Thursday, June 14, 2012

Calling all Oklahoma Artist Groups: Update Us

Are you involved with a visual artists' group in Oklahoma?  Please check out this list and let us know what's missing! You can make a comment below or on our Facebook page


We develop this list as part of our annual Resource Guide we send to members. We know each year things change and there are many active artists groups in our state.  Help us keep this comprehensive. We want to list any gathering, demo group, regular critique or the like that other visual artists may join. 

Groups for Artists: Discipline or Location -Specific:
  • Alpha Rho Tau: Tulsa area group with monthly demos, 918-227-5026  www.alpharhotau.com
  • Arts in Tulsa: a website with artist directory and event listings for Tulsa area. http://www.artsintulsa.com/
  • Bartlesville Art Association: Exhibitions, scholarships, workshops, art camps. www.bartlesvilleartassociation.org
  • BasketWeavers Guild of Oklahoma: meets bimonthly at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in OKC. http://www.okbasketweaversguild.com/
  • Canadian Valley Art Guild: Meet monthly at the Mabel C. Fry Library, Yukon on second Tuesday evening from September to May and organize exhibitions in the area.
  • Central Oklahoma Quilters Guild, Inc.: Educational programs for techniques and preservation of quilts, community service projects.  PO Box 23916, Oklahoma City 73123www.centralokquilters.org
  • Central Oklahoma Woodturners Association: Demos, instruction www.okwoodturners.net
  • Cherokee Artists Association: Promotion and Tahlequah gallery for Native American artists. www.cherokeeartistsassociation.org/
  • The Cotton County Arts Council: Hosts studio art classes, exhibitions and festival. PO Box 364, Walters 73572, 580-875-2238  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cotton-County-Art-Council/307460809275
  • Dreamer Concepts Foundation: Supporting emerging artists, 324 East Main , Norman www.dreamerconcepts.org
  • Duncan Art Guild: Monthly meetings, hands on workshops, etc. President Janice Kirksey, Celebration Frames, 1102 Oak, Duncan, OK 73533 or 580-252-7488.
  • Edmond Art Association: Monthly meetings, festivals, exhibitions, workshops. PO Box 1272, Edmond 73038. www.edmondart.org
  • Enid Art Association: maintain gallery and membership.  580-237-8666, Oakwood Mall, 4125 W Owen K Garriott Rd, 73703. http://www.enidartassociation.com/
  • Fiber Artists of Oklahoma: Organizes exhibitions, monthly demos in OKC & Tulsa. www.fiberartistsok.org
  • Green Country Watercolor Association: Exhibitions, monthly meetings, demos. PO Box 140426
    Broken Arrow, OK 74014
    www.gcwatercolorokla.com
  • Individual Artists of Oklahoma: Exhibitions, film, performance, poetry, 706 W Sheridan, OKC. 405-232-6060 or www.iaogallery.org
  • Jacobson Foundation: Exhibitions and annual market for Native American artists, 609 Chautauqua Ave, Norman OK 73069-4604, 405-366-1667 or www.jacobsonhouse.com
  • Melton Art Reference Library: catalogs information about Oklahoma artists. www.marl-okc.org
  • Mid-Del Art Guild: Monthly demos in Midwest City and workshops annually, www.mid-delartguild.org
  • Muskogee Art Guild: Workshops, demos and shows. www.muskogeeartguild.org
  • Norman Studio Artists Association: networking and online gallery for Norman-based artists normanstudioartists.com 
  • Oklahoma Art Guild: Monthly demos and two annual exhibitions.  P.O. Box 22712, OKC 73123 www.okartguild.com
  • Oklahoma Machine Quilters Association: Meets monthly at 1755 N. Meridian Ave. in Oklahoma City, www.okmqa.org
  • Oklahoma Pastel Society: Regular meetings & demos, P.O. Box 75696, Oklahoma City, OK 73147  www.okpastel.org
  • Oklahoma Silk Painters: Irma Braun-Hampton, silkstudio@sbcglobal.net
  • Oklahoma Sculpture Society: Monthly demo, sculpt-ins, and exhibitions, 405-387-4025 or  www.ossculpture.com
  • Okmulgee Art Guild, Inc.: 917 S Liberty St, Okmulgee, OK 74447
  • Oriental Brushwork Society: Norman 405-329-4006 or 405-848-5105
  • Painters & Sculptor Society of Holdenville: PO Box 375, 74848, 405-379-7079
  • Paseo Artists Association: Exhibitions and festival in Oklahoma City, 405-525-2688, www.thepaseo.com
  • Plein Air Painters of Central Oklahoma: Painting outside from life with the safety of a group. www.watercolorok.com/PAPCO.htm  05-732-4977
  • Red Earth Inc.: Exhibitions, artist workshops, and festivals focused on Native Americans www.redearth.org.
  • Save it for Art: new organization encouraging material creative reuse/repurpose www.saveitforart.org
  • Sooner Scribes: Study of calligraphy, monthly OKC meetings, Sharon McKay 405-728-0079 or alnshar@cox.net.  http://www.soonerscribes.com/
  • Stillwater Art Guild: Exhibitions, monthly meetings and workshops.  stillwaterartguild.org 405-707-044
  • The Tulsa Artists Guild: Contact: Pat Compton 918-742-3933 http://www.tulsaartistsguild.com/index2.php
  • Tulsa Artists Coalition: Gallery for emerging and established artists, 9 E Brady, Tulsa. 918-592-0041 or www.tacgallery.org
  • Wichita Wildlight Photography Society: Lawton-area organization with exhibitions  and monthly meeting. www.wichitawildlight.org  (580) 248-2371
FYI we also keep up listings for studio art classes, funding, and more... so if you have other ideas of new resources for artists in our state, feel free to comment. 

6 comments:

Christie Hackler said...

FRINGE is OKC's women's art organization. Established in 2011 to foster and support women and their journey as artists. Monthly meetings, workshops and classes, and exhibitions every last Friday of the month at 4027 North Classen Blvd, OKC 73118. Contact Christie Hackler @ 405.206.9642 or www.fringeokc.com.

jordankylegodlewski said...

The Lawton Fort Sill Art Council: Exhibitions, monthly meetings, and workshops. 1701 NW Ferris Ave Lawton, OK 73502 www.lfsac.org 580-591-0454

Julia Kirt said...

Thanks for the updates! We are glad to have more to share.

Pattie Calfy said...

Thank you for all the information you provide. Something that our organization could use is a resource giving people who are available to be art show judges. We have an annual art show and it would be so nice to have a list of possible judges here in Oklahoma.

amena_artlib said...

NTU Art Association of Oklahoma, was established in 1979, we have regular monthly meetings, and art classes. NTU members exhibit on a rotating basis at Langston University/OKC Campus. www.ntuartokc.org

Julia Kirt said...

Of course Amenda! Sorry Ntu wasn't listed yet. We'll update!

Hi Pattie, Interesting idea about jurors. That's a tough one, though, because each show and competition needs such different expertise. We are glad to give you suggestions based on your specific needs and specifications (i. e. time required, payment, needing artist or specific medium knowledge, etc). Just give us a call or email.