Art Under Glass
Supply List
We’ll work from life for this workshop. Glass models will be provided. You are welcome to also bring any glass object that intrigues (or scares) you.
Please bring
--Soft pastels--as many colors as you have
--Nupastels—also as many colors as you have  
--Sanded paper  —I’ll have Art Spectrum ColourFix (in Aubergine and Burnt Umber colors) available for purchase, at my cost (about $10). Or you can bring your own ColourFix or other sanded paper, medium to dark colors.
Cut this to 9x12, 8x10, 11x14” sizes (you can do this at the workshop)
--Hard backing to put behind sanded paper on the easel (I use a 14x16” piece of gator board or foam core)
--Easel (Prairie Arts has some standing and table easels; or you can bring your own.)
--Masking tape (please, not blue)
--Aluminum foil
A piece 18-24" long, to put on easel tray to catch pastel dust
--Viva paper towels
Viva brand is the best, for its softness
For notes and any thumbnail sketches
--Drawing pencil (2B would be good)
     An old filbert or flat brush, 1/2” or so, for softening edges or removing pastel 
     An old 1 - 2” household (or flat) paint brush, for underpainting
--Cell phone, tablet, or camera
A portable light for your easel. Can be a clip-on or floor light. Preferably with daylight/color-correct bulb
Pastels and sanded papers
Soft pastels, Nupastels, and sanded papers are not available in Stillwater. 
In OKC, Porch School and Art Supply (near 50th & Santa Fe) carries some hard and soft pastels and sanded papers. (A great art supply place, by the way.)
In Tulsa, Ziegler’s carries some hard and soft pastels and sanded papers.
Or you can order pastels and sanded papers online: Terry Ludwig (, Dakota Pastels, 
Dick Blick, Jerry’s Artarama, Cheap Joe’s.
Yes, soft pastels are expensive, but they last a very long time. And they're wonderful! 
If you can, get at least a few colors to try. 
1. Soft pastel brands:
Terry Ludwig                 Sennelier
Unison                           Great American
Schmincke                    Diane Townsend
Mount Vision                Girault
Henri Roche                  Holbein
Richeson Handrolled

Rembrandts are harder than most soft pastel brands, but will work.
I use mainly Terry Ludwigs and a smattering of the other brands. 
2. Hard pastel brands:
Gallery (not preferred but will do) 
3. Sanded papers:
I use mainly Art Spectrum's ColourFix paper, dark colors. I buy the large 19x27" sheets and cut them into smaller sizes. 
I'll have ColourFix large sheets on hand for the workshop, in Aubergine (cool violet gray) and Burnt Umber (warm dark brown). You can buy these at my cost. (Should be about $10 each.) You’ll need 1-2 large sheets. We’ll cut them to 9/12”, 8x10” 11x14” sizes at the workshop
You are welcome to bring your own paper, if you prefer; just please be sure it is sanded paper.
Other brands of sanded paper:
Some of these are light in color. Light-colored paper is not my preference, but you may like it. Or underpaint on it first, to tone it.  
        UArt (400 or 500 grit recommended)
Lux Archival
Pastel Premier
Ampersand Pastelbord

Welcome to the Prairie Arts Pottery Studio! This is a fun and exciting studio, but unlike a private studio this a community space. For a community art space we have some guidelines to follow.

These guidelines will help us work together and insure safety as we use chemicals, and risk of contaminating materials is high. We ask that you carefully read the following so that we know

that you understand procedures and regulations.

Ceramic Studio Upkeep

For the benefit of all patrons, we ask that participants leave their workspace in the condition they found it at the beginning of their class/studio time. Please help us maintain our facility by

washing clay off your hands in the classroom sinks (not in the rest rooms) and by placing clay scraps in the appropriate recycling bucket (not down the drain). The ceramics studio instructor

will need to approve that your area is clean before you may check out at the Front Desk.

• Cover and place work on assigned shelves for storage. Students are allowed either half a shelf for Wheel 1 and Handbuilding classes or one shelf for Wheel 2 classes. You may not move your shelves

around in the studio space.

• Wipe down work area and tools.

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• Clean all parts of the pottery wheel, as applicable, including the center table.

• Place stool on top of wheel head.

• Turn wheels off after use.

• Participants must carve their name into every work of art they make. Your piece will not be fired if your name is not on your piece. Make sure it is in a place that glaze will not cover.

• Make sure you have tags for your shelf after signing up for open studio.

• Glazing instructions on containers must be read carefully and adhered to.

