BY MELANIE BUCK –
After placing third at Mena Art Gallery’s recent hosting of a national juried paint show, Art of the Heartland Exhibit, Mena’s own, Tiffany Lane, has now been accepted into yet another prestigious show. Her paintings, ‘Sunday Snooze’ and ‘Tribute to a Firefighter,’ have been juried into the Arkansas Pastel Society’s Member’s Show in Little Rock at the Cox Creative Gallery for January 2017. To be juried in to a show, the artist must submit their work, and based on technical skill, creativity, the medium, and/or other requirements, the artist’s work is either accepted or denied. Lane said, “I am honored that my works will be on display, and wishing luck to all of the entrants.”
Lane, and her stunning work of art inspired by her daughter, ‘American Beauty,’ were among great company with artists from across the United States submitting pieces in the Art of the Heartland exhibit in September. Andre Prater, an internationally acclaimed artist, served as the judge and selected Lane’s ‘American Beauty’ as the third place recipient and among the top honors awarded. Prater said that it was very difficult to select the winners because so many of the paintings were superbly executed and most did portray America’s best.
Lane was completely humbled by the recognition, “I am honored to even be juried in to such a prestigious competition, especially as a new artist!”
In the upcoming Arkansas Pastel Society show, Lane’s ‘Sunday Snooze’ pictures a mother dog and her pup asleep on a large pillow with exquisite detail. Her second painting, ‘Tribute to a Firefighter’, is a stunning rendition of the American flag with firefighter memorabilia displayed in front. With pieces as beautiful as Lane creates, her talent may earn her many more accolades to come.