News & Views
Pictures by the People
The 35th Annual “Pictures By The People” is open to the public and is now on exhibit at the Margaret Harwell Art Museum in Poplar Bluff August 7 - August 28, 2022.
Congratulations to our winners!
BEST IN SHOW/PURCHASE AWARD:
Dan Jackson, "Spokes"
First: Amanda Vasquez, "Anticipation"
Second: Ethan Hoggard, "Painted Bunting Singing"
Third: Dan Jackson, "Fountain Fun"
Jessica Harris, "Bastion of Hope"
Jennifer Coffer, "Too Cool"
Jerrica Harris, "Generational Beauty"
Gary Garner, "Enjoying Bear Grass in the Glacier"
Barb Bailey, "Aster & Artichokes"
Aaron Horrell,"Lost Cypress #5"
Vic Russell, "The Shadow"
James Sisk "Late Summer Sunset"
Lynda Nobles, "Over 'n Under"
Amanda Vasquez, "True Country Love"
Elizabeth Enochs, "Boyhood in Bunthang"
Aaron Badgely' "Ollie"
First: Ella Rushin, "Doc's Medicine Cabinet"
Second: Palyn Patrick, "Step it Up"
Third: Olivia Jones, "Hard Days Work"
Etta Parks, "Treasures"
Mollie Parks, "Etta"
Clinton Shumate "Teton Views"
Selfie: Palyn Patrick (Junior), "Step it Up
Patriotic: Corey Matthews, "Classic American Youth"
Wildlife/Nature: Ethan Hoggard, "Eyes on You"
Black and White: Dan Jackson, "El Cap in October
Architecture: Amanda Vasquez, "The Historic Rodgers"
Cutest Pet: Madison Christian (Junior), "Skittles"
Plein Air & Family Fun Festival
Artists of all ages and walks of life joined us for the Plein Air & Family Fun Festival over 4 days. Thank you to all who came out!
Plein Air Art Festival
Thank you to all who participated in the Plein Air Art Festival! Here are the results!
Congratulations to the winners of the 22nd Annual Juried Regional High School Art Exhibit
BEST IN SHOW:
“SANTA” by Mattilyn Grace Stacy, Poplar Bluff Home Schooled $200.00
1. “GLASS” Mattilyn Grace Stacy, Poplar Bluff, Home Schooled $50.00
2. “Alien” Mattilyn Grace Stacy, Poplar Bluff, Home Schooled $35.00
3. “When He Comes Back, it will be as a Lion” Elizabeth Arnold,
Richland High School $25.00
HM: “Rocket Layne”, Elizabeth Arnold, Richland High School.
HM: “Sun in the Palm of My Hand”, Aaliyah Simmons, Malden
1. “Glamor” Rachel Lin, Dexter High School $50.00
2. “Chris Hemsworth”, Connor Miller Greenville High School $35.00
3. “Mr. Freedom”, Madeline Johnson, Poplar Bluff high School $25.00
HM: “Feathered Serpent”, Leslie Stover, Malden High School
HM: “Untitled” Kate Northern, Farmington High School
HM: “Portrait with Name Zendaya” Avlyn Fletcher, Neelyville High School.
1. “Peaceful Sleep”, Kate Northern, Farmington R7 $50.00
2. “Untitled” Nora Berkbigler, Farmington R7 $35.00
3. “Scrap Camera” Zach Davis, Neelyville HS $25.00
1. “Seaside Yarn” Alyssa Whilman, Poplar Bluff High $50.00
2. “Flowing Sea” Leney Minks, Poplar Bluff High $35.00
1. “Marilyn” Rachel Lin, Dexter High School $50.00
2. “You Tuber” Gerica Harris, Dexter High School $35.00
3. “Flowers From My Loss” Allie Pulliam, Bernie High School $25.00
HM : “Untitled” Kate Northern, Farmington High School.
1. “Untitled” Caleb Deason, Farmington High School $50.00
2. “Echo” Savannah Despain, Greenville HS $35.00
3. “”Top of the Day” Kooyman, Malden High School $25.00
HM: “Expedition” Addyson Shipman, Neelyville High School
HM: “Harvest Festival” Savannah Despain, Greenville High School
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.
Elementary Art K-8 - Invitational Art Exhibit
The Black History of Southeast Missouri Through Art Opening Reception
"The Black History of Southeast Missouri Through Art" is on display February 5 - 28. The opening reception has was held February 12, 2022 from 6 pm - 8 pm. It featured pieces special to the show and some in the museum's permanent collection.
Cork & Fork Festival
It was a beautiful crisp fall evening for our Cork & Fork event! Great music, a delicious meal and great company.
Dean Mitchell Opening Reception
As we all gathered to celebrate the work of Dean Mitchell, we had no idea we were in for a story of forgiveness and love. Thank you, Dean, for sharing your time and your story with us.
Great Crowd for PB Artists' Guild Opening Reception
Thank you to all who came out to support our amazing local artists!
Winners of 2021 PB Artists' Guild
Congratulations Leslie Eby, Best in Show and Peoples' Choice!
