Southwest Artists 2023 Small Works National Competition

Show Dates                                                 May 3 to June 23, 2023

Unsold work returned                                  June 28, 2023

Southwest Artists was founded at the end of World War II to help heal the wounds of war.  Today we are still faced with challenges, but our National competitions are continuing to flourish and sales of works have increased.  The shows will continue to be held at our Mena Arkansas Art Gallery.  Located in the heart of the Ouachita Mountains and National Forest, in the Art District at the foot of Rich Mountain and the start of the Talimena National Scenic Byway, the area is a Plein Air painter and photographer’s paradise. Our goal remains to assemble paintings that represent the best 2-dimensional art in North America.


Mena is so fortunate to have National Shows of this magnitude come to our little town. Do not miss the opportunity to visit and experience the artwork from all across the country.