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G.M. Sutton Avian Research Center Presents Sutton Art Award Scholarships

Tulsa, Okla. – Today's students have few opportunities to interact directly with nature. As a result, television, movies, and photography have become important links that connect students to the natural world. Through media and the visual arts, conservationists alert us to today’s important environmental issues.  They help us develop a greater understanding of the complex relationships upon which all life depends.   In that regard, the Sutton Avian Research Center, an internationally renowned ornithological research and conservation organization based near Bartlesville, OK, offers an annual scholarship competition for the Sutton Art Award. This award recognizes those students who demonstrate the ability to communicate current conservation topics in compelling ways. 

In 2024, for the 19th consecutive year, The Sutton Center is again proud to partner with NatureWorks, Inc.  NatureWorks, a Tulsa non-profit organization, assists in the development and conservation of wildlife preserves, wildlife habitats, and educational opportunities for adults and children regarding the values of sharing our homeland with wildlife. The annual NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show & Sale features many of the nation's finest wildlife painters, sculptors, and carvers.  With the generosity and financial support of NatureWorks and other contributors, the Sutton Art Award scholarship program is able to offer cash awards to Oklahoma’s high school students as well as their teachers. The top twenty awarded scholarship entries will be featured at the NatureWorks Wildlife Art Show & Sale in the spring of 2024 (  

Online entries are due in early January and are judged by a panel made up of both Sutton Center and NatureWorks board members, and university professors.     A photo gallery displaying all the entries will be displayed on the Sutton website and winners will be announced on Monday, January 29th.  The Sutton Center and NatureWorks, Inc., are proud to recognize the incredible talent of our Oklahoma students! Find more information  at


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