• No outside clay, bisque, or glazed pieces are allowed, nor do we allow clay to be taken out of the studio and brought back in to fire, etc. This is very important as damage to equipment can


• Personal glazes must be signed off on by an instructor or Prairie Arts Center staff.

• Use designated glazing & wedging tables to minimize cross contamination of chemicals in the clay.

• If using the Hot Box, please make sure to turn it off once you are done using it and/or at the end

of the night.


Ceramic Studio Safety

• Students are not allowed in the kiln room or clay room.

• Participants are not permitted to open, add, or remove pieces from the kilns.

• Personal music devices are allowed when used with headphones. Please be respectful of others and keep the volume at a considerate level

• We strongly recommend that jewelry be left at home. Working with clay usually demands that rings and watches be removed.

• The PAC is not responsible for items lost during classes.

• No outside clay, bisque, or glazed pieces are allowed.

• Clay may not be taken home and brought back for firing.

• All clay must labeled with student name, date, and type of clay. After 60 days your clay will be

reclaimed if it has not been used.

• Tools are provided for Intro students. However, Open Studio participants need to provide any tools or equipment they need for their projects.

• You must ask instructors to use their tools during open studio time, and please return tools in the condition you found them in.

• When you are in open studio and there is a class going on, leave the teaching to the instructor

and do not interfere.


30 Day Firing Policy

Fired pieces must be picked up within 30 days of the final firing. Pieces not collected within 30 days of this date will be considered abandoned, become the property of PAC, and may be discarded

or sold to support the scholarship fund. Fired pieces may only be picked up during Studio hours. Once your introduction class is finished, you have the opportunity to enroll in Instructional Open

Studio. If you choose not to, you may finish pieces that are in process, but no new projects maybe started. Your shelf needs to be cleaned off no later than one week after your class has ended.

If you choose not to pick up your work, it becomes property of PAC.


All lockers are the property of PAC. They are available on a first come/first served basis for Open Studio participants. Lockers are available to students currently enrolled in a

pottery class. After your class is over, if you aren't enrolling for another, please clean and empty out your locker. Please do not use the lockers marked Staff.


Day rate and Monthly rates

• Day rate is $10 a day and you will have access to half a shelf. You must add the current date to your half shelf with tape daily in the studio.

• Month rate is $85 and you will have access to half a cart (three shelves) and a locker (first come first serve, no guarantee).


Disability Access

Prairie Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. Please advise the Center’s Manager of any special accommodations that may be required. If students are in need of any special accommodations

for access, they should advise their instructor or PAC staff.


All Participants Must Sign Yearly.


By participating in the pottery studio, you agree to the guidelines outlined above. PAC members

who fail to abide by these rules may be asked to not attend.


I _______________________________________(member name) agree to abide by the Prairie Arts guidelines for working in the pottery studio. I understand that if I fail to follow these rules,

my privileges may be revoke

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The Stillwater arts community invites you to join us for a weekend of festivities at the annual Stillwater Arts Festival, April 21st and 22nd, 2023. Enjoy over 40 regional fine artists, delicious food trucks, live music and family friendly making activities. Find us at Prairie Arts Center in the thriving Downtown Stillwater Cultural District, 12-8 pm on Friday and 9 am-6 pm on Saturday.

Prairie Arts Center (Prairie) will present the 2023 Stillwater Arts Festival (SAF) on April 21-22, 2023. The festival is a juried show, offering awards totaling $3,000 and showcasing the creative and distinctive talents of nearly 40 national and regional artists. Once known as the “Run for the Arts,” the SAF has been a popular regional fine arts festival for over 40 years. The 2023 Stillwater Arts Festival will continue this event’s legacy as a fine arts celebration and an annual destination for both seasoned and beginning art collectors and enthusiasts. The Prairie Arts staff and the Stillwater community take great pride in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all artists and visitors.


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Andy Marion - Jewelry
Andy Marion - Jewelry

Albuquerque, NM
Handmade originally designed by Andy Marion.

Candy Michalski - Jewelry

Stillwater, OK I have been making jewelry for 20 years and keep pushing myself with new techniques and designs. I take classes to continue to grow. It is so freeing to be able to make what I dream of…

Kurt McDaniel - Photography

Midwest City, OK
Artistic nature and landscape photography printed on fine art canvas, and paper.

Dan Kemp - Jewelry

Ames, IADank Artistry resurrects antique silverware and holloware; lost and forgotten in dark and dingy basements into wearable works of art. I reincarnate these antiques into jewelry and sculptures.

