Current Blocks for Art of the Month at Current Studio

04-eccentric-orbit-72-500 Current Block 4: Eccentric Orbit Various fabrics and thread, machine pieced and quilted, 8.5" x 8" 2016 by Sarah Atlee

Available exclusively through the Art of the Month Club at Current Studio.


Sarah Atlee is the January 2017 Featured Artist for Art of the Month at Current Studio!



I am making a series of unique improvisational quilts, 8 to 9 inches square, exclusively for Current Studio.




Current Studio features a different artist each month for their subscribers. Join by 20 December to get Sarah Atlee's art in January 2017.







Annual Surprise & Creative Cahoots

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Greetings, all! I have a couple of announcements about my Patreon page.*

*If you're not familiar, Patreon is an awesome platform for supporting creativity by subscription. For as little as two dollars a month, you can fuel the ongoing projects of a real, live, working artist - that's me. Plus, you get real live art in return! Click here to learn more.

First: The Annual Surprise

If you've been thinking about joining, or increasing your pledge, now is a great time. Why? Because the Annual Surprises are going out soon! What's in this bundle of goodies? No spoilers! But I can tell you: there's something to hear, something to see, and something to use.

How do you get your paws on the Surprise? By becoming a Patron, at the $10 level or higher, by November 30, 2016. This year's Annual Surprise will go out in early December, so act now.

If you're already a Patron pledging $10 or more, you're golden. There's nothing for you to do but sit back and wait for your gift.

Second: Introducing Creative Cahoots!

Creative Cahoots is my newest patronage tier. For your $100 pledge, you will receive a personalized, original work of art every other month.

How it works: You pledge. Every 2 months, you and I will have a conversation (by phone, email, Skype, or even in person). I hunker down in my studio and make art based on what we've talked about. You get the art. The art is for you. The art is about you. Click here to learn more.

What questions do you have? You're always welcome to get in touch by emailing You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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.


Cerulean Gallery always draws a great crowd!


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



Visitors enjoying a sculpture by Nic Noblique.


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


Enjoying the evening.


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


Discussing Heirloom Tomato with an enthusiastic patron.


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.

Where My Okies At

ok_56_600 I lived in Oklahoma for seven outta-sight years. It's where my art career really began. I'm in Austin now, but Oklahoma will always have a cherished place in my heart.

That's why I have a special message for my Okie supporters and collectors. (Hi, guys! Lookin' good!)

I've lived in Austin for three years now, and I work with two excellent Texas galleries:

Cerulean Gallery in Amarillo Ro2 Art in Dallas

I have a show coming up soon at Cerulean. On Edge opens on Friday, 16 September 2016, and runs through 28 October. I've been working very hard this year to present you with the best paintings I've ever created.

On September 16th, I'll be at the opening with a big big smile on my face.

You know who I would love to see there? You.

Would you consider making the trip?

I'm asking two months in advance so you'll have time to make travel plans. Amarillo is about 3.5 to 4 hours by car from Oklahoma City. You won't believe how that time flies when you're carpooling with friends.

In addition to the amazing art show at Cerulean Gallery (wink), here are some other things to do during your visit:


Get Your Kicks on Route 66

Have chicken fried steak at Lucille's Roadhouse

Visit Palo Duro Canyon


Take selfies at Cadillac Ranch

Indulge with wine & cheese at OHMS Cafe & Bar

Wake up to Roasters Coffee


Take in two great exhibitions at the Amarillo Museum of Art: Light on the Plains: Frank Reaugh pastels from the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum Side by Side: Larry Bell and Gabriel Dawe

Take the challenge at The Big Texan

Hope to see you there!