At the annual NatureWorks Art Show and Sale this coming weekend in Tulsa, art lovers can browse paintings, sculptures and wooden carvings by the top wildlife, western and landscape artists across the United States.
This year, 46 artists, painters,
sculptors and carvers are expected to attend, offering hundreds of pieces of art. The featured artist this year is Bryce Pettit, a sculptor from Durango, Colo. He is also the sculptor of “American White Pelican,” a 16-foot-tall monument that NatureWorks will place in Tulsa’s
River Parks on May 4.
NatureWorks, a 501C(3) corporation, retains 30 percent of the artists’ sales. That money is used to support conservation and development of Oklahoma’s natural habitat and the creatures that depend on that habitat. Also, that 30 percent of each sale is tax-deductible for the art buyers.
The event will be held Feb. 25-26 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center.
The NatureWorks Art Show has brought world-class wildlife, western and landscape artists to Tulsa since 1991. In that time, the show has offered for sale thousands of beautiful sculptures, paintings and carvings from across the country and around the world. Today, numerous businesses, homes and even museums in Tulsa and surrounding communities are adorned with art purchased at the NatureWorks Art Show.
One of the more engaging aspects of the show is the opportunity to visit with the artists about their work. This helps bring the art to life, and it is extremely interesting to learn how the artist created a specific piece.
Wildlife bronze sculptor Bryce Pettit of Durango, Colo., is the featured artist for the 2017 NatureWorks Art Show and Sale this weekend in Tulsa. (VIA NATUREWORKS)
These artworks are among many that will be on view during the NatureWorks Art Show and Sale in Tulsa this coming weekend. At top is “Autumn Sunflowers” by Matthew Higgenbotham, and at bottom is “Critical Angles” by the show’s featured artist, Bryce Pettit.