Don Tran - Fiber/Leather

St. Louis MO
Artwork is hand stitched into black linen fabric so the vibrant colors of the silk threads stand out. Artwork is created from my mind. I start it by drawing outlines of image…

Rebecca and Roy Evanovich - Clay/Porcelain

Iowa City, IA
One of a kind art vessels. Wheel thrown and hand built with firing techniques that include horse hair raku.

Dhruba Das - Painting/Drawing
Dhruba Das - Painting/Drawing

Stillwater, OK I primarily use watercolor, acrylic, and dry pastel in my works. I paint birds and landscapes. I also create conceptual pieces using Gouache and ink. Recently I found myself drawn…

Ron Walker - Clay/Porcelain
Ron Walker - Clay/Porcelain

Stillwater, OK
My work is mostly wheel thrown stoneware.
Many of the clays and slips are locally sourced. Firng methods include raku, primitive pit firing, horse hair and crackle glazes

 Laura Weber and Tracie Carpenter - Jewelry

Garland TXWe draw the inspiration for our designs from the colors, seasons, and landscapes of nature and bring them to life using beautiful and vibrant stone beads and cabochons. Stone Chaos…

Vincent (Joe Don) Brave - Painting/Drawing
Vincent (Joe Don) Brave - Painting/Drawing

Pawhuska OKBorn in KC in 1965, relocated to OK at age 9, immersed within traditions of the Osage/Cherokee, until I left for college in Santa Fe and then to NYC to work at the Smithsonian, where the…

Janet Funk - Mixed Media

Guthrie OKI am a scratch board artist. By using a hard board that has a layer of white clay and then coated with a layer of dark ink. I am able to use a variety of sharp tools and fiber glass brushes…

Ron Van Den Bussche - Wood

Stillwater, OK
I am a wood turner, primarily focusing on segmented wood turning but also do other types of wood working. I create "Functional Art".

Dennis Flores - Jewelry

Marquette, KSMy Jewelry is designed by myself and Handmade. My collection of glass beads are from all over the world dating as far back as early 1800's. A large group of vintage are dated around…

Jean Newlin - Jewelry
Jean Newlin - Jewelry

Marysville KSMy jewelry is made primarily with gold, sterling, and some gold filled. I enjoy fabrication processes to work the metal into fluid organic shapes. Hammering and soldering are my…

Akeem Ayanniyi - Wood

Santa Fe, NMAs a 9th generation drums maker, my drums are made from mahogany wood and goat skin while my baskets are made from sweet grass and leather handles. Grass are twisted and dyed before…

Kayla Ausmus - Painitng/Drawing

Sand Springs, OKI use recycled material to create my artwork. I take scrap paper, and materials from my garden to create new pieces of paper. The flower blossoms and leaf clippings add beautiful…

Owen Salisbury - Jewlery

Warr Acres OKOur goal is to create high quality pieces of wearable art for people to enjoy, and cherish. A lot of our jewelry is one-of-a-kind, meaning you will never find another one like it. We…

Fred Imhoff - Glass

Topeka KS
Handblown glass set on custom sterling silver

Ashley Corbello - Drawing/Painting

Independence. MO
I weave together pattern and typography to present animals in a contemporary way.

Toria Hill - Painting/Drawing

Willis TXI create large, bold acrylic paintings using spray paint, acrylic ink, charcoal and found words and images. I rarely use a paintbrush but instead flood my canvases with layers of ink and…

Kerry McNickle

Stillwater, OK Ceramics are an outlet for the creative mind. Using various techniques to portray that creativity, I am a hand builder who uses my talent to create pieces of pottery that can be used…

Richard Bond - Glass

Ottawa Ontario Canada
My art is an expression of my love for nature and my fascination for the patterns and design forms revealed in the natural environment. From representational to completely…

Jennifer Francis - Glass

Bartlesville, OKI layer glass on a kiln shelf and fuse it to one solid piece around 1400 degrees. After the glass is cooled, I cold work the glass and add more colors and repeat the fusing and cold…

Jacquelyn Riggs - Jewelry
Jacquelyn Riggs - Jewelry

Tulsa, OK
I hand-make jewelry using Sterling Silver and semi-precious stones. I make rings, earrings and pendants. My style is simple elegance.

David Silver - Wood
David Silver - Wood

Stillwater, OK
Live edge wood working. Sanding and epoxy resin for make pieces. Selecting other materials for embellishment.

