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May, 2015 

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Figure Drawing at
City Arts Center 

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.

2015 OAG Calendar

OAG Member News

Many of our OAG Members are represented in the Paseo District.  

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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.


OAG May Meeting
Tony Morton,
Kasum Contemporary Fine Art
Monday, May 18
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts - 7-9pm  

Hunting Snipe: Summery 
A seasoned gallerist and commercial art dealer, Morton will speak on the topic of career sustainability through the commercial art industry. Many artists see traditional, representing, galleries as the path to sustainability but very few understand the industry itself.

- Morton will offer insight on the risks and challenges that an art dealer faces when considering which artists to work with. 
- What characteristics commercial art dealers are looking for in an artist's personality and portfolio. 
- Various approaches to finding the art galleries which are interested in and capable of marketing your work successfully. 
- Great methods for approaching art galleries and making a positive first impression. 
-  How to build a successful and mutually beneficial relationship with your gallery representatives. 
- A Q&A (Questions and answer) session will follow the discussion.

Anton R. T. Morton is an art consultant, independent curator and the CEO/Director of Kasum Contemporary Fine Art; a private commercial primary gallery in Oklahoma City, OK focusing in progressive examples of contemporary fine art. Morton was formerly the Director of Paseo Originals Art Gallery from 2010 to 2014. "Tony" has also worked as an independent consultant for numerous commercial galleries, museum galleries and private collections. Morton was born in Dallas, Texas and raised internationally; traveling throughout his childhood before settling in Oklahoma 19 years ago. Morton is married to Oklahoma artist Stacey D. Miller; who is also a co-owner at Kasum. Anton also donates time to area organizations including the Arts Council of Oklahoma City where he serves as Curator for the Oklahoma Festival of the Arts Sculpture Park. Before moving fulltime into the arts industry Morton worked as a woodwright and carpenter; creating contemporary furnishings, preserving historic furnishings and fabricating recreations of historic pieces by hand.

About Kasum Contemporary Fine Art: 
Kasum Contemporary Fine Art is Oklahoma City's premier contemporary fine art resource. The gallery has been recognized by the readerships of the Daily Oklahoman and the Oklahoma Gazette as Oklahoma City's Best Art Gallery. Focusing on progressive examples of contemporary fine art, the gallery represents established, mid-career and emerging artists of exceptional caliber. The gallery hosts receptions for exhibits on the second Friday of each month during Live on the Plaza. The gallery also features lectures, demonstrations, pop-up exhibits, special events and seasonal patron events. The gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am - 7:30pm, Friday from 11:30am - 8:30pm, Saturday from 11:30am - 7:30pm and Sunday from 1:00pm - 5:00pm. Kasum Contemporary Fine Art is located at 1706 NW 16th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73106 and can be reached by calling 405.604.6602.