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02:19 // Paul Taggart

Photographer, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Paul is a photojournalist based in Brooklyn, NY working domestically as well as covering the Middle East and Africa. Recent assignments have taken him to Congo, Pakistan, Rwanda, Antarctica, and Iraq. His work has appeared in NewsWeek, Time magazine, US News and World Report, and the New York Times. Paul and his family split their time between their homes in NY and rural Pennsylvania.

Clients: National Geographic Adventure, Animal Planet UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), The Guardian (G2), Der Spiegel, Architects Journal (UK), The Independent (UK), People Magazine, ABC Online, Maxim, Playboy (Germany), Courier International, The Economist, Focus, Technology Review

Living Arts Center // 307 E. Brady St., Tulsa
Thursday, February 19, 2015 // 6:30p Social – 7:30p Lecture
Members: Free // Students: $10 // Non-members: $25
Park anywhere except Spaghetti Warehouse.

05:15 // Graphex 45 Awards Show


We know how hard you’ve been working this year, the level of design submitted for Graphex proves it. So take a night off to celebrate a job well done, and join us for an epic party. The best part? A majority of the night’s proceeds go to future designers via our scholarship prizes. This year, Graphex is more than a design show – it’s a celebration of the arts.

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. The caliber of work selected for this year’s show is truly exciting. Winning pieces will be featured throughout the presentation, and can also be viewed in-person.

This year’s theme is 45 years of creative action. To promote this we embarked on a number of creative action projects around Tulsa with the intention of building awareness for art and design in our community. One of our action projects was with renowned artist John Hammer. John let us into his studio at AHHA for a taste of what it’s like in his shoes. The result was a stunning Hammer original painting of a snub nose 45 revolver and a pretty sweet video documenting the process.

John Hammer Raffle

This original painting will be raffled the night of the event. Purchase raffle tickets for $10 each at three separate locations or at the night of the show.

Walsh Branding
300 East Brady
Tulsa, OK 74145

Cubic Creative
1643 South Boston
Tulsa, OK 74119

5544 South 104th East Ave
Tulsa, OK 74146

Award Show Ticket Sales

Purchase entry tickets early from eventbrite or on the night of the show for $25.


Thursday, May 15, 2014
Drinks & Food at 6:30 pm


Fassler Hall
304 S Elgin Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120


Block Party Preview

You’ve probably already heard a thing or two about our annual Block Party event. We’re here today to fill you in on the details. This event isn’t just about seeing the awesome art, it’s for a great cause. Proceeds go towards our student scholarships, which will be awarded at Graphex at the end of the season.

Local artists (many of whom are ADCT members) have been hard at work transforming a plain block of wood into a unique piece of art. The block represents the potential for transformation, and we always get a diverse collection. All you have to do to score one of the finished pieces is show up Thursday night and start bidding! It’s a silent auction, so make sure to check on your bid a few times throughout the night. Auction closes at 8:30. Four dollars gets you in, unless you donated a block (artists get in free).


And we have an exciting new addition this year! Tulsa Modern Movement, a contemporary dance group, will be performing a piece inspired by the blocks. You won’t want to miss this special performance. Hors d’oeuvres and cash bar will also be available.

The fun starts 6:00 and wraps up around 9:00 pm. At the end of the night we’ll tally the auction and give awards to the artists. Awards are given to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place blocks – plus one more for the block that catches the highest price.We’ll see you at Living Arts for our biggest fundraiser of the year!

Have you ever attended a block party? Do you plan on attending this year?

Kyle Cooper Event Recap

Last week a dust cloud descended over Tulsa, and lent an eerie light to the afternoon. Luckily for us we were tucked away in the welcoming and dust-free Philbrook Museum. Guests who arrived early got to enjoy soundtracks from films Kyle Cooper worked on, and mingle with one of our sponsors for this event, OSU-IT.

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FabLab Tour and Demo Session

Join us for a quick tour of our amazing FabLab and discover all the technology that is available for inventors, designers and creative thinkers. 3D printing, laser cutting, computer controlled routing, electronics shop, you name it! FabLab is one of our least known resources and we want to make sure that you know that at FabLab, you can  Make Almost Anything! Whether a home project, educational task, artistic creation, or commercial product, Fab Lab Tulsa will empower the community to make their ideas a reality.

January 26 @ 6:00 pm

The Hardesty Center for Fab Lab Tulsa
710 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK 74104
(just west of the University of Tulsa)




APR 16 :: 2×20

Duane Fernandez, Black Ops Studio
Born from a Danish mother and Filipino father, Duane’s diverse ethnic background towed him from his birthplace in LA to numerous corners of the world throughout the years. Guided by his travels abroad, Duane developed an appreciation for a diverse visual aesthetic, reflecting influences from many different cultural environments. Today Duane is a principal in Black Ops Studio: A design studio. He is also the founder of Left Field Project.

Nate McPherson, Spexton Jewelry
Spexton is a different kind of contemporary jewelry company. While most other titanium and steel jewelry collections are mass-produced by computerized machines, Spexton uses only hand-controlled tools to create a truly unique collection. Spexton believes your jewelry should be made by an artist, not a robot. Nate is one of the two artists who make up the Spexton brand.

Don’t miss this very special last event of the ADCT 2009 season!

Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S Delaware Ave, Tulsa, OK
Social 6:30 PM | Speaker 7:30 PM
Free Free Free Free Free Free

Many thanks to our sponsors Clampitt Paper, Quik Print, ResourceOne, Unisource, Western Printing, and Fine Arts.

Graphex 40 :: Call for Entries


You’ve worked hard this year. Now it’s time to show off your best creative work in the competition that showcases the top creative work in the region, Graphex 40.

For more information on how to enter, download:
Professional Call for Entries (PDF).
Student Call for Entries (PDF).

Download Links:
Professional Entry Form (PDF)
Professional Tracking Form (PDF)
Student Tracking Form (PDF)

Entries due March 27 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. ONLY
Deliver to Walsh Associates, Attn: Graphex 40, 300 E. Brady, Tulsa, OK 74120

Entries must have been published for the first time between March 28, 2008 – March 26, 2009.


After Josh Chen had to cancel due to an injury, Duane Fernandez has recruited the talented artist SkyPage as our February speaker, fresh off the Scion 5 launch in Phoenix

Art Directors Club of Tulsa Presents


Bay Area-born, Los Angeles-based SkyPage spent his formative years painting hobby trains and model cars using Testors-brand enamel paints and plastic-bristled brushes. This was the starting point from which his interest in and fascination with paint-based materials emerged, but coupled with the discovery of non-soluble ink mediums and other indelible marking tools, his appetite grew.

Graffiti quickly became the language; windows, lockers, rooftops and other exterior surfaces worked as media to create dialog; public transit acted as a catalyst and time served as structure. However, long gone are the days of stationary stores and hobby shops—perhaps one day penmanship, too, shall be obsolete. But so long as there is development, there will be new surfaces, new walls, new heights, and with that comes the creation of new marks.

SkyPage’s work has graced the pages of Mass Appeal, Big Time, Arkitip, and Transworld. He has developed logos and artwork for Stussy, Nike, PROS N’ CONS, Brooklyn Basements, and a roster of others.

Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tulsa Little Theatre
1511 S. Delaware Ave., Tulsa, OK
Social 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Speaker 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Members: Free | Students $10 | Non-members $25
Semi-annual ADCT memberships will be available for $50 at the door

Many thanks to our event and annual sponsors Clampitt Paper, Mohawk Papers, Quik Print, ResourceOne, Unisource, Western Printing, and Fine Arts.