This Spring and Summer, Don’t Miss the Mid-Southern Watercolorists’ 50th Annual Juried Exhibition!

On view March 13–July 25, 2020 in the Galleries at Library Square, West Gallery, in the Bobby L. Roberts Library of Arkansas History & Art 

Simple Measures by L. S. Eldridge, Rogers, Arkansas

The Mid-Southern Watercolorists 50th Annual Juried Exhibition will include thirty-nine paintings selected by juror Lynn Ferris of West Virginia. Mid-Southern Watercolorists is a non-profit organization incorporated in Little Rock, Arkansas, to enrich the stature of watermedia and encourage the recognition of its significance in our culture.

This organization furthers the interest of painters and patrons by its programs and by its competitive and non-competitive exhibitions. It also provides opportunities for study by art students and others engaged in art making and in appreciation of arts.

Beauties by Selma F. Blackburn, Little Rock, Arkansas
Tricolored Heron by Margaret Harrell, Mountain View, Arkansas

Ferris will travel to Little Rock to choose the award-winning paintings. The winners will be announced on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. in the Galleries at Library Square; the public is invited to attend a reception during Second Friday Art Night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


In the same gallery, an exhibit will hang honoring the five founders of the Mid-Southern Watercolorists: Founders of Mid-Southern Watercolorists: Celebrating 50 Years of Watercolor 

  • Doris Williamson Mapes 
  • Bruce R. Anderson 
  • Josephine Graham 
  • Edwin C. Brewer 
  • Catherine Tharp Altvater


For more information, call 501.320. 5790 or visit 





Butler Banner Archive

The Butler Banner archives between 1999-2018 are available in PDF format only. The Butler Banner was our print newsletter.

> Check out the back issues


We allow certain outlets to reprint our copyrighted Butler Banner or CALS Roberts Library blog posts with express permission. To seek permission, please email Glenn Whaley at