"Sunhat," by Julie Woods

Sunhat, by Julie Woods

  • “Scarlett’s Sun Hat,” by Julie Woods

The Psychiatric Research Institute of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will host a reception from 5-6:30 p.m. today, May 15, for the artists whose works were selected in a juried competition.


The event, held in conjunction with National Mental Health Month, is to recognized the value of art in healing. All of the works, submitted by professional artists and students and now a part of UAMS’ permanent collection, will be displayed on the walls of PRI’s new women’s inpatient unit.

Winning a prize of $1,500 for first place was Julie Woods, a senior at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, for her oil and color pencil work “Scarlett’s Sun Hat,” seen above.