Gallery celebrated 75 years of SWA

The Mena Art Gallery presented the 2020 Ouachita Expressions Show  Diamonds are Forever 75th Anniversary of the Southwest Artists event on Saturday, March 7. 

During the evening, recognition was given to local and area supporters by Gilda Meyers as well as the distribution of numerous door prizes from generous donors. Henry Moreno spoke to attendees about the Southwest Arts 75th Anniversary followed by awards presented by Meyers. 

This year’s award recipients of the Ouachita Expressions Show were: Best of Show, Majestic Elk, Steven Knott; First Place, Two Cranes, Marvin Gentry; Second Place, Club Sandwich, Levi Holmes; and Third Place, Garden Times, Brittney Matthews. 

Honorable Mention was given to Nancy Youngblood for  Ranch Hands.

This year’s show was judged by Sheila Johnson.

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