Thanks for Coming!

We had a wonderful time at Cerulean Gallery last Friday night for the opening of On Edge Part I. If you missed opening night, the exhibition will be on display through 28 October 2016. perfect-sky

We woke up to rain in Oklahoma that morning, but no worries - the Amarillo sky was perfectly clear for opening night.

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Cerulean Gallery always draws a great crowd!

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Gallery owner Caroline Kneese looking fabulous in front of Sushi Leftovers.

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Visitors enjoying a sculpture by Nic Noblique.

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I was so friggin happy to finally see this piece on the wall!

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Enjoying the evening.

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Sculptor Nic Noblique made sure people tried out his interactive works.

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Discussing Heirloom Tomato with an enthusiastic patron.

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One always wants to capture a few ...abstract views.

On Edge Part I, featuring work by Sarah Atlee, Fritz Danner, Nic Noblique, and Victoria Taylor-Gore, is on display 16 September – 28 October 2016. Visit Cerulean Gallery to learn more.

Normal, OK at Legacy Bank, Edmond, 2009.12.09

Normal, OK: Magnolia Black. Acrylic, collage and prismacolor on canvas, 2007 by Sarah Atlee. Click image to view source.
Normal, OK: Magnolia Black. Acrylic, collage and prismacolor on canvas. Click image to view source.
Legacy Bank Features Contemporary Oklahoman Artist in Edmond   OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Legacy Bank is currently featuring the art work of contemporary Oklahoman artist Sarah Atlee at the location at 15th and Bryant in Edmond’s Spring Creek Village as part of a program called Art Matters. Art Matters is a program initiated by Legacy Bank to support noteworthy artists in our local community.

Here’s a fun game to play in the car: When you pass a road sign that has two town names on it, pretend they are the first and last names of a person. Invent a personality to go with that name. Who is this person? Where did they come from? What do they do for a living? What are their hobbies? Sarah Atlee has played this game enough to populate an entire imaginary community.

“Normal, OK is a fictional construct, a place in my head, based on real places around me,” says Atlee. “In Normal, everyone has a second job, a quiet dream, a lost love, or a former life. Normal is a town of entrepreneurs, artists, upstanding citizens, troublemakers, friends, and a few enemies. I hope you enjoy your visit.”

Please join me at the Legacy Bank Holiday Open House on Wednesday, December 9th, from 11 am to 2 pm. I will be there sketching from 11:00 until closing time at 5:00. Click here to learn more about Normal, OK.

Paseo First Friday 2009.11.06

Ennis Quadrangle, Patron Saint of Honne and Tatemae, acrylic and collage on stonehenge, 2009 by Sarah Atlee. Click image to view source.
Ennis Quadrangle, Patron Saint of Honne and Tatemae*, acrylic and collage on stonehenge, 2009. Click image to view source.

Lots of good stuff happening on the Paseo tonight.

aka gallery is featuring Fear Not The Needle, hand-sewn photographs by romy owens. I have new work in aka's back space, including the one pictured above.

Josh Heilaman's lush, fantastical paintings are on display at Art of Yoga. Treat yourself.

JRB Art at the Elms is showing the work of Jim Keffer and John Wolfe, along with their annual Small Works exhibit. Each 8x8" piece in this show is priced at a mere $180! Get 'em while they're hot. Here's my piece, a little piece o' me.

Don't forget the Girlie Show! (As if you could.) Hit the Paseo at 6:00, see the Girlie Show after 8:00, or go back to either on Saturday afternoon. You can do it all!

* I first heard the terms honne and tatemae in this NPR story about translating the untranslatable. Author Christopher J. Moore, in his 2004 book In Other Words, describes these concepts this-a-way:

Tatemae: A term often translated as "form," but it also has the specific cultural meaning of "the reality that everyone professes to be true, even though they may not privately believe it." For privately held views, the Japanese have a different term, honne, meaning, "the reality that you hold inwardly to be true, even though you would never admit it publicly." The British civil servant muttering the reproach "bad form, old boy" over a drink in the club, may be expressing something very close to the quality of tatamae.

Annual 12x12 Exhibit Saturday 2009.09.26

Self Portrait with Deep Background, aka What About Pickles? Acrylic on canvas, 2009 by Sarah Atlee. Click image to view source.
Self Portrait with Deep Background, aka What About Pickles? Acrylic on canvas, 2009. Click image to view source.

12x12 Art Show & Sale 2009 Saturday, September 26, 2009, 7pm

Fred Jones Industries Building 900 W. Main, downtown OKC (map link)

Featuring 150 of Oklahoma's finest artists, delectable food from 26 area restaurants, panoramic views of the OKC skyline, live music and cash bar.

The 12x12 Art Show & Sale is the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's only fundraiser, with proceeds benefiting the organization's many programs to support visual artists in the state of Oklahoma.

Music from The Stringents, a rock string quartet, and the Millwood Drum Line.

A preview of artwork is online now and images will be added weekly. You can also view some of the artwork during a preview exhibition in the Lobby of Leadership Square, 211 N Robinson in OKC, September 1-20.

Click here to read more about this fabulous event and purchase tickets.

My friend and colleague romy owens will be bringing her Photobooth to this event. It's not to be missed!