Monday, March 11, 2013

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter March, 2013

Alpha Rho Tau welcomes you back! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and a wonderful year ahead!


President:  Vinicio Perez
Vice-President and Program Chairman:  Arielle Monks
Secretary:  Richard Coones
Treasurer:  Byrene Culver

Art Exhibits:  Janette Head
Publicity:  Linda Kay Monks
Hostess:  Ann Southard
Hospitality: Shelly DePriest, Karen Thompson
Membership and Directory: Mary Oswald, Carol Mulcare
Newsletter:  Linda Kay Monks
Website Manager: Bill Oswald
Raffle Table: Sister Eugenia Brown
Scholarship: Janie Crean
Telephone:  Cindy Crowley, Mike Walker
Historian: Karin Cermak
Cheer: Jacque Gonzales

Norman Dietart, Jacque Gonzales, Carol Mulcare, Dolores Creekmore

Ethyl Boggs, Richard Coones, Jan Dougless, Dewey Dougless, Jacque Gonzales, Pat Hanley, Carol Mulcare, Cindy Parsons, Nancy Swindler

We are excited about this year and hope you will be too. Special thanks to the A.R.T. Board members of 2012 for all their time, effort, and energy they spent laying the groundwork for us. We plan to continue to build A.R.T. with the same enthusiasm and passion.


2013 Alpha Rho Tau is now on facebook!
LIKE us on Facebook!  Tulsa Art Club Alpha Rho Tau!/pages/Tulsa-Art-Club-Alpha-Rho-Tau/535787316442637
***Make sure you click on --LIKE US …..So you can keep informed of daily activities, chit chat and send us your images/events to promote if you are a current member of A.R.T. with your 2013 dues paid in full. 

Be informed and inform us! You have to LIKE our page to do it!

It is time to RENEW  A.R.T. memberships for 2013. Memberships are $25.00 for the year. The treasurer would like to remind everyone who has not paid 2013 dues to do so as soon as possible. Dues must be paid in order to enter the miniature show.
If you have not already done so, you may renew your membership at the meeting on March 18, 2012, or you may mail your renewal to our new treasurer:

Byrene Culver
8006 S. 75th E. Ave.
Tulsa , OK 74133
Also, she will deeply appreciate Miniature show entries mailed to her early. Entries just cannot be added after the deadline (March 25th). Labels must be made, programs must be printed, everything must leave her and move to the next step in process and it’s just too late after the 25th.

We want you all to enter, so please do so early. You don’t have to have your pieces painted by the 25th, only turn in the registration forms, liability release and fees, that’s all. Please enter early at the March 18th meeting, or by mail.  Forms and information available online at   Please send to Byrene Culver 8006 S. 75th East Ave. Tulsa, OK 74133.

Please update your EMAIL address, phone, etc. at the sign in table on March 18th or contact Byrene Culver with your new info Several emails have been returned undeliverable, so please make sure I have your correct information so you are not left out of the loop.
FREE  GALLERY EXHIBITION for Members of A.R.T.To a world wide audience-
Want greater exposure for your art? Get on the Alpha Rho Tau Gallery Page!
Send jpgs of your paintings to be posted on our Web Site and facebook. We’d love to have examples of your fabulous artwork. And you get world wide exposure. Just email them to Bill Oswald (

March 18
April 15
May 20
June 17
July 15
August 19
September 16
October 21
November 11

Congratulations to Richard Coones!  PHILBROOK MUSEUM has added a piece created by our member, Richard Charles Coones, an Etching and aquatint titled “Dark Palace,” 1962, to the permanent collection.  Right now, it can be found on the 3rd floor in the Contemporary Section of the Philbrook Museum. Well done Richard!  Goes to show, it doesn’t matter when you create a piece that will be carried forward in time!!!

Visit Philbrook Museum's new Aphrodite Exhibit -opened March 10th and go up to the 3rd floor to celebrate Richard's piece. Congrats Richard!

THANK YOU!  We appreciate all the members who signed up to be “Cookie Angels” and “Table-Scape Decorators!!” You will receive a call or an email as a reminder each month before our meeting.   If you are an “Angel,” please remember that we need 3 dozen sweets (brownies, mini muffins, cookies, or any treat of your choice) for the meeting.