Tandi Memmott - Clay

Stillwater, OK Most of my pieces are wheel thrown functional forms like bowls, mugs, and vases. I also make pieces inspired by nature, specifically rocks. These pieces are thrown as closed forms then…

Sally Brandon - Fiber/Leather

Phillipsburg KSI create unique wearable art for individual women of distinction. I design from the ground up; working with local fiber producers to buy their best fiber, utilizing a small local…

Jason Wallace - Photography

Stillwater, OKDramatic light and atmosphere describes the essential mystery of how I see the world. This unfamiliarity strengthens the connection between 'here and there' & 'us and them.' The…

Joshua Reeve - Wood

Joplin, Mo
I began turning wood in 2015 after taking a one day class at a local pottery studio. Shortly there after I found a used lathe for about $50 and started turning in the garage. Within a…

Ron Mellott - Photography/Digital Art

Bloomington, IN
Limited edition photographs of nature: landscapes and macrophotography. 

Juan/Daniel Barreneche/Schemel - Mixed Media
Juan/Daniel Barreneche/Schemel - Mixed Media

Grand Prairie TXEach of our pieces is individually handcrafted using the most unique techniques and materials like stones, real flowers, corks, leathers, and recycled materials; our wooden cases go…

Dorinda Hoke - Painting/Drawing
Dorinda Hoke - Painting/Drawing

Blue Eye MO
Caricatures drawn live in black and white or color with professional markers.

Regina Bowling - Painting/Drawing

Edmond, OK
I love what I do. When one of my paintings evokes an emotion, stirs a memory or makes you smile, I consider my work a success. 
I've worked as an artist since childhood with no…

Mark Carter - Metal

Stillwater, OKMy name is Mark Carter, and I am the sole owner and operator of MC Iron Blacksmithing & Welding, an old-time blacksmith and welding shop in Stillwater, OK. My journey began in 1978…

Robert Cornman - Painting/Drawing

Lakeland, FLI consider myself an abstract expressionist trying to touch the observer with visual language. The art is set with rich vibrant colors and evolves with multiple layers of…

Ashley Pertson - Clay/Porcelain

Stillwater, OKMy work is inspired by fluidity and texture. My ceramic vases are created by stacking separate angular ceramic shapes to create one vessel. I adhere abstract circular loops around the…

Charles Sherman - Scuplutre

Los Angeles, CAMy work is inspired by a lifetime study of ancient civilizations, world cultures and religions. My philosophy of life and art has always been the same: to promote the positive. I…

Kayann Ausherman - Mixed Media

Haven KSI use a wide variety of materials, mediums, and techniques in my mixed media artwork. The art is created in layers to create visually textured, two dimensional artwork. Some of the most…

S Brian Berkun - Photography

Centennial COMy process begins as I search across the country on the less used back roads for rusty relics and roadside attractions to make photographs of. My techniques vary significantly from image…

Prapapun Zielke - Fiber/Leather

Newton, TXI start with white pieces of clothing that made from 100% cotton. I dye the base color first, tie, and submerge in bleach. Then I apply dyes on bleached out areas, fixing dye, rinsing, and…

Larry Tallent - Jewelry
Larry Tallent - Jewelry

Oklahoma City, OK
Handmade sterling silver and 14k gold jewelry with natural gemstones.

Kathy Shann - Jewlery

Stillwater, OK
Lapidary and silver smith work, including silver and gold, Rocks, semi precious stones, and shells.


 Copy of Regional Artists Friday, April 21st

5pm - 6:15pm Misspent Ukes

6:30pm - 8pm Val Gladden


Saturday, April 22nd 

9am - 9:45am  Stillwater Pipe Bad

10am - 10:45am Goode Academy Irsh Dancers

 11am - 11:45am Mark Christian

12pm - 12:45pm Stillwater Big Band

1pm - 1:45pm Functional Poly

2pm - 2:45pm Nathen Franklin

3:15pm - 4:15pm Morgan

4:30pm - 6pm Val Gladden



image10I MADE ART is a small works exhibition of Stillwater elementary schools student art that will be displayed at Prairie Arts Center from mid April to mid May in conjunction with the 2023 Stillwater Arts Festival. I MADE ART takes its inspiration from conceptual artist On Kawara's decade long postcard series, I GOT UP. From 1968 to 1979, Kawara sent two postcards a day to friends and colleagues with a time stamp of when he "got up." Kawara's work is a meditation on time, existence, and the relationship between art and life. The subject matter and media of the work in I MADE ART was left open in hopes of revealing each student's personal relationship with art-making. In order to honor the process of making over the final product, this exhibition is not juried and will not be judged. The student artwork in I MADE ART is also time stamped with the time of day that they made their artwork so that each piece can be read as a marker of time itself, fleeting but embodied.






