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Next Meeting April 12 at 7 pm at City Arts Center 

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

To contact the organization contact 

Jim Franklin - jimfranklinstudio@att.net 

phone 580-572-8317

for Tulsa information Contact

Larry Waid - waid8337@att.net

Phone 918-607-5612 






We are welcoming Jeff Littlejohn as our presenter April 12. Jeff will give a slide presentation and talk about his sculpting work over the last few decades. He considers his work mostly commercial and/or science-based in small scale. As a free-lancer he has had occasion to also produce a variety of other work, mostly using materials and methods easily available to anyone working at home.

Jeff has been a professional artist since 1981. He has worked as a freelance or in-house sculptor for several companies, taught, given presentations and lectures, worked with conservation groups and museums, and served as an artist-in-residence.

He has produced public bronzes, paintings, book illustrations, cartoons and logos. He received a BSE in art education from the University of Central Missouri and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Oklahoma.

Join us Thursday, April 12, at 7:00 – Contemporary Arts Center, State Fair Park – and bring sculpture to share!  


The March 10 meeting in Tulsa featured Pat Flanagan, who did a 2-hour session on how to make your own molds, with demo ideas from plaster preparation to shims, undercuts, mold releases, silicone molds and where to find supplies.

Sally Flora-French finished the session with alginate, "cold cast bronze" and polyester resin with marble fill.


In addition to their regular second Saturday meetings, the Tulsa group is meeting on "In- Between" monthly Wednesdays for work only, with no formal business meeting. This is primarily focused on helping new sculptors get a faster start in the art of sculpture. The first of these was March 28; the next will be on April 25.

A special thank-you to Larry Waid for suggesting we have a photo directory. Good idea!

Edmond Arts Festival:

On Saturday, May 5, members of OSS will be sculpting as a group from 10:00 to 1:00 at the festival, and we want as many as possible to participate! We will be out in the elements and hopefully the weather will cooperate. (Jim will be bringing his umbrella in case he needs protection from too much sun or, heaven forbid, rain...) Let him know ASAP if you can participate: jimfranklinstudio@att.net or 580-572-8317.

Vala Ola workshop:

Phyllis deQuevedo tells us two more people expressed interest in coming to the June Vala Ola workshop, which makes a full class of 16 students. She will keep a short waiting list, but if you have signed up and have not sent in a deposit, please do so as soon as possible. We won’t be able to keep the spot open as long as there is continued interest. Contact her at pdeQuevedo@kicker.com for more information.




Bob Willis will be the sculptor during the Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, during the 2018 season. Bob will sculpt busts of Christ before each evening performance, Thursday through Saturday, May through October. During the day he will sculpt busts and broken hearts in a new Marketplace area while sharing with visitors to the Passion Play. This unique venue will allow him to blend his passion for sculpting with his background as a Baptist minister and hospice grief specialist. All are invited to come visit Bob in his new adventure at the Great Passion Play!!

From Rosalind Cook: "I have popped out of retirement to create a monument for my favorite non-profit: The Little Light House, a Christian developmental center for children with special needs in Tulsa. Part of a 28" sculpture I created years ago was digitally enlarged. Bronze Services of Loveland kindly created a studio for me to work in until it was completed. The little girl will have glasses on and the baby is Down Syndrome. If I look tired it is because I WAS EXHAUSTED!! Denise Ford is creating three other special needs children who will be coming to Christ for this collaborative project. The unveiling is scheduled for some time in September. We will keep you posted!"

Kristen Abramson is offering a bird sculpting workshop to be held September 25-29 at David Nunneley’s studio in Broken Arrow. She has e-mailed information to most of our membership; if you are interested and did not receive it, contact her at paintedfeatherz@gmail.com and she will be happy to get it to you!

Last month, Larry Waid went to Bronze Services in Loveland to deliver work for Phyllis, Pamela, Sally and himself and pick up his two completed sculptures. He also visited Sculpture Depot to pick up material and tool orders for five of the Tulsa members. While there, he saw a demonstration of Polytek resin. The next day, Pat and Sandy Regan arrived to do the patinas on Pat's elephants and bring them home, and they were able meet Larry for dinner.

From Heather Kaiser: The local show of American Plains Signature Artists in Pawhuska is up and running through April 28th at the Ole’ Firehouse Center where our sculpture show was held last summer. A couple of us OSS peeps are in it. See http://americanplainsartists.com/american-plains-artists-signature-show/ for a preview. It is across the street and a block West of the Mercantile, which by the way has a great and not so healthy breakfast biscuit and gravy that is to literally to die for that I will be having again.

Also: The Women Artists of the West Tallgrass Rendezvous deadline to enter is June 1st and that show will be featured at the Price Tower Arts Center in Bartlesville September 20 to November 4. If anyone is interested their website is http://www.waow.org/.

Scott Roberts has 2 pieces of pottery on display at the Chickasaw Cultural Center from April through September. And the reason we haven’t seen Pete Zachry for a while is that he is teaching wood carving on Thursdays.

_________________________   _______OSS 2018 leadership:

President – Jim Franklin; OKC Vice President – Janie Tigert; Tulsa Vice President – Larry Waid; Treasurer – Neal Willison; Secretary – Delene Brewer; Historian – Dru Marseilles.

OKC committees: Programs – Mary Greear and Glen Thomas; Newsletter – Dru Marseilles and Jim Franklin; Website – Neal Willison; Sculpt-ins – Glen Thomas; Door Prizes – Neal Willison; Hospitality – Dru Marseilles.

Tulsa leadership: President – Larry Waid; Treasurer - Pat Regan; Secretary - Katharine Dillsaver; Calling Committee - Pat Regan, Britt Morgan and Pamela Winters.

Thanks to all for being willing to work on behalf of our organization!


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

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.

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