SHAWNEE – 67 local artists have donated artwork for the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art’s fun, fast-paced spring fundraiser.

Friday, April 27th 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: Becky Arman, Pauline Hogan Asbury, Meredith Bailey, Scott Baird, John Bartos, Gene Beavers, Jessica Bellamy, Kelly Campbell Berry, Alexandra BigEagle, Ed Bolt, Phyllis Bolt, Theresa Bragg, Celia Brown, Susan Burnett, Mary Jane Cannon, Becky E. Carlberg, Jonetta Cates, Debra Christian, Megan Clement, Lynette Clower, Link Cowen, Mireille Damicone, Cody Deem, Jude Delaney, Bree deVigne-Nowacki, Ellen Fausek, Douglas Gordon, Rae Ann Gossett, Diana “Deedee” Hall, Ben Harjo, Jr., Lois Harp, David Hatfield, Vernon Hatley, Barbara Hertz, Steve Hicks, Belinda Hilburn, Gary Houlette, Cary Nell Huff, Paula Willis Jones, Kate Joyce, Cece Kemp, Kelly Kirk, Yoko Loftis, Sebrina Lynam, Derenda Moore, Fraye Nellums, Jan Pasienski, Larry Peery, MiMi Ramer, Jason Reimer, Bobby Rose, Dr. Madeline Rugh, Lynda Shell, Rodger “Raynebeaux” Shell, Erin Siobhan Smith, Kyle Spears, Debbie Stubsten, Michi Susan, Barbara Taber, Nelda Ward, Ann Way, Michael Way, Alisha Riojas Weston, Susan Beth Wilhem, Cookie Wilson, Sherry Wingfield, and Cecelia Yoder

The event kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, and world music by Jonathan Moots 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, jewelry, sketches and other works of art created and donated by local artists.  The lively emcee Zachary Qualls 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 www.mgmoa.org/offthewall 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 2018-2019 Special Exhibition Season.

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