The Tulsa Art Studio Tour (TAST) showcases the talent of artists who live and work in Tulsa in an open-house style, self-guided tour. Visitors can meet the artists, buy their artwork, and watch them create in their unique workspaces. 


THE 2024 EVENT

WHEN
Saturday, June 8th, 2024 | 10AM–5PM


WHERE
The studio tour takes place in neighborhoods across the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Event registrants will receive access to an interactive Tulsa Art Studio Tour Digital Passport leading them through the various locations while also educating on the artist's practices.

THIS EVENT IS PAY WHAT YOU CAN AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.


THE 2024 COMMITTEE

Briana Hefley-Shepard, Amber Litwak, Candacee White, Marjorie Bontemps, Jonathan Johnson, Lisa MCilroy, Beth Henley, Patrick Bones, Marta Young, Christine Hostetler, Allison Ward


GET INVOLVED

TULSA ART STUDIO TOUR VOLUNTEERS


The call for Tulsa Art Studio Tour Volunteers will open in the Summer of 2025.

THE CO-CHAIRS

Cristiana Prado
Co-Chair
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Cristiana was born and raised in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Her sense of identity has been formed fundamentally by her relationship to her native culture. While living in Brazil, she graduated with a degree in architecture – which she feels gave her a good foundation as an artist. After moving to the United States, she obtained her art degrees and started her career as a professor and artist. During her career, Cristiana has exhibited her ceramic pieces in Brazil and the United States: Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Virginia, Texas, and Nevada. She participated in on-line shows, has been the recipient of a few awards, and remains very active in her local art community.


Chris Kent
Co-Chair
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Chris Kent was born in Big Cabin, Oklahoma. He went to Rogers University in Claremore for Painting, then joined the Air Force where he lived in Denver and received his Air and Space Technology degree. He has lived in Seattle for the last 20 years where he obtained his Graphic Design Degree and worked as a Graphic Designer. Now through the Tulsa Remote program, he is back in Tulsa. His focus is illustration and painting, both quite different. His illustrations are very colorful and playful, while his paintings are abstract and loose. Chris has shown all over the country and has pieces in collections around the world. Now that he is back "home" he is excited to get involved with the Tulsa/Oklahoma art scene.


THE 2024 STUDIOS

LoDrum & Natty Gray
Sound, Video, Textiles and Physical Format Media
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Formed in 2015, Cult Love is a Tulsa, OK based 501c3 organization, multidisciplinary art collective, and cassette label. Cult Love’s artistic practice spans sound art, video, photography, wearable art, physical format media releases, curation, installations, and archiving. Cult Love aims to create immersive connections between art and viewers within the community in order to advance the greater Tulsa creative scene on a national and international scale. This connection was initially forged with the production of cassettes, but has diversified to a variety of other practices. Cult Love’s grassroots operation has a regional, national, and international network of artists and musicians.

JAS & SGS Studios
James Smith & Suzanna Smith
Oil
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James takes ordinary objects and presents them in a contemporary manner, his work carries on the historic precedent of elevating commonplace subject matter to the status of fine art. As a Native American artist, James believes that the tradition of still life allows him to explore the complexities of representation, examining what is seen as well as that which is obscured. James shares a studio space with daughter and multi-disciplinary artist, Suzanna.

Margaret Aycock
Oil
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Margaret describes her work as both painterly and representational. Common subject matter for her work come in the form of landscape, still life, portrait, figures. At the present, Margaret is concentrating, mostly on landscape, but that is always subject to change. Her preferred method of painting is on site, plein aire, or from life, when in the studio. Unlike many of her peers she tends to paint on the smaller scale, from 6"x9" to 20"x24". She taught adult oil painting lessons – 30 years, was an artist resident at Hillcrest Hospital — 15 years, Arts and Humanities artist — 30 years.

Mark Lewis
Collage, Mixed Media, Painting, Drawing and Watercolor
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Mark Lewis was born in Oklahoma City.  He began his undergraduate studies in art at Oklahoma State University and completed his BFA in Painting at the Kansas City Art Institute (1982).  He received his MFA in Painting at Yale University (1984).  He has taught as an adjunct and visiting artist at several institutions including American University, Georgetown University, the New York Studio School, Mt Gretna School of Art, Chautauqua, and the University of Virginia. He recently retired from The University of Tulsa where he taught painting, drawing, and collage.  Lewis is represented by the Bowery Gallery in New York City.  

