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Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter
Feel Free to email the newsletters to your friends, family, neighbors, galleries or businesses you frequent. Let’s get the word out. Print the flyer on the speaker and hand it out at your business!
WE NEED YOUR EYES AND EARS!!
NONE OF US CAN BE EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME!!!
Our new Vice-President Arielle Monks needs your help.
Have you been somewhere and seen a great artist of any medium, oil pastel photography ceramics?
Do you know any artists that you would like to hear speak or see do a demo?
Arielle is collecting Artist’s names that may be potential speakers in the future for 2014 -2015.
We don’t all go to the same places, so your input is vital and appreciated!
Please, keep your eyes and ears open and be on the lookout for great artists!
**Our March speaker, Todd A. Williams, came to us through our member Ida Mae’s referral from three years ago! But it was his time to speak in March 2013! (Thanks Ida Mae Sells!)
***Please get the Artists’ business cards or write their contact information down, and pass it on to our Vice-President Arielle Monks at the meetings or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOSPITALITY NEWS -
Thank you to all you wonderful people who help set up & tear down the tables/refreshments!
YOU ARE ALL APPRECIATED AND WE DO THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK!
“Table Decorator” Carol Mulcare.
“Cookie Angels” Janette Head, Joyce Knighten, Dolores Creekmore and Deborah Kingsbury.
“Decorators” plan on arriving a little early (6:15), so we can set up the table for all our “Angels” and members.
“Cookie Angels,” please remember that we need 3 dozen sweets (brownies, mini muffins, cookies, or any treat of your choice) for the meeting. THANK YOU! We appreciate everyone who signed up to help! We can’t do it without you important, very special and wonderful people!!!
>> Of course anyone is welcome to bring sweets anytime, even if you are not on the list!!! >>We are a hungry crew of almost 100 members and our membership is increasing
(details for bringing items are listed on next page under hospitality---THANKS!!!!!!)
Hey! Everyone’s welcome to bring a piece or two of your ART to show and share at our meetings! We love it!!!! (MUST BE appropriate for show, no nudes).
Want greater exposure for your art? Get on the web free-- www.alpharhotau.com
Members can send pictures of your paintings to be posted on our Web Site and facebook.
We’d love to have examples of your fabulous artwork in our gallery online.
Just email them to Bill Oswald (email@example.com).
WANTED: Please help with any of the following items! We can’t do it without you!
DOOR PRIZES---If you have anything to donate for door prizes, we’d appreciate it! If you have an item to donate for a door prize, please contact Jacque Gonzales at Ziegler’s Art at 918- 584-2217 or email Ziegler@zieglerart.com. She will beautify your donation with frame/mat, free of charge for us.
RAFFLE ITEMS---We need it all! When you clean your art areas/closets, sow a seed! Remember us and donate your new or used items for a good cause: raffle money goes to scholarship funds!
BRING YOUR MONEY! You can get 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!
BUY YOUR TICKETS, and listen for your number to be called during the meeting, but listen for the drawing, sshhh, if you don’t hear your number, you can’t claim your prize and someone else will get it.
We need items for door prizes and 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 a friend, donate!
If everyone can bring one item to donate, we will have a successful raffle!
SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR UPCOMING SHOWS
More details will come later …….
AUG 6-29 NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY SHOW
August 5- Drop off 10:30-12 noon
August 6-29 Show
August 8- Artist Reception
August 30 –pick up art work
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 UTICA SQUARE SHOW
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 JENKS ART ON MAIN?
We’re looking into the possibility of having a tent here, it’s not confirmed yet.
NOVEMBER 5-23 TCC SHOW
November 4 drop off art work
Nov 7 Artist Reception 6:30 -8pm
Nov 25 pickup art work 10-12
Please contact Jacque Gonzales at Ziegler’s, 918-584-2217 or via email: Ziegler@zieglarart.com 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.
Show News Reminders
MINIATURE SHOW FOR A.R.T. MEMBERS- April 18-May 15
Ziegler’s Art Dept. Building, 2217 E. Admiral Blvd. –West Building
May 15……….Exhibit ends
May 16/17…....Please Pickup artwork at Ziegler’s from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Alpha Rho Tau Members Show May 2 – June 2
L’Chaim-To Life! During the month of May, several A.R.T. members are participating with the Tulsa Artists' Guild in a celebration of the Jewish expression “L’Chaim” (to life!), an exhibition and sale of guild members’ works. This show will be a celebration of life with a portion of the sales benefiting the museum. ** One of Janie Crean’s paintings is on the cover, nice job Janie!
A.R.T. Members in this show:
Karin S. Cermak
2013 Alpha Rho Meeting Dates/Speakers SAVE THE DATE! MARK YOUR CALENDARS
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS ANY ONE OF THESE HIGHLY SKILLED, TALENTED ARTISTS!
May 20 – COTTI, oil, portraits, commissioned by Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, BB King, & more.
