National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society
Osage Beach, MO
EXHIBIT '97 was presented at three venues between October and December 1997. In October, a partial exhibit was shown at the Missouri Governor's Mansion, Jefferson City, MO. The First Lady of Missouri, Jean Carnahan, hosted the event which previewed selected paintings from the show. The entire exhibit was presented at the Columbia College Lake Campus, Osage Beach, MO during November. In December, a special exhibit of the works were displayed at the Ella Carothers DUNNEGAN GALLERY OF ART, Bolivar, MO.
Missouri's First Lady, Jean Carnahan, greets EXHIBIT '97 attendees at the Governer's Mansion
An important event during the annual art show is FAMILY DAY. Each year FAMILY DAY provides children the opportunity to make art come alive. This year children engaged in rubber stamp art, cookie decorating, painting on canvas, and pupils of a dance studio showed their dancing skills. On this day, families also had an opportunity to choose their favorite painting in the exhibit which resulted in the selection of the Family Choice Award.
Children participating in rubber stamp art during Family for the Arts Day
The NOAPS annual exhibit is assembled for the purpose of recognizing artists and their works created in oil and acrylic paint. Works are chosen on the basis of quality with regard to the individual artist's mastery of expression without inclination toward any particular style,school, or technique of painting.
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