Friday, April 21st

5:30pm - 8pm Tote Printmaking Free
Drop in and print a tote bag from our stencil collection!
You’ll use our pre-made stencils and screen printing ink to create your own design.

4pm - 8pm Raku Firing ($10 a bowl)
Prairie's pottery studio instructors and students have been making bowls for you to glaze using the ancient technique of raku. Instructors will be on hand to help you pick glazes, firing material, and to guide you through the experience. Raku pottery is not food safe. 
4pm - 8pm Stilly Arts Henna Tattos ($10 and up) 

Saturday, April 22nd
10am - 6pm Tote Printmaking
Drop in and print a tote bag from our stencil collection!
You’ll use our pre-made stencils and screen printing ink to create your own design.

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1pm - 6pm   FREE Paper Marbling (while supplies last)

10am - 6pm Raku Firing ($10 a bowl)
Prairie's pottery studio instructors and students have been making bowls for you to glaze using the ancient technique of raku. Instructors will be on hand to help you pick glazes, firing material, and to guide you through the experience. Raku pottery is not food safe.

10am - 6pm FREE Making Activity with OSU Museum of Art
Details are coming soon!

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 Friday, April 21st




Saturday, April 22nd






STONECLOUD BREWING is one block east on 10th Street.

GOOD LITTLE EATER is one block east on 10th Street.

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Several parking lots close to Prairie Arts Center will be available for public parking during the Stillwater Arts Festival. Southern Woods Park has a lot on 11th Street between Hester and Knoblock. First United Methodist Church of Stillwater on Duck and 7th will allow public parking and the City of Stillwater Community Center has a small lot and parking spots that surround Block 34. Parking signs will be posted next to all of these lots. We have also partnered with Stillwater Martial Arts to provide van pick-ups and drop-offs. Look for van stop signs or the "karate" van driving around for a ride. 
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bo3Buffalokie Market is proud to be a Made In Oklahoma program registered retailer. Most of our products are Oklahoma-made and all vendors are hand-picked by us. We've met many of our vendors at trade shows or craft fairs somewhere in Oklahoma. We'll be selling a variety of items we carry in our store, the vast majority of which is Oklahoma-made. Items include clothing and accessories such as hats, t-shirts/sweatshirts, purses, earrings and wallets; kid's stuffies; aprons and tote bags made from recycled materials; food products including spice blends, bbq sauce, salsa, caramels, dip mixes, coffee, and cotton candy; leather goods; body care products; kitchen items like swedish dishcloths, beeswax wraps, and charcuterie boards; and plant label stakes for gardening.



Alchemy Wellness Arts
We grow and wild harvest herbs and flowers, distill them to make hydrosols and essential oils.  We use the hydrosols and oils to make body care like beard oil, balm, salves, and wellness blends.  All of our products are for topical use.






Live Music

Stillwater Public Library Stillwater Public Library
Stillwater Public Library Friends Book Sale
1107 S. Duck Street
Friday, April 21, 12-8pm
Saturday, April 22, 10am-5 pm
Sunday, April 23, 1:30-4pm

OSU Museum of Art
Closing reception for the Painting Influencers exhibition.
720 S Husband Street
April 21st 5pm - 7pm

Modella Art Gallery
Art Walk
Live Band “Slapout”
April 21st 5pm – 7pm
721 S Main St

SHOP Downtown Mainstreet
Many of your favorite merchants will be open and offering sales.

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Please help us in saying THANK YOU to our supporters. The City of Stillwater, Visit Stillwater, and the Arts and Humanities Council of Stillwater guided and supported us through the entire process of the festival. The Arts and Humanities Council of Stillwater provided dinner, lunch, and snacks for our artists throughout the festival. The City of Stillwater sponsored the music and organized all the entertainment. Local artists Mo Wassell and Jaqui Savage created our beautiful awards for our award winners. Mitchell Alcala volunteered his photography services for both days. BancFirst donated water bottles to the artists, volunteers, and staff. Hideaway Pizza donated lunch on Saturday for the artists. HTea0 provided tea for both days. Visit Stillwater awarded us a grant to go toward marketing material for the festival. The art teachers and students of our elementary schools (Richmond, Westwood, Sangre Ridge, Skyline, Will Rogers and Highland Park) made the beautiful "I Made Art" exhibition happen. And finally, last but definitely not least, a big thank you to the students and instructors here at the Prairie Arts Center. They have stepped up and helped in many ways, and we appreciate all of their support. Our pottery studio instructors, interns, and students have thrown a total of 150 bowls for us to sell and Raku!
Without all of this support, we couldn't have done it! THANK YOU!

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