Paintings by members of the MidAmerica Pastel Society are being featured in the current art exhibit at William Woods University.
The exhibit is scheduled to run through Sept. 23 in the Mildred M. Cox Gallery of the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. A reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Eighteen artists are displaying 50 paintings in the annual Natalie Collins Acker Memorial Exhibit, named for a WWU alumna who was a generous supporter of the arts at William Woods.
Winners of the juried exhibition are Elaine Lierly Jones, first; Donna Aldridge, second; Joanne Christensen, third; Beverly Carden Amundson, fourth; Gary Ozias, fifth, and Lorraine Murray, sixth. Aldridge, a co-founder and past president of MAPS, is a 1962 William Woods graduate.
The MidAmerica Pastel Society is headquartered in Kansas City, but includes nearly 200 members from North Dakota to Texas and Colorado to Missouri. It was founded in 1998 in response to the continually increasing popularity and interest in pastel as a painting medium.
Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call (573) 592-4245.