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09.17 // Joaquín Urbina


Joaquín Urbina is a Designer/Visual Artist and Director Living and Working in Barcelona.

With a long and wide background in graphic design, creative direction, animation and experimental image manipulation, who after leading his studio No-Domain for about 10 years, concentrates his work on mix media driven filmmaking ranging from music videos and TV advertisement to title sequences, video art and experimental short films.

A long-term experience with audiovisual shows and live video projections, have brought him to collaborate with outstanding musicians such as Femi Kuti, Cristian Vogel, Andi Toma from Mouse on Mars, Dj Krush, Daedelus, Sunny Graves, Ralp and Royal Dust among others.

His experimental and conceptually unique visual language has allowed Joaquin to work with clients such as FXM Networks, Toyota, Heineken, Generali, Seat, MTV, J&B, Virgin Mobile, BBVA, Gas Natural, Yoigo, Mahou, Canal +, ING, TV3, Barcelona Ajuntament, Direct and agencies like KesselsKramer, DDB Barcelona, Saatchi & Saatchi, El Laboratorio, Publicis, Contrapunto, Yslandia, Sra. Rushmore and CAP Bucarest.

See Joaquin’s work by clicking the link below.

Event Details

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, September 17, 2015 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

10.15 // Shane Allbritton & David Hoffer

Join ADCT at Living Arts Gallery to listen to what will definitely be an inspired lecture from two environmental artists who design large-scale public installations that dramatically transform the spaces in which they occupy. The work of these two artists / designers can be found all over the world.

With a degree in fine arts and 18 years of extensive work designing interpretive spaces and interactives for numerous museums and visitors centers, Shane Allbritton bridges the disciplines of visual communication, art, and experience design. Her collaborative work spans a range of projects from comprehensive environmental graphics to art installations, including large scale murals, donor recognition systems, wayfinding, media design, suspended art, sculpture and painting. As a visual storyteller, Shane is interested in creating integrative public art that uses narrative placemaking to enhance the quality of civic space.

David Hoffer specializes in experiential design. His background is at the intersection of communications and the built environment. With an emphasis on architecture and the visitor experience, David develops broad-reaching and integrated solutions that allow an environment to communicate. Through architecture, interior design, brand integration, environmental graphics and wayfinding. David’s multidisciplinary approach to a project creates experiences that inform, direct, educate and delight. In his nearly 20-year career, David has developed strategic solutions for international projects in various disciplines throughout the world. Currently, David is working at Walsh Branding right here in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District.

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Event Details

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, October 15, 2015 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

11.13 // Block Party

Block Party is the Art Directors Club of Tulsa’s (ADCT) annual fundraiser. Anyone can participate. We provide you with a 3.5″ wooden block, and you create something awesome from it. You can do whatever you want to it: Paint it. Sculpt it. Carve it. Photograph it. Whatever! You can even make your own block out of something else. Keep in mind we want to sell this block for big, big money so do something amazingly, crazy fantastic! Then ADCT gathers all the blocks and has a one night exhibition and silent auction where the community bids on the block. A portion of the proceeds go towards supporting student artists.

The party will be held at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street) November 13, 6-9 pm where we will silently auction off artist’s blocks. There will be a $4 cover charge (artists donating a block to be auctioned will get in free). Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place blocks and also for the highest bidding block. Hors D’oeuvres and cash bar will be available.

To find out how to participate and get your hands on a block, please contact Jennifer Ratliff-Towner by email at or by phone at 918-293-8738.

You can pick up a block from Alex Horner at SAPIEN Brand Experience (2020 East Eleventh Street, Tulsa, OK). Please contact him at (918) 724-2069 to arrange your block pick-up.


Living Arts Center | 307 E. Brady St.
Friday, November 13, 2015 | 6 – 9 pm
Cost | $4 cover

Free for participating artists

Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

Need Ideas? Check out past block photos here.

01.21 // Melanie Richards

Melanie is a Graphic Designer and Works at Microsoft on the Browser Platform Team.

I’m Melanie Richards, a designer living in Seattle, WA and working on the browser platform team at Microsoft. Previously I was the Senior Web Designer for Fuzzco, a small design firm based in Charleston, SC, and a front-end developer at Grooveshark. I studied Graphic Design at the University of Florida (go Gators!).

On evenings and weekends, you’ll find me working on Badass Lady Creatives, my blog honoring kickass women; hiking up a mountain; working on my night cheese; and attempting to read six books at once.

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, January 21, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

02.18 // Sterlin Harjo

Sterlin is a prolific filmmaker a founding member of the 1491s, a Native American comedy group.

Sterlin is from Holdenville, Oklahoma and belongs to the Creek and Seminole Nations. He studied painting at the University of Oklahoma before he wrote his first full-length screenplay. He returned to OU to study screenwriting in the university’s film and video department. In 2006, he received a fellowship from the United States Artists Foundation.

