ADCT followers, please note that our holiday event this year is NOT at Living Arts as initially planned. We’ve opted for a more chill atmosphere, if you will. Somewhere we can all kick up our feet and kick back a cold one. The place of choice: Cellar Dweller in downtown Tulsa, on 7th near Denver.
This year was the best Block Party we’ve ever had. We gave out 150 blocks and got back 64 for the block party (10 more than last year). We sold every block and raised over $3,000 dollars for student scholarships. These scholarships will be given out at our annual Graphex event on May 16, 2013.
The 2012 Block Party Winners are:
1st Place: Cassy Drake & Nealay Patel
2nd Place: Joe Krout
3rd Place: James Kirk
Highest Bidding Block: Bryan Cooper
Stay tuned for information on ADCT’s 2013 Block Party. If you would like to be a Block Party artist for 2013, please email: email@example.com
If you were judging by the temperatures in Tulsa, you wouldn’t guess it’s already December. But the mild weather just means it’s easier to get out and see more art! Below are some upcoming Tulsa area events we’re looking forward to. As usual, we’ve also collected some tech & design stories from last month. Special this month: a Holiday Gift Guide for your fellow artists/designers!
ADCT Holiday Party – December
We are working hard to plan an event that will be casual and fun. Let’s get to know each other, and hang out! We don’t want to spoil the fun though, so details will be coming soon. Stay tuned!
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s Block Party, and to everyone who showed up. We all know how important scholarships can be, and now you’ve helped a few art students breathe a little easier. All proceeds from the Block Party will be given as scholarships at our annual Graphex event, to be held on May 16, 2013.
Below are some of our favorite shots of the party as seen by YOU!
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?
80 blocks, 80 artists.
The Art Directors Club of Tulsa gave out 80 4×4 blocks to 80 Oklahoma artists and now we have 80 incredible works of art available to you.
Please join us for our annual Block Party exhibit and silent auction to raise money for art students. There will be food, drinks, awards, music, dance, blocks & lots of fun.
Block Party Art Show and Silent Auction
Living Arts Gallery | 307 East Brady St
Thursday, November 29 | 6 – 9 p.m.
$4 cover | Cash Bar
Free food, music & fun
All ages welcome
Over the past few weeks, your ADCT board has been helping out on a side project. Local historian Lee Roy Chapman is putting together an exhibition of 50′s propoganda, centered on the era of the Red Scare. The exhibition is to take place at the old Church of Billy Ray Hargis, who the exhibit focuses on. It’s an interesting piece of Tulsa history that actually impacted the entire nation. You can read more about the fascinating story in the current edition of This Land.
November 6th is a big day, and we encourage everyone to get out there and vote! By now you know the candidates, you know the state questions (right?), but there’s one more issue we’d like to dissect. Today we dive into the recent history of typography in politics, namely the presidential election. Read more
October is drawing to a close already, which means it’s time for another monthly round-up! Below are some of the Tulsa area events we think are worth marking your calendars for. We’ve also collected some of the best tech & design stories from the month.
ADCT Block Party – November 29th
Join us for the Block Party Celebration at Living Arts Gallery (307 East Brady Street), Nov. 29, 6 pm – 9 pm. Blocks from local artists (and many ADCT members) will be part of the silent auction. Proceeds go towards And this year, we have a surprise performance that you won’t want to miss. Check back here and on our Facebook page for updates and details.
Day of the Dead Festival – November 1st, 5:30pm – 10:30pm Tulsa’s only life-sized papier-mâché skeleton parade is just part of the city’s Day of the Dead festival. All this and more at at Brady & Detroit, from Living Arts.
First Friday Art Crawl – November 2nd, 6 pm. The Brady District’s monthly event continues. Galleries in the area will be open for the public to explore. View the map of participating vendors and times to plan your night!
Garden Deva Open Studio – November 2nd & 3rd, 10 am – 6 pm (open til 8 on Friday). Known for their quirky and eccentric yard sculptures, Garden Deva is opening its doors to local artisans and holiday shoppers. Jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography, ceramics, knits, soaps and more, with an outdoor selection of other vendors as well.
Strangelove – November 9th View vintage propaganda in Tulsa’s historical Owen Park Church, where Billy James Hargis actually preached. Stay tuned for details.
Champagne and Chocolate – November 17th, 7 pm – 10 pm. The 18th Annual Gala and Silent Auction at Living Arts Museum.
Living Arts exhibitors – Due November 1st.
ADCT Block Party – Entries are due November 15th!
Articles and News
- Adobe released an interesting study about the impact of Social Marketing on customers.
- Apple unveiled the new iPad mini.
- Philbrook Museum is part of the Google Art Project, becoming the first museum/collection representing the Oklahoma, and one of only 38 in the entire United States.
- Roy Lichtenstein exhibit opened at Tulsa’s Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art
Did we miss any news or events? Let us know in the comments. And be sure to mark your calendars for November 29th – we’ll see you then!