The stunning American Women Artists Show at the Rockwell Museum in Corning New York will be coming to an end on April 20th with a closing Artists Reception. I am so honored to have the opportunity to exhibit in this prestigious museum. Thanks to all the talented Women artists who create their beautiful works everyday to make life happier and spread cheer to those who embrace our craft. As an women artist, I feel very blessed each day that I get to now do what I love. Thank you Lord, for giving me a purpose! I love what I do! All of these women do too and please support their efforts, so they to can continue doing what they love. Paint and Sculpt on Girls!
Discussion about art, 'Tallgrass Challenger' in background, at the American Plains Artists Show in Pawhuska last weekend at the Artists Reception in the Ole#1 Firehouse Art Center, sponsored by the PAO, Preserving Arts in the Osage. The reception was well attended and live music provided. The Signature Show can be viewed Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm, till April 28th. visit the APA website www.americanplainsartists.com
I was so blessed to go to a great little school in a farming community in Northwest Oklahoma , 25 miles south of Alva. While I had only 8 in my graduating class and it takes the whole community to have a class reunion, I am totally amazed at the people who return to share their wonderful experiences and challenges in life after leaving this little community, some returning after graduating 70 years ago. I guess this is an advantage of having a small class, as we always get to share with all the classes from our little school. Yesterday we got to see and visit with over 100 remaining Alums from DHS who attended a fine dinner at the old High School Gym. Yesterday marked a milestone, as all the graduating classes have now celebrated their 50th Class Reunion. Amazing how time flies.
Above is Mrs. Ray Dean Paris, Ramona Veatch, Enid, Ok., Terry Budy, Dacoma, Ok., and Ray Dean Paris, Portland, Or. who travelled the farthest, over 2,000 miles. It was a wonderful afternoon. The next reunion will be Easter weekend 2020.
I am grateful to have served the Homecoming/Runion Committee for eight years with Dale Ross, President, Newton Baker, classmate and VP, Carolyn Rexroat, Treasurer. I tried to keep up with all the moves and deaths on the computer, as Treasurer and then reporter, with Carolyn's help. Anyone who knows me....... knows I am computer challenged and I would not have survived without my husband Dick's help. Thank you all! It was wonderful and touching to come back to visit my roots and it always grounds me to know where I came from and what I are made of. I am grateful and truly Blessed this Easter. Happy Easter everyone!
APA Attendees for tour of the Historic Constantine Theatre in Pawhuska. Thank you Jennifer and Penny Adair for a tour and ballet interpretation, while seeing the beautiful interior where the Nutcracker was preformed last November. L-R Tracey Norvell, Carlene Wallace, Burneta Venosdel, Ann McElroy, Judy McElroy, Carole Brauer, Freda Flatt, Terri Wagner.
Calves are being born on the ranch. This is a picture of one just born. Spring is a beautiful time when the new arrivals come. With Simmentals we never know what markings or color they might be. We go for goggle eyes so we don't have to fight pink eye. This is a picture from our place near Cleo Springs several years ago, but thought it showed how mothers will have their babies out in the pastures and immediately start taking care of them. More pictures to come.
'Tallgrass Challenger' is only one of forty works of art, by twenty-two Painters and Sculptors from across the United States who are exhibiting at the Ole#1 Firehouse Arts Center in Pawhuska this weekend. The American Plains Artists Show is showcasing the Signature Members of the organization, which must reflect the American Plains, past or present. All works are for sale and the sponsoring organization, PAO, Preserving Arts in the Osage, a non-profit established in 2016, supports all the arts in the Osage. Sales from these works help benefit the arts in the Osage. Come support the arts in Pawhuska and find some fabulous artwork for your home or office.
I am happy to announce I have joined a new Gallery in Tahlequah, Oklahoma called Echota Arts, located at 1540 Echota Ave. Diane Rickey has a beautiful new gallery where she creates stained glass, custom frames and embroidery. I am honored that she will be featuring many of my sculptures which may be purchased for gifts or for your home. I have small sculptures and large table top sculptures which depict small animals, historic people and Native American subjects. Visit the gallery Wednesday through Saturday 9am-6pm.
'Tallgrass Warriors' is the latest sculpture, consisting of two fighting Prairie Chickens, fighting over territorial breeding rights. The 'Lech' is an area that is a 'booming ground' and area for display and courting by the 'Prairie Chickens' on the plains. These males are fighting for breeding rights.
Several species live in the United States. The birds in the Tallgrass Prairie are the 'Greater Prairie Chickens'.
Studies and research is being conducted southeast of Bartlesville, Oklahoma at the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center. I traveled there last summer to study these birds and learn about how their efforts at the Research center are making a difference in bringing these birds back.
In the 80's, my husband and I lived on a ranch in the Osage and his cousin had a ranch not too far from us. At that time I saw a film at their home, during a family reunion, of birds being captured on Don's Ranch by the Department of Wildlife from Colorado to catch and transport birds from his ranch to Colorado to replant and replace dwindling populations.
Thirty -five years later, I decided this was a subject I wanted to revisit as a sculptor. Since I have only been sculpting full time since 2009, I now have the important job of bringing attention to conservation efforts through my art. I hope you like my interpretation.
American Women Artists to show at the Iconic Rockwell Museum, 111 Cedar Street, Corning New York,
January 19-May 6, 2018.
I will be exhibiting in the show as a Signature Member with my Toltec Player, Little Brother of War. What an honor to show where two of my favorite artists, Russell and Remington have permanent exhibits.
The Rockwell is a Smithsonian Affiliate in Upstate New York and lays in the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community.
Experience this unique community center where people enjoy, connect and reflect on the essence of the American experience, character and values, through the eyes of American artists.
The Rockwell is open every day 9am-5pm (fall, winter & spring)
9am-8pm Memorial Day-Labor Day
Closed on January 1, Thanksgiving and December 24-25.
for view of American Women Artists website