June 17--Byron Shen, Abstract, Emotional Landscapes
July 15 – Lopeeta Tawde, Watercolorist, Metal smith, Jewelry Designer
August 19 –Rachel Wimpey, Drawing Essentials, Gallery Representation Tips/Pointers
September 16 --- Michael Davis, Master Designer~ Fused Glass that will take your breath away
October 21—Chris Wehner, Photographer, winner of Worldwide Canon’s Project Imagin8tion
November 18— Kay Deardorff, Impressionist and rounding off the year, our last VIP-Very Important
Presenter…A.R.T. President Vinicio Perez, He will do a live demo of portrait in oil “alla prima.”
Commissioned by the President of the Dominican Republic and many others around the world.
December Christmas Party –date to be announced later
PUBLICITY Everybody needs it…that’s how people buy our art and know our club exists, so spread the word to your local grocery stores, friends, co-workers, neighbors, and invite them out to our May 20 meeting!
By the way, here’s our current art show listed in Tulsa World’s Event Calendar!
Feel free to tell everyone about our meetings! http://www.tulsaworld.com/site/calendar/default.aspx?calDate=4/2/2013
Facebook/ TULSA ART CLUB
~IN AND AROUND TOWN
FIRST FRIDAY Brady Arts District's FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK (happens every month) 6 - 9pm. for more info: http://www.thebradyartsdistrict.com/
Philbrook Museum Second Saturdays FREE, May 11, 10am– 4pm is FREE entry! Enjoy free Museum admission and family friendly, hands-on art-making projects on the second Saturday of each month. Presented by ONEOK, Inc. Take your family & friends free!
CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM http://crystalbridges.org/ This museum has several DYNAMIC exhibits going on, including a NORMAN ROCKWELL EXHIBIT which ends May 27…. Just a hop, skip and a jump away, in Bentonville Arkansas, they have a ton of BEAUTIFUL ART AND GROUNDS, they have a great café on site, but make sure you get in line early, it gets packed.
Current Philbrook Museum exhibits: http://philbrook.org/explore/exhibitions Aphrodite and the Gods of Love – through May 26 Hollywood Portraits of George Hurrell (on 2nd floor) through June 30 Hope you can go and enjoy the exhibits, and while you are there…go to the 3rd floor Contemporary section and find a piece created by A.R.T. member and Secretary, Richard Coones, an etching and aquatint picture titled, Dark Palace, (it’s in the room with the beautiful ceramic sculpture of luggage).
Sherwin Miller Museum http://jewishmuseum.net
There are several current and wonderful upcoming exhibits at Sherwin Miller Museum off 71st Street.
L’Chaim –To Life!- May 1- June 2
The Exodus: From Judea to Tulsa – May and June
Gilcrease Museum http://gilcrease.utulsa.edu
Bending, Weaving, Dancing, The Art of Woody Crumbo-- through May 19
Dreams and Visions: The American West and the Legacy of Imagination—through August 25
**Rendevous Artists Retrospective Exhibition and Art Sale –through July 14
Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran –June 8- September 8
Browse the Exhibit Collections online:
http://gilcrease.utulsa.edu/Explore/Exhibits/Future-Exhibits/Rendezvous2013 and also
I really can’t say it any better than what was said in this recent article in the Muskogee Phoenix, PLEASE DON”T MISS THIS ONE!
Marcos Cotti Lorango Jr., an internationally renowned artist known simply as Cotti, explains his artistic style and the techniques upon which he draws to create the oil paintings featured at the Muskogee Art Guild. Staff photo and article by D.E. Smoot Phoenix Staff Writer
— An artist know for his oil painting portraits of Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich and others will be featured through Oct. 15 at the Muskogee Art Guild. Cotti, a native Californian who lives in Muskogee, launched his career at age 16, when he was commissioned by Josephine Baker to capture her stage performances. Baker was known for her “barely-there” wardrobe and “no-holds-barred dance routines.” Cotti ultimately painted 16 portraits of the woman sometimes referred to as the “original diva” before he began his classical training in the arts. Liz Wells, gallery manager and treasurer for the Muskogee Arts Guild, described Cotti as “a magnificent artist” whose work she is proud to display. “We are really proud to have him as a member of the guild and our community,” Wells said, while pointing out some of the artist’s work displayed at the arts guild. “Cotti is a magnificent artist as you can tell.” Cotti, who was named Marcos Cotti Lorango Jr. at birth, was commissioned in the 1970s by Orson Welles to paint his portrait. In addition to his work for Welles, Cotti was commissioned to paint portraits of Marlene Dietrich; legendary jazz musicians Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong; and blues man B.B. King. Cotti’s work draws upon realism, surrealism, impressionism and beyond. He is an accomplished dancer, choreographer, costume and set designer for the ballet. “I was privileged back in the 1950s to be trained by fine oil painters of that time who are no longer with us,” Cotti said. “Fine art painting is becoming a lost art, and I am proud to carry on the old-school traditions of Rembrandt and other classical artists.” Cotti works out of a small studio in downtown Muskogee, where he teaches the “old-school methods of fine oil painting.” The artist continues to accept commissions for portraits and produce original oil paintings. Cotti, who has donated original artwork worth up to a million dollars or more to charitable organizations, will be on hand to discuss his art during a hosted reception Saturday. The event is free and open to the public.
Looking forward to seeing you all at our May 20th meeting! BE EARLY! Lots of things to do by 6:30!