Thursday, July 5, 2018

Alpha Rho Tau Philabrook Plein Air Paint Event

Alpha Rho Tau has partnered with Philbrook's  "Second Saturday Program" 
to paint the gardens in July.

The second Saturday of each month the Public is invited to visit
 Philbrook Museum for FREE. 

This Alpha Rho Tau event is a great opportunity for you to network with the public as they watch you create art.

You may bring your business cards.
All area Artists are invited to join us to paint and fellowship in this free event.

Each Artist must bring their own art supplies, etc. 
Artists must enter through the Garden Gates (on the north side). 

Philbrook Museum will provide bottled water and Gatorade for participating Artists to drink.
Restrooms are available.

All painting medias are welcome so long as Philbrook's, Guidelines for Artists is adhered to. 

This is a free event for the Public and all Artists.

Saturday, July 14, 2018
8:00 am to 12 Noon.
2727 S. Rockford Ave.
Tulsa, OK

This is a Free Event in partnership with Philbrook's SECOND SATURDAY Program, so expect to meet a lot of people watching you paint and have a great time.
It's a great opportunity to network and share your art with others.

All Artists and art media are welcome! Please read the Philbrook Artists Guidelines for venue requirements.
Enter through the North-side Gardner's Gate.

o There are two paths that lead directly to our Gardens for working artists. Our Guest Experience Team will help you with directions when you arrive.

o Please do not take media, easels, or tripods into or through the galleries. These items are tripping hazards so please be careful not to block foot traffic in the Gardens.

o Artists are not permitted to work on the Terrace.

o Artists using wet media must cover their work area with a drop cloth.

o There are works of art installed throughout our Gardens. Please do not touch or place any materials on the sculptures or the concrete bases around the sculptures.

o Easels, tripods, and stools are tripping hazards. Please do not block foot traffic.

o Please be courteous to other visitors and staff. If someone is impeding your view, please patiently wait for them to move away.

o Thinners, turpentine, mediums, etc. must be kept with lids tightened to prevent spills.

o If there is a spill, please notify a Philbrook staff member immediately for cleanup.


o Please do not dispose of supplies, media, or any waste on Philbrook’s property.

o Do not rinse out water containers or clean brushes and other supplies in drinking fountains, water features, or restroom sinks on Philbrook’s property.

o Make sure you leave your work area clean and as you found it.

o Do not leave personal items or supplies unattended at any time. Philbrook is not responsible for lost or stolen property.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Alpha Rho Tau General Meeting Minutes

June 18, 2018

President, Randy Oxley, called the meeting to order at 5:00p.m., Hardesty Library, Pecan Room.

There were 5 new members and one guest present.

Hostess chairperson Becky Faust needs help with taking the coffee thermos home after each meeting and bringing it to the next meeting  with  fresh coffee(ART will reimburse for cost of coffee).

Minutes for May meeting were approved by all.

Randy presented the Treasurers report for Charlene Pennington in her absence:  Beg. Bal. $$6658.70, deposits $150.00, expenses $5.01, ending bal. $6803.69.  Scholarship fund $2601.00.  123 members to date.

Linda Dunbar, chairperson for Plein Air Tulsa explained the 3 day event in October at Post Oak Lodge.

Applications are available and donations welcome.

Exhibit chairperson, Todd Sparks suggested we have a closing reception for the PAC exhibit.  Deadline for the Woody Guthrie show is at our next general meeting on July 16th.

Drop off for the “The Landscape” exhibit at the CottageGallery  is July 1.7-9pm.  Opening reception is Saturday, July 7, 7-9pm.

Ken Brown, Publicity chairperson announced the need for email addresses for A.R.T. to send out for our shows. 

Art sharing:  Jane Lair, beautiful paintings of Florida and Tulsa!

Mary Oswald won the 18X24’ gallery wrapped canvas.

Short break.

Karen St. Clair introduced our guest speaker, Marjorie Atwood.  She talked about gold leaf on her paintings.  Very interesting!

Randy announced the winners of the Sapulpa Art Show:  Best in show, Shelly DePriest.  Professional: JoBeth Force, 1st and 3rd place in watercolor, Shelly DePriest, 1st in oil, Kathy Soliday, 3rd in mixed media.

