Tulsa Artists’ Coalition members include some of the Tulsa area’s finest visual artists. Our Member Directory is an excellent resource for anyone seeking artists for exhibitions, commissions, public art, or special projects.
Listings are alphabetical by last name.
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MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
Ms. Allred has attended numerous workshops around the country and found a new passion for mixed media, collage, acrylics and watercolor. Her visuals are often abstracted and touch on subjects such as the anxiety and isolation associated with illness and the hope and serenity of healing. She uses historical symbols such as spirals, hearts, hands and figures within layers of texture and color.
Mztr Bonz is an Abstract Expressionist and was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended college and ultimately earned three degrees and spent several years performing music both nationally and internationally. In 2010 he moved to Los Angeles.
He returned to Tulsa in 2020 and has been studying and improving his skills as an Abstract Artist. He has also been curating a Pop-Up Art Gallery located in the Arts District under the name Mztr Bonz Pop-Up Art Gallery where he has been exhibiting his artwork each First Friday. Ten of his abstract creations were
showcased by Living Arts during their annual fund raiser Champagne and Chocolate.
Collectors in four states now own some of Mztr Bonz’s abstract creations.
My art career began with a fourth-grade art contest. Painting and creating is my breath of life. My paintings vary from bold, bright and whimsical to reflective and subdued. My favorite subject matter is human individuality and form as well as the wondrous designs and color found in nature. My ultimate goal as an artist is to weave a vibrant tapestry of positive emotions through my abstract and figurative creations.
Thomas L Cubbage II
Photographer (b. 1939). Lives in Broken Arrow. No longer has a studio. Is available for models that want to expand their portfolio with casual portraits in outdoors venues, or spaces models provide. Works on a trading time in exchange for a digital media of all the images from a shoot. Current cameras are an iPhone 12 Pro Mac and a Canon 5D Mk III.
I have trained at the Santa Fe Photographic Works shots in summers of 1995-96-97, with Joyce Tenneson (twice) and Greg Gorman.
Many of my portraits are shown on my Facebook account. Most of y studio work and figure images can bee seen at my virtual gallery at TomCubbage.com.
Sherri DeAguero is a self-taught painter working primarily with acrylic on canvas. Sherri's techniques are varied, including realistic landscapes, cityscapes and abstract dreamscapes in vivid colors that tantalize the imagination.
Sherri is a retired Aerospace Systems Engineer, having worked in a Mission Control Complex supporting the military space industry for US Space Command in Colorado. Painting became her refuge as she battled life threatening illness. The deeper spiritual awareness that serious illness brings taught her that quiet moments of solitude can bring about a sense of inner peace and healing. She paints out of gratitude for God's continued blessings.
Cheryl Sasai Ellicott
I'm an artist, author, editor, songwriter, and inspirational speaker who lives in Northeast Oklahoma. I grew up in rural Alaska inspired by wild, breathtaking beauty. When I grew up, I spent many years living in the desert Southwest, and then in 2010 my family settled in Oklahoma. Many of my recent paintings are inspired by the richness of these two regions. Throughout my life I've painted, but art has often taken a back seat; I've spent many years focused on missions and book publishing. But in 2020 I returned to painting consistently. My style has matured, my abilities have increased, and it's a joy to have a paintbrush in my hand again.
I’ve been a fine art painter since high school and a graphic designer for 30+ years. I’ve enjoyed the best of both worlds, photorealism and abstract expressionism. This, combined with a wide range of subject matter over the years, has been a joyful exploration of art, which continues to this day.
For eight years I have constructed images of the vanishing Tallgrass Prairie as a metaphor for Mother Natures' influence upon land and self. The vast skies, distant horizons, and extreme space provide a climate of self-awareness and understanding Through visual stimulation I intend to preserve and promote this unique corner of the earth.
MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
Family and tribal heritage have been working their way out of my head and heart into my art for many years. I feel my way through each project - sometimes with a thought and inspiration I cannot wait to unleash, other times I just begin and let the process guide my hands. Conscious, subconscious, light, dark, right hand, left hand, large shapes, fine detail, refined, distressed - it all finds its way out of who I am and who I’m not, leading to something that shows there can be life after death.
Life after loss is a theme and thread of artist Joel Kelley’s family. His great-great grandfather’s legacy of surviving the Trail of Tears has endowed each member with the spirit to make the most of life. Beauty from ashes and multiple ‘second’ chances, inspire Joel as he applies various media to animal bone. The skulls of BonArt represent the circle of life and the connections that enrich and nourish that energy.
Paula was born on Rocky Point mountain in southeastern Oklahoma, raised in Oklahoma City. Her love for books, quilts, all things beautiful comes from her mother. Paula’s quilts have won multiple awards, Best of Show, Viewers’ Choice, Judge’s Choice, and First in Class, in quilt shows over the years. One piece toured with the International Miniature Quilt Exchange, in American Quilters Society 2018 national quilt shows. Her work was juried into the 2022 TAC members show and into FiberWorks (2018, 2022). She is affiliated with various artists’ organizations, quilt guilds.
From her beginning years ago as a traditional quilter, Sheryl Miller's art has grown to include collage, multi-media, and upcycled materials in her pieces. Her work often includes hand-dyed fabrics and stamped and painted fabrics and papers. Sheryl's pieces are both two dimensional and three dimensional and are now beginning to include her hand built clay components as well. Her artwork has been included in many regional and state juried exhibits, and also been included in traveling exhibits throughout the United States.
