Tulsa Artists’ Coalition’s 26th Annual Members’ Show
August 22 – September 28, 2014
Opening Reception on September 5th, 6 – 9 pm
At AHHA, 101 East Archer, Tulsa
AHHA Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
The Tulsa Artists’ Coalition is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa to hold our 26th Annual Juried Members’ Show at the Arts & Humanities Hardesty Arts Center (AHHA) in the heart of the Brady Arts District. The TAC Gallery has been a fixture in the Brady Arts District for over 20 years and continues to host monthly exhibitions of contemporary art by emerging and established artists. This event is free and open to the public and is part of the Brady Arts District’s First Friday Art Walk.
This juried exhibit has been chosen by Rhonda Davis, Nathan Opp and Steve Tomlin. In an interesting twist, TAC has asked the three jurors to submit two of their own artwork for the exhibit in order to give the public an idea of their aesthetic perspectives. Jurors’ Choice Awards will be announced on opening night. The ever-popular “People’s Choice Award” will be decided by those in attendance at the opening night reception and announced at the end of the evening.
The Arts and Humanities Hardesty Arts Center is located at 101 E. Archer. AHHA Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1pm to 5pm.
Rhonda Davis is an assistant professor at Tulsa Community College where she teaches drawing, fundamentals of design, figure drawing and art history. She works primarily in charcoal on paper and collage and has served as a juror for the Oklahoma Scholastic Program of Arts; the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition Member & Exhibitions shows; the Tulsa Young Professionals; and the Tulsa Photography Collective. She has taught art for people with Alzheimer’s disease; children at the Philbrook Museum of Art, and drawing and art history at the University of Tulsa. She has also served as an arts writer for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s “Art Focus” magazine.
Nathan Opp is a painter whose work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums throughout the United States. He was raised in Southern California where he studied under artists Dan Callis and Jim Morphesis. He received an MS in Art History from Pratt Institute, New York and his MFA at the University of Tulsa. Nathan has been teaching studio art and art history courses for Oral Roberts University since 1999.
Steve Tomlin has been creating art for over 35 years in the region. His BS and MS in art education from Pittsburg State University and years of studio concentration has developed him as the quintessential “working artist educator”. He has catapulted many art students into successful careers relating directly in the area of visual art. The experience of helping emerging artists has rewarded Steve with the sensibility of personal freedom, creating his own studio work. He is represented in many collections throughout the US. He enjoys being represented by M. A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa and Paseo Gallery One in Oklahoma City. He has had countless one man shows in galleries and “arts” organizations and placed often in competition. He is one of the elite group of artists who has created a poster for Tulsa International Mayfest in 1999. He was chosen twice by Oklahoma Visual Artists’ Coalition to be honored on the Spring Studio Tour. He has shown and taught at Philbrook and Gilcrease Museums. Recently, his show at Tulsa Performing Art Center in Tulsa had wide acclaim and he will be showing at the Dennis R Neill Equality Center in September; opening September 4th.
Rhonda Davis, “#5”
Nathan Opp, “Woman with Children Putting on Shoes”
Steve Tomlin, “Skywalk”