The 17th Annual Thomas Hart Benton Four State Regional Art Competition and Exhibit will be held Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Crowder College in Neosho. Work from the show will be on display through the 20th in the Longwell Museum in the Elsie Plaster Building. Media represented at the event are oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, drawing and watercolor. Although the show is based in southwestern Missouri, it is open to the four state region and beyond, and participants must be 18 years and older. Art work must be original and created solely by the artist. This year’s judge is award-winning artist Theresa Rankin from Carthage. The event is sponsored by the Southwest Missouri Art Alliance, a volunteer organization made up of artists who come together to see the show happen every year. For more information regarding the competition, call Becky Golubski at 417-489-3041.