Wednesday, August 2, 2017

2017 Plein Air Tulsa! Application 
Application Deadline - October 1, 2017


Artist Name __________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________

City ___________________________ State __________ Zip _______ 

Phone#_____________________ Cell#____________________

Optional contact # during event _______________

Email _____________________ Website ________________________

MEDIUM – please circle

Oil     Pastel     Acrylic     Watercolor       Other ______________ 

Sign me up for quick draw! _________yes __________no

AGREEMENT with Plein Air Tulsa!
By entering the 2017 Plein Air Tulsa! I affirm that I have read this entire prospectus, and by signing the entry form I agree to be bound by all terms outlined in it. I understand that I am expected to have a frame with me to pop my one entry in to for the judging and sale.

Signature ________________________________Date __________________

Please mail your entry form and $25 ( Alpha Rho Tau Members)
$30 (non Members)
Plein Air Tulsa!
Studio 3
Suite 6
3540 E. 31st St
Tulsa, Ok 74135

Checks should be made payable to: Alpha Rho TauFor questions call Linda @ 918-814-3724 or e-mail at

Plein Air Tulsa! 2017
October 21st in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Plein Air Competition and Paint Out
Prospectus / Rules & Regulations 2017 Juror: Gil Adams (
Pre-Registration: Plein Air Tulsa! 2017 is the first of a planned yearly event sponsored by Tulsa Civic Art Association, Alpha Rho Tau. It is open to all artists ages 18 and over. Artists may compete by paying full entry fee of $25.00 for members of Alpha Rho Tau and $30.00 for non members paid in advance ( by October 1, 2017) and by complying with all rules and regulations. Completed entries and payment received by October 1st, will assist in making check-in easier upon your arrival.
*Late applications and those who enter the day of the event will be subject to a $10 late fee.
Registration and Check-in: Artists must submit completed registration form and entry
• •
Registration fees are non-refundable.
Make checks payable to Alpha Rho Tau (ART)
Mail completed forms and payment to
Plein Air Tulsa! 
c/o Studio 3, Suite 6, 3540 E. 31st ST, 
Tulsa, Ok 74135 
On Site registration during scheduled event hours, (see schedule for exact times).
Physical location .................................. Ziegler Art & Frame
6 North Lewis Avenue

Tulsa, Ok 74110
(Corner of Lewis and Admiral) At check-in each artist will have their canvas/paper stamped and will receive a
packet including:
2017 Rules, schedule of events, identification badge, suggested sites of interest, maps
, sponsor gifts and brochures.
Material Requirements: All media will be accepted and must be painted/drawn and completed outdoors during the Plein Air Tulsa 2017 event.
  • Blank canvas and art paper must be stamped and certified by ART at time of check- in.
  • Unlimited number of canvas and art paper may be stamped and certified, but artist may submit only ONE FRAMED entry for competition.
  • ART certification stamp must be visible on back of each completed painting in all medias submission of artwork for competition.
    Framing: Only one piece of art may be submitted for competition. Work must be appropriately framed, mounted and have wire hanging.
    (i.e., no stained mats, alligator or saw tooth hangers, masking tape, duct tape etc.)
    Artwork Pricing: Artwork may be offered for sale during Saturday’s art show and sale location TBA.
    Artist are invited to show their submitted piece in a special display during the month of November at The Hive Gallery in Jenks. Alpha Rho Tau will have its Members Judged Show that month and they are offering special space to our plein air results. All pIein air work with not be part of the judged show, but can be priced for sale.

    Judging: Paintings are to be delivered for judging to Ziegler Art Supply by 3pm ON THE DOT Saturday, October 21st. No late entries accepted after 3pm. Judging will begin asap. Neither artist nor public will be allowed in the judging area during judging. Paintings delivered after 3pm. deadline will not be judged but may be displayed and offered for sale.
    Awards: Best of Show will be given from entire show. First, Second, and Honorable Mention ribbons/prizes. The judge’s decisions are final.
    All artwork must be removed no later than pm.
    Liability, theft, damage: All precautions will be taken to safeguard artists and their artwork during this event. Alpha Rho Tau, Plein Air Tulsa!, and/or all event sponsors and individuals involved in the “Plein Air Tulsa! 2017”, are not liable for loss or damage to artwork, or for any personal injury incurred during participation in this event. Artists are responsible for insurance of his/her artwork. Artists must be aware of traffic in all locations while painting. Artists may not block traffic or entrances to any businesses while painting. Entry in this event implies agreement to all rules and terms stated in this 2017 prospectus. 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Alpha Rho Tau Broken Arrow Rose Festival 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 
Broken Arrow Farmer’s Market 
418 S Main, Broken Arrow 
Saturday, May 6, 2017 

