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69th Annual Poplar Bluff Artists Guild Juried Regional Art Exhibit Winners
First Place- Pastels

First Place- Pastels

"Mississippi Coastal Wetlands" by: Stephanie Letassy

First Place- Oils

First Place- Oils

"Nighthawks Through the Rear Window" by: Steve Whitworth

Best of Show

Best of Show

"Sunset Sycamore on the Current" by: Rose Anne Stanard

First Place - Mixed

First Place - Mixed

"Light Force" by: Adam Sobas

First Place - Fiber

First Place - Fiber

"Silver and Purple" by: Marj Hedstrom

First Place - Watercolor

First Place - Watercolor

"Bollinger Mill Antiques" by: Yvegeny Sokolov

First Place - Acrylic

First Place - Acrylic

"Follow the River" by: Ellie Ladyman

First Place 3-D

First Place 3-D

"Well Rounded" by: Adam Sobas

Cork & Fork 2022

Cork & Fork 2022, A Taste of Italy!

This event was $40/person or $35/ Friends Members. There was music by The Millstones and the event was catered by Tasteful Creations. 

Social Hour: 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Episcopal Church
Dinner: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Episcopal Church
Dessert and Music: 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at the museum.

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Carol Carter

Carol Carter's "Journey Back" was on display at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff September 10 - October 31, 2022

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Caleb Knodell Exhibit

The paintings of Caleb Knodell are characterized by a combination of surreal figuration and abstraction. They often exhibit particular color or mood backdrops with objective and nonobjective objects fluidly interacting in often funny, awkward or argumentative ways.

Knodell was born in 1987 in Poplar Bluff, MO. He has lived and studied internationally. Knodell apprenticed with renowned Norwegian figurative painter Odd Nerdrum. He has exhibited internationally in Spain. Caleb’s art will be on display through June 6.

Jessie Gargas Exhibit

The Margaret Harwell Art Museum is pleased to welcome Jessie Cargas to share her sculptural vision with us in June! Jesse’s 3-D work will compliment the paintings of Caleb Knodell, who’s work will remain on exhibit through June. Jessie was one of the artists featured in the “Art on the Move” program that had city governments rent or purchase original outdoor art all over the state. The Friends of Margaret Harwell rented “Galaxy” by Jessie.
They liked it so much, they bought it!

Current Exhibit

Carol Carter

Carol Carter's "Journey Back" is open to the public and is now on exhibit at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff September 10 - October 31, 2022

22nd Annual Juried Regional High School Art Exhibit

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Please join us for an opening reception Sunday, April 3, 2022 from 1:00-4:00 pm. The award presentation will be at 2:00 p.m. The 22nd Annual Juried Regional High School Art Exhibit will be on display April 5-24, 2022

Elementary Art K-8 - Invitational Art Exhibit

March 6, 2022 - March 27, 2022

Regional Elementary Art Classes were invited to showcase the art of their students. The exhibit will be on display through March 27. Enjoy engaging and unique creations from kindergarten to grade eight young artists.


The Black History of Southeast Missouri Through Art

February 5 - February 28, 2022

"The Black History of Southeast Missouri Through Art" is on display February 5 - 28. It features pieces special to the show and some in the museum's permanent collection. Contributors include Cory Matthews, Anthony Williams, George Young, Sally Ware and the internationally renowned Dean Mitchell.

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Dean Mitchell

November 6 - December 31, 2021

Please join us Saturday December 4, 2021 at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum to meet the artist, Dean Mitchell. We are honored to once again host the work of this remarkable artist. Dean's art will be on display at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum November 6 - December 31, 2021. 

Dean's first solo exhibit was at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff, MO. Since then he has gained national and international acclaim. His works are in the St. Louis Art Museum, The Nelson-Atkins and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, both in Kansas City, the Phoenix ARt Museum, and countless galleries and private collections across the country.


Exhibit sponsored by Commerce Bank.

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Annual Cork & Fork Art Festival

October 23, 2021

Please join us for our annual fundraising event to benefit the Margaret Harwell Art Museum.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 AT 6 PM – 9 PM. Tickets are available at Whitworth’s Gift Chest Jewelry and Margaret Harwell Art Museum.

Friends: $30/per person. •  Non-Friends: $35/per person.

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68th Annual Artists' Guild
Regional Juried Art Exhibit

October 3-31, 2021

This year, the exhibit will be held in October. It’s a month earlier than last year so get your pictures framed and ready for hanging. The opening date and reception/award presentation is Sunday, October 3rd, from 1:00 till 4:00 p.m. the exhibit will run through Sunday, October 31st.

Take-in day will be Saturday, September 25, from 10:00 a.m. till 4:00 p.m. at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum. Entries will be accepted prior to that date starting immediately, during regular museum hours. 

For only $25.00, artists may enter up to three works of art in eight categories. They are: Oil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Pastels, Mixed Media, 3-Dimensional, Fiber, and Graphic Arts. And this will also pay for your membership to the Poplar Bluff Artist Guild.

There will be ribbons and cash prizes: $200.00 Best-in-Show, $50.00, $25.00, and $15.00 for First Second, and Third in all eight categories.

As always, this prestigious event is sponsored by Commerce Bank, with additional funding by the Missouri Arts Council (MAC), a state agency.

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Ralph Freer & Mack Warren

July 2-25, 2021

Mack retired after his teaching career brought him to Three Rivers. He’s won numerous awards for his paintings, sculptures and photography. Mack has a gallery on Misty Lake Drive. He is also a musician, and a veteran, who played trumpet in the 62nd Army Band.

Ralph grew up in this area, then spent many years in Key West FL. He won first place at the 1996 Old Island Days Festival there and has won numerous awards since. His work is in collection in Germany, Canada as well as the US. His “Bobby Soxer” sculpture graces the Friends Sculpture Garden at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum. Ralph owns the Flying F Art Gallery on the old family farm 8740 Highway W, in the old family Country store.



Free Admission

Tue: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wed: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Thu: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Fri: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Sun: 1:00pm - 4:00pm

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