Four by Four 2018

Exhibit Details

August 25 - November 18, 2018
Opening Reception: August 24, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

The biennial Four by Four 2018: Midwest Invitational Exhibition recognizes and encourages artists working in all media who reside in the four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas. The exhibit features work by four artists – one from each state – who will each exhibit a body of work. This year's artists will include Shawn Bitters (Kansas), Jason Cytacki (Oklahoma), Dawn Holder (Arkansas) and Meghan Rowswell (Missouri). A special juror of awards is tasked with designating a $3,000 cash prize to one artist for their body of work. This year's juror of awards is Jennifer Scanlan, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director at Oklahoma Contemporary in Oklahoma City. Dawn Holder was awarded the top prize for her body of work. 

The 2018 edition of Four by Four will present four unique investigations into landscape, ranging from explorations into the character of the Midwestern/near Western landscape, to personifications of Earth's geologic structures, and an examination of the unsettling and disturbing signs of localized climate change. These interactions will span media including textiles, printmaking, ceramics, and painting. An exhibition catalog will be available for purchase.

Exhibit Resources

View the Exhibition Preview Video

Shawn Bitters Artist Website

Jason Cytacki Artist Website

Dawn Holder Artist Website

Meghan Rowswell Artist Website

Program Details

FREE Family Day: Saturday, September 15, 10 AM - Noon
Museum Galleries

Curator's Tour: Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM
Eldredge, Spratlen, and Armstrong Galleries

Soft Sculpture Workshop with Meghan Rowswell
Saturday, November 3, 10 AM - Noon
Community Room
$45; Ticketed Event

Artist Panel: November 18, 2:00 PM
Community Room


featured works

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Financial assistance for this project has been provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.