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Art of the Heartland National Show

Sept 5 – Oct 31, 2020 2 dimensional art from across the United States. A truly prestigious show. Some of the works in this show are 36 inches square! You can see them all on this website in the Juried Show Gallery, but don’t deprive yourself of the enjoyment of

Christmas Gift Show

Nov 3 – Dec 24, 2020 Handmade items by local artists are available for sale. Get unique and one of a kind gifts! Entries due:  November 3, 2020 .

The Art of the Heartland Juried Competition

The Annual Art of the Heartland National Competition has grown to be one of the nation’s premiere shows for representational art.   It is an opportunity for advanced amateurs and professional artists across America to compete with their peers for cash awards in excess of $7,000, including a special $1,000 award

Small Works Juried Competition

The overwhelming success of the Art of the Heartland National Competition, combined with the trend toward building a collection of numerous small paintings that can be grouped in a limited space, prompted the formation in 2017 of the “Small Works National Competition.” This competition is an exciting one, filling the


Mena Art Gallery is a part of SouthWest Artists (SWA), a local non-profit 501(3)C organization which has been devoted to promoting the arts in Mena since 1945. We welcome your support. Take an art class, come to see our exhibitions, attend our monthly meetings, become a member of the association.


Donations in addition to the membership fees are accepted and appreciated. As we are a 501(3)C corporation, your donations to the gallery are tax deductible!  


Sponsoring Mena Art Gallery and SouthWest Artists, Inc. Mena Art Gallery/SouthWest Artists, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and would not be able to continue what we do without the financial help from our sponsors, donors and members. These donations help fund our programs and exhibits at the gallery. Click

Planned Giving

Planned giving is also referred to as gift planning or legacy giving. It enables philanthropic individuals to make larger gifts to charitable organizations than they could make from ordinary income. Leave a legacy for the Arts Ensure a community of the Arts for future generations. Remember Mena Art Gallery in