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Figure Drawing at
Oklahoma Contemporary



 Clothed Live Model
 Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center  Free For OAG Members.  There is a  charge for non-members .

 Nude Live Model
 Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
 Free For OAG Members. There is a  charge for non-members. Members  and non-members must be 18 or  older.

Upcoming Events

Saturday August 18th
Northpark Mall
Urban Sketchers meet-up

Monday August 20th
Oklahoma Contemporary
Ginna Dowling demo

Tuesday September 18th
First Unitarian Church-OKC
600 NW 13th St
Jennifer Scanlan talk

Sunday September 23rd
Shakespeare in the Park
2920 Paseo, OKC
Drop off work for Evolve

Saturday September 29th
Shakespeare in the Park
Evolve opening reception

Friday October 5th
Shakespeare in the Park
Paseo First Friday

Fri-Sat October 5th-6th
Reian Williams workshop
Oklahoma Contemporary

Monday October 15th
Oklahoma Contemporary
Paula White demo

Sunday October 28th
Shakespeare in the Park
Evolve closing reception
Got News?
If you are an OAG member with news you'd like us to include in an upcoming newsflash, let us know at by the first of the month.



Inclement Weather
Please check the media or Oklahoma Contemporary's website for possible closing on Oklahoma Art Guild meeting dates.



About Us

The Oklahoma Art Guild (OAG) is a non-profit organization founded in 1954, with the objective of creating, promoting and developing all forms of the visual arts.  The membership includes professionals, amateurs, art enthusiasts and patrons of the visual arts.


August Demo Night
Ginna Dowling demo
Monday, August 20th 7:00-9:00pm
Oklahoma Contemporary
Free for OAG members; $5.00 for non-members

Join us for refreshments, socializing, and a demo by artist Ginna Dowling. There will also be time at the end to share, so bring something you've been working on or information about your upcoming event. 
Ginna Dowling is an installation artist, a visual storyteller,       and a printmaker. The primary focus of her current work centers around a contemporary hieroglyphic language that represents the individual identities within our communities. This body of work  is part of an ongoing, progressive, and interactive installation project that has been manifested in a variety of presentations, and has traveled as far as France.The unifying factor in the hieroglyphic language represented has been influenced by the very people it is about. Throughout this project, Ginna has facilitated participants of vast differences, as they work side by side, in interactive, collaborative efforts, to create symbolic representations of themselves, using the simplest of methods- tearing construction paper by hand. She then merges these identities and creative voices from around the world into visual stories within the context of "what is a community?"
Ginna's installations are about community individuals who are often judged or discriminated against based on, for example, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, socioeconomic factors, religion or education; the "identity glyphs" of the individuals are not. Each installation is a peaceful examination of the strength and character of the people, their cultures, and communities, with no prejudice or intolerance. Viewers cannot tell whether the participants are poor and homeless or wealthy; young or old; persons of color or white; male or female; straight or gay; Christian or Muslim; able bodied or disabled. Yet, people of great diversity and from all walks of life are represented. They all fit, work, and play together to create a visual rendering of a cohesive community. Identities and creative voices are merged to become a unique and powerful story of individuals thriving within a diverse, dynamic, and colorful community.
Considering today's volatile social issues, the meaning behind this work has become particularly poignant, because it highlights unique identities, with all their inherent differences and similarities, and brings them together into a safe and accepting universal community. 
The material used in this body of work embodies Ginna's idea of a contemporary hieroglyph. When she started exploring what current-day hieroglyphs would be, by whom and how they would be made, and where they would be viewed, her solution was vinyl on the walls of our community art galleries and centers. The vinyl represents the disturbingly temporary and disposable nature of our culture and history within a consumptive consumer society. It mimics the pervasive communications and images that are produced in vinyl and placed on windows, cars, billboards, products, etc.; and the hieroglyphs are the voices and stories of our communities.

Call to Entry



The Oklahoma Art Guild announces a call to entry for our member art show "Evolve" which will take place September 29-October 28, 2018 at Shakespeare in the Park, 2920 Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK. Open to all OAG members. (You may join at submission.)

Please click here for more info. 

If you have any questions, please email us at
 or contact Maureen Harvey at 405-805-1105.


Reian Williams workshop


Registration is now open for our 2-day painting workshop with Reian Williams on Fri-Sat October 5-6 at Oklahoma Contemporary. For more information, please click here.  

OAG needs your energy!

In order to make the Oklahoma Art Guild a really "happening" organization, we need more participation from our members. Would you be interested in helping with art shows, hospitality, demos, or an art class? Are you interested in being part of the board of directors? Serving as an officer? "Many hands make light work," Contact Maureen Harvey at to get involved!   


Member News

   The Trail of Fears in Lawton (11101 S Lee Blvd) will be hosting it's fourth annual Fall-O-Ween festival October 6th and 7th.  Activities include a sidewalk chalk contest, a pumpkin carving contest, a plein air paint out, children's activities and more. See the Oklahoma Fall-O-Ween Festival page on facebook for more info.



Urban Sketchers News

Urban Sketchers OKC will meet on Saturday August 18th at Northpark Mall 12100 N May Avenue in Oklahoma City.  They will meet up inside the mall in front of Hacienda Tacos at 5:30pm. See the Urban Sketchers OKC group on Facebook for more details.