A Group Exhibition of Twenty Six Represented Artists

Exhibit Dates: February 1st – 27th, 2013
Opening: Friday, February 1st from 6:00 – 10:00 PM

This February Paseo Originals Art Gallery will host a kaleidoscopic exhibition of artwork by represented gallery artists which as a whole demonstrate an extreme diversity of style interest and artistic approach. Headlining the event will be a jewelry trunk show for the new design collection by Norman, Oklahoma artist Tomoaki Orikasa. Other visual creatives to be featured in the show will include: Katherine Liontas Warren, Todd Jenkins, Chris Claussen, Stacey D. Miller, Roy Orr, Paul Pfrehm, Barbara Scott, Mary Bechtol, Jan Brieschke, Kate Rivers, Francene Levinson, Brett McDanel, Benjamin Soehnel, Pavel Wang Yu Tsai, John Byrne, Ron Fleming, Micheal Zecca, Wayne McKinzey, Michelle Himes McCrory, Jim Dodson Jr., LeRoy Schultz, Bob Adams, Joe Turk, Tom Wester and Morgan Robinson. The exhibiting artists represent over twenty different forms of media ranging from new media to precious metal. An Opening Reception is scheduled to be held Friday, February 1st from 6:00-10:00 PM at Paseo Originals Art Gallery for the group exhibit “Alphabet Soup”. The exhibit will run from February 1st through the 27th of the month. The exhibit and all associated events are free and open to the public.

(from Paseo Orignals Gallery website)

September 28, 2012, 7:00 pm
50 Penn Place, 1900 NW Expressway, OKC
150 Oklahoma artists, Food from 25 local restaurants, Live Music

The 12×12 Art Fundraiser is the only fundraiser for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. The funds raised help OVAC continue to make Oklahoma a place where visual artists thrive and contribute fully to their communities. For 12×12, each artist must create a work that conforms to the dimensions of twelve-by-twelve inches. The artwork is sold in a surprising silent and blind auction, meaning bidders will not know what others have bid. Bids for each piece begin at $168. Collectors who fear losing a piece of art in the auction may “Buy It Now” to trump the auction.

(more info on OVAC’s 12×12)

A Special Exhibit Of New Work By Gallery Artists

Exhibit Open: March 1st – April 1st 2012
Opening Reception: Friday, March 2nd 6-10PM
Artist Lecture: Saturday, March 3rd 1-2PM
Sunday On Paseo Creek: Sunday, March 18th 1-4PM
Cocktail Closing Reception: March 31st 6:30-9PM

While there is no consigned theme for the artwork represented by Paseo Originals Art Gallery it can be said that the selection is contemporary and diverse. Bold in style, technique, color, or subject every artwork in the gallery makes a statement and leaves an impression on the viewer. Opening this March, the exhibit “Infinitely Art” will provide a taste of the galleries eclectic selection through the new works of eighteen gallery artist. The gallery will host an opening reception, with live music, during the Paseo Arts District First Friday Art Walk from 6pm – 10pm on March 2nd, 2012. Wine, refreshments and hor d’oeuvers will be served during the evening’s reception. There will be an artists lecture on Saturday, March the 3rd at 1pm following the night of the exhibit opening where artist will discuss their creative process and technique. The exhibit, reception and lecture are free and open to the public. The exhibit will culminate with a Cocktail Closing Reception to be held Saturday, March 31st, 2012 6:30-9 pm.

(from Paseo Originals Gallery website)

January 5th through 29th, 2012 Paseo Originals Art Gallery will be featuring a group show with artists Tom D. Wester, Dawn Williams, Michelle Himes-McCrory, Brooke Rowlands, and Kjelshus Collins. “Artifice, Creativity’s Next Generation” is an exploration of line and texture through the eyes of five artists solidified in their styles while still evolving in their creative approach. Collins and McCrory, both graphic artists working in printmaking media, expose us to the tactile quality of their work through the printing matrix itself. Working through the traditional lino-cut process, Kjelshus Collins, delivers his sociopolitical subjects through crudely cut lines which weave themselves into dramatic depictions of dithery and angst. Conversely, Michelle Himes-McCrory creates her printing plates through modern machine etching processes which allow her to exhibit a refined line structure in her self reflective visages and create unique, subject driven components which she sometimes integrates into her final compositions. Wester has taken an idiomatic approach to his medium creating what he refers to as “Graphic Paintings”. His lead and graphite works on paper, minimalist in composition, seem comparable to an etude; a musical composition built on technical motive, but played for its artistic value. Grace and chaos find one another at home in Wester’s highly textural line structures. Artists Brooke Rowlands and Dawn Williams bring a touch of color and enigmatic expression to “Artifice” through distinctive approaches to their respective creative processes. Rowlands’ mixed media work juxtaposes acrylic on panel abstract paintings with highly refined pen and ink line structure; delineating colorless, free floating blossoms of various species affront vivid splashes of tactile color. Williams path to texture lies in her peculiar use of ephemera and metal alchemy which fuse the seemingly disparate into the edgy and enchanting. Her juxtaposition of bold colors and metal alchemically lends unique, subtle textures to the backdrops complimenting the focal expressions of interpersonal attractions and the carnality of the feminine form. The gallery will host an opening reception, with live music, during the Paseo Arts District First Friday Art Walk from 6pm – 10pm on January 6th, 2012. Wine, refreshments and hor d’oeuvers will be served during the evening’s reception. There will be an artists lecture on Saturday, January the 7th at 1pm following the exhibit opening. The exhibit, reception and lecture are open to the public.

(from Paseo Originals Gallery website)

I have an upcoming solo show at Redlands Community College Art Gallery. There will be an art reception on Wednesday, December 7th from 3pm – 5pm, I hope that you can join me. This event is free, open to the public, and kid friendly! The exhibition will include mixed media printmaking works and will be on display from December 4th, 2011 through January 28th, 2012.

Redlands Community College Art Gallery is in the Larry F. Devane Multimedia Lifelong Learning Center 1300 S. Country Club Rd. El Reno 73036 / (405) 422-1485 (open Mon-Fri from 8am-5pm)

I will have artwork included in this year’s Red Dot, a wonderful fundraising event for IAO Gallery, featuring over 130 Oklahoma artists.

From the IAO Gallery website:

The name Red Dot denotes the all-important red mark that a gallery places on any work of art as soon as it is sold. Red Dot is also the name of Individual Artists of Oklahoma’s (IAO) annual art auction scheduled for Friday, November 11 from 7-11 p.m. …

…Funds raised via Red Dot directly support IAO exhibitions throughout the year. Cost of admission to Red Dot is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Tickets will be available for purchase after October 4th.

Find out more at the IAO Gallery website – 2011 Red Dot

I will have artwork included again in this year’s 12 x 12 art fundraiser for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

From their website:

A one-night only event, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 12×12 Art Fundraiser combines artwork by 150 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local restaurants and live music to create an unforgettable night. To be held on Saturday, October 1, 7:00 pm at 50 Penn Place, 1900 NW Expressway in OKC, the event supports the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) programs that enable the success of artists across the state of Oklahoma.

Read more on the OVAC website