Paint Your County Parks III


Ann Henry, Carol Spilker, Ben Underwood, Vollmar Cristie, Donna Hurley, Jie Chen, Donald Luber, Jeanne Conway, Virginia Dragschutz, Gary Nadeau, Linda Wilmes, Mary Riney, John Boren, Shirley Kruse, Marty Coulter, Natalie Rupp, Keith Henderson, Barbara Holder, Lawrence A. Stout, Judi Jennings, Dale Dinkela, Tricia Richardson, Lon Brauer, and Vicki White


[1] Purchase Award of $1000 

[2] Honorable Mentions - $250


The Foundry Art Centre is a dynamic, interactive center dedicated to the creation & presentation of contemporary visual and performing arts.Our mission is to connect people with the arts through exhibitions, studio artists, performances, & education. Featuring a state-of-the-art gallery, the Foundry hosts national and international juried fine art exhibitions and curated traveling exhibitions. 



November 12, 2015

6:00 - 8:00 pm

The Exhibition

The parks department and the Foundry Art Centre are once again holding the annual Paint Your County Parks competition. Missouri and Illinois residents, 18 years and older, are invited to participate in our painting competition that highlights and showcases the beauty of St. Charles County Parks. Artists participating may use watercolors, oils, gouache or acrylics to create a painting of scenes from any of our 11 St. Charles County Parks currently open to the public. Participants must complete their painting August 1 through October 31. Once the painting is completed and a digital file is submitted, entries will be introduced to the Juror. Thursday, November 12th, artists must bring their painting (and an easel for display) to the Foundry Art Centre for a Reception Ceremony and official Jurying. 


Lorraine McFarland

Award-winning artist Lorraine McFarland works primarily in pastel, but also works in colored pencil, oil, acrylic and watercolor. She has studied with many well-known artists including Richard McKinley, Maggie Price and Liz Haywood-Sullivan.

 Lorraine describes herself as a late bloomer. Her path to artistic success was long and winding. She went to college with a declared major in art. However, when she saw what the other students could do, she gave it up, thinking she was not talented enough.

 After many years, and a number of careers, she found herself back at the easel with a newfound confidence. Most recently she has excelled at painting "en plein air" (in the open air, on location), winning many awards. Her work hangs in the homes of many collectors and corporate settings as well as on the campus of Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Lorraine lives in Rolla, Missouri where the beautiful Missouri Ozarks inspire her work.

She teaches drawing and painting in her studio and welcomes commissions.