"One to Six" Art Purchase
2015 Entries Open September 1 and Deadline is November 6 by 5pm
An art purchase award was created to support the mission and goals of the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council and the City of Lawton by purchasing original artwork to be presented to the six recipients of the annual cultural awards, thus the name, One to Six Purchase Award. Selected artwork will be resented to the six award winners at Arts for All’s Kick-Off Luncheon the first Friday in February. Past artists recipients of the “One to Six” have been Cynthia Clay, David Gill, Katherine Liontas, Eva Yeahquo-Williams, and John Hernandez just to name a few! Call the Arts & Humanities Division at 580-581-3470/581-3471 for more information.
2014“One to Six” Winner, John Hernandez
John Hernandez's hand painted gourds with woven pine needles were selected to be presented to the 2014 Lawton Cultural Award winners. John Hernandez is a modern day artist whose media is an artistic tradition that is 10,000 years old. He takes the common gourd and turns it into fine art with paint and pine needles. When he isn't in his studio working on this ancient craft Hernandez is busy promoting history and art as the director of the Museum of the Great Plains. John’s art has been accepted into many art exhibits and arts festivals across the nation. In addition, he teaches workshops on this unique art form.
Left to Right, artwork by John Hernandez: Martha McCartney, RCM Citizen of the Arts; Alan Jolly for Southwest Exteriors, Business in the Arts; Virginia O'Leary, RCM Citizen of the Humanities; Kelly Martin, Educator in the Arts; Dr. Terence Freeman, Educator in the Humanities; Tom Biggs, Artist of the Year; & John Hernandez, 2014 One to Six Art Purchase Award Winner at the annual Arts for All Kick-Off Fund Drive Luncheon, February, 2015.