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

October 09, 2018

Ralph Foster Museum invites artists to submit paintings for annual White River Painting Exhibit

POINT LOOKOUT, MO. — College of the Ozarks invites artists throughout the area to submit paintings for the annual White River Painting Exhibit that will take place Nov. 12 – Dec. 15, 2018, in Edwards Art Gallery at the Ralph Foster Museum at the College.   

Paintings representing the Ozarks Region completed within the past two years may be submitted in most any painting medium, with the exception of digital paintings.

The paintings submitted cannot be the product of a painting workshop and cannot have been exhibited in a previous White River Painting Exhibit. The Ralph Foster Museum requires painting submissions to either have finished edges or be framed for hanging (no sawtooth hangers – wire hangers only). 

Deadline for submission is Nov. 1.

The juror for the 2018 White River Painting Show is Michael Ashley.

Ashley grew up in Greene County, Missouri, exploring the rivers and streams of the Ozarks region.  After graduating from the College of the Ozarks in 2003 and receiving a Master of Fine Arts degree (ceramics) from the University of Mississippi, Ashley has returned to his roots and the College of the Ozarks as an assistant professor of art. He has taught at Missouri State University, the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

Ashley has shown his body of work at various galleries. The Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, Massachusetts, and the New Orleans Museum of Art both have his work in their permanent collections.

“We are pleased to have Michael Ashley serve as this year’s juror for the White River Painting Show and are proud to have him back at College of the Ozarks,” said Annette Sain, director of the Ralph Foster Museum.

The juror’s talk will occur at 2 p.m. on Nov. 13 with a reception to follow. All artists, as well as family and friends, are invited to attend.

For an entry form and guidelines, artists may contact the Ralph Foster Museum at (417) 690-3407 or, or go to the Ralph Foster 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 Most Innovative School in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report for 2019 and No. 1 Best Bang for the Buck by Washington Monthly. 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 2018. It features historic lodging, fine dining, and meeting rooms. With more than 350 student workers, it is the largest workstation on campus. Follow College of the Ozarks at or on Twitter @CofOHardWorkU.


10.09.18 – Racheal Carlyon



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