The Artist of the Month for December is Martha Efurd. Ms. Efurd is a Greenwood native with artistic endeavors very much a part of who she is. Eclectic describes her style with the richness of America’s beautiful landscapes. Ms. Efurd is known for her artistic renderings of historical homes and buildings. Ms. Efurd says her mood and subject matter determine the medium for the artwork. She enjoys pen and ink, colored pencil, oil, acrylic and watercolor.

Traveling around the country and living abroad has made her appreciate the beauty of each location. Recently, Ms. Efurd has been painting scenes from Italy; local landscapes and flowers. Ms. Efurd has completed many commissioned works, paintings and murals. Many of her murals are on public display in Van Buren and Greenwood. There are also murals displayed in private homes and businesses.

Ms. Efurd has served on the Creative Arts and Education Board in Van Buren for the last eight years. Ms. Efurd has served as president for the last five years for the Greenwood Art Guild.

Showing the month of December at Bancorp South Bank is Lisa Jan Bohne’ Clay. She will display some of her recent works in acrylic.

The Greenwood Art Gallery is located at the Chamber of Commerce on the Square. The Art Gallery is open two days a week, Monday and Friday from 9am to 3pm.

The Greenwood Art Guild will hold their next meeting on Thursday January 23, 2014 at 6 pm in the Community Room at the main branch of Farmers Bank in Greenwood. For more information about the Guild, visit our website at