Southwest Artists 2023 Small Works National Competition

Call for Entry opens                                  January 15, 2023

Call for Entry deadline                              March 22, 2023

Accepted work received by                    April 28, 2023

Show Dates                                                 May 3 to June 23, 2023

Awards Reception                                    May 6, 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.

SWA 2023 Small Works National Competition Prospectus A