Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Alpha Rho Tau Newsletter
July, 2015

Next General Meeting is July 20th , 2015 at Hardesty Regional Library in the Pecan Room (to the right of library lobby)

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.**

Those showing and sharing their work for the month of June will be Ida Mae Sells and Randy Oxley.  If you are interesting in showing your work at a meeting, please contact Janie Crean, tel. 918.520.6386, e-mail: . A sign up sheet is at the front desk, where the artists may sign their name. There is a limit max.  2 artists per evening and each of them with maximum of 2 pieces showing.  

Thank you! We appreciate all the members who signed up to be “Cookie Angels” and “Table-Scape Decorators!!” 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 July 20th meeting “Decorator” will be Karin Cermak and our “Angels” are:  Mary Oswald, Janie Crean and Ida Mae Sells. Thanks again and we’ll see you at our July meeting!
Our president Karin Cermak would like to thank all who helped set up and take down the chairs and tables from last meeting.  We especially need some of our men artist to aid in this each month.  Special thanks to those who were there for this! Please come 30 minutes early to help with set up.  This is very important to have people volunteer.

Our Presenter this meeting will be the award winning artist, Kelli Folsom from Oklahoma City.   Ms Folsom has received numerous awards including most recently:  2015 "Pueblo Pottery with Chinese Lanterns" Southwest Art Magazine Award of Excellence at the Weekend in the West Show at Evergreen Fine Art Gallery, CO. 2014 American Art Collector Magazine's Award of Excellence, 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, American Women Artists, Addison Gallery, Orleans, MA2013 Finalist, The Artist's Magazine, 30th Annual Art Competition. 
Last year Kelli did a series of "Thirty Sunrises in Thirty Days", which was turned into a book and televised by OETA on the program, “Gallery.”  This summer she is doing a series called "Chasing the Light", where she paints the same scene at six different times during the day, capturing different light and moods in each piece. 
 Don’t miss the chance to learn from this nationally acclaimed artist and see her work!           

The door prize for June is a Print of a painting by Richard Coones. The winner will be drawn after the program is completed.  You must be present to win.

*** Please Take Note***

All members are encouraged to read By-laws regarding responsibilities of all elected officer positions as well as appointed committee Chairs.

Art exhibit for members not born in USA.... contact Karin Cermack
918-348-6441 OR Exhibit in August, so enter soon!

Hats Off To!

Byrene Culver has had a painting accepted at Breckenridge TX Art Show.

July Committee News 

July Exhibits News  Please remember that applications for Post Oak Lodge exhibit, Wine & Jazz Festival, Sept 5th. Available online as well as at meeting on July 20th. Deadline for applications is August 17th general meeting. 

July Historian News  Joyce Sandifer reported that 1700 people viewed the A R T exhibit at AHHA during Friday night art crawl and an additional 350 came through in the additional time exhibit was on display. 

July Scholarship News Janie Crean announced that 2 student art scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded in October.  Seeking candidates now. 

Things to Do!

Sweet Land of Liberty Art exhibit - group show featuring: Aaron Miller, Jean Kelley, Lanette C. Clark, Mary Oswald, Patty S. Porter, Shelly DePriest July 1st to July 31st, TCC Metro Campus Art Gallery (entrance through 10th & Cincinnati), Presented by TCC Metro Student Activities

Willowbrush Gallery of Tulsa, owned by Rachel Wimpey (Alpha Rho Tau Member) has an upcoming workshop in November.  Check out their website for more details.