I like the personal, the intimate and the emotional charge of color, unexpected pairings and to treat the representational with elements of abstraction.
Originally working with stone lithography and etching, I moved to large, detailed, realistic drawings in graphite and also watercolor and colored pencil, but painting in acrylic and oil requires drawing without a hard, pointed object. My styles are split between pure abstraction and realistic still life or whimsical representational imagery, often involving word play which makes the title an integral element. Sometimes, I let the worlds collide. An awareness of art history introduces a pantheon of artists for inspiration. B.F.A., Studio Art, Alma College. M.A., History of Art, Michigan State University.
When I was 16 yrs. old, began painting in acrylic, eventually changing to oils. While working as an RN, I continued to paint. For the last 20 years, I have concentrated on my artwork, refining my skills through practice and workshops. My best reward is when someone falls in love with one of my paintings — getting excited and describing how the art touches them.
TEXTILES AND WEARABLE ART
Karen Rose is an Oklahoma native, Textile and Wearable Art designer. She creates for the those who are passionate about their individuality. Each design is as unique as the person who wears it. Using natural fibers such as silk, bamboo and cotton as canvas, Karen applies dyes using multiple surface design techniques. She favors the ancient Japanese art of Shibori. This labor-intensive process is a serendipitous technique that yields delight and surprise with each unfolding.
I paint abstractly utilizing acrylic and sometimes collage. My work focuses on bringing balance and beauty to our lives. I have exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and have a painting in the State Collection of Oklahoma. Currently I serve on the board of Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.
Born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, I have lived in Boston, studied painting at the Art Students League of New York, later became a studio artist at the Angels Gate Cultural Center in Los Angeles, and most recently in Tulsa.
I have shown in a variety of places, countries and commercial advertising. My work has been collected by the Los Angeles Metro, after I was commissioned to create an art poster to represent the south bay port town of San Pedro, in the “Through the eyes of Artists” program.
These days I create abstract and figurative drawings and paintings inspired by my past, present and even future experiences!
ART AND TECTONICS
Michael is a Tulsa artist. He holds a degree in Architecture from Oklahoma State University. During this time many class hours were devoted to the art program dividing his love and study between the two. His work looks at this intersection between art and building and expresses a strong belief that architecture is a dynamic assemblage of the arts.
He maintains LightingARTS studio. His work has shown in Tulsa and Dallas as well as in numerous publications.
MULTI MEDIA ARTIST AND MUSICIAN
Ace is an emerging Tulsa artist, but is best known as a singer songwriter. His art, like his music, is heavily influenced by social and cultural experiences unique to being an autistic person at this time in history. His artwork has been exhibited in group exhibitions in Tulsa.
MULTI MEDIA ARTIST
Colleen Stiles is a Tulsa artist, creating in the in-between moments, when not at work or involved with her family. Mother of four boys, marching towards adulthood, and host to a veritable pet zoo, she works from her garage, or anywhere she can fit her work into her lap. Colleen Stiles received her BFA from OSU in 1997, has exhibited both locally and abroad, and has illustrated various published works.
Steve is a multimedia two dimensional artist; acrylic, spray paint, conté and paper on canvas.
He is a retired art teacher who enjoyed 36 years of public school at all levels. Steve has served on
OVAC and TAC boards and participated in 47 group shows and 31 one man shows in 8 states. He welcomes commissions.
Dean Wyatt creates multi-layered abstract paintings that are rich in color and texture and inspired by the landscapes of his native southwest Oklahoma.
He is active in the Oklahoma arts community, currently serving as the board president of the Tulsa Artists’ Coalition and on the executive board of the Tulsa Arts District Business Association. He previously served on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and the Tulsa Ballet.
Having taught art classes for 35 years ranging from elementary through college in areas including painting, printmaking, jewelry, and fiber art, my retirement has allowed me time to work on personal art pieces. My work reflects a long-held pursuit of creating beauty which I find missing in a lot of contemporary pieces. Previous pieces are included in the collections that range from St. John's hospital, the Ascension Luthern Church, 1st Methodist, the Hardisty building, Oral Robert University, Southwestern State University, University of Tulsa, and numerous private collections throughout Oklahoma. My work was also included in the National Exhibition "Miniature Fiber Arts'' which opened in the Armory of the Arts in Santa Fe and traveled to nine other galleries in the United States. It was also included in the 4th International Exhibition of Miniature Textiles which opened in London and traveled to galleries around the globe.
Candacee was born in Tulsa and studied at OSU. Her teaching career took her from South Korea to Myanmar, Hungary, Azerbaijan and Belgium over the course of 15 years. She returned to the U.S. in 2021, eager to focus on her art. She has insatiable curiosity about how materials change the visual experience. She currently works in a variety of mediums, including oil sticks, oil paints, acrylics, paint pens, colored pencils, gel pens, watercolors and gouache. Candacee’s work has been shown at Pansodan gallery in Yangon, Myanmar, The Orange Gallery in Stillwater, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Kimberly Yates is a photographer in the Tulsa area with special focus on wildlife and nature. Photography, especially macrophotography, helps her slow down and appreciate the small, beautiful details of the natural world. Her pictures have been included in several gallery shows across the state.