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Next Meeting August 11, 2016 at 7 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

 

Calendar:

We are having Robbie Kienzle, Liaison at the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs at the OKC Planning Department, as our guest speaker August 11.  She will visit with us about opportunities for Oklahoma City’s 1% for Arts: how to apply and how to register for information on projects presented to and approved by the OKC Planning Commission.  Opportunities to become involved in the program are generally open to all artists in the state, so those who live outside the OKC metro area should attend this meeting. 

As Arts & Cultural Affairs Liaison for the City of Oklahoma City, she coordinates arts and cultural initiatives to further the city’s economic, tourism and community development priorities.  Her post oversees Arts Commission matters and works with all of the departments, trust and authorities of the city to implement the 1% for Arts ordinance established by the City Council in 2009. 

Ms. Kienzle has worked for the city for more than 17 years and has more than 25 years’ experience connecting arts, architecture and urban redevelopment.  She has previously served as Director of the Festival of the Arts, Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma Main Street Manager for the City of Shawnee, and Visual Arts Consultant for the MAPS Library, Ballpark and Canal projects.  She has been a guest presenter and lecturer at local universities and various public meetings and conferences.  She is also a Planning Commissioner for the City of Shawnee. 

We are fortunate to have her!  Program chairman Jim Franklin says this is a must-see program for those who would like to do public art.  Please call, text or e-mail him by August 8th and let him know if you plan to attend so he can be sure she has enough hand-outs for everyone there.  Contact him at 580-572-8317 or jimfranklinstudio@att.net. 

This will take place on Thursday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. at the Contemporary Arts Center at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.  Join us - and bring sculpture to share!

Member news:  

Kristen Abramson tells us two of her bronze sculptures were accepted into a National Juried Exhibition called 64 Arts in Illinois. The two pieces are a grizzly bear called "Winter's Return" and a life size blue heron called "Quiet Pursuit." … On September 10, Jim Franklin will give a follow-up to his July 7-9 bas relief workshop for TOSS (Tulsa OSS)…  From Catherine Johnston:  I am working on a five-foot monument for a Hospice house in Tulsa. Denise Ford has been helping me, and David Nunneley has offered to let me share his studio space for this project. I just love our cooperation and support for OSS in Tulsa.  We have a fantastic group of talented and giving artists.  Also from Catherine: the Tallgrass  Gallery Artists group recently surprised gallery owner Bruce Carter for his birthday in Pawhuska…  Jay O’Meilia was pictured in the Oklahoman recently in a feature about the newly formed Oklahoma Society of Impressionists show in the OSU Museum of Art in Stillwater…   Glen Thomas will be teaching a 4-day Horse Sculpture workshop in Shawnee at Broadway Arts Gallery & Studio, Thursday through Sunday, August 25 through 28th.  Information is on Facebook at Broadway Arts Gallery & Studio.   Contact Glen at 405-488-4662 or Link Cowen at 405-596-5678 or lcowenart@gmail.com.  “Hope some of you can join us – Link.” …   From Burneta Venosdel:  “My sculpture Tick Doc got First Place in the McAlester show last month and Toltic  (stickball) Player was just accepted for the American Women's juried show in Bennington, VT for September.  Also: we would like to invite OSS members to come to Pawhuska to work on the Monument of Ben Johnson Thursdays-Saturdays now until September. Work is being done at the Old #1 Fire Station Art Center. For information, call Cindy Free at The Bronze Horse.” … From Pamela Winters: “I have been accepted into Women Artists of the West!”  

American Plains Artists show:

Oklahoma is well represented in The American Plains Artists 31st Annual Juried show at Ft. Concho, San Angelo, TX, including Stephen Jones, 2nd place overall; Helen Howerton, 3rd place overall; Patsy Lane, John Rule, Heather Kaiser and Burneta Venosdel.  Heather and Burneta both received sculpting supplies awards. The show is beautiful and the opening was well attended. There are 12 Texans and 11 Oklahoma artists, several from Colorado, and others from Alabama, Utah, Illinois, Georgia, Louisiana, and Canada to name a few.  Garland Weeks judged the show, and it continues through August 7.  See it online at www.americanplainsartists.com.

Directory updates:

 We have three new members: Kat Barr of Scottsdale AZ, katbarr23@gmail.com and Connie Lindley, 434 Oak St., Graham TX 76450, connie@journalsllc.com, who joined when taking the Vala Ola workshop in June.  Helen Howerton joins our Tulsa group: she’s at 6304 S. 69th E. Pl., Tulsa 74133, hfhowerton@att.net, www.howertonart.com, 918-688-9338.  Welcome, all!  Another change: Rita Busch’s phone number is now 405-792-2062.

Mélange:   

Kristen Abramson still has a couple spots open for her October workshop, The Horse in Motion.  Two rooms are available; one person in each room or a couple can book a room…

From Heather Kaiser:  “I think it would be nice if everyone would share something they learned from a past workshop. One thing I learned from John Coleman is to beware of missed opportunities in my work. I also learned that from Garland Weeks. A sculpture that I did that was just good, he pointed out where it could be so much better.   Now I take more time and study my work longer even if it means putting it away for a while.”

October workshop:

The Horse in Motion: 4-Day Sculpting Workshop

Host: Kristen Abramson of The Painted Feather LLC

Where: Cedar Rock Inn @ Redberry Farm (www.CedarRockTulsa.com)

When:  October 3-7, 2016 (check in 3 pm Monday, check out 11 am Friday)

·         The horse in motion: muscle, form and texture

·         Guide booklets and reference materials provided

·         Breakfast and most meals provided

·         Tips and tricks from starting to finishing a piece

·         Getting a piece foundry-ready

PLUS each guest will receive my specialty tool that helps me texture and finalize a piece.

Full accommodations $500.

Spa services extra.

RSVP Deadline: July 1, 2016  Contact Kristen Abramson (918) 688-6596 or Kristen@ThePaintedFeather.com.

 

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

2016

Name___________________________________________Phone________________

 

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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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