Spring is here and A.R.T. has been invited to participate in the 4th Annual Rose Festival. There will be a Rose Show, Farmers Market Vendors, Garden groups, Local Artists, Musicians, Food Trucks and Children’s Activities. As this is a Rose Festival, we encourage each entrant to have at least one rose themed item. The Organizers are encouraging a range of price points. A.R.T. is allowing participants to enter matted prints in addition to Gallery Wrap or framed originals and giclees. They ask that artists donate 10% of sales to Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful [to go toward the Commemorative Rose Garden]. Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful is a 501c-3, a non-profit organization; hence all donations are tax deductible. The maximum size image for the Alpha Rho Tau art booth is 11” x 14”. Entry Fees are as follows: G.W. and Framed art: $5. Ea. original or giclee [up to two] G.W. canvas’ must be a min of 1.5” deep. Matted Prints: $2. Ea. [up to two] *Must be matted properly and in clear cellophane bags. Eligiblity: You must be a member in good standing and volunteer 1 hour at the A.R.T. booth. Please indicate on the entry form if you prefer morning or afternoon. The schedule will be made accordingly and will be available on-line or by phone, after our entry deadline. Hanging art must be complete with hangers & wire across the back. When applicable, Plexi-glass should be used instead of glass for safety. Be sure to temporarily attach the Title, Artist Name, Phone # and Price on the back of all work entered in the show. Depending on # of entries and space permitted the A.R.T. Exhibits Committee will do their best to exhibit all artist’s work. Deadline for the Rose Festival is our meeting on Monday, April 17th. You can avoid the rush and send your completed entry form and fee to Charlene Pennington, 10813 E. 101st St. N., Owasso, Ok 74055 before April 17th. TIME LINE Entry forms available Monday, March 20th Deadline for entries Monday, April 17th Deliver artwork FRIDAY 5:00 – 7:00 pm to Farmer’s Market........... FRIDAY, May 5th Show is open 8:00 am – 3:00 pm SATURDAY, May 6th Pick up artwork: 3:00 – 4:00 at Farmer’s Market Saturday, May 6th Please contact Ken Brown (918- 949-1956) if you are unable to pick up of your art, a $10. fee applies Alpha Rho Tau Broken Arrow Rose Festival - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Entry Form Please indicate your preference: I prefer working my hour in the morning _______or afternoon______. The work schedule will be sent out as a special email the week of April 24th. 

Entry 1 Title _______________________________________
Medium ________________ entry fee: $5. 
Artist name______________________________________
Phone__________________ Size ___ x ___ 
Original ______ / Giclee ______ Price ________________

Title _______________________________________
Medium ________________ entry fee: $5. 
Artist name______________________________________
Phone__________________ Size ___ x ___ 
Original ______ / Giclee ______ Price ________________ 

Title _______________________________________
Medium ________________ entry fee: $2. 
Artist name _____________________________________
Phone__________________ Size ___ x ___ 
Original ______ / Giclee ______ Price ________________ 

Matted Print Entry 2 Title _______________________________________Medium ________________ entry fee: $2. Artist name______________________________________Phone__________________ Size ___ x ___ Original ______ / Giclee ______ Price ________________ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Entry fee total $___________ By agreeing to participate in the Rose Festival, each artist is solely responsible for their artwork and releases Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful from liability. The undersigned understands and agrees that neither Alpha Rho Tau nor Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful is liable for any loss or damage to the above named artwork. Signature of Artist ____________________________________Date ___________ Please contact Ken Brown (918- 949-1956) if you are unable to pick up of your art, a $10. fee applies

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter
March, 2017
Next General Meeting is March 20th , 2017 at Hardesty Regional Library 

Please take note!  Our meeting starts promptly at 6:30 sharp and due to time constraints with the library, we must abide by this.  Doors will be open at 6:00.  
**The Bargain Table will close at 6:30 so as not to compete with the business of the meeting.  Please turn off cell phones in respect of the meeting and those speaking.**

Raffle Prize
A beautiful piece of Art
Donated by
Charlotte Lough 
Titled “Peruvian Lilly”

Cookie Angels and Table Decorators will be notified by Becky Foust - Hospitality Chairperson

Many thanks to all of you who signed up to share your fabulous new work in 2017. Please keep your sharing to only two pieces and try to keep your comments to 5 minutes, due to time constraints.   
Our two sharing members for March are:   John Fingerling and Carol Mullen 
We look forward to seeing your art work!
Just a reminder:  if you haven't signed up, please do not bring art work to share. There are a few  spots open in coming months and a list will be passed around at the general meeting for signing up.

