Meet Marissa Raglin, the 2017-18 Artist in Residence for the Skirvin Paseo Artist Creativity Exposition, or SPACE. Each year, an emerging artist who is a member of the Paseo Arts Association is selected to serve as Artist in Residence at the historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown OKC for the SPACE program.
SPACE, the SKIRVIN PASEO ARTIST CREATIVITY EXPOSITION, is a unique urban Artist in Residency program in which members of the Paseo Arts Association can apply for a yearlong on-site residency in Oklahoma City's premier downtown landmark hotel, the Skirvin Hilton.
The Skirvin's Artist Residency program offers a working art studio and gallery that is open to the public during established business hours as well as a $1,000 per month stipend, meal allowance and parking.
The primary focus of this internship is to provide students with practical job experience with a non-profit while helping our organization. Students working as interns gain skills and experience over an extended period of time (usually 3-6 months) with an hourly commitment of at least 8-10 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible and can be worked around class schedules, but intern must be available to fulfill his or her hours Tuesday-Friday between 9am-5pm or Saturday 12-5pm. Extended hours on event days, including nights and weekends, are required.
Claiming the spot for this week’s Member Spotlight is Paseo artist and Paseo Arts Association board member, Terry Clark! Terry creates evocative watercolor works inspired by the colorful skies and beautiful scenery observed in New Mexico and across the Great Plains.
The grass is greener in Oklahoma City! And the Paseo Arts District, Oklahoma City’s Unique Arts Destination, is helping OKC shine a more vibrant shade of green. Paseo merchants are expanding their partnership with Fertile Ground, a local composting and recycling service, to create a cleaner, more sustainable Oklahoma City.
Throughout the month of March, the Paseo Art Space will feature original works by artist Alicia Saltina Marie Clark in her show titled Fragmentary Stories. A proud member of the Caddo Nation, Alicia works to preserve her unique personal history through art. Alicia received a laundry list of accolades for her art in high school and college, but chose to take the path less trodden after college graduation. For five years, Alicia traveled across North America, met people with alternative lifestyles and learned to live primitively, picking up on how to tan hides, create bone jewelry, spin wool, light a fire, dye natural fibers with plants and identify which wild plants were edible. After this adventure, Alicia returned to Oklahoma to pursue her calling as an artist, which she has embraced since she was a young child.
Meet artist Jim Weaver and his best friend, Annie! Our final PAA Member Spotlight for the month of February goes to Jim, who has been exhibiting his unique pieces in Paseo art shows since 2014. When he is not busy teaching Annie how to drive, Jim creates works on tooled leather that express environmental and social themes.
Artist Sam Charboneau claims the spot for this week’s Member Spotlight! Sam composites multiple photographs together to create work that transports the viewer to strange and unusual places. Her piece, The Exposed, is part of a ten piece series and features a sloth that is handcrafted with wire, foam, paint and fur. Sam explains that her work “explores the journey of finding oneself while searching for a true place to belong.”
This week’s Member Spotlight goes to artist Bryan Dahlvang! When asked what he loved most about the Paseo, Bryan said it had to be the “unique, inspirational zone of creativity” one can find every month with such a wide variety of art and artists. Whether he's painting, drawing or mixing things up with found objects like sticks, bones and orange peels, his work is distinct and unique. No wonder he has been exhibiting his evocative pieces in Paseo art shows since 2006!
Paseo FEAST (Funding Emerging Artists with Sustainable Tactics) is a recurring public dinner designed to use community-driven financial support to democratically fund new and emerging art makers. At each Paseo FEAST patrons give a donation for which they receive dinner and a ballot. Diners spend the evening reviewing a series of project proposals and conversing with the artists behind each idea.
Attendees cast a vote for their favorite proposal, and by the end of the night, the artist who garners the most votes is awarded a grant comprised of that evening’s door money.
Tuesday, October 10, 6-8:30pm
Picasso Cafe, 3009 Paseo