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

Fall Professional Art Show & Competition

Calling all artists!! Entry dates for the Fall Art Show are Friday & Saturday, September 21st & 22nd, 2018 

Get ready! The Harlin Museum’s Annual Fall Art Show is right around the corner.  This will be a juried show competition with all two dimensional art entries to be accepted including:

  • Oil
  • Water medium (includes: acrylic, gouache, regular watercolor and watercolor pencils)
  • Mixed medium/collage, to include original wood burning art and wood carved art wall hangings (depth not to extend more than 2.5 inches from the wall)
  • 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.  Amount of entries will determine categories.  Prizes will include awarding the overall Best of Show with a cash prize of $500 with ribbon.  Ribbons and prize money will be awarded for each of the three categories; 1st place – $100.00, 2nd place – $75.00, 3rd place – $50.00, plus Honorable Mentions ribbons.  Other prizes will include Memorial Awards, Purchase Awards, Artistic Encouragement Awards and a People’s Choice Award.

Entry dates for those who would like to participate in this year’s exhibition and competition will be this week, Friday & Saturday, September 21st & 22nd, 2018 from 12 noon to 4pm in the Hathcock Gallery of the Harlin Museum.

Entry Fee: 1 painting -$20.00, 2 paintings – $35.00, 3 paintings – $45.00, 4 paintings – $50.  Make checks payable to the Harlin Museum. Entry limit is 4 pieces per artist.

Guidelines:  All paintings must be original works of the entered artist. No Copies.  All work must have been done in the last 4 years and not previously shown in any Harlin Museum Competition Art Show Exhibits.  All 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.  Any subject that can be presented to school children will be accepted.  Size Limit:  No larger than 36 X 48 inches.  All entries will be evaluated for artistic quality, integrity, presentation, and must meet the above hanging guidelines to meet the juried entry process for acceptance into this show.

A meet and greet social & awards reception for the artists will be held Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Ribbons, prize money and special awards will be presented at the reception at 2pm by members of the Harlin Museum Board. Paintings will be released at 3pm. Unclaimed paintings may be picked up at the museum the following week, Wednesday through Friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm.

Art Presentation Workshop

Join us at the museum for an artist workshop that will help you present your art at it’s best! 

Learning how to properly present your art can make a prize-winning difference.

Harlin Board President Gladys Morris will be giving a class from 12 noon – 3pm on Wednesday, September 12th & again on Saturday, September 15th outlining the different ways you can improve the presentation of your art to make your masterpiece truly shine! 

Workshop will include:

  • Materials available to the DIY artist
  • Foal Points: How to draw the audience’s attention in, rather than distract from it
  • Choosing the right frame for your project; how to properly accent & compliment your artwork
  • Planning art to use standardized framing materials
  • Framing: the proper tools necessary to frame your own artwork
  • How to spruce up & reuse old frames from yard sales
  • What are gallery-wrapped frames and how to use them effectiely
  • Taking pride in your art: what the presentation of your art says about you as an artist

Cost for the workshop is $15 per person. All proceeds will go toward the operations & maintenance of the museum.

September 2018 – An Upcycled Art Exhibition by Paul McFarland

This single-artist pop art exhibition is a delight for the senses. 

An upcycled sculpture made from recycled plastic bottles

Diverse pieces ranging from recycled-material sculptures of giant insects, lion’s heads, & geometric mobiles to vibrantly painted landscapes and pencil-sketch portraits brought to life weave this artist’s web of creativity & imagination. On display in the Harlin Museum’s Hathcock Gallery until September 15th.  A MUST SEE!!!

This ant could eat us all! But fear not, he is merely for decoration. We hope.