Artist of 2D Visual, Musical, Theatre, Dance, and Literary Composition

Education

2011               BGS with Awards, Concentration in Art, East Central University, Ada OK.

                       Nicholls State University, University of Louisiana, University of Oklahoma

2018-19          Courses in Master of Communication in Arts, Liberty University

 

Selected Awards/Honours

2017               Equal Merit, Juried Annual Art Show, Oklahoma Art Guild, OKC, OK         

2013,14,15     Judges Ribbon, Artists of the Arbuckles Show, Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2012               3rd Place, Annual Juried Exhibition, Goddard Art Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore, OK

2012               3rd Place Watercolor, Intl Red River, Juror Ann Morand, Curator of Art, Natl Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum     

2012               2nd Place, Artists of the Arbuckles Show, Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2011               Judges Ribbon, Artists of the Arbuckles Show, Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2011               Viewer Choice Medal, Ada Artists Assoc, Pogue Gallery at ECU, Ada, OK

2011               Juried Show, Pauls Valley Arts Council Annual Show, Pauls Valley, OK

2000               Dean’s Art Award, East Central University, Washita River Clay, Ada, OK

1997               Businesswomen’s Association, College Scholarship, Opelousas, LA

1996               Governors Achievement Award, Arts-in-Ed “Recycle What?! Dallas, TX

 

Selected Grants

2010               Recipient, Arts-in-Ed, Exterran, Davis Public Elem School, Davis, OK

1999               Recipient, Art-in-Ed, Citywide Events, Wylie City Govt, Wylie, TX

1998               Recipient, Arts-in-Ed, Louisiana Division of the Arts, Baton Rouge, LA

1998               Recipient, Arts-in-Ed, St. Martin Parish Govt, St. Martinville, LA

1997               Recipient, Arts-in-Ed, Acadiana Arts Council, Lafayette, LA

1996               Recipient, ​Arts-in-Ed, Cultural Arts Division City Govt, Plano, TX

1995               Recipient, Puppetry, Cultural Arts Division City Govt,​ Plano, TX

1994               Recipient, Storytelling, Cultural Arts Division City Govt,​ Plano, TX

1993               Recipient, Songs and Lyrics, Cultural Arts Division City Govt, Plano, TX
 

Forthcoming/On View

2021               Spring 2021Group Exhibition, Art Hall, OKC, OK (March-July)

2021               Carr Gallery Exhibit, 330 W. Muskogee Ave, Sulphur, OK

2021               Show the Love, Nuvo Home, Oklahoma City, OK (April 26-May 2)

2021               5x5 Fundraiser, Edmond Fine Arts Institute, Edmond, OK (May 6)

2021               Intl Small Art Phenomenon, Fundraiser, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester New York

2021               Artist Then and Now, Curated by Graceful Arts Center, Alva, OK (August)

2021               Guest Artist, Paseo Gallery One, OKC, OK (October)

2021               5th Friday Art Walk, Pauls Valley Arts Council, Pauls Valley, OK (July 30)

2021               Fundraiser, Pauls Valley Arts Council, Pauls Valley, OK (July 30)

 

Selected Exhibitions

2021               ONE: Avant-Garde, Mainsite Contemporary Art Gallery, Norman Arts Council, Norman, OK

2021               Annual Show, Carr Gallery, Artists of the Arbuckles, Sulphur OK  

2020               Artist Demo, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2020               Intl Postcard Perspectives, Artspace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, OK

2020               12x12  Fundraiser, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK 

2020               Oklahoma Artist Marketplace, Philbrook Museum, Tulsa, OK

2020               Online Sketch Show, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA

2020               Juried Online Show, Baton Rouge Gallery Center for Contemporary Art, Baton Rouge, LA

2020               Featured Artist, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2020               Norman Art Walk, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK (January-March)

2019               12x12 Fundraiser, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK 

2019               Intl Postcard Perspectives, Artspace at Untitled, Oklahoma City, OK

2019               Norman Art Walk, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2018               12x12  Fundraiser, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK 

2018               Duo Show, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2018               Norman Art Walk, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

