Even though the building is full of it, the new director of the Philbrook is looking for artwork to decorate his office.
Scott Stulen wants to focus on work by area artists, and he’s already received several submissions to brighten up his currently empty wall space.
"I'm hoping it sparks some sort of conversation, and, maybe even some people being introduced to some Tulsa artists," he said.
So, when I heard he was looking for art, I thought, “Why not just go grab some hanging in the museum?” He could, I guess, but the local submissions represent part of his vision for the Philbrook.
"We're part of the community here, and we want to reach out to the local artist community and have them be involved in what we are doing,” Stulen said.
So, even though art isn't featured in the main gallery, the artists, he hopes, feel more a part of the Philbrook.
With that in mind, I pulled out a piece of art from my son from years ago.
Rick: "It hung on our refrigerator for a long time."
Stulen: "I Love that."
Rick: "It's…snowmen. I think he called it snowmen."
Stulen: "You frame that, I'll put it up."
Nice offer, but it really belongs on the refrigerator.
There is still plenty of room in his office for art from someone, and the deadline is Friday.
You can find more information on submitting work here. They plan to rotate the artwork every four months, so you can find out when they plan to ask for local artwork again.