Sunday, September 15, 2013

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter, September 2013

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter
September 2013

Monday, September 16   6:30 pm, Hardesty Library,  Frossard Auditorium

Special Guest Speaker

Sept. 16, 2013.…..   Michael Davis: “Basics about Fused Glass”
                        Michael has discovered ways of working in fused glass and has received several awards for his fused glass works. He will present a basic history of fused glass as well as a description of techniques involved in fusing and shaping glass. He will do a slide presentation and also live demonstration of how easy this medium is to work with. His pieces are amazing and breathtaking and Michael is represented in several galleries in the U.S.
From:  Tulsa, OK

September Helpers:
 “Cookie Angels”  Joanne Greene, Anna Mae Cameron, Sheila Parr, and Deborah Kingsbury. 
 Please bring 3 dozen sweets (brownies, mini muffins, cookies, or any treat of your choice).
“Table Decorator”  Robin Hutchings.

Info & entry forms available online and at the August 19 meeting.
If you have any questions about this art show, please contact Exhibits Chairman, Janette Head directly at

8th Annual Member's Art Show   November 5 - 23, 2013    This will be JUDGED.
Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Art Gallery, located in the
Student Union Building,
10300 E. 81st St. (81st St. & Hwy 169)
Tulsa, OK
Entry Deadline:
October 21
Deliver Artwork:
November 4
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Hang Artwork
November 4
Exhibit Opens:
November 5
Artist's Reception:
November 7
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Exhibit Ends:
November 23
Pickup Artwork:
November 25
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Please REMEMBER the family of our former Alpha Rho Tau Member DEBBIE BRUNER who passed away recently. We will miss her.

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.

We are in need of items to raffle off at the meetings. Please give them to Jacque Gonzales at the meeting, she will frame any items, free of charge, to get ready for the raffle.

The treasurer would like to remind everyone that it is time to Pay your dues for  A.R.T. memberships for 2013. Memberships are $25.00 for the year. If you have not already done so, you may renew your membership at the general meetings, or you may download your application from and mail your renewal to our new treasurer:

Byrene Culver
8006 S. 75th E. Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74133

Alpha Rho Tau needs volunteers for several leadership positions.  These are NON-PAID positions.
If you are interested in nominating yourself or someone else you think would make a good President, Vice President, Newsletter, Publicity, or other Key Positions in Alpha Rho Tau, please give their name to Jacque Gonzales.  You may also select your interest in positions on the Dues Form located at the general meeting.

 A Nomination Committee has been formed to select new leaders, and any one of you may be receiving a call about leadership if your name has been suggested. The Nomination Committee consists of Jacque Gonzales, Shelly De Priest, and Mary Oswald.

Scholarship applications are now available online at or at your local college for any local college students majoring in fine arts. Deadline is October 15 and for Art Majors only!

 The Proposed Final By-Law Document  will be presented at the September 16 general meeting for approval of the members and is posted online at If you would like to review it.  The New By-Laws will go into effect after the Final draft is approved by members.

Congratulations to all of you who won …and thank you to all of you who entered !     

First :   Molly Erkenbrack
Sec:     Kathy Soliday
third:   Carol Mullen
Hon Men.: Shelly Depriest

First: Sonia Sniderman
Sec.: Glenda Maxey
Third: Sonia Sniderman
Hon Men: Glenda Maxey

First: Benita Brewer
Sec.: Benita Brewer
Third: Nancy Sniderman
Hon Men: Carol Mullen

First: Nancy Swindler

Pencil, Colored Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel
                        First: Mary Maslanka
                        Sec: Dewey Wilson
                        Third: Dewey Wilson
                        Hon Men: Mary Maslanka

Computer Painting, Photography
                        First Richard Coones
                        Second: Richard Coones
                        Third: Richard Coones

BEST OF SHOW:  Molly Erkenbrack

You can have your artistic creations and images captured professionally in several places and reproduced in many ways.

If you would like to be able to make a professional portfolio like our August Speaker and Willowbrush Gallery Owner  Rachel  Wimpey was talking about….
(Having your art in a professional portfolio in proofs and/or CD’s to submit to a gallery)

You can reproduce your artwork and artistic creations for others to enjoy, whether it’s by creating Giclees’ (copies of your original art), magnets, postcards, coffee mugs, mouse pads, aprons, bags, plaques, coasters, cutting boards, and even lamp shades…..along with a host of other options available.

There are several places around town that can capture and reproduce your images for your portfolio, however, you want to make sure it is done with QUALITY, and INK that will last. Sometimes you may find a place that is cheaper, but it may use a lower quality ink, paper, or product and not provide long lasting, vivid color you are hoping for.

Just think about it….Christmas is coming and professional portfolios are needed…..

Maybe you can recreate your art work and make some nice Christmas presents for your family, neighbors, co-workers, or friends…

Several of our Alpha Rho Tau Members go to one particular favorite here in Tulsa.

Here’s the name of one Great Place to have that done…and they are Alpha Rho Tau Members Also:

Jan and Dewey Douglas
IN Graphic Detail
By appointment only...

Call or contact them via email, they can send you a great brochure of all the products they have available to make for you.

They have an amazing printing facility and updated state of the art equipment to help you create your professional portfolios and reproduce your art.