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exhibITion

Featured Local Artist

Fall 2022

FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST:

Gary W. Cupp
Gary Cupp

Gary W. Cupp is a Tulsa-based artist who creates images of nature and mechanical objects using pen and ink. He has won numerous awards at art shows in Tulsa, McAlister, Wagoner, Muskogee, and Bartlesville.

ExhibITion: Pen & Ink Unique is a collection of Gary’s artwork depicting steam trains, tractors, automobiles, WWII equipment, airplanes, and landscapes.

From a young age, Gary had a passion for drawing mechanical objects in ball point pen and pencil. Following a career in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, and manufacturing, he took a drawing class and used his drafting experience to begin creating art in pen and ink. He later added color to his art using colored pencils, inks, pastels, and watercolors.

“I enjoy the intricate design, the light and the dark, and color if it’s there. I like to be able to take a ruler and make a straight line, do ellipses, use all my tools,” Gary says. “There are four things I don’t draw—faces, fur, feathers, and flowers,” he adds.

“Steam trains have always interested me because of their physical size; their mechanical, electrical, metal working, and steam power; and the image of a beautiful mechanical object. I recently observed several of my favorite restored and operational steam engines at Ely, Nevada, with the Nevada Northern Railway.”

The opening of exhibITion: Pen & Ink Unique will benefit OKC Midtown Rotary, which supports arts education in the community. All ticket sales and 10 percent of art sales benefit OKC Midtown Rotary. The brewery sponsor for the opening is Cross Timbers Brewing Co.

TICKETS

Admission to the gallery is free, but a $5 donation to OKC Midtown Rotary provides snacks and seltzer + wine (if 21+)

BEER + WINE

Valid 21+ photo ID required for beer from Cross Timbers Brewing Co and wine

WHERE

amshot
428 Dean A McGee Ave.
OKC, OK 73102

WHEN

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHO

Art lovers of all ages!

FEATURED BREWERY

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CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

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What is exhibITion?

As a local business, amshot’s core values challenge the office to empower our community, and local art plays an important role in the Oklahoma City community. At amshot, technology is our business tool and our creative outlet, so our team wanted to support local artists who also use their creative passion as a career.

For attendees, a local art gallery in OKC brings strangers together, inspires us to see the beauty in the world, and encourages even the busiest of us to stop and smell the roses. For the art community, they provide a venue to exhibit art, an opportunity to expand their network, and a platform to highlight artists.

With this in mind, amshot created exhibITion, an art exhibit to promote local artists, give back to the organizations that are making a difference in our backyard, and enjoy the company of fellow art-lovers. Here’s how we do it:

  • Select a local artist to feature

    Every four months, our team highlights a member of the Oklahoma art community. The local Featured Artist assembles a gallery throughout amshot’s downtown office for visitors, clients, and employees alike to enjoy.

  • Host a gallery opening

    We host a gallery opening for the tri-annual featured local artist(s) where attendees can mingle with our Okie artist, view a gallery of their work, purchase the art on display, and enjoy fellowship with the arts community.

  • Partner with local breweries

    Each exhibITion we feature a different local brewery to raise awareness about another form of local art—exceptional brewing! For a $5 donation to the featured charitable organization, guests are served light hors-d’oeuvres and attendees 21+ can enjoy locally-made beer as well as wine.)

  • Donate proceeds from the event

    We donate 100% of ticket sales and 10% of art sales to the featured Charitable Organization.

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Previously Featured Artists

Better Together

Aimee Eischen

Swell Valley

Emma Difani

Andrea Martin

featured image exhibition winter 2020

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