Non-Professional:  Susan Marple, 3rd place in oil, Glenda Maxey, Honorable mention in acrylic, Charlotte Lough, 1st Place in Graphics, Roberta  Nevels, 2nd in Black and White Photography and 3rd place in Graphic Design.

Karen St. Clair announced our next presenter for the July meeting  will be Nancy Harkin.

Door prizes:  16X20 giclee-Ken Brown, Cookie table centerpiece-Judy McMean,  Lion print-Linda Godbold, painting by Janie Crean-Janette Meetze.

Meeting was adjourned at 6:40p.m.

Respectfully submitted, Pat Rogers, Secretary

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


ART Meeting. Monday May 21 at 6:30 at Hardesty Regional Library.

Program: A rare treat! A silversmith!

Rachel Rose is an amazing young talent. She grew up in the Kendal-Whittier area, attended the Tulsa School for the Arts and also studied with Bill Derrevere. Her silversmithing work is both traditional and unconventional. Preferring natural textures with a muted finish her artisan jewelry line reflects the natural world from which she draws inspiration. She creates jewelry with complex layers difficult or impossible to achieve with modern mass-production methods. Each unique piece is formed by hand and a true work of art. Google her name and look at to see some impressive pieces.


           May cookie angels are Delores Creekmore, Lee Snapp, Cindy Johnson and Kay Robinson. Decorator is Kay Robinson. Thank you, everyone!!!

Becky Foust needs a volunteer to fill the 2 coffee thermoses and bring them every meeting. Please let her know if you can help with this.

Becky Foust Hospitality Chair

ART members are Winners!

1)    Some members of Alpha Rho Tau entered the Muskogee Art Guild Judged Art Show in April and won prizes:

Linda Dunbar was the 1st and 3rd place winner in the Category Oil;

Karin Cermak was the 2nd, 3rd and honorable mention winner in the Category Acrylic;

Debbie Finch was the 2nd place winner in the Category Photography.

2)     Some members of Alpha Rho Tau registered for The Broken Arrow Rose Festival Art Contest in May. 

Karin Cermak was the 1st place winner in Category Painting, division Senior;

Jan McKay was the 1st place winner in Category Painting, division Professional;

Richard Waters was the 1st place winner in Category Photographydivision Professional.

Charlotte Lough had ‘Cock-a-doodle-Doo’, original oil of a rooster, bought by Broken Arrow Museum to hang in the lobby of the Museum with several other rooster paintings in honor of ‘Rooster Days’.

Charlotte Lough took a merit award at Bartlesville spring show/sale for still life of ‘Pewter Pot with Oranges’. 

From Karin Cermack & Charlotte Lough

We have chosen Friday June 8th for "member's night" to celebrate the opening of the "Some Like it Hot" Alpha Rho Tau art exhibition at the Tulsa PAC. The show runs for several weeks. The due date for art submissions is Monday May 21st. I will have entry forms at the meeting that night.

 (From Todd Sparks)


To engage more people and invite more guests we want to send invitations via email. To do so, WE NEED MORE EMAIL ADDRESSES to build our invitational email list.

Each person receiving our emailed Exhibit Invitations will have the option to easily opt out of getting future emails.  Who would you like to see attending the Alpha Rho Tau Art Shows???

We would like each A.R.T. member to make a list of people to invite to our Art Shows. 


~ If you submit 10 email addresses you will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a nice gift at our May 21, General Meeting.

~ For each 10 additional addresses you submit you will get another raffle ticket. 

The Winner will receive a Windsor-Newton 18" x 24" Gallery Wrap canvas

Please send all lists of email addresses by Monday, May 21 to Linda Dunbar at: 

Note:  Each of the addressees will be able to opt out of future emailed invitations.  The email addresses we collect will not be sold or otherwise distributed.

We have a good number of people signed up already. Our committee is working hard to make it a successful three day event. Post Oak Lodge has invited us to have a group to come out and Plein Air Paint during the Wine and Jazz festival. I will be organizing a list of artist and putting details together later this summer. We have just received word that Plein Air Magazine will be giving us three subscriptions to their magazine and Rosemary Brush Company is donating a $100 brush bouquet.