“Decorators” plan on arriving a little early (6:15), so we can set up the table for all our “Angels” and members.
Our first general meeting will be March 18th.
Table Decorator:  Mary Oswald
“Cookie/Sweets Angels”: Vonda Evans, Delores Wadsworth, Carol Mulcare, and Mary Oswald.
Table Decorator for September, November
Cookie Angels for June, August, and November.

Please fill out the sign-up sheet at the March 18 meeting!  We can’t do it without you very important, very special and wonderful people that make the good times roll!
Thanks again and we’ll see you on Monday, March 18th!

WOW! Door Prizes!   And    Raffle table!
Last year good things happened at Alpha Rho Tau! Several artists donated items for door prizes!
We need items for door prizes and items to raffle off at our meetings!
Let’s start off the year right, so if you can dig around, and find some goodies, or if you are cleaning out your studios, Keep A.R.T in mind!  We can use all your old art magazines (bundle in groups of 3), art books, canvases, brushes, etc. for our door prizes. Do you have a painting or anything to donate for the raffle table? Be sure to sign in at the meeting; that could be your winning door prize number!  We’ll draw out the lucky winner after our raffle. 
If everyone can bring one item to donate, we will have a successful raffle!
BRING YOUR MONEY! You can buy some great supplies that are being raffled off at a reasonable cost!  Remember, your donations help raise funds for the ART student scholarships at our monthly meetings. Let’s have fun!
Please contact Jacque Gonzales at Ziegler’s, 918-584-2217 or via email: with news of any member who is ill, having surgery, or has experienced a loss.  She will send out a card from Alpha Rho Tau.  Thanks.

Want greater exposure for your art? Get on the web!
Send jpgs of your paintings to be posted on our Web Site and facebook. We’d love to have examples of your fabulous artwork. And you get world wide exposure. Just email them to Bill Oswald (

Held at Ziegler’s Art Department, For more info see  Shows link.

All entry forms and payment must be turned in at the March 18th meeting or postmarked no later than Monday March 25.
 **Any entry form and payment received after March 25th will not be exhibited, so please TURN IN THOSE FORMS early!  (Forms available on our website and also provided at our March 18th meeting).
**You do not need to have your art work completed in order to turn in your registration and entry form, but you must turn in the entry and payment must be received or your items will not be included in the show, no exceptions!
We need time to print labels, advertise and prepare for the show, no exceptions.
The exhibit is open to all A.R.T. members in good standing, with dues for the 2013 year currently paid.  If your dues are not paid, your entry will not be exhibited.
The exhibit is open to all visual fine arts media. $5 fee for each entry and each artist may enter up to four pieces.  The canvas can be 9x12 or smaller, not including choice of frame.  Each entry must be “gallery ready” to hang with picture wire, and labeled with the following information on the back:  Title, Medium, Price, Artist Name, and Phone Number.  Only deep gallery wrapped canvasses will be hung without frames. Items that do not follow the guidelines above will not be hung, so please follow the directions carefully, we want this to be a good show for all!

April 15 * 16….All miniatures must be turned in between 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. at                            
Ziegler’s Art Dept. Building, 2217 E. Admiral Blvd. –West Building
April 17……….All pictures will be hung.
April 18……….ARTIST’s RECEPTION 6:30-8:00 pm. (same West building)
May 15……….Exhibit ends
May 16/17…....Pickup artwork at Ziegler’s from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.

“Tulsa Sights & Sounds”  March 21-23
Four members of Alpha Rho Tau, Karin Cermak, Janie Crean, Carol Mulcare, and Hannelore Ramanayake, cordially invite you all to attend the viewing of their works displayed in the Tulsa Sights & Sounds Art Show Presented by Tulsa Artists Guild,  at the Tulsa Historical Society, March 21st-23rd,   2445 South Peoria, Tulsa, OK. Let’s go out and support our fellow members! Stop and say hello to them at the Artists’ Reception: Thurs. 21st 5:30-8:30pm. Show continues Friday and Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. A portion of all proceeds benefit Tulsa Historical Society.
Cindy Parsons and Karin Cermak March Exhibit at Tulsa PAC
Work by members Cindy Parsons and Karin Cermak will be exhibited from March 1 - 28 at the Art Gallery in the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Their work may be viewed Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM and during events at the Chapman music hall.
 For Kids Ages 7-12 years old,  Spring Break Art Camp with Rachel Wimpey March 18-21 Mon-Thur 9:30-11:30 am only $95 all materials included, Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media. Sign up your kids, grandkids, or neighbor’s kids today.
Call 918-301-2718 or email to register.
For High School Students  Spring Break Art Workshop  March 18-21 Mon-Thur  1pm - 4pm only $125 Painting/Drawing
Sign up your kids, grandkids, or friend's kids today. Call 918-301-2718 or email to register.

