My years in Painting


Gallery Activities

2014, October Plein Air of Mt Nebo at River Valley Arts Center of Russellville

2014 Continued Exhibit Hot Springs Fine Art Center

2014, April 12 Southern Watercolor Society Kerr Arts Culture Center 

  in Kerrville, Texas

2008- 2013 Artist Workshop Gallery in Hot Springs exhibit

2006 - '08 Fine Art Center of Hot Springs exhibit, workshop and president

2004 On-line at and

2003-2011 Arkansas Arts On Tour Roster with the Arkansas Arts Council

2002 American Art Gallery in Hot Springs, Arkansas

11/3/02 thru 11/29/02 River Valley Art Center, solo "The Summit View"

8/11/02 thru 9/04/02 Fort Smith Art Center with "Forest Frost" Series

7/10/01 thru 9/30/01 Walton Art Center "Forest Frost" Series

2001 Registered Arkansas artist with the Little Rock Art Council

4/01 On going display at the Fort Smith Art Center Gift Gallery

3 - 5/01 One person show in Stuttgart Grand Prairie Art Center

3/00 - 7/02 Blue Moon Gallery in Hot Spring, Arkansas

1989 - Present SWA Gallery in Mena, Arkansas

1990 Taylor's Contemporama in Hot Springs, Arkansas

1990 Hot Springs Art Center

1989 Artist Workshop in Hot Springs, Arkansas

Achievement events

How I have painted plain air accomplishments in the present years. 2017 June Won First Second and third in Steelville, Missouri Art Council Paint out. 

2017, May won First place at Cotter Plain Air event

 2015 Cotter AR Plein Aire First Place in Works on Paper

2013 MSW signiture statues Mid-Southern Watercolorist when accepted in five juried shows

2013 Best of Show in HSV Brush Strokes Juried art show

2013 Cotter AR Plein Aire Competition Won First Place in Works on Paper 

2011 First Place in Daffodil Art Contest in Camden AR.

2010 Michaels art store in North Little Rock teaching acrylic classes on Thursdays.

2010 -2014 Teaching watercolor on three cruise lines, ten cruise ships.

2008 November Saline County Art Guild First Place and second place professional portrait and animal

2005 May Best of Show, four awards, three purchased at CACA Art  Show in King AR.

2005 March accepted in Mid-Southern WS juried show and travel show for AR Art Centers

2004 Oct 1-3 Art on the Corner at Hot Springs Art Center

2004 Aug 1 - 27 Art Exhibit at Dianne Roberts Art Studio & Gallery

2004 May Hot Springs Fine Arts Center solo show 

April 28, 04 Mike Francis came to The Summit House to paint on TV KARK-4

2004 Now at XU, International Art Gallery 610 Central Ave in Hot Springs, AR

2003 - '04 Juried into the Fort Smith Art Center National Art Competition.

2003 I am on the Arkansas Arts on Tour Roster with the Arkansas Arts Council.

2003 Member Mid-Southern Watercolor Society, two paintings accepted in the Historic Arkansas Museum   show in Little Rock. Reception Dec. 2

2003 June Featured artist at American Art Gallery in Hot Springs.

2003 June Houston Watercolor Society Show received honorable mention out of 46 entries.

2003 Juried into the Missouri Watercolor National Show.

2002 I began giving watercolor workshops with Stanley Rames at 'The Summit House'.

2002 Best of Show at Little Rock State Fair in watercolor animal

10/02  First Place in animal painting and third in figure at SWA Gallery in Mena

8/02  Best of Show in Montgomery County Fair

2001  Award of Excellence in landscape, CACC show in King, AR

1999  Best of Show at "Ouachita Expression" by SWA in Mena, Arkansas, and other awards in landscape, still life and portrait.

1999  Best of show at Little Rock State Fair and District Fair in watercolor landscape.

Face Book Art

I share my art work on social media face book page Cynthia Schanink Art. You are welcome to come friend me to stay connected with present activity.

Paintings are for sale at the sponsors gallery painting event.

The evening of each paint out day event, I have priced my unframed paintings not selected for competition.

Eureka Springs Arkansas

I have painted Eureka Springs in many locations in the city and country. This year the competition is May 21 - 24 2018  from 5 - 7 pm at the Inn of the Ozarks Conference center is the exhibition of paintings to be sold during this time. Come and visit each evening as we share the work of the day.

Missouri Plein Air Events

April 18 - 28, 2018 in Augusta MO presented by . I will be painting the Vineyards of the Wine Country. June 4 - 9, 2018 will be at Gallery Zeke by the Steelville Arts Council in Steelville MO.