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February, 2015 

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Figure Drawing at
City Arts Center 

Clothed Live Model
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center for OAG Members & Guest

Nude Live Model
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center for OAG Members. No guests are allowed and members must be over 18.

2015 OAG Calendar
 February 16
Bill Williams

March 16
Robert Bhoi Levering

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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 February Meeting
Bill Williams, Photographer  
Monday, February 16
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts - 7-9pm  

Born in Oklahoma, Bill Williams has been a professional artist for more than 40 years. After working for 24 years as the Art Director for the university publications office at the University of Oklahoma and as a graphic designer, photographer, and illustrator he's produced thousands of publications that made an impact through visual design. His photography is featured in two Mexico guidebooks published by the University of Oklahoma press. The Persimmon Hill Magazine, a publication of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City has published his photography. His latest project is a series of eight photographic coffee-table books on the state of Chihauhua, Mexico.

Now retired and a full-time painter and photographer, he has become a devotee of plein-air painting. He has traveled across the United States an the throughout the world painting and taking photographs in places such as Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Africa, and lower Baja, California. In November of 1999, he traveled the Holy Land, and in the summer of 2000 he traveled from South Dakota to Oregon following the Lewis & Clark Trail on the Missouri River painting and shooting photographs.

He has a BFA degree from the University of Tulsa and has studied painting with Oklahoma's own Charles Banks Wilson and internationally known watercolor artist Milford Zornes of California. He credits this art teacher, Zornes, for inspiring him with the advice that to be the best fine artist you can be, "It's important to have a design that conveys the message, and it's important that every work of art convey a feeling." Williams paints and photographs images with a conscious regard for the principles of design and feels a sense of duty to portray a positive statement in a traditional style.