All four of Harjo’s feature-length films have been featured at various film festivals, including Sundance, Toronto, ImagineNative, Stockholm, and Venice.

Check him out on Facebook and Twitter.

Come hear Sterlin discuss his life and work.

Date and Location:

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, February 18, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

03.17 // Paul Soulellis


Paul is an Artist, Designer, Publisher, and Visiting Faculty Member at RISD.

Paul Soulellis (b. 1968) is a New York-based artist, designer and publisher, maintaining his studio at NEW INC at the New Museum. He founded his research-based graphic design and publishing studio Counterpractice in 2014. He is on a one-year faculty term appointment at Rhode Island School of Design (2015–16) and is a contributing editor at Rhizome.

Paul is the founder of Library of the Printed Web, an expanding physical archive devoted to web-to-print artists’ books, zines and other printout matter. The project has gathered international attention and was shown at The Book Affair at the opening of the 55th Venice Biennale, and featured in The New Yorker by Kenneth Goldsmith. Paul writes and speaks extensively about his experimental publishing research.

Through Library of the Printed Web, Paul publishes Printed Web, a semi-annual print-on-demand publication of web-to-print art and discourse. Printed Web 3, featuring 147 artists, launched as a server directory on Rhizome and as physical artifacts at Offprint London at the Tate Modern (May 2015).

Previously, Soulellis Studio produced award-winning work for clients like Cornell University, TED, Waterworks, Esri, the Rockefeller Foundation and The Municipal Art Society of New York.

Paul also maintains an artist’s practice focused on site-specific publishing and social engagement around printed material. Recent projects are Portlander (England, 2014), Weymouths (England, 2012) and 530(Iceland, 2013).

Paul is a member of ABC [Artists’ Books Cooperative], and his writing has been featured in publications likeThe ManualCommunication Arts and The Blue Notebook Journal for Artists’ Books. He speaks regularly about his work and has been a visiting critic at UCLA, Art Center College of Design at Pasadena, Cornell University, Columbia University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Parsons The New School of Design.

He directed a one-week Printed Web workshop at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany in June 2015. He was a featured speaker at Interrupt3 at Brown University and at Theorizing the Web 2015.

Paul graduated from the College of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University.

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, March 17, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

04:21 // Brian French

Brian is a Paper Nerd and Represents the 6th Generation at the Family-Owned French Paper.

French Paper Company has been manufacturing paper for more than 140 years in the same community of Niles, Michigan. In an industry known for corporate acquisitions and shutdowns, French Paper has persevered, emerging as one of the strongest, smartest, and most consistent paper brands around.

Remaining as one of the last, small, independent mills in America, French Paper has learned to take their direction from customers, not corporate consultants. They keep their eye on the bottom line by improving their product lines, and when they talk about stock, they mean papers, not shareholder value.

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, April 21, 2016 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

05.26 // Graphex

Graphex is more than just an awards show honoring outstanding design, advertising, and marketing – it’s a celebration of the arts. The best part is a majority of the night’s proceeds go to future creative’s via our student cash awards.
When you enter Graphex, your work is exposed to highly talented judges from around the nation. The focus of the night, though, is you and your work. Pieces will be featured throughout the awards presentation, and also on display to be viewed in-person.



Graphex entries must have been published for the first time between April and now. Entries may be submitted by anyone having part in the creation of the entry.


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Professional Entry Form
Student Entry Form


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Note: This year, Graphex is occurring on the fourth Thursday in May, rather than the usual third Thursday.

Fassler Hall

304 S Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120

6:30 PM Doors

7:30 PM Awards Presentation


If you have any questions or issues regarding entry submission or payment, please send an email to

09:18 // Mary Kate McDevitt

Letterer and Illustrator, Brooklyn, NY.

Mary Kate graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2007 with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. She worked as a designer at a studio in Lancaster, PA for 2 years. In 2010, Mary Kate moved out to Portland, OR to pursue a career as a freelance illustrator and artist, but after 3+ years in Portland, Mary Kate moved back east and is residing in Brooklyn, NY. When Mary Kate is not in the studio, she enjoys drinking coffee, thrifting, riding bikes, watching News Radio with her boyfriend Fred DiMeglio and redecorating her apartment. You can follow Mary Kate on twitter for random musings, news and updates and photos of Peppy Mew Mew.

Mary has worked with these awesome clients: Chronicle Books, Sesame Street, Fast Company, Nintendo, Harper Collins, Adobe, CMYK Magazine, Parade Magazine, AARP, Better Homes & Gardens, O Magazine, Woman’s Day, United States Postal Service, Baltimore Magazine,
Westwood College, Milwaukee Magazine, Field and Stream Magazine, Everyday with Rachael Ray, Hand-Eye.