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 CBS 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.

                                     (photo: Harold Shapiro)
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.