Art on the Hill logoArt on the Hill was held September 18-20, 2015. View photos from the event.

After a one-year hiatus to regroup and refocus its efforts, organizers for Rogers State University’s Art on the Hill Festival have announced it will return to the Claremore campus and the event has been expanded to three days.

This will be the fifth year for the festival, which showcases high quality art works by established artisans, rising talents, and students from throughout northeastern Oklahoma. All proceeds from the festival will be directed to fund college scholarships for current RSU students and area high school students.

A special collection of works from RSU alumni will be exhibited in the Foundation Gallery in conjunction with Art on the Hill. The event will continue to feature tented venues on the Claremore campus lawn to offer visitors an opportunity to stroll through the art exhibits, experience live art demonstrations, and enjoy music provided by guest musicians. The event will remain free and open to the public, thanks to the generosity of event sponsors.

Artists and Schools

  • Art on the Hill is currently seeking participating artists and schools.
  • Exhibiting artists who are not students will be subject to a $60 entry fee, with $20 from each entry going directly to the scholarship fund.
  • For questions about showcasing artwork, please contact Heather Isaacs.

Festival Co-chairs

Peggy Rice

Peggy Rice, RSU’s First Lady
Peggy Rice is the First Lady of Rogers State University and an enthusiast of the arts. She is President and CEO of the Small Business Capital Corporation. In 1996, she was named the national Small Business Administration’s Financial Advocate of the Year by President Bill Clinton.

She is active in numerous civic and non-profit organizations in northeast Oklahoma including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, and is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma. 

More about Mrs. Rice


Gary Moeller

Gary Moeller, Professor
Gary Moeller is a well-known artist who serves as Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Rogers State University. Moeller is one of the university’s longest-serving faculty members. He also has taught art at the University of Tulsa and in Florida.

He is a leader on the RSU campus, having served as North Central Association Self-Study Coordinator, which in 2004 led to the university receiving national accreditation for the maximum period of 10 years.

More about Mr. Moeller