Our Presenter this meeting will be 

Leonard Wren 
impressionist oil painter

 The subjects in Leonard Wren’s paintings- swans at rest, ordered gardens, bright riots of wildflowers- lead you to believe that the Tulsa, Oklahoma painter spends most of his time peacefully surveying idyllic, nonexistent places. But in fact, it’s the everyday world that provides Wren with inspiration. “I have nothing in mind when I go out to paint,” he says, adding, “ It’s enjoyable to just load up the van with my artist’s box and drive around looking for paintings.”
    Wren refers to himself as an “American Impressionist” and shrugs off those who criticize the style as trite. “There’s a lot of bad impressionism out there, paintings that are too sweet, like greeting -card art. I believe a painting should be beautiful. Not necessarily pretty, but beautiful.” He considers the style’s accessibility and popularity a plus. “Impressionism is like the blues,” Wren says. “It’s so basic that it touches you profoundly.”
    Wren presents a sunny face to the world, with his silvery gray hair, purple sweat shirt and green jeans. Born in 1940, he grew up near Coffeyville, KS, in what he calls a narrow world, populated with less that 200 people. “I was 18 years old before I knew there was such things as artists.” Wren left a difficult home life at 18 and lived on his own, working at a greenhouse, where he slept on the floor. He also worked as an itinerant car pin striper. “I was a free spirit, working in places like drive-ins. People came from miles around to have me pin stripe their cars,” he says.
 “Learning about art was more complex than I had ever imagined. The more I learned the more I realized I still had to learn.” Once he became acquainted with impressionism, Wren moved quickly, selling his first painting to another student and securing his first one-man exhibition.

March Committee News 

March Exhibits News  - The reception at The Museum Broken Arrow was a huge success.  Three members sold paintings and many people attended.  Congratulations to Phyllis Snyder, Kathy Soliday and Linda Dunbar.  Many thanks to Becky Foust for an outstanding presentation of food and to the Museum for hosting our show.  If you have not seen the show please go check it out and give the museum your support.  Our next member’s exhibit will be Utica Square in October and in November our all member’s judged show at The Hive in Jenks.  Lots of information will be coming later on both of these events.  We are also in the beginning phase of a new annual Plein Air Painting event to be announced soon.  We are hoping to offer a event that all can attend with nice prizes and a professional artist judge.  
March Membership News The directories are being finalized and will go to the printer soon.  

March Bargain Table News - We are needing supplies that are in good shape to sell, i.e. brushes, paints, pallets, pallet knives, etc.  Also we can use art books that are in good shape.   NO MAGAZINES at this time, please as we have a surplus we need to sell and places for storage space is very limited.

March Scholarship News - Our scholarship chairperson is looking for ideas to raise funds for scholarships.  Please remember that a donation is greatly appreciated.  If you need it to be tax deductible please check with Nanda Thompson on how to make that happen!  

March Newsletter/Facebook News - We would like for more people to send in photos of their art to put in our Facebook Gallery.  If you need assistance to add a album of your art, please contact Linda Dunbar at this email address and she will help you create your album.  These albums are great ways to show our work and to let upcoming possible hosting venues see the artists they may want to showcase.  This is not limited to just 2D art but also we would love to showcase our 3D artists too!

Byrene Culver 

Memorial will be March 12, at 3:30 at Saint James Church, 5050 E. 111th St South, Tulsa

Things to See and Do!

Bartlesville Art Association Spring Show
The Bartlesville Art Association's Annual Spring Show is held in Bartlesville in the month of April.
Enter your artwork and compete with other artists for honorary ribbons and cash prizes. Find all the information on their website.

Southeast Oklahoma Fine Arts will be hosting a Juried and Judged Show on June 5th-11th. The SOFA Show Correspondence Secretary is Joanne Beeninga. To get on communication line email

Tulsa Art Coalition is hosting its annual fundraiser 5x5 show.  Canvases are available at Zeiglers Art Supply and at the TAC Gallery.

More Color Show is coming up soon at the Oklahoma Equality Center.  Check their website for more information.

Your Design in Broken Arrow has several events coming this spring.  Check their website for those events.

Tulsa Community College will host a show for Mother’s Day.  Contact Nanda Thompson from the directory for information concerning this show.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You are invited to the Reception at Museum Broken Arrow,
Thursday, March 2nd
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Admission Free the night of the reception.