The Art

Art shown in the museum will Include but not be limited to: 

Original Prints, Painting, Ceramics, Drawings, Sculpture, Photography, Woodworking, Glass, & Video Arts. The collection will be centered around a strong original print collection. 

The permanent collection will consist of works by noted regional artists as well as American artists of reputation. 

*The museum will acquire works of art in all genre by American artists of established reputation. The curator will decide the quality of a particular artwork and how it fits within the scope of American art and the collection. SWRMA will accept gifted works of art, which may be retained for the permanent collection or may be sold. Funds from sales of gifted pieces will go solely toward the museum collection for conservation and/or acquisition.


The museum will display its Permanent Collection by rotating exhibitions of the museum's inventory of art from its permanent collection. 

An annual Regional Juried Exhibition to stimulate creative exchange in the 4 State Region, and to give an opportunity for younger artists to grow their resume. The juror will be a well-known artist or museum curator from a different geographic area.

Traveling and Short-run exhibitions will come by loan, juried shows, crated exhibits, and traveling art exhibition services. 

Exhibitions of work by local artists including school children and regional SW artists. 

There will always be something new at SWRMA.


  • 1. Nearly 400 paintings, drawings, prints and photographs.  
  • 2. Three recently gifted, major bronze sculptures.        
  • 3. 700-piece glass collection.
  • 4. Extensive fine art research library of over 2,000 volumes.