Friday Night Is For Downtown Stroll On The Square

The Harlin Museum will be open special hours this Friday evening, July 12th, from 12 pm until 8 pm, as a part of the Downtown Stroll On the Square. This is an event sponsored by West Plains Downtown Revitalization, a non-profit effort whose mission is to encourage patronage of businesses located in West Plains’ downtown district around the town’s historic Courthouse Square. Visitors will have the opportunity to take in Hathcock Gallery’s current art exhibit, “Harlin Museum presents: The Permanent Collection,” while enjoying complimentary drinks & hors d’oeuvres. This event is free and open to the public. Come peruse the selection of the specialty stores on the square, take in the eclectic Permanent Collection at the museum, and end your evening over a cup of joe and a pastry at 10/40 Coffee. We’ll see you there!

As Spring 2019 Arrives, Learn the Art of Nature Journaling w/ Upcoming Harlin Museum Workshop April 27th & 28th

Join local instructor, Wendy Ziegler, on Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th, 2019 for our 2-Day Plein Air Nature Journaling Workshop & Nature Walk!

Nature journaling (sketchbook journaling) is the art of recording the natural world in its own environment; sketching in detail and recording information about plants, animals, mountains, and landscapes to use as a reference or for instances when it cannot be captured in detail by a camera.

This workshop’s emphasis will be on learning how to look closely at nature while observing with a keen eye and recording what you see in detail.  The cost for the workshop is $40, if you pre-register before April 20th, or $50, if you register after April 20th. The cost will cover instruction & student grade materials that will be provided to use during the workshop, however, you are encouraged to bring your own supplies. You can find a list of required supplies here.

The indoor part of the workshop will be in the Lower Level Classroom Space of the Harlin Museum on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The Nature Walk portion to practice your skills will be on Sunday from 1 pm to 3 pm at Galloway Park. It is recommended that all wear walking shoes and comfortable weather-appropriate clothing for the outdoor portion. Of course, participants are invited to bring their own lunch or snacks for either portion of the workshop.

If you are interested in signing up for this workshop or would like more information, you may contact either the instructor, Wendy Ziegler, by email at wendyzieglerservices@gmail.com or Harlin Board member, Gladys Morris, at 417-255-0920 or by email at info@harlinmuseum.com

IMPORTANT: Please pre-register to attend ASAP for the best value and so that set-up spacing, and materials can be verified ahead of time.  Registering and paying in advance guarantees your space in the workshop.

 

May 2019 Exhibit Announcement: Harlin’s Annual Photography Show Competition

We are pleased to announce that the exhibit in the Hathcock Gallery for the month of May 2019 will be our annual Photography Show Competition!  If you, or someone you know, is interested in photography and would like to enter, please read the guidelines below:

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Harlin Museum’s 2019 Photography Show Competition

Exhibit Dates: May 2nd – 26th, 2019

(OPEN TO ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS AGE 16 & OVER)

Entry Dates

Friday, April 26th, 2019 from 12 pm – 6 pm & Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 12 pm – 4 pm in the Hathcock Gallery of Harlin Museum

Entry Fee

1 photograph -$15.00, 2 photographs – $25.00, 3 photographs – $30.00, 4 photographs – $35.00
Photographers may enter a maximum of 4 photographs. Cash or check only; make checks payable to the Harlin Museum.

Entry Categories

  1. Black & White
  2. Color

Prizes

  • Best of Show – $100.00
  • 1st place per category – $75.00
  • 2nd place per category – $50.00
  • 3rd place per category – $25.00

 

Guidelines

All photographs must be original works of the photographer entering. All works must not have been previously exhibited in the Harlin Museum’s Photography Show.  Photographs must be no smaller than 8” x 10” and no larger than 24” x 30” matted and framed under glass.  Photographs must be framed and ready with wire and eye-screws for hanging.  No Saw-tooth Hangers. Artists may offer their photographs for sale. Sales commissions are split between the artist & the museum 80/20.

