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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212

November 17, 2017

Annual White River Painting Exhibit winners announced at Ralph Foster Museum

A Winter MorningFirst Place Winner, “A Winter Morning,” watercolor painting by Lois Reeves

Off the Beaten PathSecond Place Winner, “Off the Beaten Path,” acrylic painting by Yun Kim

Fishing LessonThird Place Winner, “Fishing Lesson,” watercolor painting by John L. Younts

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — Winners for the White River Painting Exhibit have been announced and the artwork is currently on exhibit through Dec. 16 in the Edwards Art Gallery at the Ralph Foster Museum at College of the Ozarks.

Artists from the Ozarks were invited to submit paintings for the annual exhibit that opened to the public on Nov. 9 and will run through Dec. 16, 2017, in the Edwards Art Gallery at the Ralph Foster Museum at the College.

The winners are as follows:

  • First Place: “A Winter Morning,” watercolor painting by Lois Reeves
  • Second Place: “Off the Beaten Path,” acrylic painting by Yun Kim
  • Third Place: “Fishing Lesson,” watercolor painting by John L. Yount
  • Honorable Mentions:

“Ozark Winter,” acrylic painting by Charles Wilkins

“Lakeview No. 2,” mixed media painting by Donna Gillispie

With approximately 100 paintings submitted each year, the annual event pays tribute to the extraordinary Ozarks heritage and expresses the Museum’s continued mission of providing rich learning experiences about Ozarks culture through the arts.

Faye Pfister served as this year’s juror. Pfister earned a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics with a minor in sculpture from the University of Mississippi and has an undergraduate from The School of the Ozarks in art education.

For more information, contact the Ralph Foster Museum at (417) 690-3407,, or by visiting the Museum’s webpage at

About College of the Ozarks

College of the Ozarks is a private, Christian, liberal arts college, located in Point Lookout, Missouri, on a 1,000-acre campus. Christian values, hard work, and financial responsibility comprise the fundamental building blocks of the “Hard Work U.” experience. The College earns numerous accolades yearly, including No. 1 Best Value Regional College in the Midwest and No. 1 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2018. To achieve its vision, the College pursues academic, vocational, Christian, patriotic, and cultural goals. These goals are mirrored in School of the Ozarks, a laboratory school that completes the K-college model.

The Keeter Center—the College’s award-winning lodge, restaurant, and conference facility—was ranked a Top Small Hotel in the U.S. by TripAdvisor for 2017. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest work station on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.



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