I decided to cruise through the Arkansas Artists Registry recently looking for artists whose work doesn't show up regularly in Little Rock and discovered the registry has grown by leaps and bounds. The registry has added 70 new names since this time July 2009 and membership now stands at 451, and increase of nearly 18 percent. If you haven't been to the registry, go here. You can see samples of the artists' work and often websites and e-mail addresses. You can also search by location if you want to find, for example, artists working in the Delta, or by medium. There's no charge to artists; it's free advertising. If I've got a criticism, it's that the examples of the art need to be bigger. Above: "Tiger Lillies" by White Hall illustrator Tom Clifton.