For 65 years Bartlesville Art Association’s Annual Spring Art Show has attracted top artists from our region to exhibit their best artwork in Bartlesville. Last year BAA moved to the Price Tower Arts Center and is very pleased the Spring Show will be displayed at the Price Tower Gallery again this year. The public is invited to see some wonderful local art at the exhibit, most of which will also be offered for sale. It is an exciting opportunity for artists to display their work at this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece landmark, and Spring Show winners receive a certificate, cash prizes, and public recognition of their artistic achievement.
Many talented high school artists enter the show and are recognized with special student awards.
The Spring Show opening reception will be Friday, April 6, 2018, at 6:45 pm – 8:00 pm in the Price Tower Gallery and artwork will be on display through April 27. BAA invites all local art lovers to attend the reception and show, which will be free admission and refreshments will be served. The awards will be announced promptly at 7:00 pm so that those in attendance who wish to attend the Buddy Holly musical next door at the Community Center will be able to make both events.
Show Judge this year is oil painter Clayton J. Beck III from Chicago, who was represented as a young artist by Jody Kirberger at her Talisman Gallery here in Bartlesville. He is pleased to return and see his many friends here. Beck will also be teaching an oil and pastels workshop from April 5-9 at BAA, and there will be a special small show of his work on Friday, April 6 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. For more info on the workshop visit bartlesvilleartassociation.org
Spring Show Prizes include: Best of Show $500, First Place $250, Second Place $200, Third Place $150, Student Award $150, Up to 5 Merit Awards $75 each, People’s Choice Ribbon (awarded at end of show) as well as awards of gift certificates or art supplies from Ziegler Art & Frame in Tulsa, Ampersand Art Supply, Artisan in Sante Fe, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Blick Art Materials and more. Entries are due March 31. For more info on entering the show visit bartlesvilleartassociation.org.
BAA thanks its sponsors and partners including Price Tower Arts Center, Walmart Bartlesville, Hill Dermatology, and generous individual donors who support the arts in our community including: Rod Bailey, Roger & Angela Box, Barbara & John Chouteau, Jan & Merlin Clark, Ronnie & Glenn Cox, Lili Gao, George Halkiades, Mark & Debbie Haskell, H. Dee Johnston, Dr. & Mrs. John S. Riddlebarger, Jimmie Schmoldt and anonymous donors.
The Gallery at Price Tower is located at 510 S. Dewey Avenue and Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday: 10am to 5pm and Sunday 12pm to 5pm. Admission to the show is free.
For artists who wish to enter the show, the deadline is March 31. Prospectus and Show Entry info can be found at http://bartlesvilleartassociation.org/pages/springshow.html.
Saturday, March 31 (the day before Easter)
10 am – 3 pm: Entries accepted at the Gallery at Price Tower
Friday, April 6
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Showing of artwork by Spring Show Judge Clayton Beck III
6:00 pm – 6:45 pm – Meet the Judge (for artists only)
6:45pm – 8:00 – Spring Show Opening Reception (public and guests welcome). Awards will be announced at 7:00 pm.
April 7-27 show on display at Gallery at Price Tower
April 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. artists pick up their work (No early pickup of work before the show ends)
Artwork that has not been picked up will be stored at the Price Tower Design Center.
There is more detailed Call For Artists info at http://bartlesvilleartassociation.org/pdfs/prospectus2018.pdf.