The Oklahoma Sculpting Society of Tulsa will be participating in Plein Air Tulsa! this year. They will give $100 for a sculpting prize. I am hoping to match that so it will encourage more sculptors to compete. They will be judged separate from all other mediums. 
We still need sponsors to help cover the cost of the reception, extras for swag bags, printing and gift for artists. Sponsors will have their names listed on our publication and all publicity items. 

We need artist to send new work for their albums. Anyone can create an album on Facebook with no more than 14 pieces.

Sapulpa Arts is gearing up for our 30th Anniversary and Arts Show on June 2, art turn in is June 1. I have mailed paper copies to those I have addresses for and I am following up with emailed PDF for those I may have missed. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Keep creating and I can’t wait to see what comes through my door this year.

Sheri Ishmael-Waldrop

Communications Coordinator

Sapulpa Chamber of Commerce


Director of Sapulpa Arts

101 E. Dewey, Sapulpa OK 74066



Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kenneth Brown met with Philbrook's liaison at the museum late on Thursday to work out the details for an Event that will help promote the Plein Air movement and local Artists that like to sketch and paint in the great outdoors. This event will happen during Philbrook's, Second Saturday (in June) Program, coinciding with their new Exhibit "Innovative Impressions" on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Area Artists are invited to participate 9am - 2pm.

Free Admission. More details coming next week via email and the A.R.T. facebook page.


June, 2018

Ken Brown reports that the PAC will be featuring a painting by Kathy Soliday in their Intermission Magazine during the month of June, 2018.

YAY!!! To see her wonderful work go to:

BOARD Nominations…

Gary Cupp asked that I add an updated nomination committee list effective 5-7-18 for 2019 board members. Below is a link.

Gary W. Cupp

(I will learn how to add attachments soon. Lindsay

Monday, April 16, 2018

2018 Plein Air Tulsa!  Painting in the Osage Application  Application Deadline - October 1, 2018 PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
Artist Name __________________________________________________

Address _____________________________________________________

City ___________________________ State __________ Zip _______

Phone#_____________________ Cell#____________________

Optional contact # during event ________________________________

Email _____________________ Website ________________________

MEDIUM – please circle Oil     Pastel     Acrylic     Watercolor       Other ______________

I am interested in information on a quick draw! And nocturnal painting event _________yes __________no

AGREEMENT with Plein Air Tulsa! By entering the 2018 Plein Air Tulsa! Painting in the Osage 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 entry/ entries in to for the judging and sale.
Signature ________________________________Date __________________

Please mail your entry form and $45 ( Alpha Rho Tau Members)
$50 (non Members)
Plein Air Tulsa! ℅ Linda Dunbar

       3724 W. Freeport St.
             Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Checks should be made payable to: ART  (Alpha Rho Tau)

For questions call Linda @ 918-814-3724 or e-mail at

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Plein Air Tulsa!

2018 Painting in the Osage October 19th - 21st in Tulsa, Oklahoma Plein Air Competition and Paint Out Prospectus / Rules & Regulations 2018

Judge:  Charles Harrington (

Plein Air Tulsa! 2018 is the second annual event sponsored by Tulsa Civic Art Association, Alpha Rho Tau.  It is open to all artists age18 and over.

Pre-registration by October 1, 2018
Entry fees: $45.00 - Alpha Rho Tau members
$50.00 - non-members

After October 1st and Onsite:
$55.00 - Alpha Rho Tau members
$60.00 - non-members

Early registration will make check-in easier and quicker on event day.

*Late applications and those who enter the day of the event will be subject to a $10 late fee.

Registration and Check-in: 
All artists must register with completed form and pay entry fee in order to participate in event.  Registration fees are non-refundable. 
         Make checks payable to ART  (Alpha Rho Tau).
   Mail completed forms and payment to:
    Plein Air Tulsa!
      c/o Linda Dunbar   
      3724 W. Freeport St.
    Broken Arrow, OK 74012
On Site registration during scheduled event hours, (see schedule for exact times).

• DAY ONE 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:  2018 Rules, schedule of events, identification badge, suggested sites of interest, maps, sponsor gifts and brochures.

• DAY TWO  Physical location .…………. The Post Oak Lodge
5323 W 31St  N. - Tulsa, Ok 74127
Check in at the Post Oak Tent to have a unique Day 2 stamp placed on your canvases.

