Next Meeting Aug. 10, at 7:30 p.m. City Arts Center
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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 email@example.com or
for webpage info contact Neal Willison at firstname.lastname@example.org
W. Hils has received a number of recognitions for his work, has presented
six solo exhibitions and participated in over forty group exhibitions across
the country in the past decade. He’s also represented in many private and
corporate collections internationally. Most recently, he's completed public
art projects for the City of Norman, OK, the San Diego Port Authority, the
Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (State of Oklahoma), the Paseo Arts Association
(Paseo District) in Oklahoma City. Upcoming projects include permanent
public sculptures for the City of Oklahoma City and the City of Cerritos,
CA. His work has been
featured at the International Sculpture Center (ISC), and reviewed in reVIEW
Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, Sculpture Magazine (China), and Art
Focus Oklahoma Magazine. His works are also included in the collections of
the Oklahoma City Museum of Art (OK), the Wichita Falls Museum of Art (TX),
and the Chattahoochie Valley Art Museum (GA).
research interests include digital fabrication (CNC), CAD, 3-D printing, and
public art. Aside from teaching studio and technical based courses in these
areas, he also teaches The Business of Art: Professional Practices to
prepare students for real world success in their creative practice. Jonathan
Hils has lectured at many universities across the country and presented
artist talks at a number of art centers and galleries associated with his
research and exhibitions.
Hils maintains a sculpture studio in Norman, OK, and is represented
professionally in Oklahoma, Colorado and California.
you interested in the technical aspect of art, dealing with the interaction
of process and materials, will find Johnathan’s talk fascinating and
inspiring. He will describe his
work and how he selects the process to be used to bring his concepts to
Reminder: On Saturday August 12th a sculpt-in will be held at Contemporary Arts, OKC from 9 am to 4 pm.
The pose was e-mailed July 28; contact email@example.com if you
need it resent.
Dinner at Janie Tigert’s is our September OKC event; she’d like us all to bring side dishes for brisket or desserts. Plan on being there at 6:30 on the 15th. More on this soon.
OSS Tulsa members are
encouraged to attend the September 9
meeting 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. From Larry Waid: “Having had the opportunity to learn
from other art organizations, I would like to split up and share the work
needed to grow our group. Some of the positions needed could be a calling
committee, a secretary/treasurer and a program chairman. There may also
be other needs to address. I would like us all to participate in a
recruiting program to increase our membership. Ideas are needed and
We ended up with 49 pieces of sculpture in this
wonderful show, and nine of them received awards.
Best of Show was awarded to Burneta Venosdel’s “Rein Maker;” 2nd
Place – “Race to the Top” by Glen Thomas; 3rd Place was
David Nunneley’s “Sequoyah;” 4th Place went to “Heartbeat
of the Prairie” by Pamela Winters. Honorable
mention ribbons were given to: “Honey Lamb and I” by Pamela Winters;
“Wanasapi Tantanka Buffalo Slaughter” by Heather Kaiser; Kristen
Abramson’s “Wind Chaser; Janie Tigert’s “Mbogo,” and Glen
Thomas’ “The Dancer.” See
photographs of all of these below.
A reception for Pawhuska merchants was held on July 13th.
Presentation of awards was made July 15th during the
show’s opening reception. The
exhibit and sale will remain in place through August 26. From Larry Waid: “Visitors and business community attendees are most impressed
with the variety and quality of work on display. Thanks to all who have
volunteered to work the show.” A
special thank-you to those who helped make this event possible will be in
the next newsletter.
A reception for Pawhuska merchants was held on July 13th. Presentation of awards was made July 15th during the show’s opening reception. The exhibit and sale will remain in place through August 26. From Larry Waid: “Visitors and business community attendees are most impressed with the variety and quality of work on display. Thanks to all who have volunteered to work the show.” A special thank-you to those who helped make this event possible will be in the next newsletter.
Larry: “Pick-up date” –
Since the show ends on Saturday, August 26, at 4 pm, please plan to pick up
your work after 4 that day. If you cannot come at this time, please
make arrangements with Bruce Carter (580-304-8731) to recover your work.
Jim Franklin and I will both be attending to help package/box and
load. Jim, Glen and I will be returning the works we brought for
Free to a
good home: Skutt 181 electric kiln.
Needs repair. Call Mary
Greear at 721-8849.
Kristen Abramson had two pieces juried into the Annual Kingston Art Show in Washington, and Burneta Venosdel had three sculptures accepted at the Museum of Western Art Exhibition and Sale in Kerrville, TX, September 16-October 28. Burneta also has completed a sculpture of a ballerina for the Wah-Zah-Zhe (Osage Ballet) to benefit the Osage Ballet School in Pawhuska. Proceeds from the sale of castings will be used to promote and support the school.
Bureta Venosdel - Best of Show
Glen Thomas - 2nd Place
David Nunneley - 3rd Place
Pamela Winters - 4th Place
Heather Kaiser - Honorable Mention
Pamela Winters - Honorable Mention
Glen Thomas - Honorable Mention
Janie Tigert - Honorable Mention
Kirsten Abramson - Honorable Mention
Saturday, July 22 this dedicated group of OSS members and friends met at the
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum for their annual look at the
Prix de West show and sale.
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.
The newsletter deadline is the 20th of each
month. Please send your