 

Awards Reception

The Awards Reception will be held Saturday, May 25th, 2019, from 12 pm to 4 pm, starting with a meet & greet social for the photographers, their families, and their friends, followed by the awards ceremony at 3 pm, where the ribbons, prize money, and special awards will be presented by members of the Harlin Museum Board. Entries will be released after the awards presentation.  Entries may be picked up at the museum at any time the following week during regular business hours.

 

Sponsors

The 2019 Harlin Museum Photography Show Competiton is sponsored and hosted by the Harlin Museum Board.  Proceeds after expenses go towards the museum’s maintenance and the sponsorship of future shows and activities

Points of Contact
Gladys Morris, 417-255-0920, gmorris@centurylink.net
Vicki Martin, v.martin@harlinmuseum.com

Learn the Basics of Crochet at Saturday, March 23rd Workshop w/ Angela Bullard

Instructor Angela Bullard

Join us for a fun craft workshop where participants will learn the basics of crocheting and receive one-on-one instruction to crochet their very own scarf! Cost is $20.00/person; must reserve a spot in advance. Students will need to provide their own supplies; you can find a list of them here: https://harlinmuseum.com/event/workshop-basics-of-crocheting-w-angela-bullard/

HARLIN’S 2019 HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW DISPLAYS FIERCE YOUNG TALENT

Winners from left to right: Amy Copen, Andrew Holden, Sarah Lyn Wilson, Leslie Myrick, & Eric Lee Rudolph

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

 

If February’s High School Art Show at the Harlin Museum was any indication of the capability of today’s youth to take art to the next level, we would say that the future is definitely something worth looking forward to! Students from Southern Missouri area high schools entered the best of their recent work to the museum’s annual competition show, filling the gallery with professional-quality graphite sketches, white & black charcoal and scratch art masterpieces, colorfully diverse acrylics, and inventive three-dimensional pieces of both sculpture and yarn craft.

Students from West Plains High School, Cabool High School, Liberty High School, Thayer High School, and even a few who home-school, participated in the competition show, earning ribbons and monetary prizes for Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and also several honorable mentions. For many of the students, this was their first competitive show and they drew their inspiration from a variety of sources, including nature, sports, television & film media, fantasy, celebrity; and the human form. However, one source seemed to truly be at the heart of their inspiration, encouraging them to hone their artistic skills and supporting their decision to enter the competition — their art teachers. The teachers of these students played an integral part in the experience, with many going out of their way to assist the students by accompanying them to the museum to both enter their art and to receive their awards, by showing them the ropes of proper art presentation by providing frames and aiding them in attaching picture wire for proper gallery hanging, and by celebrating and sharing their successes via social media.

The Harlin Museum’s High School Art Show Best of Show winner is Andrew Holden, a senior at Liberty Senior High School in Mtn. View, Missouri
The Best of Show winner, graphite pencil drawing titled, “Yee Haw”

The Best of Show award went to a Liberty Senior High School senior, Andrew Holden, for his graphite pencil drawing titled, “Yee Haw,” a portrait of a rodeo barrel racer in action atop his horse. The caliber of Andrew’s skill is so fantastic that many thought the drawing was actually a black & white photograph. Other winners included:

1st Place winners:

“Moon Eyes” (Mixed Medium) by Madison Newton of West Plains Senior High School 

“Cosmic Garden” (Mixed Medium) by Leslie Myrick of West Plains Senior High School

“White Iverson” (White Charcoal) by Sarah Lyn Wilson of Liberty High School

 

2nd Place winners:

“Lost Time” (Scratch Art) by Sarah Lyn Wilson of Liberty High School

“Self-Titled” (Mixed Medium) by Skyla Caldwell of Thayer High School

“The Sixties” (Ink Markers) by Gauge Jacobs of West Plains Senior High School

 

3rd Place winners:

“A Native Outlook on Modern Life” (Acrylic Paint) by Adriana Tharp of Thayer High School

“Daddy’s Hat” (Graphite Pencil) by Rebecca Brinkerhoff of Heritage Home School

“Ruth Ann” (Acrylic Paint) by Home School student Cassie Jankowski

And Honorable Mention winners include:

“Body Language” (Colored Pencil) by Eric Lee Rudolph of Liberty Senior High School

