We are about to start renovations on a new studio space. With all of my art supplies and studio furniture piled into the center of the living room and back room, it is absolute chaos here! I am still trying to work on a few small art projects here and there in the middle of this craziness. This 4” x 4” tile is part of a new series of small clay works.
Author: Michelle Himes-McCrory
Frank ‘Pistol Pete’ Eaton News
Last year my Great-Grandfather, Frank “Pistol Pete” Eaton, was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the 2022 Western Heritage Awards for the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. So many of the former Pistol Pete mascots were there and went on stage with my aunt and uncles to accept the award. It was a wonderful ceremony and great to see lots of family!
Our family’s foundation is currenlty working with Cedar Gate Publishing to republish Frank Eaton’s autobiography. The books will be available in a few months on Amazon with paperback, hardback, and a Kindle version as well! I will post a link when it is available.
Upcoming Art Exhibition
This is my submission for @ovac_ok ‘s upcoming 12×12 art fundraiser.
Title: Reading Beneath the Surface
Medium: Acrylic on Wood, Polymer Clay, Sterling Silver, Lapis Lazuli
Dimensions: 12″ x 12″
This is my latest watercolor commission, painted for @reed523 – it is 6” x 9” on Arches paper. With such a small painting, I just got a desktop magnifying glass to paint some of the tiny details on the custom cargo bicycle – including the bike’s decal stickers. I used paints from Redbud Pigment Co. LLC with handmade watercolors made in Oklahoma. The scene depicts Oklahoma on the right with a red dirt trail and Colorado on the left.
Modella Gallery Art Exhibition
I have artwork included in a three person exhibition at Modella Art Gallery, along with artists Dawn Behrens and Amanda Lilley.
Modella Art Gallery is open on Thursday and Friday from 2pm-6pm and Saturday from 10am-3pm.
Modella Gallery Small Works Open House
I have several clay ornaments and other small works available at Modella Gallery through December.
(the following description is from Modella Gallery): Small Works, Artful Gifts Holiday Market Open House features unique artworks to select for holiday, graduation and other life celebrations; a variety of media, including quilted items, home decor, accessories and jewelry, knitted hats and scarves, custom handmade jewelry, hand thrown stoneware, pottery and ceramics, ornaments, decorations, photographs, puppets, handmade cards, hand knitted and needle felted gifts, kids books, handcrafted dolls and wood items.
The Open House is this Sunday, November 21st, from 12pm – 3pm.
Modella Art Gallery Reception
I have several clay ornaments and other small works available at Modella Gallery
(the following description is from Modella Gallery): Modella Gallery is pleased to share the Small Works, Artful Gifts Holiday market which provides a broad range of works. The exhibit runs through Dec. 31, with the opening Thur., Oct. 28.
Small Works, Artful Gifts Holiday Market at Modella Gallery, 721 S. Main will feature many one of a kind unique items for holiday, graduation and other life celebrations.
This exhibition features a variety of media, including quilted items, home decor, accessories and jewelry, knitted hats and scarves, custom handmade jewelry, hand thrown stoneware, pottery and ceramics, ornaments, decorations, photographs, puppets, handmade cards, hand knitted and needle felted gifts, kids books, handcrafted dolls and wood items.
OVAC’s 12×12 Art Show
OVAC’s 12×12 Art Fundraiser is just around the corner on Friday, September 24. I will have artwork available along with 174 other Oklahoma artists!
To view all the works available in this year’s 12×12 art fundraiser, visit 12x12okc.org
Tickets are on sale now for OVAC’s 12×12 Art Fundraiser on September 24th, 2021! The event will be held outdoors from 7-10pm at Dunlap Codding (609 W Sheridan Ave) in Oklahoma City.
Image artwork by:
Theresa Hultberg, “Craters of the Moon,” acrylic on canvas, $300
Michelle E. Himes-McCrory, “Barely Holding On By a Thread, Part I & II,” mixed media (chalcedony, kyanite, hematite, druzy agate, amethyst, mahogany, egyptian cotton, birch, acrylic, faux leather clay, silver), $970
Cristiana Prado, “Guilded Flower,” porcelain, glaze, & luster, $450
Danny Joe Rose III, “View From the Valley,” digital collage/archival inkjet print/under UV glass, $525
I am making progress on my 12×12 art and getting some good use out of my drill press today! Currently drilling through faux leather clay and wood, then hand-sewing the layers together with Egyptian cotton crochet thread.
OVAC’s 24 Works On Paper
|24 Works On Paper Exhibition OPENS TODAY AT SWOSU ART GALLERY IN WEATHERFORD! |
24 Works on Paper is back for another 18-month tour to ten locations in Oklahoma! The first stop of the exhibition is the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Art Gallery in Weatherford, OK.
SWOSU Art Gallery
100 Campus Dr
Weatherford, OK 73096
August 31-September 18
Open M-F from 8am-5pm