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February exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery

January 24, 2023 at 4:00 a.m.
“Crows Through a Glade” by Mark Blaney (c) - 25.25”h x 33”w - watercolor on paper

Special to The Banner-News

The February Exhibit at Justus Fine Art Gallery will continue to showcase a selection of watercolors by Mark Blaney, along with work by Donnie Copeland, Matthew Hasty, Robyn Horn, Dolores Justus, Sammy Peters, Sandra Sell, Elizabeth Weber, and others. The gallery will host a reception from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, February 3 as part of the monthly Gallery Walk in downtown Hot Springs. The exhibit will be on display February 3-28, 2023.

Mark Blaney's watercolors reflect his strong drawing skills and mastery in painting mediums. The exhibit includes recent works, along with selected pieces from his long career as an artist. Blaney has been exhibiting his paintings, drawings, and sculpture for over 25 years in museums, galleries, and other venues.

Luminous Southern landscapes by Memphis artist Matthew Hasty will be included in the February show. Hasty's atmospheric paintings of Delta fields, water, and sky, employ a rich color palette and radiate light. His work has been included in many collections and exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Work by Dolores Justus will also be featured in the exhibit. Inspired by the natural world, Justus seeks to capture some element of her experiences in nature as a starting point for her own work. Her expressive paintings blur the line between abstraction and representation and have been featured in numerous exhibitions and collections for more than 30 years.

A wide range of contemporary wood sculpture by Robyn Horn and Sandra Sell is currently on display at Justus Fine Art. Horn's work has been included in numerous museum, corporate, and private exhibitions and collections. In 2021, Horn's paintings and sculptures were included in a solo exhibit, Material Illusions, at the Museum of Craft + Design in San Francisco, CA. Her work has been included in a variety of publications including a book, The Sculpture of Robyn Horn by the University of Arkansas Press. Sandra Sell has also had her work included in many notable exhibitions, collections, and installations throughout the U.S. Sell's work has been featured in more than 30 exhibits in the U.S. including Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (2018, 2017) in Denton, TX.

Owned by artist Dolores Justus, Justus Fine Art Gallery offers a wide range of original art including sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography, and more by recognized artists. Opening receptions are held in conjunction with the Hot Springs Gallery Walk held from 5-9 p.m. the first Friday of every month in downtown Hot Springs. Hours are 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Wednesday - Saturday and by appointment. Justus Fine Art Gallery is located at 827 A Central Avenue in Hot Springs, Arkansas. For more information, call 501-321-2335 or visit online at

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