During an exhibition in DUMBO, Brooklyn, Oil Drum Art was invited to appear on the CBS Early Show during Earth Day Week because of its environmental content. A dozen artworks were displayed on the General Motors Plaza and the artists were interviewed.  Then in September the Commemorative 9/11 Oil Drum Art Exhibition at the Barnum Museum was featured on the New York Fox-5 TV News.

In 2009 Oil Drum Art and its president and founder, Jack Lardis, received the 2009 Arts Council of Greater New Haven Arts Award for breakthrough and innovative art.

The newest project for Oil Drum Art is "Drums For Troops".  Drums painted by students from 15 Naugatuck Valley (Connecticut) middle and high schools and artists from Lowe’s Home Improvement, the Valley Arts Council, and Oil Drum Art will be presented to the Connecticut National Guard for American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.


CBS Early Morning Show
New York, NY


Jack Lardis
President and Founder

Received the Arts Council of Greater New Haven Arts Award (2009)


Drums For Troops