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Mena Art Gallery Launching New Competition


Our national juried painting competition, The Art of the Heartland, is in its third year. Building on the success of that endeavor, we are starting a new annual juried competition: Small Works. We would love to see some of our local artists enter and win this national competition.

For this show, image size must by no larger than 18” (including frame) in any direction. Work may include oil, water-soluble oils, watercolor, casein, gouche, egg tempera, acrylic, watercolor pencil, colored pencil, or pastel.

Awards include: Best in show: $300; Arkansas Artist Award of Merit: $50; Animal Art Award: $50; Landscape Merit Award: $50; Figure Merit Award: $50; Still Life Merit Award: $50. Certificates will be awarded to the People’ Choice chosen by votes throughout the show. Entry fees are $15 per entry for non-members or $10 per entry for members.

Complete instructions for entering through CaFÉ (Call for Entry) are online at You can pull up our prospectus or go directly to CaFÉ from that website.

As in our other national and regional shows, signature member status may be earned by member artists after they have been accepted into three of our national exhibits or have won awards in two of our national exhibits. Signature status may also be earned by artists who have won three or more awards in our regional Exhibitions, Ouachita Expressions and the Photography Show.

Work accepted into the show must be delivered to Mena Art Gallery, 607 Mena Street, between August 23 and September 2, 2017.

If you would like more information or have questions after having a look at the website, please call the gallery at 479-394-3880.

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