Who is ready to pARTy? Tonight is going to be epic! Hope you can come to the show!
Verbode, Oklahoma City real estate brokerage, will host an artist reception on Thursday September 15, 2016, from 6 pm until 9 pm. The event features the work of local artist Christie Owen, who has invited Matt Goad to participate in a two person show. Both Christie and Matt are visual artists and graphic designers who will showcase a juxtaposition of contemporary paintings. It is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to the meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres from Ingrid’s Kitchen & beverages sponsored by Nick Solis – First Mortgage Company – NMLS #1082419
The real estate group provides the artist with a showroom for the year and hosts quarterly openings. The collaboration between Verbode and the artist engages different cross sections of the community with local art. With each quarterly show at Verbode, the artist has the opportunity to work solo or in a group format to create dynamic and progressive exhibits for the public that reflect the flourishing creativity of the Oklahoma art community.
Christie Owen is the 2016 Urban Core Artist in Residence at Verbode. She has been an artist all her life and graphic designer for over 20 years. From a distance, her art exudes a “less is more” or minimalist aesthetic but with closer investigation the composition, surface textures and layers sensitize the viewer to escape on a visual journey. Inspired by our everyday environments, the materials and compositions in her art work perpetually change in relation to various time and life experiences. Her work captures a journey of experimentation while seeking to convey balance and unity through forms and colors derived by industry and nature. Christie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from State University of New York College at Buffalo.
Oklahoma City artist Matt Goad has been working professionally as a graphic designer and illustrator for over 20 years, and venturing into the realm of paintings on canvas in 2007. Whimsical, geometric, simple and complex, his paintings of animals and nature draw inspiration from classic graphic design and pop art reproduction of the mid 20th century. The discovery of woodcut printing during college was a major turning point in Matt’s development of his illustration style he refers to as “chunkism,” utilizing stencils and acrylics to create a world where nature and geometry meet and have a baby.
Exhibit opens September 15 and closes November 11, 2016.
Thursday, September 8 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Oklahoma Hall of Fame at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum
Join us for an Opening Reception for Christie Owen: Surroundings. Surroundings offers a diverse collection of abstract 2D and 3D works inspired by our everyday environments. The materials and compositions in this body of work perpetually change in relation to various time and Owen’s life experiences. This collection captures a journey of experimentation while seeking to convey balance and unity through forms and colors derived by industry and nature.
A native New Yorker, Christie Owen lives in Edmond, Oklahoma and divides her time as an artist and graphic designer. Her 2D and 3D works may be found in local and national museums, galleries, public venues, private collections, and retail locations.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this exhibition and Museum program offerings, email Marissa Raglin at email@example.com
Christie Owen and Brandi Downham offer a collection of works immersed in the language of unity and balance. Drawing on their individual processes, each artist will present work that evokes a visceral sense of steady wakefulness. Extracting from their own intuition, and inspired by the flourish of spring, “Awake” serves as a metaphor for both a season and a journey.
OPENING Friday May 13, 2016 7 to 11 pm
Meet the artists
Celebrate Live on the Plaza
Free & open to the public
CLOSING Saturday May 28, 2016
LOCATION Graphite Gallery 1751 NW 16th St, OKC 73106
HOURS 11 TO 7 Tues — Sun
CONTACT graphiteokcart.com 405-919-0578 / 405-615-4837
URBAN CORE ARTIST EXHIBITION @ VERBODE
Featuring works by Christie Owen & Friends
Opening Reception April 21 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
In conjunction with Automobile Alley’s monthly “Shop Hop,” Verbode presents a new art installation by artist Christie Owen and friends. Verbode is a Downtown Real Estate Office focusing on OKC’s urban core. The event features the work of local artist Christie Owen, who has selected Ashley Griffith and Christie Hackler to participate in a group show. The reception will showcase an array of contemporary art including paintings, sculpture and photography. It is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to the meet the artists, enjoy hors d’oeuvres & beverages. Christie Owen is the 2016 Urban Core Artist in Residence at Verbode. The real estate group provides the artist with a showroom for the year and hosts quarterly openings. The collaboration between Verbode and the artist engages different cross sections of the community with local art. With each quarterly show at Verbode, the artist has the opportunity to work solo or in a group format to create dynamic and progressive exhibits for the public that reflect the flourishing creativity of the Oklahoma art community. Verbode is located at 415 North Broadway, Suite 101 in Oklahoma City, in the TAP Architecture Building. Exhibit opens April 21 and closes June 2, 2016. Daily viewing is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. However, please call 405-406-4468 before visiting to ensure the space is open. Sponsored by: imortgage.com
“Stop Over” SOLD @ BD Home
Acrylic + resin on panel 36″ x 48″ x 3″
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL ART!
Christie Owen had the single largest sale at ART NOW 2016 at The Oklahoma Contemporary. Her piece “Sugar Mountain #7 & 8” sold for $15,000 at the opening reception. The diptych painting was created for the exhibition. It is 14′ x 5′ and acrylic on panel. Christie donated 50% of the sale to The Oklahoma Contemporary. #ArtNowOKC
I am super excited to be one of the artists in ONE: Noche Cubana at Mainsite Contemporary for the Blind Art Auction: An invitational exhibit of works by some of Oklahoma’s most respected visual artists. There will be a party Havana-style to celebrate the culture of Cuba through music, dance, art, food, drink and surprises. ONE raises money to support the operations of the Norman Arts Council. Mainsite is one of my favorite galleries in Oklahoma and I am honored to have been chosen to participate.
“Cayenne” | Acrylic on panel | 12″ x 24″ x 1.5″ | 2016
For more info: normanarts.org
It’s a busy weekend for art events! I am participating in Allied Arts Artini Arcade and created “Sugar Mountain #7” for the auction. For more event info: alliedartini.com
“Sugar Mountain #7 & #8” Diptych / SOLD – Pictured is 1 of 2 works in the Sugar Mountain series.
ArtNow, an annual exhibition and art sale, showcases works from Oklahoma’s top artists. I am honored to be selected as a participating artist. I created a large scale diptych from the “Sugar Mountain” series. Inspired by organic themes and light, the color palette is a combination of neutral whites and greys, punches of soft yellow and metallics. Exhibition: 1/11-1/22/16 Event: Friday, 1/22/16
“Sugar Mountain” #4 & #5 Diptych | Acrylic on wood panel | 14′ x 5′ x 1.5″ | 2016 | SOLD $15,000
“Manifest” | Acrylic + resin on birch panel | 12″ x 12″ x 2.5″ | 2015 – Available for Purchase at Nault Fine Art
Please join us for a Holiday Open House featuring new work by Christie Owen. Plus a special feature
at the holiday opening — Authentic African Art exclusively from Nault Fine Art.
Enjoy refreshments & see what’s new! Thursday, December 17 // 5 PM — 8 PM
“Egress” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015
“Happy Go Lucky” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015
“Wine Rust” | Acrylic + resin on panel | 48” x 48” x 3” | 2015
+ there is much more to see. Hope you can stop in:)
(Christie Owen Artist Representation — Nault Fine Art)
Recently Sold @ BD Home “Stop Over” & “Rock Candy”
Thanks @Jack Fowler at Oklahoma Gazette for the write up!
Being co-founder and former Vice President of Fringe Art was a both a catalyst and a spring board for me in so many ways. This organization is such a great resource for women artists in Oklahoma! Back in 2011, Christie Hackler and myself started Fringe with “Link” — the premier group show with other women artists.