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.
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.
Mon – Fri // 9 am to 5 pm
Nov. 16, 2018
Oct. 20 // 10 am to 1 pm
For more information about Fringe and its member artists, visit fringeok.com.
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.
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.
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
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.
Art work available for purchase at these locations: (scroll down)
WHAT: “ALL IN ALL” CHRISTIE OWEN SOLO EXHIBITION
WHERE: VERBODE 415 North Broadway #101, OKC, OK
WHEN: October 2015 through January 2015
HOW: Call: 405.604.7947 Appt. Only
If you missed the opening here is link to images from the event click here.
April 21 // Christie Owen, Christie Hackler & Ashley Griffith
June 16 // Christie Owen, Joe & Angela Slack
September 15 // Christie Owen & Matt Goad
November 17 // Christie Owen, Rick & Tracey Bewley
WHAT: ART ON THE TOWN at PENN SQUARE MALL
WHERE: 2nd floor Theater Entrance // Installation of Prints
WHEN: 10/5/2015 through 7/31/2016
For images of Christie’s work at Penn Square Mall click here
Saatchi Online Gallery // prints + original works
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.
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.
Opening: Oct 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm
Closing: Jan 15, 2015 6 to 9 pm