2017 Fall Art Show

Harlin Museum, West Plains, MO
Sponsored Local Businesses & Hosted By The James P. Harlin Foundation Board
(This will be a Juried Art Show)

Entry Dates

Friday and Saturday, September 15 & 16, 2017, 12 noon to 4 pm at the Harlin Museum in the Hathcock Gallery, 405 Worcester Ave, West Plains, MO 65775, 417-256-7801.

Entry Fee

1 painting – $20.00, 2 paintings – $35.00, 3 paintings – $45.00, 4 paintings – $50. Make check payable to the Harlin Museum. Artists can only enter 4 paintings.

There will not be entry categories

All two dimensional art will be accepted to include Oil; Water medium (includes: acrylic, gouache, regular watercolor and watercolor pencils); Mixed medium/collage; Pastel; Graphics (includes: pencil, graphite, charcoal, ink, linocut, and colored pencil. There will be over $1,000.00 awarded in prize money to be given out to entrants. Prizes will include but limited to awarding the overall Best of Show and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention Prizes; there will also be Memorial Awards, Purchase Awards, Artistic Encouragement Awards and a People’s Choice Award.


All paintings must be original works of the artist entering. No Copies. All work must be done in the last 4 years and not previously shown in Harlin Museums Competition Art Show Exhibits. All work must be either framed or gallery wrapped canvas with wire and eye-screws for hanging. No Saw-tooth Hangers. All acrylic and oils must be dry. Watercolor, ink, graphics, and pastel (all works on paper) must be under glass. Any subject that can be presented to school children will be accepted. Size Limit: No larger than 36 X 48 inches.


The meet and greet social for the artists will be held Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 2 pm. The Ribbons & prize money and special awards will be awarded at the reception, by the Harlin Museum Board President, Gladys Morris and the paintings will be released at 3pm, and the museum closes at 4 pm. Paintings may be picked up at the museum the following week Tuesday through Friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm.


The Harlin Museums Fall Art Show is sponsored by local businesses and the Museums Harlin 100 Patrons and the James P. Harlin Foundation Museum Board members. Proceeds after expenses will go towards the Harlin Museum Maintenance and creating a controlled environment storage area for the Permanent collection.

Points of Contact

Gladys Morris, Harlin Museum’s Board President, 417-255-0920, gmorris@centurylink.net
Barbara Elgin, 417-293-4112, elginglen@yahoo.com
Randy Connell, 417-204-3266, rconnell@technid.com