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We meet from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm the second  Monday of every month except June, July, August, and December

We will generally meet at the Will Rogers Garden Exhibition Building;  

3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

 Although the meeting may change depending on the demonstration needs.  

Meeting Directions

3400 NW 36th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73112

By Jude Tolar

September 11, 2017
Mitsuno Reedy

A native of Osaka, Japan, Mitsuno Ishii Reedy began her career in mid-1970's painting portraits, still lifes, and landscapes for collectors throughout the United States. She was elected a full member of Pastel Society of America in 1978, an associate member of the Pastel Society of Japan (Gendai Pastel Kyokai) in 2001, has been listed in Who's Who in the South and Southwest and Who's Who in American Art. Reedy's commissioned portraits include corporate and civic leaders, college deans, doctors, military officers, and family and children's portraits. Her portraits of the famous opera tenor Luciano Pavarotti were presented to him in 1982 when Mr. Pavarotti gave the first of several charity concerts. She also enjoys plein-air paintings, as well as still life paintings and figure studies in oil, pastel and Conte pencil. 

October 9, 2017
Ted Majka

Ted MAJKA has been making art as well as teaching art here in Oklahoma for a number of years. Ted received a Juror’s Award at the 2009 Oklahoma Art Guild’s “Oklahoma Friendly” national juried exhibit. Ted has won numerous awards and has taught at several local studios and currently at Getches. He has an outstanding eye for subtle color changes and his demonstrations are wonderful. 

November 13, 2017
Debby Kaspari

Debby Kaspari graduated from California College of the Arts in Oakland and for over 25 years has been an artist, illustrator and designer. Nature and science have been the main themes of her work, nationally exhibited in shows such as Birds in Art, Art and the Animal and Art of the Animal Kingdom. Kaspari first began drawing and painting the rainforest on a trip to Trinidad in the 1980s. She fell in love with the lush exotic landscape and made many subsequent trips to the tropics, including sites in Panama and Costa Rica. Last winter, a grant from the Don and Virginia Eckelberry Endowment allowed her to make a trip up the Amazon River to work at a research station deep in the rainforest of Peru, resulting in artworks for "Drawing the Motmot: An Artist's View of Tropical Nature" at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Debby Kaspari graduated from California College of the Arts in Oakland and for over 25 years has been an artist, illustrator and designer. Nature and science have been the main themes of her work, nationally exhibited in shows such as Birds in Art, Art and the Animal and Art of the Animal Kingdom. Kaspari first began drawing and painting the rainforest on a trip to Trinidad in the 1980s. She fell in love with the lush exotic landscape and made many subsequent trips to the tropics, including sites in Panama and Costa Rica. Last winter, a grant from the Don and Virginia Eckelberry Endowment allowed her to make a trip up the Amazon River to work at a research station deep in the rainforest of Peru, resulting in artworks for "Drawing the Motmot: An Artist's View of Tropical Nature" at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Debby Kaspari graduated from California College of the Arts in Oakland and for over 25 years has been an artist, illustrator and designer. Nature and science have been the main themes of her work, nationally exhibited in shows such as Birds in Art, Art and the Animal and Art of the Animal Kingdom. Kaspari first began drawing and painting the rainforest on a trip to Trinidad in the 1980s. She fell in love with the lush exotic landscape and made many subsequent trips to the tropics, including sites in Panama and Costa Rica. Last winter, a grant from the Don and Virginia Eckelberry Endowment allowed her to make a trip up the Amazon River to work at a research station deep in the rainforest of Peru, resulting in artworks for "Drawing the Motmot: An Artist's View of Tropical Nature" at Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

January  8, 2018
Marie Kash Weltzheimer

Marie has been a signature member of the Pastel Society of America since 1989. Her work has been published in “The Best of Pastel” and “The Best of Pastel 2” by Rockport Publishers, as well as   “The Pastel Journal”. Her work was featured on two CD covers by Edgar Cruz, “Opening Night” and “Opening Night 2”. She has also been listed in Who’s Who in American Art and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.  Marie’s work was shown with the International Association of Pastel Societies exhibit at Ventana Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In the 28 years she has been working as a professional artist, she has placed her work in numerous private, corporate and public collections.

https://mariekash.com/about

February 12, 2018
Jude Tolar

    Jude is a long time member of the Oklahoma Pastel Society.  She has worked in graphic design, illustrations and has several children's books  She loves Floral and Tree work.  