“Silas A. Pimento”. Oil on Canvas. Click through the slideshow to see all first place winners.
Leslie Eby: “Silas A. Pimento”. Oil on Canvas.
Yevgeny Sokolov: “1948”
Tara Brown: “Be Yourself”
Leslie Eby: “Silas A. Pimento”. Oil on Canvas.
MHAM Director Steve Whitworth - exhibit opens at TRC Tinnin Center
January 24th - February 14th
Steve is honored to exhibit his artwork at Three Rivers College. he received his AA there, and earned his BFA from MO State. His work will be on display in the Tinnin Center Art Gallery from Jan 24th - Feb 14th. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, January 6th from 1-3 pm. Steve welcome you to hear his lecture at noon, on Friday, Jan 24th in the Plaster Bldg, Rm 108, at TRC.
Winners of 2019 PB Artists' Guild
Alex Nicolini wins Best in Show! Click through the slideshow to see all first place winners.
Paul Jackson Mural Project Complete
August 18, 2018
You've got to see it to believe it! Click the image to see KFVS news clip about the project. NOTE: Artist Paul Jackson is actually being interviewed, not Director Steve Whitworth.
July Children's Art Camp
July 23rd, 2018
We had an incredible turnout for our July class with a whopping 18 attendees!
Artist Paul Jackson coming to Poplar Bluff
June 9, 2019
Internationally renowned watercolorist, Paul Jackson will be conducting a workshop from July 8 through July 12! Paul will take all skill levels and take each student from beginners to masters. You'll either learn from the beginning or enhance your skills. Register at the Museum between 12 and 4 daily. Imagine learning technigues, materials, and vision from the master. Paul has been recognized or won almost every award there is in the watercolor world. He has conducted workshops all over the world. He will also be conducting a large community mural project from July 13 through 25! There will be an opening reception on July 7 from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. for his exhibit. His exhibit will run from the 7th of July till August 26. Class fee is $495.00 per student. Register at the museum between 12 and 4 daily.
Children's June Art Camp
June 29, 2018
13 children attended the Summer Art Camp for June, including:
Lex Cross, Jamison KuyKendall, Kaili Hoyt, Bailey Wright, Claire Johnson, Palyn Patrick, Corbin Murrell, Ireland Byrne, Kate Bynre, Gabbie Villasana, Isaac, Cato, Audrey Cato, Jax Walker and Luke Berger. Students explored Sandpaper Chalking, Fabric Doodling, Torn Paper Landscapes, Newspaper Cityscapes (collaboration piece), Observation Replication, Salt Painting and exploratory freestyle. It was a fun week! Special thanks to Cyndi Keel, art camp instructor substitute.
Mother / Daughter Tea
May 20, 2018
The Docents of MHAM hosted a beautiful High Tea for Mother's and Daughters in celebration of Mother's Day. Cakes, pastries, punch and of course, Tea, were served so elegantly. Many wore beautiful hats and gloves for the occasion. Mr Starnes played the house piano as entertainment.
Watercolor Artist teaches class
June 9, 2019
Barbra Ashley Ross, the winner of Best of Show at the 2017 P.B. Artists Guild Show, will be teaching a beginners watercolor class on April 9, 16,23, and 30 (Monday nights) from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 or later. Cost is $100.00 per student, supplies Not furnished. A list of recommended will be given. Make plans now!
Friends Purchase painting of Margaret Harwell Art Museum
January 1, 2018
Billyo O'Donnell and Karen Glines presented an original painting of the Margaret Harwell Art Museum Dec 5th during a reception for the opening night of 3 Decades of Art exhibit. Friends of MHAM purchased the painting through an auction. The work of art is featured in the artists' book Painting Missouri along with paintings from every county in the State of Missouri. You can see this and many other beautiful paintings now on display through January. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Friends Gift Shoppe for $60.
Winners of PB Artist Guild '17
June 9, 2019
Congratulations to all of winners! Thank you to every artist who entered their masterpieces and represented an incredible group of artisans in Southeast Missouri.
Rose Anne Huck honored with Women In Art award
Sept 30th, 2017
The Daughters of the Revolution presented Rose Anne Huck with the National Women in Art Award for her generosity and support as an accomplished painter and graphic artist Rose Anne Huck is a current member of the MHAM Board of Directors and resident of Poplar Bluff.
Gregg Jones Book Presentation
Sept 30th, 2017
On Sept 30th - A rapt audience listened to renowned Pulitzer finalist Gregg Jones recount his path as a journalist and author. Gregg Jones is a previous resident and graduate of Poplar Bluff Senior High, class of 1977.
3rd Annual Fork & Cork Festival celebrates record attendance
Sept 23rd, 2017
Director Steve Whitworth stated over 150 guests attended this year's Fork & Cork Festival setting a new record in ticket sales for the event. Catered by Tasteful Creations, the menu was upgraded to a full plate of assorted items compared to the previous year's Cork & KaBob. Friends of the Margaret Harwell Art Museum coordinated the event which included a Wine Bottle Grab Bag, Silent Auction and entertainment by The Millstones.