People & Places: Gilcrease Museum holds Collectors' Reserve Small Works Art Exhibition
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
10/30/12 at 6:13 AM
The artwork of some 70 artists, sized to fit in any home or office, will be on exhibit and for sale when Gilcrease Museum holds its Collectors' Reserve Small Works Art Exhibition through Sunday.
The sale, set for Thursday at the museum, will offer a third of the artwork in the miniature category with the remaining pieces no larger than 16 by 20 inches. Seasoned art collectors, as well as those just beginning to build a collection, will find something special.
From expressionism to realism, still life to wildlife, portraiture to landscape, Collectors' Reserve will offer a broad range of styles and subject matters. Media include watercolor pastel, color pencil, oil, acrylic, bronze castings, stone carvings and glass sculpture.
Alecia and Terrell Siegfried are art sale committee chairs. Committee members include Teresa Adwan, Joanie Atkinson, Debbie Branch, Teresa Burkett, Mary Ann Doran, Paul Dougherty, Joseph Gierek, Carole Huff-Hicks, Susan B. Jackson, Kristen Kenneally, Ellen Lucas, John McNulty, Mia and Herbert Oven Jr., Elizabeth Hagans, Kip Richards, and Gilcrease Museum Executive Director Duane H. King.
The excitement and thrill of taking home a prized art piece is only part of the fun surrounding Collector's Reserve. Artists' talks and demonstrations allow guests to immerse themselves in all aspects of art.
Collectors' Reserve is sponsored by Business Art Alliance Leadership Sponsors: Bank of Oklahoma, NORDAM, Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Unit Corp., Walton Family Foundation and The Williams Foundation.
For information about the evening with the artists and art sale, contact Linda Galbraith, 918-596-2757.
Art sold on Thursday will be removed from the galleries. Remaining art will be on display through Sunday and online through Nov. 12, and may be purchased through the museum store, 918-596-2725.
Original Print Headline: Gilcrease to exhibit, sell small art pieces
Collectors' Reserve artist talk scheduled
Artist Virginia Stroud will demonstrate her contemporary approach to art from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Helmerich Hall at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N. Gilcrease Museum Road.
Stroud's work is a colorful, stylistic rendering of American Indians. During her demonstration, she will discuss its development.
Stroud's combination of the elements of modernist and postmodern influences often focus on the traditional roles of women and children among Plains tribes and draw from her Kiowa upbringing. The event is free with museum admission. For more, call 918-596-2700.
Event committee member Kip Richards (left) joins Gilcrease National Board member Susan B. Jackson and Gilcrease Museum Executive Director Duane King in preparing for the Collectors' Reserve Small Works Art Exhibition showing at the museum through Sunday. CORY YOUNG / Tulsa World