There will be a plein air workshop, two plein air paintouts, and a photoshoot, all connected with Mena Art Gallery’s 2016 National Juried Painting Competition.
The workshop, to be held at a beautiful lakeside estate near Mena on October 2 and 3, will be conducted by Dave Ivey, one of the artists in the 2015 painting competition. To get an idea of his style and lots of examples of his work, visit his website at http://daveivey.com/. For details on how to sign up, check out our webpage at http://theartoftheheartland.com.
The two days of plein air paintouts will be held at the same lakeside estate on October 1 and 2 with a wealth of scenes to choose from. These are sponsored this year by Oil Painters of America, one of the largest (over 4,000 members) and most prestigious art organizations in America. They are inviting their members in this region to participate in our paint out.
Our 2016 Photo Shoot, led by Betty Acheson, a talented local photographer who knows all the sweet spots, will be at Crooked Creek. To see what the location is like, search for “Crooked Creek, Arkansas” on the Internet and click on “More Photos.” We’ll leave Mena early enough on Sunday, October 2, to get the best light, and your $40 fee will include a box lunch.
To register for any of these, go to our website at http://theartoftheheartland.com.
And don’t forget the exhibit that goes with all of this: it will be on display at the gallery during the month of October with a reception from 6 to 8 pm on Friday, September 30. This year we have some fabulous work entered. It’s a chance to see world-class art without leaving Mena.