned and operated Schneider Art Gallery, as well as The Grapevine Café & Gallery. In 2014, they moved to Goshen where he established his new studio. Schneider's work has been included in a wide range of exhibitions, along with public and private collections.

"My work is greatly influenced by the natural world and draws inspiration from the color harmonies, values and shape relationships that exist in nature. The subjects chosen resonate a personal experience to me and are of a familiar spirit. They serve to satisfy my need for image making as well as documenting a place in time," he said in the release.

Justus Fine Art Gallery is located at 827-A Central Ave. Call 501-321-2335 or visit

  photo  “Wildflowers II,” by Mark Blaney. - Submitted photo
  photo  “Escape,” by Steven Schneider. - Submitted photo

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