Watercolor Workshop with Keiko Tanabe April 25-27, 3 day workshop: 9am-4pm at Willowbrush, $350.  Keiko is only doing 4 U.S. workshops this year, and one is in Tulsa! Only 10 slots left. Email or call
918-301-2718 to register.

**If you can’t make the 3 day workshop, you have a chance to see her do a demo and lecture on Friday night, $20,
call 918-301-2718 for more information.

3/7/13 CALL FOR ARTISTS---Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa posted this on their facebook:
Our friends over at Oklahomans for Equality are taking submissions for their annual MOREcolor Art Exhibition through April 30th. There is no entry fee - submit your original art today! Cash Awards: More info:
Philbrook Museum- New Exhibit: Aphrodite and the Gods of Love open March 10-May 26 ,
Mark your Calendars, you won’t want to miss this one!!!  Read on!
Hallmark Cards and Day Spring Cards Senior Artist/Designer and United States Showcase “Master Painter of the World” Artist Todd A. Williams to Speak at Alpha Rho Tau- Tulsa Art Club - March 18th

Alpha Rho Tau presents Todd A. Williams, International Artist and 2013 First Place Winner/Recipient in the International Plein-Air Salon Competition, to speak on “7 Keys to Unlocking a Great Painting.”

Todd A. Williams speaks at Hardesty Library
March 18, 2013 - (TULSA, OK) — Tulsa Art Club Alpha Rho Tau meets the 3rd Monday of the months March through November from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at the Frossard Auditorium in the Hardesty Library, 8316 E 93rd St, Tulsa, OK 74133. Meetings are open to the public and there is no charge. Alpha Rho Tau supports local artists with guest speakers, art shows and exhibitions which provide college scholarships for local art students. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the presentation and sign up for membership.

Monday, March 18th is the first meeting of the year with guest speaker Todd A. Williams, from Siloam Springs, Arkansas who will discuss the “7 Keys to Unlocking a Great Painting.”  Todd will project slides of his oil paintings and give insight into methods of making a great painting, while talking about his travels through Europe working en plein air. Todd is from Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Todd studied painting and illustration at the Kansas City Art Institute and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He worked as an In-house Senior Artist and Designer for Hallmark Cards and Day Spring Cards. Today, he excels in his ability to paint all subject matter using spontaneous brushwork and creative virtuosity.  Most of the time he can be found painting en plein air (outside). Through this discipline he has found his own recognizable voice, which is now becoming his signature style.
From his European travels to Italy, Vienna, and Prague, Todd created a large collection of work. Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, by Todd A. Williams was picked to receive the First Prize award in the 2013 International Plein-Air Salon Competition which will be presented to Todd during the 2nd Annual Plein Air Convention and Expo in Monterey, California, from April 10-14, 2013. The judge said the painting was “uniquely impressive,” with an “an immense impact on a small and perfect scale.” “There is superb atmospherics in the epic subject and view, and the painting is full of delicate details.”

Williams' work has been exhibited across the US in gallery, museum, and invitational exhibitions, such as the Gilcrease Museum, the Great Plains Art Museum, Montgomery Museum Of Fine Arts, "The American Miniatures Show", Settlers West Gallery, The Maynard Dixon Museum, Cincinnati’s Great American Artists Exhibition, and the Oil Painters of America National and Regional Exhibitions where he has been honored with the prestigious status of a Signature Member.
He has won an "Award of Excellence" at the National OPA Exhibition in Santa Fe, NM, and the "Second Place Award" from the American Impressionist Society in their National Exhibition at Palm Desert, CA.   The International Artist Magazine featured his work from “Vienna and Prague” and Todd had a featured article in the Fine Art Connoisseur. Todd received national and international recognition for his art through a feature article in Southwest Art and  International Artist Magazine selected him for "Master Painters of the World" in the United States Showcase.
His galleries include: The Sage Creek Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Whistle Pik Galleries, Fredericksburg, TX; Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA; Bayview Gallery, Brunswick and Camden, ME; and The Weatherburn Gallery, Naples, FL. More of his work can been seen at:

  Looking forward to seeing you all at our March 18th meeting! J           Be Blessed!