By Barbara Lewis
Today’s trend in art, with artists, collectors as well as interior designers, has moved toward smaller sizes. As these are less expensive, most anyone can afford to own original paintings by up and coming or even well established artists. Even in the smallest homes, one can have a nice collection grouped in a small space.
“SMALL WORKS” is an exciting competition of approximately eighty five small paintings that will be on display during the month of September at the Mena Art Gallery. Artists from as far away as Canada have competed for cash prizes in this, a national show. Its success confirms plans to make this an annual, national event.
The show opens September 9, with a special, invitational “Plus One” party for members and guests. All members are urged to come and bring a guest. Surprises are in store. Guest who sign up as new members during the party will get a 16 month membership, instead of the usual 12. Guests will have the opportunity to shop and bid in a fun filled SILENT AUCTION complete with a variety of items, ranging from fine art to some affordable surprises. During September, gallery hours have been extended on Friday and Saturday until 6 pm. For more information stop by or call the Mena Art Gallery.
In 1946, SouthWest Artists, Inc. was organized in order to provide a place for the enjoyment, development and appreciation of the arts for every citizen of Polk County. From children’s classes to the most professional national shows, there is something at the Mena Art Gallery for everyone and everyone is welcomed. We invite you to come in often and enjoy the ever changing exhibits there.