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Governor Fallin Recognizes Oklahomans for their Efforts During the 39th Annual Governor's Arts Awards

Fourteen individuals and seven organizations were recognized by Governor Mary Fallin for their efforts in the arts on Thursday, December 4 during the 39th annual Governor's Arts Awards at the State Capitol.

Oklahoma Arts Council executive director Amber Sharples said award recipients "exemplify the industrious nature and charitable spirit of citizens of our state." Sharples added, "What binds them together is their shared belief that arts enrich our lives and provide essential opportunities." View the list of 2014 Governor's Arts Awards recipients.

Oklahoma Organizations Awarded $80,000 in Grants by National Endowment for the Arts

Five Oklahoma organizations have been awarded grants totaling $80,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) Art Works and Challenge America grant categories. Learn more...

Apply for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards

Get recognition for your after-school or out-of-school arts and humanities program for children and youth through the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards.

Programs sponsored by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, educational institutions, arts centers, community service organizations, businesses, and eligible government entities may be eligible. Award-winning programs will receive $10,000 and an invitation to accept their award from First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House. Learn more...

Call for Artists: Statewide Youth Impressions Juried Art Show

Now through January 14, 2015, student artists across Oklahoma can submit entries for the Statewide Youth Impressions Juried Art Show, organized by the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond. Artists in grades 1 through 12 can submit up to two entries in pencil, ink, oil pastels, soft pastels, watercolor, acrylic, oil, print media, photography, mixed media, pottery, sculpture and/or fiberwork.