NativeOklahoman, Helen F. Howerton, has always been an artist. Her high school art teacher encouraged Helen to earn her BFA degree. She was destined to spend a life time creating art in many venues including drafting, commercial graphic art, gallery ownership, art instructor and as a wildlife artist, both painting and bronze. Her art has been published in articles, art magazines & art videos. She and Ron, her husband, have enjoyed life as motorcyclists, corvette enthusiasts, deer hunters and travelers of the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Selected Shows, Awards and Special Recognition:
Group Exhibitions: 2021: “Art of the Plains” 36th APA Juried Exhibition, CFD Old West Museum, Cheyenne, WY-Nov,5-Dec. 5, “American the Beautiful” WAOW 51st Annual Exhibition, Museum of Western Art, Kerrville, TX-Feb. 6-Mar.19, Various group juried gallery & online shows
2020: Mar 6-8 Natureworks, Tulsa, OK, Mar. 25-Apr. 17 Settler’s West Gallery, Tucson, AZ, Apr. 2-28 Tulsa Artists Guild Broken Arrow Historical Museum, WAOW 50th Jubilee Anniversary, June 15-July 3 “WAOWing the Wind River Valley” Headwaters Art & Conference Center, Dubois, WY.
2019-2021: Two originals in the Arkansas Territory Bicentennial Collection traveling juried exhibition at various museums and galleries in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Coffee table book. www.heartofamericaartists.com
2019: Broken Arrow Historical Museum -June, Breckenridge Arts Center, Breckenridge, TX juried exhibition July 15 - Sept. 7th, Women Artists of the West 49th Annual Juried Exhibition, Mary Williams Gallery, Boulder, Co. Sept. 12-Oct. 12th-APA national exhibition, Museum of Western Art “Holiday Small Works Sale, Kerrville, TX. and R.S. Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX.-Philbrook Museum
Solo Exhibitions: Sept-Nov 2021 All Souls Unitarian Gallery, Tulsa, OK Akdar Shrine “Wine Feztival” featured artist, Oct. 17th, 2015, Tulsa, OK Governors Gallery, OK. State Capitol 1989 & 2013, Simply Oklahoma Art Gallery, Guthrie-2011-12 & 13. Fort Smith Art Center,Arkansas 2010, Oklahoma Heritage Museum 2007 (two solo shows)
Collections: Coutts Art Museum, OK. State Capitol, Haldor-Topsoe, Inc., University of Tulsa, Tulsa Public Schools, St. Francis Hospital, Services & Technology, Inc., OK. Wildlife Department, Mid-America Art Alliance, Wichita Falls TX. Art Museum, Chemtech, LLC., American Red Cross and numerous private collections.
Honors: 3rd Overall Award APA exhibition, San Angelo, TX 2018, OK State Publicity Chair, WAOW 2018 Tallgrass Rendezvous, Price Tower, Bartlesville, OK, Tulsa artist documentary interview broadcast on PBS 2016 Place Award, APA exhibition, Ft. Concho Museum, San Angelo, TX. “Blue Marlin”, bronze casting of 22, Chemtech, llc. Gesimar, LA.- Gilcrease Museum “Collector’s Reserve” & “American Miniatures- Grant Recipient, OVAC 2011 John Coleman sculpting workshop-Commission painting series of 16, “Our World of Cats”, Haldor-Topsoe, Inc., Houston, TX., OK. Ducks Unlimited Artist of Year 1991, CM Russell Museum Show 10 years, Great Falls, MT.
Member: Current: WAOW Master-Signature, American Plains Artists, American Women Artists, Canine Portrait Artist Registry AKC Museum of the Dog -past WAOW Board & Exec. Dir. 2001-2008