Bastille Day Flash Sale

July 14, 2018 / News, Paintings, Shows /

CELEBRATING MY FRENCH HERITAGE & OFFERING SPECIAL PRICING ON SELECT WORKS
+ ENTER TO WIN ORIGINAL ART

COME & GO – 12 TO 5 PM ONLY @ DWNTN STUDIO
Event is free & open to the public.

14TH STREET STUDIOS
1 NE 14TH ST
OKC, OK 73104

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


Oklahoma Gazette : FRINGE (OKC Women Art Organization)

November 19, 2015 / Inspiration, News, Paintings, Shows, solo exhibition /

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.

Click here to read article


AKA Gallery | The White Show

October 9, 2012 / Photography /

For this event, I designed the graphics slightly reminiscent of the Beatles White Album.

White. The color is often tied to many religious, social, and historical ideals; wedding dresses, skin color, clouds, death. Thoughts attachments, and judgments are made. However, that has NOTHING to do with this show! The women of FRINGE, OKC’s Women’s Art Organization will be hosting a show at AKA Gallery in the prestigious Paseo Arts District. Each artist will individually interpret how the paring down of the palette and the absence of color affects their work, their process, and their concepts.

Artist Reception: October 5th 2012 from 6 to 10 pm & runs till October 28th

Show Location: AKA Gallery, 3001 Paseo OKC, 405.606.2522, www.akagallery.net AKA

Gallery Hours: Gallery is open Wednesday – Saturday 12:00 to 5:00 or by appointment

FRINGE brings women artists together in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and is a collaboration of all fine art mediums. With various skills and a broad knowledge-base, the members of FRINGE work together to promote their art. The mission of FRINGE is to evolve as individual artists, nurture the ideas of our members, form strong working relationships, and above all, create high quality art. For more information, please visit www.fringeokc.com.

“Nodo” | Copper | 25′ x 25″ | Currently on exhibit at AKA Gallery on the Paseo in Oklahoma City – Nodo is Latin for tangle. This sculpture would work well as a light fixture.
The ‘tangle” of the copper evolved as the concept for this piece because the material was already gnarled and spiraled from it being used to control plants in a garden. I like using reclaimed material sometimes because it narrows down the possibilities. It actually helps my brain zero in on the overall shape of the design instead of wondering off in a million directions. This piece coincidentally emulated my “Brocade” series of paintings with respect to the intertwining movement of the lines so the 2d and 3d work meshing was a happy accident.

View from inside AKA Gallery. “Nodo” suspended from the ceiling. The “Vis” copper jewelry series – middle & Brocade #6 – on the left.

The painting on the back wall is “Brocade #7.” 5 paintings from this series now have happy homes & one of these is located at Lewis Orthodontics in Edmond… #6 and #7 are up for grabs at AKA gallery right now. #7 is Mixed Media 30″ x 40″ 

Group of cuffs with white leather and cloth (l to r – “Vis”, “Erro”, “Persto”)

Necklaces (L to R – “Spero”, “Carpe Diem” SOLD, “Vis”)

A huge thanks to Butch & Cynthia Curry for sharing their studio space with me! Jaci Hoffman for giving me loads of copper she previously used in her garden so I can make more sculpture & jewelry. Mark (my husband) for helping me sand and sand and sand and cap! I am so thankful for the support of my friends and family.


OVAC 12 X 12 : Annecto

August 14, 2012 / News, Shows /

Thanks to Mat & Jaci Hoffman for winning the bid on “Annecto” at this years 12 X 12.

 

Here is a step by step review of my process:

For OVAC’s 12 X 12 this year I am making a steel sculpture. By utilizing the maximum cubic space of 12″ X 12″ I am creating an optical illusion.

8/13/12

Mock-up

Step 1 Cut steel rods into 12″ segments with metal cut-saw.

Step 2 Grind off slag & polish with angle grinder.

Step 3 Create notches with angle grinder.

Step 4 Make sure the edges are flush when intersected.

8/14/12 Finished notches.

Step 5 Mig welding steel with David Phelps  guidance.

8/15/12 – 8/16/12

Step 6 Weld the joints. I love welding! I think all my years of cake decorating and hot gluing are paying off.

Step 6 Grind down the welds. I also love how 2 pieces of metal look as one after the welding and grinding process.

Step 8 Weld all 6 “x’s” together.

Step 9 Pneumatic polishing.

Step 10 Almost finished… Cut and polish a 6″ x 6″ square from granite.

8/28/12

Step 11 Apply clear coat varnish.

8/31/12

Step 12

I have decided to go minimal & not mount this sculpture on the granite for the show but will provide the granite if the buyer wants it.

I could not have produced this piece without the brilliant help of David Phelps. I feel very fortunate to be under his guidance and to work with him at his studio. It is a great learning experience and I enjoy every minute.

I am also fortunate to have the most caring and supportive husband… all my love to Mark Owen!

“Annecto” | Steel | 12′ X 12″ | 2012 (3 different views below-click image to zoom)

“Annecto” is Latin for “connect”