MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition
The MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition is intended to recognize and encourage artists working in all media who reside in the four-state region of Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Kansas.
MOAK was inaugurated in 1990 as MOAK Crafts. In 1992, the show was broadened to include all media and was renamed MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition. In 1996, the Friends of the Springfield Art Museum became the exhibit organizer and sponsor. From 2002 onward, the Museum has been both organizer and sponsor of the exhibition.
The exhibit is held biennially. Judges for the exhibition are selected on a rotating basis from one of the four states. A number of cash and Museum purchase awards are available for each exhibition.
The next exhibition is scheduled for 2014.
MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition 2012
November 17, 2012 - January 13, 2013
Judge Kevin M. Murphy, Curator of American Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, selected 79 works by 73 artists. Entries were received from 215 artists with 408 works.
21 artists from Springfield had works selected for the exhibition. A Springfield Art Museum Purchase Award was won by Robyn Cook for Wrong Way Down a One Way Street, 2011, graphite on paper. Megan Johnson was the recipient of the $500 Cash Award for her drawing Sinker.
Pictured: Megan Johnson, SInker, 2012, charcoal on paper. Winner of $500 Cash Award.
MOAK 4-State Regional Exhibition 2010
November 20, 2010 - January 2, 2011
Judge Julia Kirt, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in Oklahoma City, selected 98 works by 70 artists. Entries were received from 176 artists with 337 works.
Eighteen artists from Springfield had works selected for the exhibition. Top awards went to Springfield artist Hugh C. Yorty for Still Life (12 Rue de Bac), oil on canvas.
Pictured: Hugh C. Yorty, Still Life (12 Rue du Bac), 2009, oil on canvas. Winner of a Springfield Art Museum Purchase Award and the $500 Cash Award.
To purchase an exhibition catalogue, please call 417-837-5700 or e-mail the Art Museum. Current catalogues are $5.00. Catalogues are also available from previous years for $6.00.
Exhibition catalogues are also offered as downloads, below: