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Check out this video – exciting times for Art in Central Arkansas!
Video of UALR Groundbreaking Ceremony

EXHIBITIONS and AWARDS

2017
“Island Memories and Dreams,” Solo Pop Up Show, New Deal Gallery, Little Rock, AR.
“30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition,” juried by Gia Hamilton of the        Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans, LA.
“Island Memories and Dreams,” Solo exhibition, Argenta Library Gallery, N. Little Rock, AR.

2016
Guest Speaker, UALR Windgate Center of Art + Design, Groundbreaking Ceremony
“Water Works,” group exhibition at Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR
“58th Annual Delta Exhibition,” Regional Juried Exhibition, Arkansas Arts Center. Juried by Liz Garvey of Simon Garvey Art Access, New York, NY.
“Family Exhibit,” featuring Laura Raborn, Emily Wood and Rebecca Thompson, Justus Fine Art Gallery, Hot Springs, AR.
“Small Works on Paper,” Arkansas Arts Council. Juried exhibit touring Arkansas during 2016.

2015
“Small Works on Paper,” Arkansas Arts Council. Juried exhibit touring AR, 2016.
“Delta des Refuses,” Argenta Library, North Little Rock, AR.
“Texarkana Regional Arts and Humanities Council 27th Annual Juried Exhibition,” Texarkana, TX.
“Batesville Area Arts Council, 2015 National Juried Exhibition”, Batesville, AR.
“Texas & Neighbors Regional Art Competition & Exhibit,” Irving, TX.
“An Italy Experience: Reflections on the Past and Present,” Solo Show at Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, AR.

2014
“Provocative Shapes Exhibition,” Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Little Rock, AR.
Arkansas Arts Council, Sally A. Williams Study Grant Recipient.
Artist Residency, Palazzo Rinaldi, Noepoli, Italy.
“UALR Graduate Exhibition,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
“UALR Spring Fine Art Competition,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
“Spring Exhibit,” The Repertory Theatre, Little Rock, AR.

2013
“Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Juried Exhibition,” Southeast Arts and Science Center, Pine Bluff, AR. Juried by Matthew Lopas. Juror Award.
“UALR Spring Fine Art Competition,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Wilma and Jack Diner Purchase Award.
“Women of the South Annual Exhibit,” Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR. Curated by Greg Thompson. Invitational.

2012
“Southern Landscapes,” Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR. Curated by Greg Thompson. Invitational.
“Women of the South Annual Exhibit,” Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR. Curated by Greg Thompson. Invitational.
“Juried Exhibition,” South Arkansas Arts Center, El Dorado, Arkansas. Juried by Manuela Well-Off-Man, Ph.D., assistant curator at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR.
Solo Exhibition, Mount Magazine State Park Lodge, Paris, AR. Selected by the Arkansas Arts Council.
“Juried Graduate Show,” Greg Thompson Fine Art, North Little Rock, AR. Curated by Greg Thompson. Invitational.
“UALR Spring Fine Art Competition,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

2011
“UALR Art History Essay Competition,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Honorable Mention.
“35th Annual Adult Painting Competition,” Van Buren Center for Art and Education, Van Buren, AR. Juried by Alissa Walls Mazow. Carolyn Holmes Perspective Award. Alice Adele Boatright Architecture Award.
“UALR Spring Fine Art Competition,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Starving Artist Award.
“Delta Visual Arts Show,” Newport, AR.

ARTICLES, LECTURES and ACTIVITIES
Lecture, “Island Dreams and Memories,” Argenta Library Gallery, Jan. 20, 2017
Guest Speaker, UALR Windgate Center of Art + Design, Groundbreaking Ceremony, Oct. 2016
Lecture, “An Art Residency in Italy: A Lasting Impact,” Raymond James and Associates, Oct. 2015
Lecture, “An Italy Experience: Reflections on the Past and Present,” Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Feb. 2015
Lecture, “Beyond My Wildest Dreams: An Art Residency in Italy,” UALR, Jan. 2015.
Lecture, “Provocative Shapes,” Boswell Mourot Fine Art, Oct. 2014.
Lecture, “Paintings: A Perception of Ordinary Moments,” University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2014.
Lecture, Women of the South Annual Exhibit, Greg Thompson Fine Art, 2012.
Katherine Wyrick, “Home is Where the Art Is,” Cue Magazine, December 2010.
Member, Arkansas Arts Council
Member, Arkansas Arts Center
Member, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Member, Oil Painters of America
Member, Portrait Society of America

OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Guest Lecturer, University of Central Arkansas, Drawing 3 courses, Jan. 2017
Arkansas Arts Center Workshop Teacher, 2017 (2 workshops),2016 (6 workshops), 2015
(4 workshops), 2014 (2 workshops)
Arkansas Arts Center Workshop Teacher, “Seeing, Drawing, Thinking, Painting,” Oct. 2014
Arkansas Arts Center Workshop Teacher, “Building a Dynamic Composition,” Sept. 2014
UALR Graduate Assistant, Art History Department, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014
Home Portrait Commission Business, www.paintingsofhome.com, 2010  – present
Local Colour Gallery, Little Rock, Arkansas 2008-2011
Art Teacher, Arkansas River Valley Montessori, 2008, 2009

EDUCATION
Painting a Portrait Alla Prima, Felicia Forte, Warehouse 521, Nashville, TN, 2016
Abstract Landscape Painting, Pinkney Herbert, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, 2015
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Masters of Art, Graduate, GPA 4.0, May 2014
Drawing Figures, Spaces and Narratives, David Bailin, Arkansas Arts Center, 2013
Mixed Media Exploration, Deborah Dancy, Truro Center for Arts at Castle Hill, 2013
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Post-Baccalaureate Studies, 2009-2011
Plein Air Painting, Barry Thomas, Ferndale, Arkansas, 2009
Make Your Paintings Pop, Matt McLeod, Little Rock, Arkansas, 2008
Rollins College, 1993, B.A., Major: English, Double Minor: Spanish and Studio Art

COLLECTIONS
Arkansas Children’s Hospital Collection, 2016
Mary Lynn and Robert Dudley Private Collection, 2013, 2016
CARTI Collection, 2015
Jackye and Curtis Finch “Face to Face” International Self-Portrait Collection, 2015
Lucy Alexander Private Collection, 2015
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Collection, 2014
Bill and Hillary Clinton Private Collection, 2013
Marilynn Porter Private Collection, 2013

PRESS
Erin Wood, “Transmuting Trump: Arkansas Artist Laura Raborn Transforms Trump Quotes into Funds for Panned Parenthood,” Ms. Magazine, March 2017 (www.msmagazine.com) and Entropy magazine, March 2017 (www.entropymag.org)
Rachel Trusty, Art Talk Radio Show, KABF 88.3, Jan. 13 and Jan. 27 (http://arttalkkabf.blogspot.com)
Catherine Rodgers, “What Art Can Do for a City,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Dec. 11, 2106
Jordan Hickey, “Arkansas Sketchbook,” Arkansas Life magazine, Aug. 2016
Ellis Widner, “Provocative Shapes,” Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Oct. 21, 2014
Katherine Wyrick, “Home is Where the Art Is,” Cue Magazine, Dec. 2010

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