We want to extend a very special thank you to all the friends of Water Street Art Gallery. Your unfailing support through out the last year and a half has been appreciated. The economy and location have not worked in our favor and we find it in the best interest of the gallery to close.
Our last day of business will be June 30. It is our hope that as the economy improves, we will find a new location better suited to the gallery business.
The gallery blog and the Oklahoma Daily Painters' Blog will remain active. We are staying together as an artist group and will post our search and activities as they occur.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Thank you for participating and for being a part of this exhibit. It is a beautiful little exhibit with superb artwork by Oklahoma artists, many of whom live in this area.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Friday, June 4, 2010
Our opening last evening was so much fun, great food, good friends, art supporters, and of course....artists.
Those who were new to the gallery took the time to stroll through and enjoy the works of fine art always on display.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
(note: above photos from 2009 exhibit)
Thursday, May 6, 2010
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Plans are in the works for the Six by Six on Route 66 Art Show and Sale with an opening on Thursday evening, June 3, 6 - 9 pm.
As last year, this event is scheduled to coincide with Sapulpa's Route 66 Blowout Car and Art Show on Saturday, June 5. Thousands of people visit Sapulpa for the festivities.
Canvases are available at Water Street Art Gallery or, if you let us know, we will have them available for you to pick up at Ziegler's. Due date for return of canvases is May 27 and they may be turned it at the gallery or at Ziegler's.
The 2010 show will hang through July 4. Each canvas will be for sale for $66, 50% of that is paid to the artist, the gallery receives 25%, and 24% goes to charity.
Our charity this year is the CHILDREN'S CLOTHES CLOSET. This wonderful organization operates out of Sapulpa and serves children who attend Sapulpa, Allen Bowden, Pretty Water and Lone Star schools. Children who need clothing and shoes are recommended by DHS, teachers, parents and school nurses. Participating artists are pleased and fortunate to be able to offer support to these kids.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Saturday, May 1st, Water Street Art Gallery had the pleasure of hosting a trunk show of Happy First, the whimsical, artsy, clothing line by Debbie Vinyard. She also has wonderful jewelry and candles in her line. We also had the opportunity to showcase Heather Sleightholm's line, Audrey Eclectic a line of mixed media pieces, that include collage, painting and more. She will be our guest artist for the month of May, so if you didn't get to stop by on Saturday, you still have time to come see her work!! It was a great event!!! Thanks ladies for sharing your talents with us!!!!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Water Street Art Gallery opened its doors one year ago in a quaint area of historic downtown Sapulpa.
Julie Miller and Betty Dalsing are two of the working artists who own and operate Water Street Art Gallery in historic downtown Sapulpa.
By Duane Blankenship
Water Street Art Gallery opened its doors one year ago in a quaint area of historic downtown Sapulpa. It is owned and operated by enterprising working artists with a mission to serve the Tulsa metropolitan area. The main gallery of Water Street exposes an 80-foot brick wall plus a vintage pressed tin ceiling. Off the main gallery are smaller display areas and a classroom where classes and workshops are held. In addition to showcasing beautiful fine art by regional artists, this artistic co-op provides a location to teach. Classes are offered in painting, portraiture, drawing, photography, jewelry and mixed media, with demonstrations for adults and children.
Water Street Art Gallery delights the palette of imagination and offers quality pieces by professional artists expressing themselves in diverse mediums including oil, acrylic, ceramics, jewelry, pastel, pencil and photography.
Water Street Art Gallery publicly celebrated its one-year anniversary this April. The following is just a hint of some of the scheduled activities they will be bringing to you this year.
The second annual Route 66 Six-By-Six Art Show will kick off with a reception on Wednesday, June 3 from 6 to 9 pm. Artists and the public are invited to attend. Artists will be submitting 6-inch-by-6-inch canvases to the gallery. Each work of art will be on exhibit and may be purchased for $66 each beginning June 3. Fifty percent of each sale goes to the artist, 25 percent to the gallery, and 25 percent to a local charity to be announced. The event will run in conjunction with Sapulpa’s Route 66 Blowout and will conclude July 4.
Oil painting classes are held each Monday afternoon and evening. Other Monday classes feature palette knife techniques. The focus for Tuesday classes is oil impressionism. On Saturdays you will find classes offered in just about any medium. And there are scheduled workshops throughout the year that focus on popular mediums including collage, fabrics, acrylics and watercolor.
Several artists will be featured in workshops this year, including Heather Sleightholm from Sapulpa. She creates mixed medium whimsical art using watercolor, fabric and collage techniques.
Water Street Gallery will be hosting a Trunk Show featuring Debbie Vinyard, an artist and designer who celebrates “Happy First,” the first of each month, by sending emails to each of her clients.
The first Wednesday of each month includes a gathering for coffee and conversation. Anyone is invited to attend and enjoy coffee and rolls, along with an art demonstration from one of the gallery’s artists. The third Thursday evening of each month features a professional artist doing a demonstration. April’s featured artist was Anne Spoon, who did a still life demonstration in oils.
The philosophy of Water Street Art Gallery is simple: To be artist- and community-friendly and to provide a place for local working artists to sell their art.
Please visit Water Street Art Gallery’s website, www.waterstreetartgallery.com, for information about featured member artists and to see some of their artwork, as well as learn about upcoming events, classes and workshops. You will also enjoy linking to the gallery’s daily blog from the website.
