Little Rock and Bentonville, Arkansas

July 21, 2018 @ 9:00AM — July 22, 2018 @ 9:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Exhibitions, Private Collections, and More

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Be Adventurous - Visit Arkansas with AJF


Arkansas?! Yes, Arkansas.

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is excited to offer this program of jewelry, craft, art, and architecture in Little Rock and Bentonville, Arkansas, with a bit of political history thrown in for good measure.

Saturday, July 21 will be a full day in Little Rock, starting with a visit to the William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum, then a visit to jewelry artist Robert Baines's exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center, led by the artist himself (in from Australia). Afterward, you'll enjoy a curator-led tour of the Arkansas Arts Center Collection with director Brian Lang, followed by lunch at the Arts Center cafe. The afternoon will include a visit to the home of Robyn and John Horn to view their extensive collection, then a tour of Marion Fulk's home and jewelry collection. At the end of the day, we'll have the opportunity to discuss the sights of the day over a leisurely dinner with each other and some special guests.

Sunday, July 22 will start and end in Little Rock, but all activities will be in Bentonville, the location of Crystal Bridges--the museum started by the Waltons of Walmart fame--and the Bachman-Wilson House by Frank Lloyd Wright. We'll enjoy each other's company and conversation during the three hour bus ride, then stretch our legs with a curator-led tour of Crystal Bridges, including an exhibition featuring Georgia O'Keeffe and one called The Garden, followed by lunch in Bentonville, and finally a tour of the Bachman-Wilson House. We will have an early dinner in Bentonville, then you have the option to stay the night in Bentonville and fly out of Bentonville or drive back to Little Rock after dinner and fly out of Little Rock--your choice.

As with past AJF trips, we recommend hotels that will act as hubs for pick-up and drop-off for our activities. In Little Rock, we recommend The Capital Hotel and in Bentonville, we recommend 21C Hotel.

Marion Fulk wearing pieces by (clockwise, from top left): Idiots, David Bielander, Jennifer Trask, and Hanna Hedman, photo: Laura Smoller


COST: The total cost of each leg of the trip is $400 and includes lunch and dinner, inclusive of taxes and gratuities, bus transportation, and all museum and event entry fees. A nonrefundable $120 donation is included in the registration fee. The hotel cost is not included in the registration fee. Airfare is not included in the registration fee.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS: The hotel will be the hub of AJF's activities during our trip. It isn't required that you stay at the selected hotel, but be aware that we will be picking up and dropping off from that location each day. There is no block of rooms reserved, so make your reservation directly through the hotel or through your personal travel agent as soon as possible to ensure availability.

CANCELLATIONS: The registration fee for each leg of the trip includes a $120 nonrefundable donation. If after registering for the trip you are unable to attend, you will receive a full refund, minus the nonrefundable donation, if you notify AJF of your change of plans by June 30, 2018.

PAYMENT OPTIONS: While paying online is the most convenient, if you would prefer to pay via check, please mail it to Art Jewelry Forum c/o Rebekah Frank, 540 Alabama Street #207, San Francisco, CA 94110 USA. An alternate option is to pay via PayPal, where you can send funds to

WAITING LIST: If interest in this trip exceeds the 15 slots, there will be a waiting list form and the possibility of increasing the number of available slots. If the registration is fully booked, please contact Bella Neyman at bella.neyman(at)gmail(dot)com to be added to the waiting list.

Photos: Marion Fulk wearing pieces by (clockwise, from top left): Idiots, David Bielander, Jennifer Trask, and Hanna Hedman, photos: Laura Smoller