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Posted: April 23, 2018

Women Artists of the West Tallgrass Rendezvous - 48th National Exhibition

"Well I’ve never been to heaven, but I’ve been to Oklahoma". So sings Hoyt Axton, and if you have never been to Oklahoma, it is time to pack your boots and get ready for this special art event taking place at the world famous Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, September 21 - November 4, 2018.

Price Tower is a 19-story landmark completed in 1956 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The ongoing mission of Price Tower is to inspire artists and audiences, and to celebrate art, architecture, and design. Only 40 minutes north of Tulsa, Bartlesville is the place to experience it all; a vibrant arts center, world class museums and the only skyscraper designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. WAOW is proud to hold their 48th National Juried Exhibition in this historic gallery.

Women Artists of the West (WAOW), is the oldest juried women’s art organization in the country and is made up of and limited to 350 award winning professional women painters and sculptors. This non-profit group supports appreciation and promotion of the arts created by women. They achieve these goals by fostering technical excellence, professionalism and unity within the group. Members meet strict criteria and must be juried into this prestigious organization, as well as the annual members’ show.

Originally focusing on Western themes, the art of this group now encompasses all genres and subject matter.

Cash awards and prizes amounting to $20,000 will be provided by generous WAOW sponsors and presented during the awards ceremony at the opening reception- 7 pm on Friday, September 21. Price Tower Arts Center is hosting the show, which runs September 21-November 4, 2018.

Awards Juror Krystii Melaine- Ms. Melaine is a traditional realist fine art painter, focusing on portraiture and still life. Melaine is a Master Signature Member of AWA and member of the Portrait Society of America and Oil Painters of America. Melaine has been given the task of deciding the award winners from over 175 pieces of paintings and sculpture, including dozens of ‘Master’ works. “I am very honored to be the juror of awards.” states Melaine. “ This exhibition represents an outstanding group of women artists and I look forward to a fabulous show.”

For further information about our organization or this event please contact Burneta Venosdel show chair at 918-868-6070, or visit our website at www.WAOW.org.

WAOW- a celebration of tradition and excellence

Show dates: September 21 - November 4

Donors' & patrons' pre-sale and reception: September 20, Price Tower Arts Center 5 - 6:30pm

Opening Reception: September 21, Price Tower Arts Center 6 - 8pm

Awards presentation: September 21, 7pm

Artist Demos: September 22

Artist Rendezvous and paint out at Woolaroc Museum and Wildlife Preserve & Prairie Song Pioneer Village: September 23

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