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.
Andrea Martin is a Native American artist from Tulsa, OK. Her abstract mixed media artwork is inspired by life, dreams, nature, and spiritually. She experiments with paint, media, and texture to create her dimensional style of art.
“As a painter since the age of 5, art has been the one constant joy in my life,” she says. She was motivated to develop a love for abstract art by a high school art teacher who once told her, “It’s okay to be weird.”
During the early 2000s, Andrea showed her artwork in festivals and galleries across the U.S. After taking a break of nearly a decade to become a mother and build a career as a respiratory therapist, she has returned to creating and exhibiting her work.
“I’ve transitioned into being a very different artist. My work now is three-dimensional and loaded with intense texture. Once I began sculpting on the canvas, I realized making flat paintings would never thrill me again,” she says.
“I always believed my plain exterior to be only a facade, I knew the woman within was much more complex. This is where my focus turned, and my work then evolved into something deeper, highly complicated, and much more dimensional.”
“I take an inward look to achieve an outward rendering of myself the artist. This is now the center of my art practice and how I became the art, and the art became me.”
Admission to the gallery is free, but a $5 donation to Oklahoma Children’s Hospital Foundation covers snacks and beer + wine (if 21+)
Valid photo ID required for 21+ beverage service
428 Dean A McGee Ave.
OKC, OK 73102
Thursday, May 20th, 2021
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: