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The BIG Show: Work by Young Artists

Mar 11, 2022 - May 08, 2022

The Big Show is a radically inclusive exhibition highlighting the creativity of young people across Tulsa and Oklahoma. All Oklahoma artists ages 4-18 are welcome to submit. As long as works are 12 x 12 inches in size or less, they will be placed on view in the gallery. Especially at a time when we seek to counter the  isolation, stress, and upheaval of the past year, the diversity of works on display will create a shared space for young artists to see themselves, their communities, and their creativity honored. Visitors will have a chance to view art and make their own art inspired by nature.

Presented with support from Sheri & Charlie Stinson.


Calling all young artists! Would you like to have your work in The BIG Show?

  • All Oklahoma young artists ages 4-18 are eligible to participate.
  • One work per artist, up to 12” x 12” for 2d works and 12” x 12” x 12” for 3d works.
  • All entries meeting requirements will be accepted until capacity is reached.
  • Choose a theme to inspire your work:
    • Art that shows you or your community.
    • Art inspired by nature or the outdoors.
    • Art from your imagination.
  • Download the Submission Form here. Work may be mailed to Philbrook or dropped off in person October 8, 9, and 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. See more details on the Submission Form.
  • To request materials and submission forms for classroom use, please see more info below.

Artist Submission Form
Artist Submission Form (Spanish)
Artist Submission Form (Burmese)
Artist Submission Form (Zomi)
Materials Submission Form

Create art here at Philbrook and submit it to The BIG Show. Visit us on:

  • Sat., July 10 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sat., August 14 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sat., September 11 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sat., September 25 between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Are you a teacher and would like to submit your students’ work? Awesome! Here’s what to do:

  • Download the Submission Form here and review the details. Make sure your students pick a prompt and create a work that meets the size requirement.
  • Philbrook can provide 12” x 12” paper and submission forms to your school or organization! Please fill out a materials request form here.
  • Make sure each work has a submission form signed by the student parent or guardian.
  • Mail the work to us or drop it off in person on Oct. 8, 9, or 10, 2021. See the submission form for details and exact times.
  • For additional questions, email us at


Artmaking Pop-Up Dates

Make art for The BIG Show: Work by Young Artists at Philbrook or out in the community! Check out the schedule below for our artmaking pop-ups where all supplies are included for an awesome submission. Show up, make art, see it on the gallery walls in March.

Saturday, October 2nd
FC Tulsa Match
Kickoff at 7p.m.

Sunday, October 3rd
Tulsa Zoo
10a.m. – 2p.m.

Saturday, October 9th
Gathering Place
10a.m. – 1p.m.

Saturday, October 16th
Kendall Whittier Arts Festival
12p.m. – 10p.m.

Saturday, October 16th
Philbrook Museum
10a.m. – 2p.m.