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 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

Monday April 16th
Oklahoma Contemporary
Jude Tolar demo

Sunday April 21st
Martin Nature Park
Urban Sketch meet-up

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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.


April Demo Night
Jude Tolar
Monday, April 16 7:00-9:00pm
Oklahoma Contemporary

Join us for refreshments, socializing, and a demo by artist Jude Tolar. There will also be time at the end to share, so bring something you've been working on or information about your upcoming event.

Jude Tolar was likely born with a pencil in her hand. But she set aside drawings and doodling for a psychology degree from OSU. Art followed her though and led her to a long career in graphic design/illustration. Her first art job was as the Staff Artist for the Metropolitan Library System. She also spent two years in art classes at OU, and wrote and illustrated children's books. In her mid-50s Jude turned to pastel painting, working mainly from life. She studied extensively with master pastelist Clive Tyler and other notable artists.
Jude's pastels have won many awards, including five Best of Shows. She's juried into numerous national and international shows. Her work has twice been named to the top 100 pastels of the year by Paste Journal  magazine. She's also won awards in PleinAir Magazine's Plein Air Salon. She has just been awarded Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)based on her acceptance into five of its juried international shows. Jude has been published in Pastel JournalPleinAir Magazine, Plein Air Today, and Pratique des Arts Magazine (France). Two of her paintings are in the 2018 edition of The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques by Judy Martin. She's also written articles for Plein Air Today and Pastel Journal magazine. She has shown in many exhibitions and gives pastel demos and workshops. Her work is in collections across the US and abroad.
When not painting, Jude can be found gardening, hiking, reading, or mowing. She lives in Stillwater with her husband, their gardens, and a studio full of pastels.
For more info, see her website here.


Spring Cleaning?


At the next few member meetings, OAG will be sponsoring an art supply exchange. Bring in supplies you no longer need and get a credit to take home something you can use, or buy items at thrift store prices.

Urban Sketcher News


Urban Sketchers OKC will meet to sketch on the grounds of Rusty Gables Bed and Breakfast at 12:00pm on April 21st. This is a wonderful ranch, museum, and working bed and breakfast that will provide multiple subjects to inspire the sketcher in all of us. This event will coincide with a worldwide sketch crawl that will be taking place all over the globe.

OAG Member News

Charlotte New will be featured in The Green's Art



Darla Bostick will be hosting two Ghost Ranch Retreat Workshops in Abiquiu, NM. Please see Darla's website for information: 



Gift Memberships!
We now have OAG gift memberships available! See the 
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special  artist in your life.