Next Meeting Sept.15 at Janie Tigert's 6:30 p.m.


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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



September 2017


Saturday, September 9 OSS Tulsa members are encouraged to attend the September 9 meeting at Ziegler’s to discuss and plan for the future of OSS Tulsa as well as learn of plans and activities of OSS OKC and the possibility of more interaction between both. We’ll be meeting and working from 10:00-3:00.

Friday, September 15 – Dinner at Janie Tigert’s

Reminder: Plan to be there at 6:30, bring side dishes for barbecue and desserts, and try to let Janie know by the 14th if you plan to be there (405-831-3111). Directions: take exit 139 (33rd Street in Edmond) off I-35 and go east to Air Depot. Take Air Depot north ½ mile to Whitetail Run; you will be turning east. Stay on it until you come to the end of the road (about ¼ mile) and you’re there: her address is 6000 Whitetail Run. (If you’re coming south on I-35, exit at 15th Street and turn south on Air Depot for ½ mile). This is always fun – be there if you can!

PAO/OSS Show wrap-up:

There are so many people to thank for making this show a reality! Larry Waid and Jim Franklin put in a great deal of time setting up the contracts and agreements between OSS and PAO; Jim did the final versions as well as the judges’ sheets, compilation of all the entries for the jurors, and set up the show brochure and printed it. Larry did the invitation, designed and paid for the flyers, banners and sidewalk signs. He also provided the title cards and nametags. OSS and PAO paid for a ¼-page ad in Art of the West magazine. Glen Thomas paid for the award ribbons. Burneta Venosdel provided guidance for the contracts and lined up the judges. Bruce Carter, John Free and Larry juried the show. Bruce, as president of PAO, functioned as their director for the show. Cindy Free handled the set-up for the reception and, as treasurer of PAO, kept the records straight. PAO provided all the refreshments for the reception. Neal Willison handled all the entry fees. Larry and Jim set up the show. Dru Marseilles acted as a conduit for information. Members of both groups manned the show every day. And, of course, none of this could have happened without the 16 artists who entered their work!

Member news:

From Patsy Lane: The Museum of Western Art selected me and my work for their promotion in the September issue of Western Art Collector magazine. They had a special section in this issue titled "Collector’s Focus" WILDLIFE, which included a minimal Bio., Artist’s Statement and a photograph of my bronze, "The Town Crier." The Museum’s annual show "The Party" opens in Kerrville, TX, with a reception on September 16. This is my third year to have been included in this show. If anyone is in the area, just a short distance from Fredericksburg, TX, stop by and visit the show and Museum.

Burneta Venosdel "Prairie Treasures" has been accepted in both the American Women Artists show at the Desert Museum in Tucson, October 13 through December 3, and the American Plains Artists Show in Las Cruces, NM, running August 3 through November 5. "This is a Signature entry for both shows. (Signature membership is the next level of membership requiring the nomination by board and master members, jurying into a set number of shows, membership for so many years - usually 3, advertising in national magazines, winning awards, and mastery of the medium.). I am now working on the WAOW Show to be held in September 2018 at the Price Tower in Bartlesville. I will be co-chair."

Glen Thomas

Glen sold his sculpture "What If?" in the OSS/PAO show.

Winter Show:

Plans are underway for our annual Winter Show at 50 Penn Place Gallery in Oklahoma City. It will run from November 1 until December 30, and entry forms will be due October 12. Details and forms will be e-mailed soon!

Vala Ola workshop:

The Vala Ola workshop is being held June 2-5, 2018, in Edmond and there are already 11 people signed up. If interested, please contact Phyllis deQuevedo at pdequevedo@kicker.com. And Phyllis requests that all of you planning to take the workshop e-mail her your contact information so she can send you details as we get closer to it: please send her your e-mail address, home address and phone number.

Et cetera:

Former member Lou Hale had planned to move to Tulsa but has relocated to Spring, TX, where her daughter lives. "A fortuitous decision. I escaped all the stress of planning and overseeing building a patio home. Daughter Lisa is so patient, helpful, generous, fun and loving! What every mother could want in her golden years." Jim tells us she stayed with her daughter during the hurricane ... And fortunately she and two other former members in the Houston area – Colette King (now of Porter, TX) and Dolores Cary (living in Conroe, TX) – put up with a lot of rain but are fine … Lea Zrenda has moved to 24 N. Lockport Dr., Edmond 73003.

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. Oklahoma City meetings are generally held the 2nd Thursday evening of the month at the Contemporary Arts Center in the State Fairgrounds.

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.