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Winners in Mena Art Gallery’s Ouachita Expressions


This year’s Ouachita Expressions art competition brought out some exceptional work by Arkansas artists. Here are the award winners:

Best of Show: Jim Brace – “Greers Ferry Lake”

Works on Paper:

1st – Tiffany Lane – “A Place in the Sun”

2nd – Gilda Meyers – “Un-Spoken”

3rd – Judith Cantrell – “Lincoln’s Sparrows”

H.M. – Barbara Holdeman – “Hershey”

Works on Canvas:

1st – Carol Flori – “Master and Commander”

2nd – Carolyn MacMahon – “Early Autumn at New Forest”

3rd – Judith Cantrell – “The Stalk”

H.M. – Carol Sheets – “Onita”


1st – Jo Eldridge – “Whiskers”

2nd – Celestra Myers – “Reaching for the Light”

3rd – Patricia Trulock – “Remember”

H.M. – Lowell Thomas – “Lake Milwood in the Fog”


1st – Marvin Gentry – “Nature Finds A Way”

2nd – Jane Brace – “Waterfall”

3rd – Lynn Greenwade – “Yellow Flower Toad House”

H.M. – Jim Brace – “Pan Fish”

Yankee Clipper Award: Gilda Meyers – “Sistas”

Memorial Award (Jimmie Smith) Ouachita Artists, Mt. Ida: Linda Godbold – “Proud Zeke”

Domestic Cat Awards: Niki Dempsey – “Cat Pillow”

Susan Sebren – “Mosaic Siamese”

The Ouachita Expressions work will be on display through the month of August during regular gallery hours of 11 am to 2 pm Tuesdays and 10 am to 3 pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.

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