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Patrick Riley: Retrospective

On Display: May 30 to August 29

Although mask making is where his true passion lies, G. Patrick Riley practiced many mediums throughout his career. He began with drawing, experimented with jewelry making, and sculpts as well.

Knowing from a young age that he wanted to be an artist, Riley attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1964 and his Master of Arts Education in 1971. He was honored with Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Awards in 1995 and 2011. His art has been featured in exhibits and collections across the nation.

Celebrating an arts education career spanning more than 50 years, Riley has served as teacher, professor, and administrator. He continues impacting students across the state through the Oklahoma Arts Council’s artist residency program. Riley is most rewarded by his students:

I never expected to spend my life with so many extraordinary and talented human beings. I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge, respect, and inspiration from them. Their enthusiasm for life and desire for joy and happiness have influenced me more than I can ever measure.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 27 | 5:00p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The opening reception is free and open to the public.

Please RSVP to Donna at, or visit our event page on Facebook @oklahomahof

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The Art of the Portrait

ON DISPLAY: September 12 – November 21, 2019

This regional juried exhibition showcases figurative works from artists in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas. This exhibition is curated by the Portrait Society of America, featuring jurors Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein.

Events at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum:

Free Public Exhibition & Awards Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Friday, October 4

Oklahoma Portrait Academy Ticketed Events featuring Rose Frantzen and Jeff Hein:

Portrait Demonstration: 7:00 – 9:00 pm, Friday, October 4

Drawing Workshops: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 5

Register online:

Tri-State Competition Link for social media:

All artists in Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas are invited to enter the Portrait Society of America tri-state competition. For more information or to enter, please visit:

About the Portrait Society of America:

Formed as an educational organization in February 1998, the Portrait Society of America is dedicated to furthering the traditions of fine art portraiture and figurative art through programs and publications. A 501(C)3 registered charity, the Portrait Society is committed to providing educational resources to anyone interested in technical information, traditional aesthetics and the history of figurative art and portraiture. The organization publishes The Art of the Portrait journal and International Artist magazine, and contributes to each issue of American Art Collector magazine on topics related to portraiture and figurative art. The Portrait Society of America hosts several annual education programs.

Social media links:

Portrait Society Facebook: @portraitsociety

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Oklahoma's Highest Honor

Featured 2019 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony Dates

    • Class of 2019 Media Class Announcement: Thursday, May 16, 2019
    • Public sale of tickets - August 2019
    • 92nd Annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame Banquet & Induction Ceremony: Thursday, November 21, 2019, Oklahoma City
    • Nominations for the 2020 Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame open on May 16, 2019 and close on March 6, 2020.

Visit for details and stay up-to-date on all

Oklahoma Hall of Fame happenings @OklahomaHoF on Social Media

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