September 10, 2018 / Photography /
Fringe at Verbode
fringe at verbode

Fringe at Verbode

Fringe: Women Artists of Oklahoma Co-Founders and Members
Opening at Verbode to benefit The Homeless Alliance

A new art show, Ethos, will feature the work of Fringe: Women Artists of Oklahoma members Christie Hackler, Christie Owen, Behnaz Sohrabian, and Katie Henderson. Fringe is a collective of professional women artists in Oklahoma working in a variety of media and styles.

Opening Reception
Thursday, September 27
6 pm to 9 pm


Free & open to the public
Meet the artists

Hors d’oeuvres & libations
Vanessa House Beer

Christie Hackler and Christie Owen co-founded Fringe in 2010 with the goal of helping female artists find success. Although 65-75 percent of MFA students are women, female artists account for only 27 percent of solo exhibitions. A mere five percent of artworks at major museums were created by women. Ethos gives physical expression to the feelings of being alive. Fringe artists will donate a portion of all art sales from the show to The Homeless Alliance.

Visitor Hours:
Mon – Fri // 9 am to 5 pm

Show Closes:
Nov. 16, 2018

Artist Talk:
Oct. 20 // 10 am to 1 pm

For more information about Fringe and its member artists, visit 

Bastille Day Flash Sale

July 14, 2018 / News, Paintings, Shows /


Event is free & open to the public.

1 NE 14TH ST
OKC, OK 73104

No access on 14th. Closed for railroad. Take 13th or 16th to Oklahoma Ave. then to 14th.

14th Street Open Studios

April 27, 2018 / News, Paintings, Shows /

Come see my new art studio downtown!
May 18 from 5 to 9 PM

14th Street Open Studios is an event that invites the public to come explore and interact with local artists in their work spaces and show rooms. It is an opportunity to see recent works and give visitors, art enthusiasts, dealers and collectors the opportunity to purchase works directly from the artists’ studio inventory. 14th Street Studios is a vibrant and growing collective of artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. This open house offers a diverse range of high quality contemporary art that includes paintings and metal sculpture.

Enjoy light appetizers, wine & beer. All free and open to the public!

14TH Street Studios
1 NE 14th St. | OKC, OK
Map / Directions

Tony Dyke
Susan Morrison-Dyke
Nicole Lawhon
Christie Owen
Christie Hackler


September 15, 2016 / News, Paintings, Shows /
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Who is ready to pARTy? Tonight is going to be epic! Hope you can come to the show!


In conjunction with Automobile Alley’s monthly “Shop Hop,” Verbode and Istvan Gallery will be presenting a new art installation by artist Christie. Verbode is a Downtown Real Estate Office focusing on OKC’s urban core. The Artist’s Reception is scheduled for October 15 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. The show will be up through January 2016.


This collection unites several pieces from the past with new works. Taking everything into consideration, there are certain aesthetics that link these pieces together and reflect my “less is more” outlook on life and art. Small and large-scale pieces in this body of work explore abstraction, working with various mediums and organic themes.

This work draws inspiration from nature, industrial objects and matter that can withstand forces of nature. I am especially drawn to earthy hues and weathered objects that possess an austere character. By being profoundly sensitized to my surroundings, I find that often over-looked items become more intricate with closer inspection. My art relates to the journey, enduring quality and simplicity of these discoveries in accord with our ever-changing environment.

The materials and compositions in this body of work perpetually change in relation to my time and life experiences. By working intuitively and switching mediums, I am always creating something new. I am trying to draw attention to themes of transformation, capture conditional actions and mirror the way nature affects its surroundings.


As an artist and a graphic designer, I am always working on a variety of creative projects. I like to find visual solutions and utilize a variety of tools, mediums and applications to transfer concepts and techniques from project to project. As a multi-dimensional artist, I work in both 2D and 3D realms and with various mediums; mostly based in acrylic painting, wood and metal sculpture. I am influenced by modern living and nature how each domain influences each other. I create art and design to fill a void, improve emotional and environmental disposition and evoke a sense of balance and unity.

Sugar Mountain Commission

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 are included in local and national museums, galleries, public venues, private collections, and retail locations; Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Oklahoma Contemporary, Individual Artists of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Festival of the Arts Sculpture Park, Science Museum Oklahoma, Chesapeake Arena Thunder Family V.I.P. Lounge, American Institute of Architects Oklahoma Chapter, Penn Square Mall and BD Home. She has been featured in printed publications, television shows and documentaries, including OETA Gallery, FOX 25, KSBI, KFOR Channel 4, The Oklahoman, The Gazette and Art Focus Magazine. She is Co-Founder of FRINGE Oklahoma Women’s Art Organization, Co-Founder of Wings of ART auction and gala benefiting local artists and special needs children at Special Care Inc. and owner of Hive Design Web Development and Graphic Design Studio. Christie earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communication Design from State University of New York College at Buffalo.

Verbode | 415 N Broadway Ave #101 | Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Opening: Oct 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm

Closing: Jan 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm

Contact: Istvan Gallery (405)831-2874