Michelle Firment Reid
Multidisciplinary Painting
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A practicing multidisciplinary artist for 25 years, (BFA Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington DC, 1991, Intern Graphics & Disguise, CIA) Michelle's work across diverse media including painting and installation. She enjoys the gestural expression of thought through asemic writing, a wordless open form of writing allowing the viewer to hover in a state between reflecting on their own interpretation while simultaneously seeing the work. Her work is represented by Joseph Gierek Fine Art Gallery in Tulsa. She has had solo exhibits nationally and regionally at Ahha Tulsa, Gaylord-Pickens Museum, Living Arts, MA Doran Gallery, and TAC Gallery.

Patrick Bones aka Mztr Bonz
Abstract Expressionsim
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Mztr Bonz continues his artistic exploration into numerous expressive avenues including Abstract Expressionism, Collage, Multi-Media and Assemblage. He has been involved in various live musical performance and entertainment fields for most of his life. Upon his return to Tulsa from Los Angeles in early 2020 he has been pursuing his study and creation of visual arts and enjoys living in his apartment / art studio in the Downtown Tulsa Arts District. Mztr Bonz volunteers to help grow the Tulsa Arts Community by curating Pop-Up Art Galleries and being a participating member in numerous professional arts organizations.

Patrick Romine
Oil
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Patrick's artistic training began at Philbrook Art Center while he was still attending Booker T. Washington High School here in Tulsa. He received a B.F.A. from Tulsa University in 1980. Patrick continued my studies at the Art Students league of New York. While in school he worked as a graphic designer. He worked at the Public Theater for many years where he was exposed to great live theater. Watching how directors placed actors on a stage influenced my sense of composition and movement. In 2010 he earned an M.F.A from the New York Academy of Art.

Rachel Dazey
In-house Made Jewelry and Sculptural Adornments Cast in Gold, Silver and Copper
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Rachel Rose Dazey is a multi-disciplinary artist, professional goldsmith, jewelry designer and has received a diamond graduate degree from the Gemological Institute of America. She considers jewelry sculptural talismans, tokens that encourage a discovery of the world within; the universe within your being and its connection to the surrounding world. In 2015 Dazey opened an independent art studio and gallery in downtown Tulsa and founded Dillon·Rose Fine Jewelry. Her area of focus is unique engagement rings and thematic jewelry collections. An advocate for the arts, Rachel has facilitated entrepreneurship training for artists in partnership with the Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The Parlour
Trueson Daugherty & Zia Daugherty
Performance Art, Oil and Mixed Media
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Trueson Daugherty is known for his thought-provoking performance and visual art which explore personal narratives, iconography, visual metaphors, and mythology. In addition, Trueson and Zia host art shows and artist salons in their home, known as the Parlour. These salons offer a space for local creatives and art appreciators to gather and share in soulful expression.
Zia Daugherty is a visual artist specializing primarily in oils and mixed media and has a background in decorative painting and art restoration. She is currently creating a series that explores the interconnected themes of human ecology, extinction, and the beauty of birds.

Pfeifer Jones
Aaron Jones and Bret Pfeifer
Architecture, Installation and Multi-Media
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Pfeifer Jones is an arts and architecture practice led by Bret Pfeifer and Aaron Jones. Their creative work often results in set pieces, art installations, and real buildings which are in collaboration with leading organizations around the world. Pfeifer Jones’ work has been recognized and supported by Art Omi, the MacDowell Colony, Venice Architecture Biennale, ArtPapers, and The National Endowment for the Arts among many others. Their current project entitled ‘SUPER LIGHT STRUCTURE” is in collaboration with Vernon AME Church located in Tulsa’s Greenwood District and will be on display.



SPONSOR TULSA ART STUDIO TOUR


The Tulsa Art Studio Tour showcases the talent of artists who live and work in the Tulsa area. Visitors watch art being created, buy artwork, and meet the artists. Your sponsorship allows us to continue this important outreach that activates and empowers Tulsa artists.


2024 TULSA ART STUDIO TOUR SPONSORS








Tulsa Artists' Coalition, Derek Ball, Richard Carvert, C. Dian Church, Bob Curtis, Joey & Al Frisillo, Yiren & James Gallagher, Briana Hefley-Shepard, Myra Kaiser, Amanda Lawrence, Kenneth Lawrence, Mark Lewis, Lizzie Hensley, Geoffrey Hicks, Jennifer Reynolds, Rita Rowe, Diane Salamon, Sandy & Bob Sober, Robert Stewart, Sue Woodward, Sarah Wright & Dean Wyatt


CONTACT US

Phone: (405)879-2400

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9AM–5PM

ADDRESS

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B.

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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