BY BARBARA M. TOBIAS –
Ouachita Expressions is Mena Art Gallery’s longest-running competition. In the days before we had a gallery of our own, it was displayed in the Historic Armory (that was before its conversion to such a beautiful facility) and sometimes in the gallery at the First National Bank. It has been, and still is, supported by many local businesses, including Union Bank of Mena as well as Mena Title Company.
Entries are due at the gallery, 607 Mena Street, between 10 am and 4 pm on Wednesday, September 3. If you need to arrange for delivery at a different time, you must call the gallery before that day at 479-394-3880.
Categories this year include:
Works on canvas, wood, gesso board, etc., including oils and acrylics
Works on paper, including watercolors, pastels, pencil, prismacolor, prints, and ink
Photography and computer-generated art
Each artist may enter a total of three pieces. There is a total of $1,000 available for awards for this show.
For full details and an entry blank, go to our website www.MenaArtGallery.org and click on “Ouachita Expressions” under “Exhibits” in the left-hand menu. You may also pick up a form in person at the gallery during regular gallery hours, 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Thursdays. Going by in person has the added advantage of giving you a chance to have another look at the current Photography Show—one of the best ever.