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SWA was founded in 1945 at the end of World War II to bring beauty back into the lives of people in a war weary world. It has become a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and has grown over the years. We now have two national juried competitions: Small Works and The Art of the Heartland.

Our goal for The Art of the Heartland show is to assemble the finest display of representational paintings made in America that display the best of American Art. The focus in the jury process will be to select paintings with the highest quality in workmanship, color, value, composition, style and diversity of subject matter and style. The juries will consist of three SWA professional artists.

Small Works has similar goals but is in a smaller format and includes non-representational art as well.

Eligible artist locations  include all of the United States, Canada and their possessions. Artists must be 18 years or older.
 





Visit Mena

THE SECOND SMALL WORKS EXHIBIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY
AT MENA ART GALLERY May 2 through May 26.

THE FOURTH ANNUAL ART OF THE HEARTLAND
EXHIBIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY AT MENA ART GALLERY
September 26 through October 27.


To see this and previous years' exhibits, click here

Mena Art Gallery,  607 Mena Street,  Mena, Arkansas

We are keeping the gallery open for extended hours during these
two exhibits so that you have more opportunities to see them.


Hours for Small Works are:

Tuesday, 11 am to 2 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm
Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays
  Hours for The Art of the Heartland are:

Tuesday, 11 am to 2 pm
Wednesday, 10 am to 3 pm
Thursday- Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday, noon to 5 pm
Closed Mondays





 
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