Art of the Heartland National Juried Competition

SouthWest Artists' Mena Art Gallery

Entry Deadline: Aug. 15

607 Mena Street
Mena, AR 71953

This is the second Art of the Heartland National Juried Art Competiton. Artists from all states and territories of United States and Canada are invited to submit their work. The work juried into the exhibit will be on display from October 1 through October 31, 2016.

We will be awarding over $9,000 in cash awards: $4,000 1st, $2,000 2nd, $1,000 3rd, $1,000 Special Arkansas Artist Award. Other awards will be listed as they become available.

See for Prospectus and other details. Entries will be accepted between April 1, 2016 and August 15, 2016. Paintings juried into the exhibit can be shipped to arrive between August 27 and September 27, 2016. Local artists may deliver their work between September 20 and September 24, 2016.

To enter, go to or visit our webpage, where you will find a link to the Call for Entry system.

There are three professional artists who will select the entries to be accepted into the exhibit. Our judge of awards will be the world renowned Polish painter, Andre Pater. The international art world has declared him as the successor to the crown held by the late sporting artist, Sir Alfred Munnings.

National Juried Competition: paintings in pastel, oils, acrylics, watercolor.

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