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White River Painting Exhibit Guidelines


In order to receive your registration forms to enter your painting, you must submit a photo (both front and back of the painting) along with painting dimensions.  This will allow us to have appropriate room for all the paintings and for us to determine if the painting fits the Ozarks theme. Once the painting photos and sizes are received/approved, the registration forms will be mailed or emailed to you. 

Photos may be either in digital format or a printed 4x6 (matte or glossy) photograph.  Please include your mailing address and an email address if you have one, so we may send your registration forms

Use one of the following addresses to submit your photos/dimensions or drop them by the museum in person:

Ralph Foster Museum
P. O. Box 17
Point Lookout, Missouri  65726


Submission rules:

Artist Eligibility:  Open to artists residing within the Ozarks Region.

Entry Fees:  $10.00 per painting, tax exempt with a limit of two entries.  (No charge for students with a school I.D.)


  1. Must represent the Ozarks Region.
  2. All paintings must be a paint medium applied to canvas/paper. (No digital paintings)
  3. Cannot be the product of a painting workshop.
  4. Must have been painted within the last two years.
  5. Cannot have been exhibited in a previous WRPS.
  6. Must be framed or have finished edges ready for hanging. (No saw tooth hangers – wire only)


  1. Photos of paintings will be accepted starting October 1, 2018.
  2. Registrations will be mailed/emailed out after photos are received.
  3. Registration forms and paintings must be delivered by November 1, 2018.
  4. White River Painting Show will run from November 12-December 15, 2018.
  5. Painting pickup will occur after the show closes December 17-21, 2018

Monetary Awards:

  • Best of Show ($200.00)
  • Second Place ($150.00)
  • Third Place ($100.00)
  • Honorable Mention ($50.00)

Awards will be selected by the White River Painting Show Juror.