NORMAN, Okla. (October 19, 2011) - Love chili? Love to cook? The School of Art & Art History is preparing for the fourth annual Chili Bowl and invites those to participate in this year's chili cook-off. The event is judged by three members of the Norman community and prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. All chili is welcome: red, white, green, vegetarian and others.


The University of Oklahoma School of Art & Art History present the fourth annual Chili Bowl 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the Lightwell Gallery. Those interested in submitting an entry must confirm via email by Tuesday, Nov. 1. Please bring the pot of chili already heated in a crock-pot no later than 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16, to the Lightwell Gallery.


The Chili Bowl is an annual fundraiser hosted by the School of Art & Art History and sponsored by the Arts Alliance and the Red Clay Faction. The event is a wonderful opportunity for students, faculty, staff and the community to support the School of Art & Art History, taste a variety of homemade chilies and take home a one-of-a-kind ceramic bowl.


OU ceramic students and members of the Red Clay Faction create the handmade bowls, which will be available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. All-you-can-eat chili and a handmade ceramic bowl is $15. All-you-can-eat Chili without a ceramic bowl costs $8. The bowls are all food, dishwasher and oven safe. All proceeds will fund School of Art & Art History student scholarships.


For more information on the Chili Bowl fundraiser or to confirm your participation, please contact Jessica Upson at Please be sure to include full name and telephone number as well as a creative title for your chili.


The School of Art & Art History is located at 520 Parrington Oval in the OU Arts District. For more information about the University of Oklahoma's School of Art & Art History please visit For Special accommodations call (405) 325-2691 or email


Contact: Holly Jones

Weitzenhoffer Family
College of Fine Arts

University of Oklahoma

(405) 325-6673