White River Artists



April 29 – May 2


Judge: Sandy Fowler Hubler, Little Rock, Arkansas

Plein Air 2020 pre-registration form

WRA 2020 Rules and Regs

WRA 2020 schedule

WhiteRiverArtists- Plein Air Magazine Ad 9Dec 2019-Jan 2020)


Pre-event workshop – Oil Plein Air Workshop with Sandy Hubler, April 27 & 28. Big Spring Park, Cotter. Limit 15 artists.

Hubler workshop form


This once a year plein air painting event is held in conjunction with the Annual Cotter Trout Festival.  Participating artists come to Cotter, Arkansas for four days of painting on location within a thirty mile radius of Big Spring Park, located on the beautiful White River, in Cotter.  This is a great four days of plein air painting and activities with fellow artists from several surrounding states.


During this event, artists will be creating original paintings of the northern Arkansas Twin Lakes Area. White River Artists will host a reception, awards ceremony, art show, and sale where the public can meet the artists and purchase paintings of local scenes.

The activities and events of the Cotter Trout Festival, plus allowing the artists to paint within a 30 mile radius of Cotter, give plein air artists a taste of small town America and untold painting opportunities.


For additional information call Deborah Lively 870-425-8291

What is Plein Air painting?

Plein Air means that the painting is done outside rather than in a studio.  The term comes from the French en plein air, meaning ‘in the open air’. Painting in outdoor location reacting to the light at the moment.





Mission Statement:

The mission of the White River Artists is to inform, encourage, and educate regional artists and the general public about the personal rewards and creative opportunities associated with plein air painting.

History of White River Artists:

The organization presently known as White River Artists was founded in 2009 as the Cotter Trout Festival Artists.

In 2010, due to the growth of its plein air event in the northern Arkansas Twin Lakes Area, officially the organization became the White River Artists.

In 2012, White River Artists achieved 501(c)(3) status under the Artist League of the Ozarks- DBA as White River Artists.



2020 Schedule of  Events

Group meets each third Thursday of the month at 2pm at Donald W. Reynolds Library– Conference room “B”

April 27 & 28 Plein Air Workshop by Sandy Hubler. Cotter, AR– Big Spring Park

April 29 – May 2 Plein Air on the White River – Main Event, Cotter, AR– Big Spring Park