2017 

 

2017

 

Next Meeting October 12 at the City Arts Center at 7 p.m.

 

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The Oklahoma Sculpture Society is an organization of Oklahoma Sculptors working, sharing, showing, and learning together. The Society meets the second Thursday of each month
(7 pm) at the City Arts Center located on the state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City. Annual membership dues are $35.

To contact the organization contact 

Glen Thomas.  His email address is gthomas49@pldi.net or

phone 405-488-4662 

 

for webpage info contact Neal Willison at naw@osuokc.edu

OSS NEWS EVENTS

 

October 2017

Events:

Saturday, October 7 – Art in the Square

Thursday, October 12 – OKC meeting; show entries due

Saturday, October 14 – Tulsa meets at Ziegler’s

Wednesday, November 1 – Deliver work for Winter Show

Thursday, November 9 – OKC meeting and medallion contest

Friday, November 10 – Opening reception for the Winter Show

OKC meeting: On October 12th, following a 6:30 Board meeting,

bulletJim Franklin will present a demonstration of various techniques on "How to create a relief sculpture on a medallion." He will have tools and materials to demonstrate how to make a "quick" mold for flat (relief sculpture).
bulletIn addition: Jim will present a new slide show on Creativity. These presentations are a collection of photos of three-dimensional sculptures that will emphasize the amazing creativity of Man.

OSS Winter Show:

Reminder: entries for the show are due October 12! E-mail photographs if you can to gthomasart@gmail.com, then bring your entry forms and fees to our October 12 OKC meeting or mail to Glen Thomas at 10804 Major Avenue, Oklahoma City, 73120.

And our judge has been selected: Colin Rosebrook, clay artist and owner of Paseo Pottery, has agreed to jury and judge the show for us. The show at 50 Penn Place Gallery will be set up Wednesday, November 1, and end Saturday, December 30. The opening reception will be held Friday, November 10, from 6:00-8:30.

Medallion contest:

Our medallion contest will be held in November. We want all of you to enter a medallion this year. Jim is available any time to help you work through your questions and frustrations. Don’t forget … This Month, October 12th Jim Franklin will be giving us a demo on how to set up your medallion project. Jim will also demonstrate the process of making a mold from a clay medallion.

 

There have been some changes to the rules. Please read the following.

Use a firm/medium oil-base clay, Sculpy, or wax, to sculpt your medallion. Attach it to a shellacked or plastic board. The shape can be anything as long as it fits within a 3" square and is at least ¼" but less than ½" thick. "OSS" and "2017" (raised or incised) must appear somewhere on the piece. Your name cannot be visible anywhere on the front and must appear on the back. The winner will be selected by a vote of those OSS members and guests present at the meeting in November.

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OSS TULSA

OSS Tulsa will have a booth at Art in the Square on October 7th from 10 am until 5 pm. It will take place at Utica Square, 21st Street and South Utica in Tulsa. Participating artists are Kristen Abramson, Phyllis deQuevedo, Sally Flora-French, Catherine Johnston, Britt Morgan, Pat Regan, Larry Waid and Pamela Winters. Come visit our booth in front the New Balance store!

The October 14th meeting will be at Ziegler’s Art and Frame from 10:00 to 3:00. Bring a project to work on. We will continue discussing and planning upcoming workshops.

In addition to the capable hands of coordinator Larry Waid, Catherine Johnston is heading the Tulsa calling committee, Katherine Dillsaver is handling secretary/member records, and Pat Regan is serving as treasurer.

Directory updates:

Add new member John Kerr, 8227 S. Gray Ave., Tulsa 74137, 918-494-0828 (home), 918-698-0653 (cell), kerr8@cox.net. Welcome, John! And change David Nunneley’s address and home phone to 4620 S. Hawthorn Ave., Broken Arrow, 74011, 918-236- 8090.

By the way: Sherri Beson tells us the October issue of Southwest Art has an article about Edmond and its city-wide sculpture collection!Glen and Ginny Thomas recently enjoyed a wonderful vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota where they visited and learned about the creation of Mount Rushmore. The next day, they visited the Crazy Horse Monument and were even more astonished. The heads of Mt Rushmore are sixty feet tall but Crazy Horse’s head is ninety feet tall. Glen is still greatly inspired by what he saw and learned but has doubts about becoming a mountain carver himself. This trip was at the top of his bucket list and he highly recommends the monuments as a destination.

Glen and Ginny Thomas recently enjoyed a wonderful vacation in the Black Hills of South Dakota where they visited and learned about the creation of Mount Rushmore. The next day, they visited the Crazy Horse Monument and were even more astonished. The heads of Mt Rushmore are sixty feet tall but Crazy Horse’s head is ninety feet tall. Glen is still greatly inspired by what he saw and learned but has doubts about becoming a mountain carver himself. This trip was at the top of his bucket list and he highly recommends the monuments as a destination.

Below are two of Larry Waids’ latest sculptures in bronze. They were cast at Bronze Services in Loveland, CO.

Favorite Works:

OSS has a special album dedicated to photographs from each member of a piece that they feel best represents their work. We currently have contributions from 43 artists but far from all of our current members! If you haven’t already, send or e-mail a picture of a favorite work of yours to Dru Marseilles (dmarseilles@cox.net).

Vala Ola Workshop: "Sculpting the Figure" will be held in Edmond June 2-5, 2018. There are 3-4 spaces available. Contact Phyllis deQuevedo for registration and Neal Willison for payment.

Dinner at Janie’s:

OSS members, friends and family after dinner at Janie Tigert’s September 15th. Unseen: Janie’s granddaughter Legend who took pictures for us with our various devices! Seated: Dru Marseilles, Neal Willison, Lisette Caveny, Rita Busch, Georgia Vaughn, Mary Greear.

Standing: Janie Tigert, Jim Franklin, Dee Harris, Sally Flora-French, Jim Burnham and Geoff Busch.

Janie, thanks again for hosting this event.

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The Oklahoma Sculpture Society was established in the fall of 1979 as a non-profit corporation devoted to the education, appreciation and creation of three-dimensional art. Oklahoma City meetings are generally held the 2nd Thursday evening of the month at the Contemporary Arts Center in the State Fairgrounds.

Reminders: The newsletter deadline is the 20th of each month. Please send your news to Dru Marseilles, 1708 Sandpiper Drive, Edmond, OK 73034 (405-341-6570) - or e-mail it to dmarseilles@cox.net. Dues are $35 each calendar year; $15 for students or those out-of-state members wanting only the newsletter; $50 for supporting members. Please send to OSS Treasurer Neal Willison, 3612 N.W. 19th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73107.