Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Authors and Art

The gallery has scheduled our second Authors and Art evening for September 18. We had the first one last spring and it was a very enjoyable evening. It was so entertaining to hear each author talk about their experiences and the journey they took to enable them to write their books. We laughed, cried a little, and thoroughly enjoyed each story. Our own gallery artist, Celeste Vaught, was one of the authors taking part in the first booksigning.

Six authors will make up the panel for our September 18 event. They are: Bob Avey, Peggy Fielding, Jackie King, Romney Nesbitt, Marilyn Pappano, and Gloria Teague.

You should come join us for coffee and cookies and great stories.

posted by Betty Dalsing

Santa Fe Workshop

Gallery artists, Ruth Harris and Betty Dalsing, are leaving for a plein air workshop with noted impressionist artist, John Poon. They are leaving a few days early in order to have some time to paint in the Santa Fe area before the workshop begins on August 31.

As everyone knows, there are many scenic choices such as the ski basin or in the little town of Chico not far away. There are countless plein air painting opportunities right in the heart of Santa Fe as well.

>We will also visit our favorite art supply store in Santa Fe, the Artisan. We browse through the easels and paint and buy a little of this and a little of that. If we are lucky there will be someone working there who will suggest a great painting location for us to try.

So, off we go. We will have photos to show and stories to tell when we return.
posted by Betty Dalsing

Saturday, August 22, 2009

OPA Paint Out at Pretty Water Lake

Oil Painters of America has chosen Sapulpa's Pretty Water Lake as the site for one of its national plein air events. This is a wonderful opportunity for plein air painters from all over Oklahoma to paint together at this beautiful location. The lake has a water fall and small bridge as well as long lake views and pretty trees.

Artists wishing to participate should arrive at 9 a.m. with a brown bag lunch. The event will end at 4 p.m. followed by a reception at Water Street Art Gallery in Sapulpa.

The hostess for this painting event is Oklahoma artist, Anne Spoon. If you have questions, she can be reached at 918 756 7516 or spoonart@juno.com. You may also call Water Street Art Gallery at 918 227 2009 or contactus@waterstreetartgallery.com.

Posted by Betty Dalsing.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Plein Air Painting Competition, Show, and Sale

We are planning an outdoor painting event for October 17, 2009, sponsored by our gallery. We will be setting up our easels and painting on the sidewalks of Sapulpa. The brochure and entry form will soon be available on our website.

When we opened the Water Street Art Gallery, we knew we wanted to have a gallery dedicated to fine art but also one that promoted and fostered art and artists in the community. We feel this event supports that effort.

There are many plein air artists who get together to paint and we wanted to
set up an organized event that recognizes and rewards these fine artists who are so passionate about their work. This competition will be judged and prizes awarded.

Sapulpa is a great location for this event. Route 66 is Sapulpa's main street and Route 66 tourists find it an interesting and historical stop over. The still active and functioning downtown has the original buildings built in the mid-20's when what was once a Creek Indian village was transformed by the railroads and oil boom into a bustling city of 20,000.

This area's first permanent settler was a full blood lower Creek indian of the Kashita tribe of Alabama. Around 185o, he established a trading post about one mile southeast of present day Sapulpa. From that trading post came the birth of Sapulpa.

If you are not a painter, we hope you will be interested in watching the artists as they capture the local scenery. Plan to be in Sapulpa on October 17, visit the local businesses and be at the Water Street Art Gallery between 6:30 and 9:00 p.m. for a reception and sale of the day's painting efforts. You might be able to purchase the first place award winning painting.

If you are a plein air painter, watch for the brochure and entry form on this website. It should be published within the next two weeks.

Posted by Betty Dalsing

Art in the Square, October 3, 2009

At least four artists from the Water Street Art Gallery will be participating in "Art in the Square" on October 3, 2009. Celeste Vaught, Ruth Harris, Julie Miller, and Betty Dalsing will set up their individual art booths in Utica Square, Tulsa, on that Saturday and display their artwork for sale. Site maps are available so you can locate the artists whose booths you want to visit.

This annual event is attended by hundreds and hundreds of art lovers who look forward to this event to see and purchase original art from local artists.

Come out and see our work and enjoy a beautiful day.

We will have photos to post after the event.

Posted by Betty Dalsing

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Julie Miller will be the featured speaker at the artists' meeting for Alpha Rho Tau on Monday evening, August 17, 2009. Her talk, entitled "My Journey to Impressionism," will begin at 6:30 in the meeting room of Hardesty Library at 93rd and Memorial. Julie will present a slide show and entertain you with stories of her journey "so far".

Friday, August 7, 2009

Open House - August 21, 2009

Open House

New works by Gallery Artists
Meet Artist Instructors. Learn about Classes and Upcoming Events.

Friday, August 21, 2009
6:30 - 9:00 p.m.

16 S. Water Street
Sapulpa, OK



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