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Saturday, December 19, 2015


Congratulations to Kurre Luber for having the winning bid on the Laquon Treadwell painting!  All the proceeds will be going to the annual Youth Art show to be held at the Powerhouse in March.

For all those talented area youth, be on the look out for information on entering the show.  Details will be released soon!  Start creating that awesome artwork!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Winners of the 2015 People's Choice Award

Oxford Artists' Guild would like to thank everyone for coming to the opening reception for the Powerhouse show on November 10th. 

It was a fun time with friends, good food, great music by Bill Perry and fabulous art!

The exhibition will be open to the public until December 18 from 9 until 5. 

Don't forget to bid for the painting of Laquon Treadwell by Charles Chapin.  All proceeds go to the youth art show held every year in March.

Here are the winners of the People's Choice Awards.

Winners of the 2015 Powerhouse People's Choice!


Best in Show:

 Tiffeny Owens
Amazing Grace...


1st Place:

Lori Blaylock
Frozen Dreams
Oil on Canvas


2nd Place:

Linda Peters
Cherry Blossom Explosion
Oil on Canvas




3rd Place

Stan O'Dell
Shapes and Patterns
Graphite on Paper



4th Place

Pam Locke
Ventress Spring and Big Blue


5th Place

Charles Chapin
Blues Jam at Dockery Farms

Honorable Mention


Cindy Aune - Softly and ? - Acrylic


 June Pryor - Autumn Glory - Acrylic

 Evan Parks - Sunflowers - Oil


Favorite New Member:

 Carol Roark - Azeleas and Therapy - Oil



Best Crafter:

Cecil Bowers - Spider Bowl and Inside Out Candlestick




Friday, November 6, 2015

The Biggest, Baddest Art Show!

Oxford Artists' Guild presents it's annual show. 

Over 70 pieces of art are on display and for sale at the Powerhouse in Oxford, MS.

Works may be viewed Monday through Friday between 9 and 5 and after hours during special events.

Visual arts of all media are included such as watercolor, acrylic, oil, mixed media, basketry, leatherwork, woodwork, and pottery.

Join us for a meet the artist reception on Tuesday, November 10th between 6 and 8.  Bill Perry will be performing for your entertainment.

Appetizers and cocktails are available and the ever popular People's Choice Voting event will take place.

An opportunity to bid for Charles Chapin's painting inspired by Laquon Treadwell is open from now until December 18th.  All proceeds benefit the Youth Art Show which is held every March at the Powerhouse.  Minimum bid is $300. 

Andi Bedsworth
Evan Parks
Mary Margaret Hickman
Caren Watts
Fergie Crill
Marya Paolillo
Carol Roark
Hanne Gaycken
Nancy A. Mitchell
Carol Smith
Janet Barnes
Pam Locke
Catherine Smith
Jim Hendrix
Rachel Jamison Sledge
Cecil Bowers
Jonathan Smith
Samantha Kay Breeding
Charles Chapin
June Pryor
Stan O’Dell
Cindy Aune
Katherine Adams
Susan Rose
Debbie Myers
Lee Ann O’Keefe
Tammy Oliver Cook
Dirk Van Oostendorp
Linda Peters
Tiffeny R. Owens
Dr. John Cook
Mark Barnes
Vicki Stevens
Ed Tropp
Lori Leigh Blaylock


Friday, October 16, 2015

Fall Show

Here are some fabulous photos by member Jim Hendrix from our fall show!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Congrats to our fabulous members!!

Lynn Wells and Marge McCauley starred in the recent presentation of “The Women that Waited".

Members who exhibited in the “Dressed Up in Oxford” and “Undressed in Bozart.” 

Bozart artists are:  Cindy Aune, Nicole Gladden, Carol Smith, Tammy Cook, Steven Hopper.

Powerhouse artists are:  Carol Smith, Tammy Cook, Debbie Myers, and Samantha Breeding.

Cindy Aune has been accepted into several festivals this fall season - Cottonwood, Richardson, TX, Oct 3-4; Bayou City Downtown, Houston, TX Oct 10-11; and Atlanta Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA, Oct 24-25

June Pryor has been accepted into a Fine Arts Show in Decatur, AL

Andi Bedsworth and Ed Tropp has been admitted to the MS Craftsmen Guild.

Carolyn Watson received 2nd place in an art competition in Tupelo.

Jennifer Pace has opened a coffee shop in Water Valley which is showcasing her pottery and Cecil Bower’s wood work.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Fall Into Art!

Members of Oxford Artists' Guild will be exhibiting on the Courthouse Lawn, Saturday, September 19th from 9 until 4:30. 
Unique and original art of all media will be on display and for sale including leather, wood and, ironwork.  
Live music featuring The Wilburs will be on the Southside from 12 until 3. 
In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held on September 20th from 10 until 4:30.  See oxfordartistsguild.blogspot.com for more details.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Fall Into Art!

Come join us on the Courthouse Lawn as we

"Fall Into ART!"

