Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational

Exhibit Details

November 22, 2014 - March 15, 2015
Weisel and Kelly Galleries

The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition is intended to recognize and encourage artists working in all media who reside in the four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. The exhibit featured artwork by four artists – one from each state – who each exhibited a selection or series of their current work. 

This exhibition included work by Sage Dawson (Missouri), Denny Schmickle (Oklahoma), Mark Cowardin (Kansas), and Emily Wood (Arkansas). Judges for the exhibition are selected on a rotating basis from one of the four states – this year’s judge hailed from Kansas and was tasked with awarding one artist a cash prize ($3000). Sage Dawson was awarded the top prize for her body of work.

A catalog of the exhibition is available for purchase.

Exhibit Resources

Sage Dawson Artist Website

Denny Schmickle Artist Website

Mark Cowardin Artist Website

Emily Wood Artist Website

A mixed media painting of a volcano as seen from above with added flora

Sage Dawson, Summerville: Natural Disasters During the Winter of 2011, 2013, lithograph and acrylic on paper. Collection of the Springfield Art Museum. © 2015 Sage Dawson.