On Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, NatureWorks, Inc. will hold its 31st annual art show and sale. This major fundraiser benefits conservation projects and education for NE Oklahoma and beyond.
Over 50 nationally-recognized artists will be at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel and Convention Center with their fine art for show and sale.
This year’s Featured Artist is Matthew Higginbotham, a former Tulsa resident, now from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Higginbotham credits an early pottery workshop at the Philbrook Museum with his start in the arts. Now primarily painting landscapes, Higginbotham’s work hangs in galleries throughout the country.
Also returning this year as the Encore Artists is Jerry Ricketson who is joined by Guest Artist Jeff Ham. Ricketson won the “Peoples’ Choice Award” at at the 2011 NatureWorks show and has had his works included in the Gilcrease Museum Collectors Reserve Shows in 2010 and 2011, and the Gilcrease American Arts in Miniature Show. Ham, from Utah and Michigan, uses raw, bright, explosive colors to evoke emotion and draw attention to his subjects.
See a complete list of artists at www.natureworks.org.
NatureWorks is know around Tulsa for the many monuments that grace our city parks and public spaces. However, the organization does so much more. This year alone it is funding several conservation and research programs in conjunction with ODWC, as well as the Sutton Awards scholarships for conservation communications.
To see a list of projects funded in the past, visit our website at www.natureworks.org.
NatureWorks is a non-profit organization assisting in the development and conservation of wildlife preserves, introduces wildlife into new habitats, and provides educational opportunities for adults and children on the values of sharing our homeland with wildlife. It is wholly local with no state or national affiliation. As a result, all of the proceeds go to fund local and state projects. In addition, NatureWorks has no paid staff—all activities are organized and executed by volunteers.