Ralph Foster Museum

EXHIBIT: Edwards Art Gallery

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Winners have been chosen for the White River Painting Exhibit at College of the Ozarks.

Artists from the Ozarks were invited to submit paintings for the annual exhibit that opened to the public Nov. 15, and will run through Dec. 15, 2016, in Edwards Art Gallery at the Ralph Foster Museum at the College.

The winners are as follows:

  • First Place: “Gene at Work,” oil painting by Phil Dean from Harrison, Missouri
  • Second Place: “Morning on Table Rock Lake,” oil painting by Charles Summey from Springfield, Missouri
  • Third Place: “Thrill of the Hunt,” watercolor painting by Glenda Roberson from Branson, Missouri
  • Honorable Mentions:
    “The Kayaker,” encaustic mixed media painting by Laurie C. Tietjen from Ozark, Missouri
    “Born and Bred in the Ozarks,” watercolor painting by Sandra Strother from Marshfield, Missouri
    “A Scene from the Past,” watercolor painting by Lois Reeves from Springfield, Missouri
    “Old Country Church,” oil painting by Betty Johnson from Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    “Quiet Time,” watercolor painting by Sam Hull from Forsyth, Missouri
    “Window on the Farm,” oil painting by Karen Pugh from Branson West, Missouri

With approximately 100 paintings submitted each year, the annual event pays tribute to the extraordinary Ozarks heritage and expresses the museum’s continued mission of providing rich learning experiences about Ozarks culture through the arts.

Alison Demorotski, curatorial assistant at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, served as this year’s juror. Demorotski has a Master of Arts in photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University in Canada.

For more information about the White River Painting Exhibit, call Jeanelle Ash at (417) 690-2603, e-mail ash@cofo.edu.