Archive for the Art Show Category

Oklahoma Art Guild – Small Works Show

Posted in Art Show, Exhibit on June 2, 2011 by thomasrtucker

The Oklahoma Art Guild (OAG) member show “Small Works” is set to open in the Historic Paseo Arts District on Friday, June 3. This year’s show will be hosted by the In Your Eye Gallery (3005 Paseo #A, Oklahoma City, OK.) and will exhibit through Saturday, June 25th. Gallery Hours will be Wednesday through Saturday, 12-5pm.

Show Information:

I have two of my works that are included in the show and I’m grateful for the opportunity.

A sneak peak of one of my works included in the show:
“A Single Rose”

2010 Photo Fest on Paseo-Call for Entry

Posted in Art Show, Call for Artist, Call for Entry, Exhibit, Photography with tags , , , , , , , on June 23, 2010 by thomasrtucker

Call for Entry

2010 Photo Fest on Paseo – Juried Photography Exhibit

Paseo Art Space – Oklahoma City, OK

Showing September 4th – 25th

More info here:

The Mission Art Show – Call For Entries

Posted in Art Contest, Art Show, Call for Artist, Photography on June 9, 2010 by thomasrtucker

Youth and Family Services of Blaine, Canadian, and Kingfisher counties (OK) announces a call for entires to “The Mission,” an annual juried exhibition and fundraiser. The 2010 show will be held at the Norick Art Center on the Oklahoma City University campus, August 13-14.

More info on their here:

Call for Artist – Button Day

Posted in Art Contest, Art Show, Call for Artist with tags , , , , on April 4, 2010 by thomasrtucker

The Childern’s Center –

An artful approach to unbuttoning the Center’s past

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      The Children’s Center will reprise “Button Day” on by hosting a juried art exhibition showcasing the work of local artists. The button-themed artwork, along with other buttons made by children, will be sold during a family-friendly fundraiser to include food, entertainment, and even a button making booth. Admission is a $5 dollar commemorative button. For more information about this fastenating event, please contact Amy Coldren, special events coordinator at (405) 470-2284  (405) 470-2284 or // <![CDATA[
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June  3 & 4

6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Children’s Center- 6800 N.W. 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK  73008


Posted in Art Contest, Art Show, Photography on March 16, 2010 by thomasrtucker

I am so excited. I opened my email this morning to find one of my pieces was selected for the 2010 National Juried exhibition – Oklahoma Friendly. The call for artist was nationwide and they received over 575 entries. Of the 575, only 107 were accepted for the show.

This year’s show will open on April 17th and be on display at IAO Gallery, 706 W. Sheridan in downtown Oklahoma City.

The work that has been accepted into the show will be judged by Mitch Lyons, of New London, Pennsylvania. Mitch is known for his pioneering work and techniques in monoprinting.

More information is available here:

Here is the selected photo:

The Show Must Go On

Posted in Art Show, Photography on March 14, 2010 by thomasrtucker

So I had my show Friday in the Plaza District in Oklahoma City. I was very excited to have the opportunity to show again but it was very slow. Between colder than expected weather and the building having never been open before, there was very little traffic.

Oh well, I still had a good time and received some great feedback from those who did stop by.


Posted in Art Show, Photography on March 12, 2010 by thomasrtucker

I found myself hanging my collection of pictures again yesterday for a show. Although I use to dread hanging pictures, I don’t mind it so much anymore. Why? I’ve got a system. Yep, pretty simple too.

I do all my own matting and framing. Since I do all the work, I decided that when I string the wire on my frames, it will be consistent. Since the wire is always in the same place, The height required to hang the photo will always be the same (for each size).

I keep a small notebook with sizes and measurements in my picture hanging toolkit. The only thing that changes is the width, the hight will always remain the same. It’s a simple way to quickly hang pictures.

Another Showing

Posted in Art Show, Photography on March 4, 2010 by thomasrtucker

I find it amazing how many places offer artist an opportunity to show their work. I have been selected to show my Bits of Route 66 collection as part of the “Live on the Plaza: Sprint into March!” on Friday, March 12, 2010.

More info and details here:

Opening or Closing

Posted in Art Show, Photography on February 28, 2010 by thomasrtucker

Well, in my opinion, the opening went very well last night. Considering I’ve never done an opening before I don’t really have anything to base it off of. I think that actually helped in this case. Just like a lot of my photography, if you don’t know “all the rules” then you have the ability to see things from a fresh perspective, you’re not limited by what you don’t know.

Due to a series of being new to the game, staffing issues, etc., my opening really should have been called a closing since it was held the day before my work came down. Oh well.

Coffee Slingers ( was a great venue and I’m grateful I had the opportunity to show my work. I’m already exploring other venues and I’ll update as I find out more.

I want to thank everybody who made it to the opening last night, it really meant a lot to me. Thank You! I want’ to post photos from the opening but I don’t think we took any. If I find some I’ll be sure to post.