The Woodward News

February 13, 2014

Museum featuring photography exhibit

Stephanie Meyer
Woodward News

Woodward, Okla. — The Plains Indians and Pioneers Museum in Woodward is currently featuring a photography exhibit, "The Gifts of Time" featuring the work of Oklahoma native Sarah Harless.

Harless has a Masters Degree in Art Education. She lives in Sayre and teaches high school art in Kelton, Texas.

Harless began visiting the museum when she would bring her students every March for a high school art competition. She has been participating in the museum's photography contests for over four years.

“She usually sweeps the show” says museum Executive Director Robert Roberson. “She's won numerous prizes.”

Her exhibit features a variety of unique and attractive imagery that includes western style images, rattlesnakes, lightening and nature. Her gallery is one of many art exhibits that are held at the museum.

“They are really quite dramatic” says Roberson describing the artwork often featured in the exhibits.

The exhibit began Feb. 8 and will continue until March 1. A reception for Harless is set for Saturday, Feb. 15 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Coming up on March 8 is the popular  “Ask the Archeologist”  with Dr. Leland Bement from the University of Oklahoma's Archeological Survey visiting the museum to respond to questions about different items and artifacts brought in by visitors.

Even if you do not attend an event, the rest of the museum is open to visitors featuring abundant information and numerous artifacts about Northwest Oklahoma. Admission is free.

More information on “The Gifts of Time” and other museum events can be found online at

Here are more upcoming events and exhibits at the museum.

March 8-27 - Paul Laune Memorial High School Art Competition

May - Nicki Wood (Pottery)

June - Fiber Fanatics

July - Susan Frech-Sims (Renaissance style painter)

Sept.-Oct. - Photography Contest

November - Israel Gujardo (Abstract artist)

December - Marty Lockstone (Blown Glass)