​2018               Ambiguity of Guns, Juried Intl Show, New Orleans Art Center, LA

2018               Group Art Show, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2018               Oklahoma Inspired  Show, DNA Galleries, Oklahoma City, OK

2018               Fundraiser, Mardi Gras Ball, Studio SixTwelve, Oklahoma City, OK

2017               Juried Annual Art Exhibition, Oklahoma Art Guild, Oklahoma City, OK

2017               Group Show, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2017               Duo Show with Kevin Stark, Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2017               Intl Nasty Woman Exhibition, Current Studio, Oklahoma, OK 

2017               Volunteer, Artini, Fundraiser, Allied Arts, Oklahoma City, OK

2017               Celebration of Life 23rd Annual Show, Fundraiser, OKC, OK

2017               Norman Art Walk, Whispering Willows Art Gallery,

2014,15,16,    Annual Show, Artists of the Arbuckles, Jean Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2014               Duo Exhibition, with James Williams, Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2013               Juried Intl Red River Show, Juror Ann Morand, Curator of Art at Natl Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Ardmore, OK

2013               Juried Show, Artists of the Arbuckles, Jean Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2013               Juried Annual Show, Pauls Valley Arts Council, Pauls Valley, OK

2012               Annual Juried Exhibition, Goddard Art Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore, OK

2012               Solo Exhibition, Buffalo Dreams, The Gallery at the Cliffs, Davis, OK

2011               Assistant to Director, Goddard Art Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Ardmore, OK

2011               Artists of the Arbuckles Show, Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2000               Juried Annual Student Show, East Central Univ, Pogue Gallery, Ada, O

1997,98,99     Juried Student Show, Hilliard Art Museum, Univ of Louisiana, LA

Gallery Representation

2021              Jean Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

2017-21         Whispering Willows Art Gallery, Norman, OK

2011-16         Jean Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

Bibliography

2021               Interviews with Artists, Norman Arts Council, Norman, OK

2020               Fundraiser Testimonial, Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, OKC, OK

2018               Red River Twister, Featured Art, Norman Magazine, Norman, OK

2018               Norman Business Magazine, Norman, OK         

2017               The Unstoppable Creativity of Gayla Hollis, by Sheila Juleson, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Wisconsin

1998               Puppet Okie d’Oak Tree Interview, St. Landry Parish Cable Television, Opelousas, LA

1996               Public Service Video, Recycle What? Plano Television Network, Plano, TX

1995               Puppet Okie d’Oak Tree Interview, Plano Television Network, Plano, TX

1992-97          City of Plano Govt Recycle and Compost News, Monthly Publication, TX (several Covers)

Selected Teaching/Work Experience

2019               Instructor, Watercolor Painting, Private Lessons, Oklahoma City, OK

2019               Instructor, Watercolor Painting, Private Lessons, Pauls Valley, OK

2019               Instructor, Watercolor Painting, Private Lessons, Sulphur, OK

2011               Watercolor Class, Carr Gallery, Sulphur, OK

1999               Ceramics Instructor, Parks and Recreation Division, City of Plano, TX

1998               Instructor Arts/Crafts, Lafayette Consol Govt Parks and Rec, Lafayette, LA

1998               Arts-in-Ed Program Arts/Crafts, Opelousas Parks and Rec, Opelousas, LA

1997-99          University of Louisiana AmeriCorps, President’s Program, Lafayette, LA

1993-96          Arts-in-Ed Program, Schools, Summer Camps, Citywide, Statewide                  

1985               Dance Instructor, Brookhaven Complex, Addison, TX 

1984               Choreographer of Dance, Instructor, Evangeline Center, Ville Platte, LA

1983               Dance Instructor, Dohmann Dance Academy, Arnaudville, LA

Selected Collections

The Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities Division, Chokma’si Gallery, Ada, OK

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Billeaud Hall, Lafayette, Louisiana

Goddard Children’s Museum, Dougherty, OK

Works held in private collections in France, the United States, Vancouver Island, Belgium, Morocco, Spain, and Canada

Resume

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