The Harlin Museum of West Plains, MO is set to host its annual Annual High School Art Show & Young Artist Showcase and is calling for art submissions from all regional public, private, and home-schooled student artists in the 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grades.
Entry dates for the show’s competition will be Friday, March 3rd, and Saturday, March 4th from 12 pm – 4 pm at the museum.
Entry fees are $5.00 per piece. Guidelines for the competition can be found HERE.
The Young Artists Showcase is open to any artist 8th-grade-age or younger and allows younger artists to experience seeing their art on display in a professional gallery setting. Entries to the Young Artist Showcase are free; entry dates are the same as those for the high school competition.
The 2023 show will be displayed to the public in the museum’s Hathcock Gallery, February 10th – March 5th.
This year, the Harlin honors Gammill Sewing Systems/Gammill Quilting Machine Company and their founder, the recently deceased Ken Gammill, during our annual Fiber & Textile Arts Show.
The winners of the Competition Show have been announced below:
Best of Show has been awarded to Geraldine Richardson of Houston, MO for her Quilt Entry, “Hope”.
In the Quilting Category, first place has been awarded to Connie Workman of West Plains, MO for her charming brown quilt, “Silent Auction”. Ms. Workman was also awarded second place in the quilting category for her quilted coverlet, titled, “Leftovers”. Third place has been awarded to Elizabeth Rodrigues of West Plains, MO for her brightly-colored whimsical quilt, “Boxes”. And, both Honorable Mentions were awarded to Alma Pruett of Cabool, MO for her holiday-themed quilt, “Christmas Tree Farm”, and her red, white & blue entry, “Patriotic:”.
For the Yarn Craft Category, first place has been awarded to Sarah Redmond of Summersville, MO for her fashionable woven entry, “Shawl”. Second place winner is Fawn Cockrum of West Plains, MO for her crocheted entry, “Deer Table Runner”, and third-place has gone to the soft pink “Knit Baby Blanket” by Karin Lee of West Plains, MO.
In the Sewing/Thread Craft Category, first and second place have been awarded to Penny Brill of West Plains, MO for her entry “Prom Dress” and “Child’s Dress”, respectively. Louis Sheridan of West Plains, MO, won third place for her felting entry, “Spring In The Ozarks” and Honorable Mention for her mixed media entry created from her mother’s bridal gown, “The Wedding Dress”.
There were two awards in the Youth Category, with first place going to Glory Eskandar of West Plains, MO for her quilt entry, “Stripes Quilt” and second place going to Norah VanBibber of West Plains, MO for her arm knitting entry, “Afghan”.
Congratulations to all who entered! Visitors can see these entries and others on display in the Hathcock Gallery through February 5th.
The Harlin Museum is submitting a call for entries to their annual Fiber & Textile Arts Competition Show, which will be on display as the first event of the 2023 calendar year from January 13th – February 5th in the museum’s Hathcock Gallery. Entries will be accepted at the museum on Friday, January 6th, and Saturday, January 7th (12 pm-4 pm each day).
Entry fees for the competition will be 1 entry – $15.00; 2 entries – $25.00, 3 entries – $35.00, and 4 entries – $45. Enter 4 pieces and get a 5th entry FREE! There is a limit of 5 entries per artist. Cash, check. or cards are acceptable payment for entry fees. . Entries and entry fees are to be brought to the main gallery of the museum on the appointed days for drop-off and each entry must meet the given guidelines for acceptance into the competition portion of the show.
Submissions may include any item that was created using fibers or textiles, including examples of quilts/quilt art, afghans, crocheted & knitted articles, embroidery, hand-woven or machine-woven articles, felted wool projects, lacework, tatting, applique, handmade apparel from a pattern or personal design, beaded items, woven rope, canvas work (needlepoint, petit pointe, etc.), macramé, etc.
The guidelines for the competition are that any type of art or craft item that utilizes fiber or textile components as part of the piece is eligible to enter, all pieces must be the work of the artist entering the competition, and entries must not have been previously entered in a Harlin Museum Competition Show. All competition entries will be evaluated with a score that totals 25% for general appearance, 50% for construction, and 25% for artistic design. A complete list of all submission guidelines can be found HERE.
Any questions regarding eligibility or other inquiries can be emailed to the museum at or you may contact the museum directly at (417) 256-7801. We look forward to another exciting year of art and regional history at The Harlin! See you at the museum!