February 19, 2012
March 1, 2012 by e-mail
March 11-12, 2012
March 16, 6-9pm
March 16-April 7, 2012
Gallery Tour with Curator:
March 17, 10am
706 W. Sheridan
Pick-up & Return Shipping: April April 9, 2012
Mary Ruth Smith
The Expressive Stitch Workshop
||The Oklahoma Art Guild announces a Call for Entry to “Oklahoma Friendly 2012”. We invite you to submit in a wide range of media and styles that exemplify the friendly nature of our state.
||OK Friendly Prospectus (PDF)
|Curator of Awards - Dr. Mary Ruth Smith
“Ideas for Imagery can come from anywhere and anythIng.”
This quote from Dr. Mary Ruth Smith will guide her as
she curates the awards for Oklahoma Friendly. Her varied
professional background, both as an artist and an art
educator, and her commitment to stay informed of current
art trends while blending in traditional elements of design
make Dr. Mary Ruth Smith an outstanding curator.
Born and raised in Virginia, Dr. Smith joined the Baylor Art
Department faculty in 1993, bringing with her the maturity
of a long teaching career in two fields of higher education. At Baylor, she has created a studio concentration in fabric
surface design. She has taught workshops, exhibited and
curated shows nationally and internationally.
Over the past thirty years her artwork has been exhibited
extensively throughout the United States and in Canada, England, France, Italy, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Romania, Venezuela and Ukraine.
PhD, Florida State University • MFA, University of Georgia
More information can be found at www.baylor.edu/art
A panel of jurors will select a variety of excellent works submitted. The panel will consist of four Oklahoma art professionals and the curator of awards, including a representative of the IAO Gallery, the Oklahoma Art Guild, an Oklahoma arts educator, and a member of the Oklahoma state arts community.
All decisions of the panel are final. NO SUBSTITUTION of artwork from the original entry presented for the jury will be accepted.
This show is open to all artists nationwide above the age of 18, members and non-members of OAG. ALL of your art friends are invited to enter. Additional Entry Forms may be printed or you may enter from our web site: www.okartguild.com. Entered pieces must be original, completed within the past two years, not previously entered in an OAG show, and created outside of art direction by workshop or school. All entries must be for sale.
All media, 2 and 3-dimensional will be considered.
No Video, or Performances.
Categories of Awards
Figures in any fashion
Abstracts and nonrepresentational
Landscapes, florals and still life
Architectural and cityscapes, wildlife
(Categories will be assigned by Jury.)
Over $4,000 in Cash, Purchase, and Artistic awards!
Final Awards will be chosen by Nancy Anderson from a mixture of media in the listed categories.
• Cash Awards for 1st & 2nd Place in each category.
• BEST OF SHOW: $1,000
• PIONEER SPIRIT: $400
For the most innovative use of a traditional media.
Fee covers entry of 1-3 pieces.
OAG Member: $25
Up to 3 additional images may be submitted online for $5.00 per image, members and non-member.
All sales will be subject to a 35% commission.
IAO will process all sales.
Delivery & Show Location
706 W. Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK
Delivery and Return:
Details with acceptance notifications.