~ The Homecoming Queen ~

08 Jan 2017, Posted by silverqueen in General

Over twenty-five years ago, husband, wife, gallery owners Rick & Sara Armellini hosted a one-night, invitational, theme show that not only stood the test of time, it generated great anticipation and shameless acts of  self promotion in hopes of winning favor or catching the attention of one of only two hosts. Over the following yeas,  Zarks theme shows have become one of the “Must Attend” events during the annual Eureka Springs, May Festival of the Arts. Each year the theme would change, along with the short-list of participating artists. Rarely would invitations be given to the same artist in consecutive years, unless returning as a winner.

Outside the Box, Shoes, Spectacles, For the Birds, Toys, have been themes from the past. Each year artists are given the same set of rules, which are minimal. All mediums are excepted as long as the final piece can fit into a  predetermined size box for display and shipping purposes.

May 12-14th, 2017, former employee and new Zarks Gallery owner Timm Hilty will return to host his first invitation, theme show titled “The Homecoming Queen.” This will be the first Zarks theme show to present the winner with a $500.00 purse. Guests are encouraged wear their finest Homecoming Queen attire. Our very talented Eureka High School year book photographer will be in attendance to document this unforgettable event. 

“The Homecoming Queen” will be a juried event with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Our jury will consist of one active E.S.S.A. board member, a representing from the local press, a member of the Eureka Springs Gallery Association, one Zarks employee and the Mayor of Eureka Springs. 

Zarks Gallery would like to thank now for supporting the arts and being a part of “The Homecoming Queen” 


Zarks Gallery 67 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632

“The Homecoming Queen” Receptions Friday May 12th 6-9pm

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