2017 

 

2017

 

Next Meeting February 9 at 7:00 pm 

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The Oklahoma Sculpture Society is an organization of Oklahoma Sculptors working, sharing, showing, and learning together. The Society meets the second Thursday of each month
(7 pm) at the City Arts Center located on the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Annual membership dues are $35.

To contact the organization contact 

Glen Thomas.  His email address is gthomas49@pldi.net or

phone 405-488-4662 

 

for webpage info contact Neal Willison at naw@osuokc.edu

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Have you paid your annual membership dues?  If not send in your $35 dollars to our Treasure, Neal Willison 3612 N. W. 19th Street, Oklahoma City, OK. 73107. Student membership is $15 per year and out-of-state members only wanting the newsletter is $15 per year. Supporting membership is $50 per year.

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Rusty Johnson

Rusty graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1965 with a degree in Commercial Art. After a brief Navy career and more than 40 years in the art business, he retired to spend more time doing the kind of art he wanted to do. Fifteen years as a woodcarver have yielded local, national and modest international recognition. Johnson has taught woodcarving on every level, designs his own pieces and has had his work represented in the National Woodcarvers Association magazine, Woodcarving Illustrated magazine and Woodcarving Magazine (Great Britain). He works in various styles including realistic, stylized and caricature, but doesn't do duck decoys. He lives in Tulsa with his lovely wife of 43 years and their two terrier mix dogs. 

Rusty will be our guest speaker Thursday, February 9. You will find him to be an unassuming sculptor of wood.

Woodcarving is one of those activities allowing removal of material … but with the caveat that it does not allow you to put it back. Don’t forget to bring a friend or colleague AND one of your sculptures for show and tell … the program starts at 7:00 p.m.

The Arts Center is featuring Jeffrey Gibson and his solo exhibition: “Speak to Me” … recent artworks that draw upon his Native American heritage (Choctaw and Cherokee) and intertribal aesthetics and traditions. He effectively combines this mix of references into unique artworks that additionally employ text to address issues and events beyond his own subjectivity.  Come early to see the show.   All of this is at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center at the State Fairgrounds. 

 

Unfinished business:

 

 

Delene Brewer won the 2016 Medallion Contest held in January! 

 

 

Reminder:  dues are due!  Still only $35.  Send to Neal Willison, 3612 N.W. 19th St., Oklahoma City 73107.  

Our leadership for 2017:  President - Glen Thomas, Vice President - Janie Tigert, Secretary - Delene Brewer, Treasurer - Neal Willison, Historian - Dru Marseilles, Programs - Jim Franklin, Hospitality - Dru Marseilles,  Door Prizes - Neal Willison, Sculpt-ins - Glen Thomas, Website - Neal Willison, Newsletter – Jim Franklin and Dru Marseilles.

 Member News

Phyllis deQuevedo and Pamela Winters have both been juried into the Inaugural Spring Showcase of the Women Artists of the West 2017 to be held from March 1 – June 3 at the R.S. Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.   See one of Pamela’s entries pictured below.

Larry Waid tells us that he and Phyllis deQuevedo took Vala Ola's Scottsdale workshop in January…  Burneta Venosdel is again showing at Nature Works, February 25-26, in Tulsa…  Kristen Abramson is continuing her internship with Jocelyn Russell on San Juan Island, WA…and that, for the last several months, TAG (Tulsa Art Guild) has been providing art to be displayed at Phillips Seminary offices.  Since TAG has only several sculpture members, they are permitting TOSS the opportunity to contact Phillips Seminary for displaying their sculptures.  The works will be on display in the large lounge area located between the library and class rooms. Works can be for sale with no commission charged.

Rocky Hails wants us to know he is planning to attend the March 2 talk at Southern Nazarene University by professional sculptor Scott Stearman on “Called to Create.” The lecture series is sponsored by the Museum of the Bible opening in Washington DC later this year. Here’s the link if you’re interested: https://www.museumofthebible.org/lecture/SNU. 

OSS 2017 Winter Show

          

       Glen Thomas: “Race to the Top”      Jim Franklin: “A Modern Classic 1”

    

 Rocky Hails: “Pie Safe”

Honorable Mention

Kristen Abramson’s “Spirit Journey”

Fred Self’s “The Peace of Forgiveness.”

           

 Phyllis deQuevedo

“Into the Wind” won first place in the 3D category in the 46th Annual Women Artists of the West National Show In Fredericksburg, TX, and “Go with the Flow” (not shown) won the “Castille Award of Excellence.” 

        

Burneta Venosdel    

“Tick Dock” won “Second place 3D” in the 46th Women Artists of the West Show in Fredericksburg.

  

Heather Kaiser      

I just shipped a piece to New York for the NAWA Small Works Exhibition that will be coming up in February and I’ll have several pieces in the Signature show for the American Plains Artists Small Works Show coming up in Pawhuska March 24th though May 7th.  And thanks to you guys passing the word about the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, I’ll be showing several pieces from March until May in Newton, KS for their 150th celebration of the Chisholm Trail.  The photo included is “The Guardian” which will be on exhibit in NY.

 Pamela Winters      

This is one of the pieces of mine juried into the WAOW show at the R.S. Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX, that runs from March 1st - June 3rd.                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

   Oklahoma Sculpture Society

1708 Sandpiper Drive

Edmond , OK 73034

The Oklahoma Sculpture Society was established in the fall of 1979 as a non-profit corporation devoted to the education, appreciation and creation of three-dimensional art.  

   Reminder: :  The newsletter deadline is the 20th of each month.  Please send your news to Dru Marseilles , 1708 Sandpiper Drive , Edmond , OK 73034 (405-341-6570) - or e-mail it to dmarseilles@cox.net.  Dues are $35 each calendar year; $15 for students or those out-of-state members wanting only the newsletter; $50 for supporting members.  Please send to OSS Treasurer Neal Willison , 3612 N.W. 19th Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73107.

OSS Membership Form

2017

Name___________________________________________Phone________________

 

Address_______________________________________________________________

 

E-mail___________________________________Cell__________________________

   

Please indicate your interests in the following in order to help us in our planning:  

Saturday sculpt-ins?___________   With a model?__________________________

 

Workshops:  1-, 2- or 3-day?_____________  With a model?__________________

     Instructors you’d like?________________________________________________

 

     Subjects?_________________________________________________________

           

Field trip ideas?________________________________________________________

 

Programs and/or presenters you’d like to see us have:________________________

 

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Ideas for increasing meeting attendance and participation in our activities?__________

 

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     Would you like more social activities?___________________________________

 

Other comments or suggestions:________________________________________
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Thank you!  Please return this along with your dues ($35) to Neal Willison at the next meeting or mail them to him at 3612 N.W. 19th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

 The Oklahoma Sculpture Society was established in the fall of 1979 as a non-profit corporation devoted to the education, appreciation and creation of three-dimensional art.  

Reminders:  The newsletter deadline is the 20th of each month.  Please send your news to Dru Marseilles, 1708 Sandpiper Drive, Edmond, OK 73034 (405-341-6570) - or e-mail it to dmarseilles@cox.net.  Dues are $35 each calendar year; $15 for students or those out-of-state members wanting only the newsletter; $50 for supporting members.  Please send to OSS Treasurer Neal Willison, 3612 N.W. 19th Street, Oklahoma City, OK  73107.     

Website:  www.ossculpture.com

     

Oklahoma Sculpture Society

1708 Sandpiper Drive

Edmond, OK 73034

405-341-6570

 

 

 

 

 

 

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