Entries due November 1st that capture Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway in Arkansas and Mississippi

The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas (ASC) invites amateur and professional photographers to capture the natural beauty and human experience of the Delta with a juried photography exhibition, “Scenes Along the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway.”

Photographs of the landscape, people, artisans, musicians, wildlife, buildings and transportation will give the viewer a glimpse into the Delta Rhythm & Bayous Highway, which runs through the Delta from Pine Bluff to Lake Village along U.S. 65, and into Greenville and Leland, Mississippi, along U.S. 82. Submitted photos must be taken within one mile of the highway.

“The intention of this photo exhibition is to raise the dialogue, reinterpret the Delta, and move beyond the photography of poverty,” explained ASC Curator Lenore Shoults, Ph.D. “We are more than a financial indicator on a census sheet and we aim to tell a new story with these images. We chose the Rhythm & Bayous Highway to support Jimmy Cunningham’s work with the Rhythm & Bayous Alliance which tells the rich history of this region’s music and cultural heritage. Highway 65 through the Arkansas Delta and Highway 82 from Greenville to Leland in Mississippi recognizes the contributions of musicians who came from this region and influenced music around the world. This ribbon of road is the glue which binds and we intend to put it on the map as a destination.”

  • Digital entries are due Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The chosen photos will be on exhibition at ASC from February to April 2019.
  • Cash prizes will be awarded for Best in Show ($500), First Prize ($250), Second Prize ($150) and Third Prize ($100).
  • The exhibition is supported in part by a sponsorship by Barbara House, and a grant from the Pine Bluff Advertising & Promotion Commission.
  • Entry information, rules and guidelines can be found at asc701.org/scenesalongdelta.
  • Digital entries are due by Nov. 1, 2018, at asc701.org/scenesalongdelta and the entry fee is $10 per entry.

The Arts & Science Center, located at 701 S. Main St. in Pine Bluff, is open Tuesday–Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday. Gallery admission is free. Support for ASC is provided in part by the Arkansas Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Hands-on science exhibitions are offered through ASC’s partnership with The Discovery Network, a consortium of museums in Arkansas funded by the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation. For additional information about the ASC and sign up for upcoming event announcements, visit asc701.org.