2017 Holiday Art Show and Sale

During the 2017 Holiday Art Show and Sale, more than 70 artists showed and sold work. This year, the Chisholm Trail Arts Council is helping the Duncan Art Guild host the Holiday Art Show and Sale and is looking for artists to participate.

The Chisholm Trail Arts Council has stepped up to help the Duncan Art Guild host the Holiday Art Show and Sale and is looking for artists to enter work to the show, where they could sell work and win prize money.

Darcy Reeves, CTAC executive director, said all participating artists must have entries submitted by the Nov. 16 deadline. There is an entry fee of $20 for non-members and $15 for members, with a limit of five entries an artist.

“We know there is a lot of talent in our community, and now is your chance to show us what amazing talent you have, as well as an opportunity to sell your artwork during our Holiday Art Show & Sale,” she said.

The drop-off date for art to be hung is from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 27. Judging of the show will take place Nov. 28.

“Judging the show is Glen Thomas, from Oklahoma City,” Reeves said. “Thomas has been drawing since he was old enough to hold a pencil. He has a degree in art and taught art on the high school level for 25 years. Thomas is very active in the OKC art scene.”

Thomas has been a member of the OK Art Guild since 1979 and the OK Sculpture Society since 1985 and served as president for nine years. Thomas has nearly 50 years of experience in painting and sculpting.

The show will be hosted at the CTAC office in their gallery at 810 W. Walnut.

There are three categories: Fine Art, Photography and Three Dimensional. Prizes will be awarded in these categories, including Best of Show and Honorable Mentions.

The award reception is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. p.m. Nov. 29, where $1,875 in prize money will be awarded during this come-and-go reception, which is free and open to the public.

“Last year, there were approximately 70 pieces entered in the show, which was formerly hosted by the Duncan Art Guild,” Reeves said. “This past year, CTAC has absorbed the guild and has strived to continue some of their programs to keep the art community active in Stephens County.”

This program and others are supported through the Oklahoma Arts Council, the McCasland Foundation and businesses and memberships.

For more information, call the CTAC office at 252-4160 or email director@chisholmtrailarts.com.