The Oklahoma Art Guild, Inc. (OAG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1954. It's objective is to promote and develop all forms of the visual arts. The membership includes professionals, amateurs, art enthusiasts, and patrons of the visual arts.
The Oklahoma Art Guild, Inc. recognizes the importance of assisting artists of different experience levels grow their creative gifts. We offer many opportunities for artists to gain valuable experience, information and opportunities. Artists affiliated with us range from students, hobbyists, and emerging artists to seasoned working professionals.
We are an Oklahoma based arts organization dedicated to assisting artists advance their creative endeavors.
"The Oklahoma Art Guild was formed on the early 1950's by Dick Goetz and other first rate artists in Oklahoma City at that time. Not having written records, it is assumed from the events that followed, the principle idea of this new organization was to have a show at least once a year for members to hang their work for sale and general exposure to the public. With that beginning, the idea of judged shows evolved; and we came to the present plan of two or more shows a year with the Members Show having no restrictions of entry. Awards were made to the best in each category plus a "Best of Show" award. This principle of "allowing all entires" and awards for the different categories is really the life blood of our organization. The democratic idea of "all can enter and be shown'' has worked well in improving the quality of the work our members have done over the years. This is our chance for fun and eyeing each other's work. It is a stimulating adventure for all entrants and guests."
~ Donald Weaver
It's about artists helping other artists be more creative!