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Meet the Artist: Jim Anderson


Mena Art Gallery’s featured artist for March will be James Anderson, a photographer from Van Buren.

Jim is a retired school teacher who taught and coached in Poteau, Oklahoma for 30 years. He has a true love of geography, and his love of teaching showed in the students he taught. He now resides in Van Buren, Arkansas, with his wife, Theresa. Jim’s photography business is located in his home in Van Buren.

He has won national awards with his camera; you can see some of it on his website site: In addition, his photographs hang in law offices, banks, libraries, and in private homes all across America. Some are in private homes in Europe.

He has a true love for the natural world and has traveled and photographed in all 50 states and on four continents.

Jim has been involved in the Photographic Alliance of Fort Smith, Arkansas for over 20 years. He has photographic exhibits at the present time at Western Heritage studios and US bank in Van Buren, First National Bank in Poteau, the Fort Smith Public Library, and Bedfords Camera and Video in Fort Smith.

His work will be on display at the gallery here in Mena during the month of March, with a reception on Saturday, March 4, from 1 to 3 pm. The name of the exhibition is “A Photographic Journey Across America.”

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