• DAY THREE  Physical location ……..… The Post Oak Lodge                                                            5323 W 31St N.-  Tulsa, Ok 74127

Quick Draw:  At the end of Day 1
$10 and a Little Ambition!
For a $10 fee this event will take place on or near the Whittier Square area from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. 
Artists will paint anywhere within the area of Ziegler's.  
An 8x10 panel will be furnished to each participating artist. 
Artists will display their completed paintings on their easels promptly at 4:30
for judging by Charles Harrington.
Winner takes all the $10 entry fees. 
Plein Air Tulsa! Artist are not required to participate in the Quick Draw.
What is the Quick Draw? 
A timed event generally in a very specific spot where winner takes all. 
They are usually a lot of fun and give the judges time to prepare awards.

Nocturnal Painting

Ever wanted a chance to try night painting? 
It is all the rage with Plein Air Artist and so much fun. 
You can create some really high quality, low key artworks. 
Join us at the tent at Post Oak Lodge on Saturday at dark to participate. 
Prizes will be awarded to the best of the nocturnal artist!
Cost $10  (8 x 10) inch Linen Primed Panels will be provided to participating artist.

Sunrise Painting  

Join us Sunday morning at the crack of dawn for a chance to
paint the sunrise at The Post Oak Lodge. 
There are beautiful vistas and views from the grounds of Post Oak perfect to paint the sunrise. 
God willing, it will be a beauty, but if not we will use our artistic license. 
Prizes will be awarded to the best of the sunrise artist!
Cost $10  (8 x 10) inch Linen Primed Panels will be provided to participating artist.


We have a limited number of rooms for $109 blocked off for Friday and Saturday night
at The Post Oak Lodge. 5323 W 31St N., Tulsa, Ok 74127 - Call (918) 425-2112

Material Requirements:
  All media will be accepted and must be painted/drawn and completed outdoors during the Plein Air Tulsa 2018 event.
• Blank canvas and art paper must be stamped and certified by ART at time of check- in.
Sculpture must be checked 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 media submissions of artwork for competition.
Framing:  Only one piece of art may be submitted for competition.
Work must be appropriately framed, mounted and have wire for hanging.
(i.e., no stained mats, alligator or saw tooth hangers, masking tape, duct tape etc.) Unframed art will not be accepted for judging.
(This does not apply to sculptures.)
Artwork Pricing: 
Artist are responsible for handling their sales and sales tax collection.
Bonus Opportunity:
The top Artist chosen by judge, will be invited to show their submitted piece in a special display starting that day thru the month of November at The Post Oak Art Gallery in the main lodge. 
Pieces may be priced for sale, if the artist wishes.

Day One paintings will be checked in back at Ziegler’s
on Friday before or by 3pm ON THE DOT to be stamped for judging. 
No late entries accepted after 3pm. 
Artist will be given information how to enter that painting for judging at that time.
Day Two paintings will be checked in at the check in point at The Post Oak Lodge on Saturday, before or by 3pm ON THE DOT to be stamped for judging.
Day Three More information to come for painting activities that morning. 
Reception and sale 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in the Great Hall at The Post Oak Lodge 

The following prizes will be awarded:

Best of Show……….$500 Plus Lodge Away From Home at Post Oak Lodge and Retreat One Four Bedroom Lodge with Continental Breakfast for up to 8 people Valued at $636 Courtesy of Post Oak Lodge and Retreat.
First Place…………. $250 Plus One night stay for two.  Includes continental breakfast for up to 2 people.Value:  $159 Courtesy of Post Oak Lodge and Retreat.
Second Place………$100 - Plus One night stay for two.  Includes continental breakfast for up to 2 people. Value:  $159 Courtesy of Post Oak Lodge and Retreat. 
Honorable Mention/Merit Awards…….$50 Gift Certificate from Ziegler Art Supply and Set of Gamblin paints.
Sculpture…………..Best of Show - $50 Gift Certificate from Ziegler Art Supply + $ Prize TBA

The judge's decisions are final.

First 50 people to register will receive a “Swag Bag” from Plein Air Tulsa and Sponsors

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! 2018”, 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 2018 prospectus.