Darla Desiderio Selected for Prestigious RAM Annual Invitational Exhibit

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Darla Desiderio’s Artwork, Beautifully Made, after review by a distinguished panel, will be on exhibit at the prestigious RAM Annual Invitational: “Inclusive.”

Conway, AR – March 25, 2024 – The Fort Smith Regional Art Museum has announce the selection of local artist Darla Desiderio for the RAM Annual Invitational, a highly anticipated exhibition known for highlighting diverse and innovative artistic voices. This year’s theme, “Inclusive,” promises a powerful exploration of unity and connection through various artistic mediums.

Darla’s artwork, Beautifully Made, selected for the 2024 Annual Fort Smith Arkansas invitational hosted by the Regional Art Museum strives to reflect the boundless spectrum of human existence. Calling attention to the all-encompassing emotion vulnerability. Encouraging the viewer to embrace it’s power. Creating a space for reflection, dialogue, and connection. Inviting people to appreciate the beauty and strength inside themselves. Moving them to challenge limitations imposed by societal boundaries to actively contribute to a more inclusive life experience.

Beautifully Made – Charcoal Drawing, Acrylic Paint, Pigment Powder
From the artist, “I’m thrilled to have my work on display alongside a range of thought-provoking pieces by established artisans. This is a significant achievement in my creative journey, solidifying my position within the contemporary art scene.”

About the RAM Annual Invitational
The RAM Annual Invitational is a cornerstone event for the RAM museum in Fort Smith, AR. The invitational attracts a resolute audience of art enthusiasts and collectors. This year’s “Inclusive” theme promises to spark important conversations and foster a deeper appreciation for the diversity of artistic expression.

Darla Desiderio at Conway ArtWalk March 2024
Darla Desiderio at Conway ArtWalk March 2024

About the Artist
Darla Desiderio was born on April 19, 1964. She is an American artist creating mixed media works. Her expressionist style is an intuitive process born from a tireless impulse to create. Her work has a cohesive theme of self-expression through the creation of abstract subjects. Using vibrant colors, and form to communicate her point-of-view visually. In her unique way of positioning elements and color on canvas she encourages people to journey into their deepest emotions. “Success for me is when my work transcends culture to connect without words.”

Exhibition Details
Exhibition Title: RAM Annual Invitational: Inclusive
Dates: Opening May 24, 2024, and closing August 25, 2024
Location: RAM Museum, 1601 Rogers Avenue, Fort Smith AR 72901
Darla Desiderio’s website DarlaDesiderio.com

Live Demonstration
Darla will be live at the Conway Artwalk on Friday April 5, 2024! Come watch her creative process unfold from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Studio Downtown, 1100 Oak Street, Conway AR 72032

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