SHAWNEE – 55 local artists have donated artwork for the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s fun, fast-paced spring fundraiser.

Friday, April 28th is your chance to receive a piece of local art while also supporting the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art. This event is only made possible through the generous donations of central Oklahoma artists.

Artwork donations were given by these fabulous artists: Pauline Asbury, Phyllis Barker, Gene Beavers, Jessica Bellamy, Ashley Berry, Bob Berry, Kelly Berry, Alexandra BigEagle, Julie Marks Blackstone, Theresa Bragg, Jaretta Buchanan, Susan Burnett, Mary Jane Cannon, Becky Carlberg, Joel Carmichael, Jonetta Cates, Debra Christian, Susie Clinard, Link Cowen, Sheryl Cozad, Cody Deem, Jude Delaney, Bill Denney, Linda Dixon, Douglas Gordon, Diana Hall, Lois Harp, Vernon Hatley, Barbara Hertz, Steve Hicks, Gary Houlette, Cary Huff, Nancy Hunter, Cece Kemp, Kelly Kirk, Sammi Lawhon, Yoko Loftis, DeRenda Moore, Fraye Nellums, Larry Peery, Jason Reimer, Ike Roberts, Dr. Madeline Rugh, Dr. Barbara Scott, Debbie Stubsten, Michi Susan, Barbara Taber, Daryl Talbot, James Vaughn, Lisa Vernon, Nelda Ward, Ann Way, Michael Way, Olivia Wilson, and Wes Windel.

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with musical entertainment with the duo Thresa Swadley on the cello and Dr. Jim Vernon on the keyboard, while attendees view the artwork “on the wall.” Appetizers, drinks and desserts are also served at this time.

At 7:30 p.m., the pace speeds up with drawings for paintings, pottery, basketry, photographs, sketches and other works of art created and donated by local artists. The lively emcee, Brenda Granger, Executive Director of Oklahoma Museums Association will guide the evening’s random drawings. With each drawn ticket, patrons have just 30 seconds to choose a piece of art “off the wall.”

To attend, reserve your ticket at or call Tonya at (405) 878-5604. Tickets are $50, and include admission for two to attend and one ticket for artwork. If you want to increase your chances for your favorite art piece, the ticket may be upgraded by paying $50 or $100 more.  Random drawings begin with the upgraded $150 “Eat-my-Dust” tickets. All proceeds benefit the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art 2017-2018 Special Exhibition Season.

The Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art is located on the campus of St. Gregory’s University, 1900 W. MacArthur St. in Shawnee.