November 27 - December 7, 2018


Inspired has expanded to include not only Craighead, but its five surrounding counties. Schools from Newport, Nettleton, Bay, Walnut Ridge, Harrisburg, Valley View, Jonesboro, Blytheville, Marked Tree, and Brookland were involved.

Throughout the months of September and October 2018, local high school students toured either the exhibition Body [Parts] or Eclectic. Students were asked to submit a piece inspired by the work seen during their visit to the museum. In addition to the artwork, students wrote artist statements; these two components were submitted to be considered for this competitive exhibition. More than 200 students participated in the fall tours.

Chucki Bradbury of Little Rock, Arkansas, who is BAM’s namesake, served as the juror of the exhibition. She reviewed all submitted works of art and written statements to select which pieces would be included in the show.

This annual event is open to all local high school students in the counties listed above and is coordinated through BAM’s public outreach program.

BAM would like to thank all of the schools, art teachers and especially the students that participated in this project.

In its fourth year, Inspired featured the work of 48 young artists, who are listed below.


The Academies at Jonesboro High School: Jarvius Allen, Brooks Browning, Clay Covington, Logan Drake, Amaya Jones, Aven Nouri and Savannah Sifford

Brookland High School: Bri Gibson, Sarah Hooker and Hannah Wagner

Nettleton High School: Grace Freeman, Sierra George, Isaias Robbins, Makenzie Thomas, Madeleine Volner and Abby Williams

Bay High School: Nathan Campbell, Laney Eldridge, Lily Emerick, Natalie Frey, Kaylee Leonard, Kaitlyn Norwood, Rodney Rodgers, Bailee Scott, Haylee Tribble and Bailey Williams

Marked Tree High School: William Phaneuf

Harrisburg College and Career Preparatory School: Anna Grace Chaplain, Hailey Dillinger, Jade Fahr, Charlie Rowland, Marcy Wallace and Shelby Whitlatch

Newport High School: Rolando Noguez-Sarabia and Dameon Schumacher

Valley View High School: Rebecca Burks, Wesley Conner, Courtney Garner, Mia Goodrich and Hannah Kuizin

Kipp Blytheville Collegiate High School: Nima Asfari, Bianca Covington and LaCharles Pigee

Walnut Ridge High School: Shyanne Foley, Katie Kersey, Ashleigh Morris and Jada Turner

Greene County Tech High School: Clint Aaron Massie