“Gourd On” (Clay) by /Madison Donnaley of Cabool High School

“On the Streets of Scotland” (Acrylic Paint) by Home-Schooled student Cassie Jankowski

Lightning Strikes” (Acrylic Paint) by Emily Wood of Thayer High School

“Mind” (Colored Pencil) by Aspen Burton of Thayer High School

“Debbie” (Colored Pencil) by Emily Wood of Thayer High School

“Strong Love” (Charcoal) by Caitlyn Basham of Liberty Senior High School

“Fishy Face” (Graphite Pencil) by Amy Copen of Liberty Senior High School (which also won the People’s Choice Award)


Other entries from area students included:

“Arionna” (Graphite Pencil) by Ashley Neagle, “Letter A” (Tempera) by Jackie Mayo, “Self-Portrait” (Graphite Pencil) by Nicole Coats, “Reflections” (Watercolor) by Madison Newton, “Blake Lively” (Mixed Medium) by Hannah Collins, and “Dad” (Mixed Medium) by Kendra Collins, all of West Plains Senior High School. (pictured in listed order below)


“Kraken” (Yarn) by Madison Forseca of Cabool High School (pictured below)


“Three Stooges” (B&W Charcoal) by Amy Copen, “Emotionless” (Graphite Pencil) & “Forgetting to Forget” (Charcoal) both by Abigail Reese, “Stetson Rich” (Pen & Ink) & “Saturdays Are For Girls” (Charcoal) by Timberly Richison, “Jim” (Graphite Pencil) by Andrew Holden, “While We’re Still Here” (Watercolor) by Eric Lee Rudolph, “Like Father, Like Son” (White Charcoal) by Madison Smith, “Shattered” (Graphite Pencil) by Marcy Grendan, all of Liberty Senior High School (pictured in listed order below)


“Simplicity” (Pen & Ink) & “Trip” (Colored Pencil) by Shelby Coursey, “The Wanderer” (Pen & Ink) by Skyla Caldwell, “Majestic Bubbles” (Colored Pencil) & “Hiding Crocodile” (Colored Pencil) both by LaCrysta Adams, “Paris” (Pen & Ink) & “Scarberd” (Pen & Ink) both by Skylar Todd, “ Young & Beautiful (Colored Pencil) by Yana Hanchuruk, & “Queen” (Graphite Pencil) by Aspen Burton, all of Thayer High School (pictured in listed order below)

HARLIN MUSEUM’S 2019 HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW: ENTRY DATES JANUARY 26th & 27th

HARLIN MUSEUM’S 2019 HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW COMPETITION 

** SPONSORED & HOSTED BY THE JAMES P. HARLIN FOUNDATION & THE HARLIN MUSEUM BOARD **

(COMPETITION OPEN TO PUBLIC, PRIVATE, & HOME-SCHOOLED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT ARTISTS)

HARLIN MUSEUM, 405 WORCESTER AVE.,  WEST PLAINS, MO 65775

EXHIBIT WILL BE ON  DISPLAY IN HATHCOCK GALLERY DURING HIGH SCHOOL ART SHOW EXHIBITION, FEBRUARY 1st – 23rd, 2019

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Entry Fee: $5.00 per Artwork item.  Cash or checks are acceptable. Make checks payable to the Harlin Museum.

Entries Acceptable: Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork will be accepted for the High School Art Show.  Entry limit – only 2 pieces of artwork per artist

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Prize Awards: Prize money and ribbon awards will be given to the competition winners.  For overall Best of Show – $100.00, for each 1st place – $50.00, 2nd place – $30.00 and 3rd place – $25.00; and a ribbon only for the People’s Choice award. There will be three prizes each for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  All entries will be evaluated for artistic quality, integrity, and presentation and must meet the below display guidelines for prize awards.

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Guidelines:  All two-and three-dimensional artwork accepted into this show must follow the entry guidelines. Artwork must be original works of the entered artist. No Copies.  All work must have been completed in the last 2 years and not previously shown in any of the Harlin Museum’s competition art show exhibits.  All two-dimensional work must be either framed or 1.25″ 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/Plexiglas.  No snap together plastic frames. All three-dimensional artwork must have its own support base if it cannot be set on a table for display or hung by traditional framed artwork methods.  All sculptured wall hanging must have its own hanging bracket with wire attached for display. Any subject that can be presented to younger children is acceptable.  Size Limit:  No larger than 36 X 48 inches.

