Shhh, it’s a secret!
No, not these. The two paintings pictured here are from last year’s Money Talks, Art Walks benefit auction at IAO Gallery in Oklahoma City. You can’t see my 2013 contributions yet.
Francine, acrylic on paper, 2012 by Sarah Atlee.
Aww, but I wanna!
In this show of sculptures and works on paper, all 8.5 x 11″ or smaller, the artists’ names are hidden. People attending the show may purchase tickets for $100, $75, or $50, and when they do so, their names go into the hat. When a name is drawn, that person has 30 seconds to pick out the piece they want to take home.
The $100 ticket holders get to pick first!
Inappropriate! acrylic on paper, 2012 by Sarah Atlee.
You have to show up to see the new paintings.
What: Money Talks, Art Walks: A Different Kind of Art Auction
When: Saturday, March 16, 2013, 7-10 pm
How Much: Regular admission is $10, then it’s $100, $75, or $50 to take home the art.
Why: Other than because it’s wicked fun? You’ll be supporting one of the best contemporary art venues in Oklahoma, and you’ll get to take home an original work from one of scads of talented Oklahoma artists.
See you there.
Ennis Quadrangle, Patron Saint of Honne and Tatemae, acrylic and collage on stonehenge paper, 2009 by Sarah Atlee. Some rights reserved.
The Lady Victory is a wonderful collection imagined within the walls of a home for unmarried pregnant girls. This is the setting for Jane’s poems, but that tells you nothing of the warmth, love and humor to be found among the pages.
Jane chose my painting Ennis Quadrangle, Patron Saint of Honne and Tatemae for the book’s cover. She and I talked about things that go unsaid, either because they are forbidden, or maybe just thought of as dangerous words. I can imagine many things going unsaid inside Victory.
See my previous post to learn more about the meaning of Ennis Quadrangle.
Here is one of my favorite poems (reproduced here with permission):
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from Part II: Dear Little Flame
the Love Letters of Sister B.
Dear little wind behind the rain,
I wonder if you received the crocheted hat I made
for you. I should have saved it for your birthday, but
my favorite is Thanksgiving.
They probably think these gifts come from your
mother. She would have sent you pink but I thought
purple. She would have dressed you in leotard and
Little violet, your mother loved to dance.
She had all the Victory girls doing the Pony on the
I secured permission for her to stage a mini
Oklahoma. Mother S. insisted they leave out Ado
Annie’s song – Can’t Say No.
In my three year stint at Victory only your mother
knew what to do with guilt and shame.
She made everybody love her.
If you ever feel like dancing, you best not fight
against it. Everybody’s born to something.
Born to write to you,
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The Lady Victory is available at Full Circle Books in Oklahoma City, or from Amazon. Jane is the featured author and will read selected poems at Full Circle’s Final Sunday Poetry Reading on 24 June, 2012. (See Full Circle’s Events page for details.)
I’ll be doing live portrait drawing, folks. Get your own 1-minute portrait for just five bucks!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5
7 P.M. TO 11 P.M.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6
NOON TO 5 P.M.
FARMER’S PUBLIC MARKET BUILDING
311 S. KLEIN, OKC
What’s The Girlie Show?
The Girlie Show is art, creativity, craftsmanship and funk. Hand-designed … sometimes refined … and all by chicks. It’s not stuffy like an art show or fluffy like a craft show. Think less haute, more hot. Guys, girls, good times. And this year is rockin’ number seven.
See you there!
Hey Sketchers, come join me tonight at IAO Gallery for another episode of Dames, Drinking, and Drawing. In that order. Marilyn sez, “If you bring gently used or new art supplies you have a chance to win a fabulous prize. These art goodies will be going to Haiti.” Yee-haw!
Tonight’s session will feature Daphne Chardonnay and the Red Hot Mannequins.
4 models, 2 stages, live body painting, drawing contests, prizes, cash bar & great music, ‘nough said!