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About Us



The Mount Pleasant Art Society (MPAS) was organized in 1977.  Over the years, we grew into an organization that includes members from surrounding towns in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma.  In the early years, we moved frequently, meeting wherever there was available space.  In May of 1983, the society purchased the country church that has  became the home of our society.  The history of this simple frame building dates back to 1915, when the Oak Grove Church of Christ was deeded one acre of land upon which to build a meeting place.  In 1950 the building’s interior was renovated and four classrooms were added.  After many years as a church, this now historical building, was purchased by our art society and converted into the Willow Oak Art Center & Gallery.  Its location, across the road from the new Oak Grove Church of Christ, 3 ½ miles north of I-30 on FM 1402, is an ideal quiet country setting for member artists to paint, and display their art work. Visitors are always welcome.


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The Mount Pleasant Art Society (MPAS) has different events throughout the year requiring a group of volunteers working together to make it happen. This group effort is composed of individuals committed to serving in one or more position for at least a year.  Serving and being a member of MPAS can be a very rewarding experience.  Some of the people listed below have been associated with MPAS for many years, making it a respected, great and exciting organization to join. Please consider volunteering in any capacity. You’ll be promoting the art to which you are genuinely connected to while making friends with great people who also love art.

Officers (2022 - 2023)

President:  Marty Graves

President Elect: Open

First V.P:  Steve Corbell

Second V.P.:  Denise Westerberg

Secretary:  Ann Glaess

Corresponding Secretary: LaVerne Arnett

Treasurer:  Dolores Wright

Asst. Treasurer:  Velda Williams

Webmaster/Admin:  Donna Monroe



LaVerne Arnett

Linda Pepper

Dolores Wright

  Committees  (2022-2023)

  Building/Grounds:  Steve Corbell

  By-Laws:  Dolores Wright

  Galleries:  Marty Graves

  History/Historian:  LaVerne Arnett

  Membership/Finance:  Dolores Wright and Velda Williams

  Membership Art Show:  Dusty Goodman and Michele Greene

  Newsletter/Publicity:  Donna Monroe

  Program:  Steve Corbell

  Reference Library:  Linda Pepper and LaVerne Arnett

  Social:  LaVerne Arnett

  Titus County Fair:  Shirley Clay

   Workshops:  Donna Monroe 


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