     She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She has juried a number of pastel shows and a well-known pastel instructor

     Jude was just recognized in the Pastel Journal "100 Honorable Mention"

     She plans to do a demonstration on floral work for our November meeting.  A demonstration one should not miss. 

    Jude is a long time member of the Oklahoma Pastel Society.  She has worked in graphic design, illustrations and has several children's books  She loves Floral and Tree work.  

     She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. She has juried a number of pastel shows and a well-known pastel instructor

     Jude was just recognized in the Pastel Journal "100 Honorable Mention"

     She plans to do a demonstration on floral work for our November meeting.  A demonstration one should not miss. 

March  12, 2018
Dale Martin

    In 2001 Dale Martin was recognized as a 'Master' by the Pastel Society of America. No more than eighty artists in its' long history have lived to attain this honor. It is simply the highest recognition that one might achieve in his chosen medium. Similar acknowledgement has been given to Dale by the Pastel Society of the West Coast, the Knickerbocker Artists, APOW and other distinguished organizations. He paints prolifically, on location and in his studio, to create magnificent landscapes, still lifes and virtually all that he may see.

     Among Dale's numerous awards are the Sennelier and the Art Times Awards from the Pastel Society of America, the Eileen McCarthy Award from the Salmagundi Club, and the Board of Directors' Award from Pastel Society of the West Coast. His paintings have been published in Southwest Art, Oklahoma Today, in 200 Great Painting Ideas for Artists and other prominent magazines. They can be found in many private and corporate collections, including those of The State of New Mexico Art in Public Places Project, General Motors, IBM, Oklahoma Natural Gas, and Northwestern University, Chicago. Dale has, in short, invested his life as an artist.

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April 9, 2018
Becky Way

Becky has been painting in pastel since 1978 and currently represented by Paseo Artworks Gallery, Oklahoma City. She has studied with Mitsuno Reedy, Ted Majka, Sherrie McGraw, Debby Kaspari, Jude Tolar and Clive Tyler.  She draws her inspiration for my more impressionistic landscapes (somewhere south of impressionistic, and north of true abstract) from the Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico countryside, or from 4,000-6,000 feet in the air (Oklahoma aerials). 

 

Objects found in her still lifes include family antiques or fun objects I've found at junk stores. Her pastel paintings are painted with mostly Terry Ludwig Pastels on U-Art or Wallis paper (all archival). She has taught painting and drawing workshops in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. 

 

Featured in "Best of Pastel Artists in America," Volume II (pages 115-116)
See televised demo from April 28, 2011 Oklahoma Festival of the Arts. 

Becky has been painting in pastel since 1978 and currently represented by Paseo Artworks Gallery, Oklahoma City. She has studied with Mitsuno Reedy, Ted Majka, Sherrie McGraw, Debby Kaspari, Jude Tolar and Clive Tyler.  She draws her inspiration for my more impressionistic landscapes (somewhere south of impressionistic, and north of true abstract) from the Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico countryside, or from 4,000-6,000 feet in the air (Oklahoma aerials). 

 

Objects found in her still lifes include family antiques or fun objects I've found at junk stores. Her pastel paintings are painted with mostly Terry Ludwig Pastels on U-Art or Wallis paper (all archival). She has taught painting and drawing workshops in Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas. 

 

Featured in "Best of Pastel Artists in America," Volume II (pages 115-116)
See televised demo from April 28, 2011 Oklahoma Festival of the Arts. 

May 14, 2018
Clive Tyler

As a Plein Air and Studio artist, I paint in natural surroundings and out in the open. I have always been inspired by nature and the peace within the wilderness. I travel around America to Paint oceans, rivers, snow scenes, tall aspens, sometimes with bison and elk all on the list of subject matter that I enjoy painting.

 

I wish to share the outdoor experience that I have had with nature and my interpretation as an artist with a representational impressionist point of view. I am painting the experience, not a reproduction of the view.  I want to have the viewer want to step into the painting, look around the corner, look up at the aspens, feel the temperature of the day, sense a feeling of the time, hear the sounds of leaves and a the thunder of a distant storm. Through color harmony, pastel pigment, texture and edges, and with a strong concept, good design and composition, I convey this to the viewer and evoke some memories or desires.  When viewers say,  "I know where that is" or “I feel like I want to walk in there with the aspens” or “I wish I was there” that is a successful painting to me.

I studied Fine Art and Design and graduated with 2 BFAs one in Graphic Design the other in Illustration from Kent State University.