Saturday, October 25, 2014

It's inspiring to see the work of a young artist like Natalie Brown who paints boldly and surely. She's in school this semester painting fiercely on a new body of work. Can't wait to see!

Natalie Brown

Also can't wait to see more from the mind and hands of Robert Shinn, who is currently having a show in Tulsa.

Robert Shinn

Fayetteville Underground's current visiting artist, Judy Maurer, has added a nice balance of traditional landscape to the galleries. Judy will be in Arizona for the Winter, but her work will stay in Studio 2.

Judy Maurer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sabine Schmidt won Best in Photography

The Artists of Northwest Arkansas' 20th Annual Regional Juried Art Exhibition just closed at Arts Center of the Ozarks, but the digital catalog is online at:

Fayetteville Underground artist Sabine Schmidt won Best in Photography for her image entitled 'The Young Engineer's Book Shelf.'

Prize Winner by Sabine

A couple of new Flanagan scenes on view for this month in the gallery.

Illinois River Sunset

South of Siloam

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


More and more people are noticing the extraordinary work of David Bachman. His experimental line wanders over the new 'You Tell Me' series like a slug on the sidewalk, bringing a surprise and closer look . . . These just released images are mixed media on paper, all in 5 x 7 inch format.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

 Below is a portrait sketch done one Friday morning in 2014 by MM Kent. This and other new works debut tonight at First Thursday. The subject is the Underground's featured artist for July, Joe Alexander.

Oil Sketch of Joe Alexander

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Quick Draw is Back!

Each Saturday in June, Fayetteville Underground artists, friends and visiting artists will be drawing/painting live in the main gallery from 11am - 1pm. We call these events Quick Draws. Someone will model for a 45 minute portrait at 11am and someone else at 12 noon. The public is invited to watch the art being made. Contact Kent for more information:  270-313-9660 or

Jordeanna    Drawn Saturday 6-7-14 by MM Kent

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lots of variety at the Fayetteville Underground, in both artwork and activities, largely thanks to our intrepid leader, Samantha.
Regular events include the Friday Morning Portrait Group which has been meeting on Friday mornings. Various artists from the community at large come to draw or paint from a 3 hour portrait sitting. All are welcome to participate.
Below is a photo from last week's session:

Thursday, January 9, 2014

This photo by Kirk Lanier depicts autumn, I think, but I'm looking for Spring . . .

Thursday, January 2, 2014

First Thursday

What a great way to blast into 2014!
A serene front gallery installation by Nicole Howard has been much anticipated, and it delivers 100%.

Nicole's inspired ceramic vessels are home for various perennial plants: creeping Thyme, chili peppers and succulents.

The Main Gallery features paintings by our newest artist Stephanie Petet:

Stephanie's paintings adorned the stage alcove on the New Year's Celebration "Last Night," which featured Word Wars, Phunbags, and other Comedy performances. On New Year's Day, poetry readings infused the Underground with verbal images as well.
As always, there are plenty of surprises. Do come and see!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Looks like I got ahold of some misleading information.
The Underground IS participating as a venue for Last Night tonight, but we are the comedy stage, including Phunbags and much more!
Also,  along with our visiting artist, Jessie Ward, we feature a new and exciting installation in the front gallery by member artist Nicole Howard. Come, relax, enjoy. The new January exhibit is up!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

John Henry and friends will be back here on the 31st for New Year's Eve at the Fayetteville Underground. New CDs available!!