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Ahha Tulsa and the Coffee Bunker invite Tulsa-area artists who serve or were honorably discharged from the military to participate in a juried exhibition of visual art. This exhibition will highlight the creativity, resilience, and personal stories of veterans and demonstrate the ways in which visual art can heal personal trauma. 


Works of all media will be considered, including but not limited to painting, photography and digital media, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Works don’t necessarily need to include military imagery—works of art of all various subject matter (or abstract compositions) are encouraged. However, upon submitting entries each artist must describe how the work relates to the exhibition theme described above.


This exhibition is open to all veterans living in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. Submitted works must be of original design and created by the entrant. Experienced, intermediate, and novice artists alike are encouraged to apply.


Entrants are encouraged to list their works for sale. A 30% commission is retained on all art sales, which supports ahha Tulsa’s mission. To receive profits from sales, artists must provide a completed and signed W9. Works must be priced at a fair market value. 


July 21, 2019 Entries due via Submittable by 11:59 PM 

July 26, 2019 Notification of acceptance or rejection via email

July 27–31, 2019 Drop-off of accepted works at ahha Tulsa

August 2, 2019 First Friday Art Crawl free opening reception from 5:00–9:00 PM (open to all)

October 20, 2019 Exhibition closes

October 23–27, 2019 Pickup of exhibited works 


Each artist is responsible for safe delivery and timely pickup of their works. All works must be delivered in person to ahha Tulsa between July 27–31, 2019—late works will not be exhibited.  Ahha will not accept shipped works. Ahha will insure the sale value of each work through the course of the exhibition. 

All works must have the title and name of the artist clearly written on the back of the artwork. All hanging, mounting, and display hardware must be included and attached (if applicable) to the works upon drop-off. 


Cash prizes will be awarded to outstanding works. Please check the exhibition website for more information later this summer. 


Ahha Tulsa’s mission is to cultivate a more creative Tulsa through education, advocacy, and innovative partnerships. Ahha is open Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00-9:00 pm and Sundays 12:00-7:00 PM. Admission is $10.95 for adults, $6.95 for Youth (3-17) and free for kids under 3 and members. Ahha is located at 101 E. Archer Street in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Tulsa's only drop-in center for veterans where they can find information, support, connection and a place to relax in a family friendly, alcohol/drug free environment. Our mission is to support veterans and servicemembers in their transition to civilian life through referrals to appropriate resources, education, employment, veterans' health and activities. We also train vet-to-vet peer support specialists for crisis intervention as well as developing friendships and relationships with other veterans.


Josh Butts received his degree with honors in Graphic Design at the University of Tulsa, but his education was while serving in Fallujah and Ar Ramadi Iraq in 2004-2005 with the 1st Battalion, 503rd Air Assault Infantry, 2nd Infantry Division. 

Following his graduation from TU, Josh worked for the Folds of Honor Foundation and several ad agencies prior to starting his own company, Scrambler Creative Services - Now located in Tulsa's historic Kendall Whittier neighborhood. 

Scrambler Creative Services is a small full service design agency specializing in integrating fine art for commercial use. His illustrations have been featured in the Directory of Illustrations, Golf Digest, Intermission Magazine, The Tulsa Opera, and Oklahoma Magazine. Josh also services a broad range of graphic design clients in Tulsa, Dallas, Oklahoma City and Northwest Arkansas. 

Josh's fine artwork ranges from commissioned pencil sketches and oil paintings to large scale murals. His prolific career as a fine artist includes many private pieces for individuals, municipalities and corporations. Most Recently, Josh curated the Permanent Art Collection for the Patriot Golf Club in Owasso, as well as designing and installing the new interior art space for the Mental Health Association Oklahoma at Legacy Plaza. 

For the past 5 years, Josh served as an adjunct art professor at The University of Tulsa - teaching Digital Drawing and Illustration to the next generation of artists and thought leaders. 

Josh lives in Midtown Tulsa with his wife, Erin, and their two children Marcus, 7 and Anna 6. 


Questions? Please email art@ahhatulsa.org