Public Art Initiative


Request for Proposal

Re-imagining the Corner of 6th & Western

6th and Western ProjectThe Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council along with the City of Stillwater and its citizens are seeking artists to submit sculpture designs for a public art display. Submission deadline is August 1, 2021.

The northeast corner of 6th Street and Western Avenue is a well-traveled entrance into the heart of the Stillwater. The work of art erected on this corner will serve as the catalyst for a larger, more comprehensive, initiative called the Gateway Project. The Gateway Project includes the identification and implementation of gateway signs, district boundaries, wayfinding, and public art. The selected sculpture will welcome everyone into the heart of Stillwater and become a defining element within the community. 

How to Submit Your Artwork for Consideration

To submit your proposal, download the Official Artist Request for Proposal, then submit to the Committee using one of the options described below:


OPTION 1 – Mail hardcopy of RFP file or a copy on a flash drive to:

Stillwater Arts & Humanities Council * PO Box 135 * Stillwater, OK 74076

OPTION 2 – Email RFP file to: ArtsHCStillwater@gmail.com


Search Committee

  • Ron Beer
  • Staci Bejcek
  • Valerie Bloodgood
  • Alton Carter
  • Kathy Hall
  • Reem Mansy
  • Jillian McGee
  • Mike Staubus
  • Anu Sukhdial
  • Becky Taylor

Selection Committee

  • Barry Patton (family land donor)
  • Kristine Waits (community member)
  • Norman McNickle (City Manager)
  • Rebecca Brienen (President, Arts & Humanities Council of Stillwater) 

Local Talent Performs at the Art Showcase on May 1st

The SAHC joined with Prairie Arts on May 1st for the Pop Up Art Showcase. Local musicians performed throughout the morning including Jo & Billy McCollom, Sydney Weiser, Jimmy Stapp and John Homer, and Terry Bryson and Billy McCollom.

We have art in order not to die of life.

Albert Camus

A society that forgets art, risks losing its soul.

Camille Paglia