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.
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.
Admission to the gallery is free, but a $5 donation to OKC Midtown Rotary provides snacks and seltzer + wine (if 21+)
Valid 21+ photo ID required for beer from Cross Timbers Brewing Co and wine
428 Dean A McGee Ave.
OKC, OK 73102
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Art lovers of all ages!
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: