Thursday, March 1, 2012

Oklahoma Art Guild -- National Juried Show, "Oklahoma Friendly 2012

I am thrilled to announce that one of my photos has been accepted for exhibition in a juried show at the OAG National Juried Show, "Oklahoma Friendly 2012"! 

The competition was for 2 and 3-dimensional media in the following categories:
  • Friendly Faces:
  • Figures in any fashion
  • Tornado Alley:
  • Abstracts and nonrepresentational
  • Big Sky:
  • Landscapes, florals and still life 
  • Wild Frontier: 
  • Architectural and cityscapes, wildlife
  • Landmarks: 
  • Sculptural entries 
The competition is sponsored by the Oklahoma Art GuildOklahoma Arts CouncilIAO Gallery, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The acceptance letter said they had 
734 entries, and just over 20% of submitted works were accepted. (Meaning 550  pieces were not selected for the show, which makes being accepted all the more meaningful for me!)

If you aren't familiar with ‘juried’ shows, it simply means that the artist must submit slides or photographs which are reviewed by a jury (a knowledgeable committee) to determine which pieces will be accepted into the show based on technical skill, creativity, the medium, and/or other requirements. So, in essence, each piece goes through multiple stages of judging.

Here is my portrait:

The title is "Close to my Heart".

The show location is the IAO Gallery at 706 W. Sheridan, Oklahoma City, OK. The Opening Reception is March 16, 6-9pm, and the show runs from March 16-April 9, 2011. If you are able to attend, a special event will be a Tour with Curator Dr. Mary Ruth Smith on Saturday, March 17, 10am-12noon.


  1. Congratulations! Awesome portrait! Pretty colors!
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  2. I want to congratulate you on our entry. It is a well composed portrait. What type of camera do you use?

    1. Thank you. That particular photo was shot with a Nikon D5000.

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