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Reception:  A meet & greet social for the students, teachers, family and friends of the artists will be held Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Ribbons, prize money and special awards will be presented at the reception at 2 pm by the Harlin Museum Board President. Paintings will be released at 3 pm, until the museum closing at 4 pm.  Unclaimed paintings may be picked up at the museum the following week, Thursday and Friday, from 12 noon to 6 pm or Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 4 pm.

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Entries Posted for Sale:The Harlin Museum offers artist’s the opportunity to sell their work while it hangs in the gallery. A percentage of all commissions received on sales made during the show will be split between the Harlin Museum & the artist (20/80). 

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Point of Contact:  Gladys Morris, Harlin Museum Board President, 417-255-0920, info@harlinmuseum.com.

 

An Ozark Art Form Come Alive: Quilts Dominate the Harlin Museum’s 2019 Textile & Quilt Show Competition

January in Southern, MO started off pleasant and sunny for wintertime but turned a little colder (and more treacherous) just in time for the opening of our 2019 Textile & Quilt Show at the museum. Opening weekend, we had inclement winter weather (read: ice) in our forecast, forcing us to close the museum Friday & Saturday, Jan. 11th & 12th, and to postpone our very first Gala Night @ the Museum for the 2019 season, which was to feature a “Bed Turning” demonstration to compliment the show.

However, as the saying goes – the show must go on!  Although the weather affected our number of visitors for the show’s opening, it didn’t affect the number of entries we received for the exhibit’s display. Boasting a full gallery of locally-created pieces of textile art and original quilts, our first show of the year is a dazzling display of creativity in this most-beloved Ozark art form.

2019 Best of Show winner by Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO.

The Best In Show prize was awarded to Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO for her entry, “Stack & Wack”, a lovely and bright pink cotton quilt which was created using the quilting method of the same name, which you can read more about here. The quilt was both pieced together and quilted by machine.

 

 

 

 

The 2019 blue ribbon 1st place winner by Linda Ramsey of Houston, MO.

 

Our 1st place blue ribbon was awarded to quilter Linda Ramsey of Houston, MO for her entry, “Dreams of Winter”, a machine pieced and quilted strip-style quilt with an appliqued snowman figure. You can learn more about the strip-quilting method here.

 

Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO placed a second time this year (2019) with this red ribbon 2nd place quilt.

 

The 2nd place entry, “Hunter Star”, another creation by Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO, is a rich burgundy & gold featuring the popular eight-pointed star style pattern of the same name. To learn more about creating your own Hunter’s Star-style quilt, you can follow our link here.

 

 

3rd place was awarded to Shirley Earls of West Plains, MO for her entry, “Log Cabin Dots” a lovely multicolor quilt using the log cabin technique to create the dotted pattern on the quilt. You can learn the basics of this technique here.

 

Shirley also donated a second patchwork quilt in hues of purple, pink, and green against a white background for the museum to give away as the prize in a fundraising quilt raffle. Tickets to enter the raffle are 1 – $1.00, 6 – $5.00, an arm’s length of tickets (so be sure to send someone with long arms to get your tickets!) – $10.00, and enough tickets to stretch from fingertip to fingertip (again, send those long-armed people to get your tickets for the most chances!) for $20.00.

 

2019 Quilt Raffle Donation from Shirley Earls, West Plains, MO.

The winning ticket will be drawn on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14th, 2019.  All proceeds will be used for the wintertime utilities & ongoing maintenance of the Harlin Museum. You can visit the fundraiser page on Facebook here.


Honorable Mention awarded to Alma Martin of Mountain Home, AR.
The second Honorable Mention award to Cindy Pirch, West Plains, MO for her knitted entry, “Button Blue.”

 

 

 

Two Honorable Mentions were also given out for this show; the first, to Alma Martin of Mtn. Home for her freestyle design quilt, “Springtime in Bloom” which features a centered house design & rows of brightly-colored two-pointed tulips.

