Pryor Area Arts and Humanities Council

PRYOR, Oklahoma - The annual Northeast Oklahoma Area Artists Show sponsored by the Pryor Area Arts and Humanities Council is returning to the Mayes County Cultural Art Center in October.  Last year’s show was cancelled due to the pandemic.  This year, the Council is proceeding with the show but with several changes due to the continuing Covid presence.

The show, which features artists from the Green Country area, includes original art in the categories of painting, graphics, and photography as well as sculpture and ceramics.  There are four divisions:  professional, amateur, student (grades 7-12) and junior (pre-k through grade 6).  First, second and third place winners in each division and each category will receive cash prizes and ribbons.  Best of Show winner will receive $1,000.  The show also awards honorable mention ribbons for excellent work.  Additionally, there are special awards to be given including the Bill Rabbit Legacy Award, the Doc Wilson Award and the Austin Acuff Memorial Award.  This year the council introduces the D Jacklyn Ferguson prize for work that best captures her spirit of love and generosity.

It is estimated that over one hundred artists will enter the show.  Each artist may enter up to three pieces or art for the entry fee.  

Artists may bring in their work on October 8, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and October 9, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  Judging will take place at noon on Saturday, October 9th.

The show will be open for one week.  Hours Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday are from 10:00 a.m. to 5:0 p.m.  Hours on Thursday are from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This show will be a wonderful opportunity to see great art in Pryor, Oklahoma from the many artists in northeastern Oklahoma.  For more information, contact PAAHC at pryorarts@gmail.com or call 918-864-7224 and leave a message.  Your call will be returned.