If the Asante portrait seems familiar, that’s because the photographer/musician also created the portrait of Mayor Frank Scott Jr. for the cover of the February issue of the Arkansas Times.
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Several out-of-state artists will be familiar to regular Delta-goers and others: Loren Bartnicke of Auburn, N.Y., had a work in last year’s’ “Delta”; Mark Lewis of Tulsa is a past award winner; Hunter Stamps of Lexington, Ky., has been in at least two “Delta” shows; and Cynthia
Cole will name a $2,500 Grand Award and two $750 Delta Awards. The Contemporaries group of the Arts Center will select a piece for their $250 award. The winners will be announced in the theater at 6 p.m. May 2, when the show will be open to members for a preview.