The second Honorable Mention ribbon was awarded to Cindy Pirch of Summersville, MO for her knitted entry, “Button Blue”, a matching royal blue set of knit scarf, hat, and headband.

 


 

Along with all the individual entries, the exhibit in the gallery also includes interesting antique sewing implements, including an antique wooden spinning wheel from the museum’s permanent collection, along with other heirloom quilt tops and crocheted pieces, antique sewing accessories, and antique quilts & coverlets.  Be sure to stop by before the exhibit closes!

The Quilt & Textile Show will be displayed in the Hathcock Gallery of the museum until the Artist’s Awards Reception at 2pm on January 26th.   All winners are encouraged to attend so that they may be awarded their ribbons & accompanying prizes, as well as having their photo taken for our official record of the event. The museum is open Thursday & Friday, 12pm-6pm and Saturday & Sunday, 12pm-4pm.

 

 

HARLIN MUSEUM’S 2019 QUILT & TEXTILE COMPETITION SHOW BEGINS JANUARY 10th

The Harlin Museum of West Plains, MO will have a textile competition show January 10th-26th, 2019. Entry is open to all textile artists 18 & older.

HARLIN MUSEUM’S 2019 QUILT & TEXTILE COMPETITION SHOW

** SPONSORED & HOSTED BY THE JAMES P. HARLIN FOUNDATION & THE HARLIN MUSEUM BOARD **

(OPEN TO TEXTILE ARTISTS 18 YEARS & OLDER)

HARLIN MUSEUM, WEST PLAINS, MO 65775

EXHIBIT WILL BE ON DISPLAY JANUARY 10th – 26th, 2019

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Entry Dates:  Friday and Saturday, January 4 & 5, 2019, 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 entry – $20.00, 2 entries – $30.00, 3 entries – $35.00, 4 entries $40.00; Payable to the Harlin Museum. Artisans can only enter 4 items.

Entry Categories:  Artisans and crafters can enter a full range of different types of textile items to include but not limited to quilts and afghans; crocheted & hand knitted articles, embroidery, and handwoven items; and handmade textile apparel. Items may not be displayed by categories, but by museum design to best display/show the entries.

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Prizes:  Ribbons and prizes will be awarded for overall best of show and 3 each 1st, 2nd, and 3rd and 6 honorable mentions.  The prizes will consist of Best of Show – Gift Basket or Gift Certificate worth $50.00 and Gift Certificates for each of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There will not be any particular categories for the Prizes Awards given.  Prized will be awarded on artistic craftsmanship.

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Guidelines:  All entries must be original works of the artists entering. All work must not have been previously shown in Harlin Museum past exhibits.  All entries that need special support to display item must have the support base accompanying the article.  Large quilts will be hung against the wall with butterfly clips. Smaller quilts and quilted wall hangings will be hung on panels.  Tables will be available to display smaller textile items and items that cannot be hung. Designer clothing must have the proper hangers to assist in displaying the items. All hangers and display supports will be returned to owners at the end of the show with their entries.

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Reception:  The meet and greet social for the artisans will be held Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 12 noon to 3pm, the awards will be presented at  2 pm, by the Harlin Museum Board President.  All entries will be released at 3pm, and the museum closes at 4 pm.  Entries may be picked up at the museum the following week Tuesday through Friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm.

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Entries Posted for Sale:  The Harlin Museum will take 20% commission on the posted price of any sales during the show at the museum.

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Points of Contact:  Cindy McLean, 417-274-6184, mclean1389@centurylink.net

December 2018 Model Railway Gardens & Winter Art Exhibit

Kick off your 2018 holiday season with a trip to the Harlin Museum!

Bring the kids, bring your guests, bring some friends! Bring everyone to see our beautiful holiday decorations, winter art & historic Ozarks railroad map display, and elaborate Christmas-themed model train gardens. It’s an enchanting display that fascinates both children & adults alike.  A must see stop on your fun-holiday-things-to-do list!

Admission is free & open to the public during our NEW museum hours:

Thursday & Friday: 12 noon – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday: 12 noon – 4pm