Water Street Art Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You are invited to visit the gallery often and just linger and enjoy the beautiful works of art, take a class, or take part in one of the frequent workshops or events.
Friday, April 23, 2010
HAPPY MAY DAY!!!
Join us FOR A DUAL TREAT Saturday, May 1st, from 11:00 to 3:00!!!!!!
There will be artsy, casual clothing and jewelry for sale by Happy First, designed by Sapulpan, Debbie Vinyard. While spreading happiness, her venture donates a portion to cancer treatment research. To see more of her story, visit her website at www.happyfirst.com.
Heather Sleightholm, another local artist, and creator of Audrey Eclectic, will be our guest for the month of May. She will be exhibiting her whimsical, colorful, mixed-media/collage pieces. To find out more about her company go to www.audreyeclectic.com.
Stop by and linger.....pop in on Evelyn's portrait painting class.....enjoy the works of art, and while you're at it get a head start on your Mothers Day shopping!!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Invitational Gallery will be open for a four-day festival beginning Thursday, May 13 and ending Sunday, May 16. There will be a Gallery opening party Wednesday, May 12, 6 pm-8 pm for artists and guests. The gallery is open after that for public viewing.
Mayfest is an outdoor tribute to the arts and music that is a family-oriented event created to promote a broader knowledge of and appreciation for arts and humanities among serious, as well as casual art lovers.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Thanks, Anne, an interesting and informative demo.
We all enjoyed watching Anne work her magic. She is an exceptional artist and her still life works are worthy of collecting.
As she worked, she spoke of concepts and composition, center of interest, lights and darks, and the use of complements.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Our wonderfully talented Anne Spoon will conduct a still life demonstration Thursday evening, April 14, 6:30 pm, in the gallery classroom. You must not miss this treat. Her work is exquisite and her painting techniques well worth watching. Please join us and Anne in her first demonstraton at the gallery.
Also......Anne will be holding a two day workshop at the gallery in June, exact date to be announced. Come see her in action and sign up for the workshop.
posted by Dalsing
This past Sunday from 3 - 6 pm, Water Street Art Gallery held an open house to celebrate the completion of the first year in business and to welcome our friends and patrons who have supported and encouraged us along the way.
In the accompanying photo, Evelyn Petroski, gallery artist, welcomes a guest and discusses her portrait painting process.
Those attending the open house were treated to new works of art recently added to the gallery and were able to sign up for a drawing for a gallery gift.
the visit with friends of the gallery.
posted by Dalsing
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
The gallery has had a tremendously exciting first year and now we are looking forward to our second.
During this year, we have had fine art events that included our 6 x 6 show, a trunk show, book signings, art lectures, demos, workshops and art classes for all ages.
WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN CELEBRATING THIS EVENT.
There will be new artwork featuring works on paper and new specialty items.
When: Sunday, April 11, 3 - 6 pm.
Where: 16 South Water Street
918 224 2009
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Water Street Art Gallery was pleased to have Dan Robinson bring his work shop to our gallery. Those attending received personal attention at the easel and a wealth of information to further their artistic objectives. Our thanks to Dan and we hope to have him back for another workshop.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
COME AND MEET DAN AT OUR GALLERY RECEPTION ON FRIDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 26, 5 - 7 PM. HE WILL HAVE SOME OF HIS WORK ON DISPLAY AND GIVE A SHORT ART TALK. RECEPTION ATTENDANCE IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
SEE WORKSHOP DETAILS BELOW IN AN EARLIER POST.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
I am posting some photos from our yesterday's afternoon class. This is such a great group and as you can see, quite talented. I am having a really good time working with them. At least for the start up, we are all painting from one of my photographs, learning to simplify a photograph into shapes, learning how to mix colors we want, and how to apply them to the canvas with a palette knife. I am seeing beautiful results.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
JoBeth Force also came and brought her hand beaded jewelry. (she's not a knitter) It was exquisite!!!! The craftsmanship and design work were something to see!!!! Some of the other ladies decided they might need Jo Beth to custom-make some pieces. Truely works of art!!!! It was such a nice surprise. Don't forget the first Wednesday of March (the 3rd) for more C & C!
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Water Street Art Gallery is pleased to invite you to participate in this exciting opportunity unique to the Tulsa area. Nationally well-known for his beautiful paintings, professional artist and instructor, Dan Robinson, will offer a wealth of information over this three day course.
and additional information will be taken directly through Dan by email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone - 480.205.9765 or The Water Street Art Gallery - 918.227.2009.
The class fee is $345 per person and a deposit of $100 will secure your participation. Class
size is limited to ten students.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
We were fortunate to have Heidi de Contreras, gallery artist, demonstrate the process of paper making. Heidi takes it one step further and turns the result into beautiful art work.
For some of us, this was a new experience having not seen paper prepared this way before. Heidi started with a large bowl, assorted shredded papers, and hot water. Somewhere in the process, a food mixer came into play. She spoke of color and texture and how to achieve different effects.
We all got to try our hand at flattening the wet mixture into shapes and setting it to dry on newspaper. Much fun!
Heidi brought along examples of paper she had made previously and used one to demonstrate how she turns each into a work of art. Photos of the process are posted below.
If you were not there, you missed a great evening.
Posted by Dalsing