Saturday, September 19th from 9 until 4. The Wilburs will be performing from 12 until 3.
Current members exhibiting are:
Ed Tropp - Leatherwork
June Pryor - Water color and Acrylic
Tiffeny Owens - Acrylic
Cecil Bowers - Turned Wood
Tammy Oliver Cook - Oils
Jonathon Smith - Iron Work
Charles Chaffin - Acrylic
Pam Locke - Water color
Linda Peters - Oils
Lee Ann O'Keefe - Acrylic, Watercolor, Pencil
If inclement weather, show will be moved to Sunday, September 20th from 10 until 4:30

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Needs for Youth Art Classes

Art Camp Needs
If anyone has any of the following items, they can donate to the youth art summer program, we would greatly appreciate it!
Drop off at the Powerhouse Monday-Friday between 9 and 5.  Our Sculpture class is the second week of June so the quicker we can get these things, the better. Much thanks in advance!
1.paper tubes-from wrapping paper, toilet paper, and paper towels
2. plastic cups from apple sauce or fruit cups-the little plastic cups that these items come in are very handy in the art room and we will use them for sculptures as well and maracas if we get enough.
3. Styrofoam packing material-not the peanuts but the actual styrofoam that cushions electronics, etc. We can cut it for space creatures!
4. plastic lids from soda-the more colorful the better
5. scrap wood pieces
6. old buttons from cast off clothing, etc.
7. bottle caps-metal from soda, beer, etc.
8. wine corks
9. mat board scraps

We do not need anymore glass jars or egg cartons. We have enough of those but the above items can be very useful. You can drop it off at the Powerhouse with ART CAMP written on it and leave your name on it, so I can send you a thank you and photos of what we make. 


Friday, April 17, 2015

Andi Bedsworth to be featured on cover of Number Magazine

One of Andi Bedsworth's works will be featured on the cover of the current Number magazine.
Way to go Andi!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Youth Art Show Winners!

Oxford Artists' Guild is happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Youth Art Exhibition. 

Judges were member of the guild, including former and current instructors.  Winners were selected based on originality, grasp of artistic elements and concepts, technique, and overall impression. 

We congratulate all entries and appreciate the participation of so many talented young artists!

Peoples Choice Award:  Savannah Faulkner


First:  Self Portrait  by Evie
Second:   Anumls by Ryan

Honorable Mention:  Once Upon a Time by Tommy



Grades 1-3

First:  Shades of Ming by Ella Beth
Second:  Gobble, Gobble by Lake  

Honorable Mention:  Butterfly Fish by Samuel


Grades 4-6

First:  My Impression of a Cow by Josephine

Second:  Pinkie Pie Moon by  McKay
Honorable Mention:  Motherly Love by Laila

Grades 7-8

First:   Japanese Fish by Jena

Second: Migraine by  Hai Hai

Honorable Mention: Ewe Up for a Swim by Timothy

 Grades 9-12

First:  The Art of Music by  Detarrius

Second: Let's Put Him in a Pot by Blake

Honorable Mention:  Books by Madeline


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Caren Vitell and Nicole Gladden featured in Bozart Gallery

Caren Vitell is one of two featured artists in Bozarts Gallery new show "Big Skies".

Nicole Gladden is also a featured artist this month at the gallery. 

Congratulations to our very talented members!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

4th Annual Youth Art Exhibition

The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council and the Oxford Artists' Guild 4th Annual Student Exhibition is currently underway at the Powerhouse.  This exhibition represents over 70 works from local students with ages ranging from pre-school through high school seniors. The show can be viewed Monday through Friday from 9-5 until Friday, March 30th.

A reception to honor these talented artists will be held at the Powerhouse on Tuesday, March 24th from 6 pm to 8 pm and will be open to the general public. Winners in each category will be recognized via ribbons that evening.  Patrons visiting the reception may vote for their favorite piece among the entries that have not already won a ribbon.

Steve Thomas will be on hand to entertain the artists with his famous balloons!

Life is a Circus

Guild member, Cindy Aune, will be exhibiting at the Caron Gallery which is located on 128 West Main Street in Tupelo, MS from February 19th through March 3.
An opening reception is being held on February 19th from 5-7.  The public is invited to attend.
For more information email kim@thecarongallery, call 662-205-3051, or visit www.thecarongallery.com
Gallery hours are Monday - Friday from 10 until 5, Thursday until 7, and Saturday from 11-4.

3rd Annual yART Sale

yART Sale

YAC's third annual yART sale will be held on February 21st from 10-2 at the Powerhouse. Each year we clean up and clean out- extra supplies, half finished projects, works that were abandoned, broken or didn't turn out quite right. It's a yard sale for art.

This is a great time to finally move on from that experimental piece you tried in college but it didn't turn out right and you can't sell but you don't want to throw it away but who would you give it to? Or that painting your ex gave you, but you don't actually like it and now it's just collecting dust in your laundry room next to your washing machine. Or how about that hooked rug you started last summer.  Pack that stuff up and bring it to the yART sale! You can simply donate the items and know that they will find good homes, or you can receive points for them and shop for new to you stuff.
The YAC has already started a great pile of stuff from our classes and green cage, but the fun really starts with the community comes together to trade supplies and works. We hope you will help make this a continuing tradition by coming out and adding to our mix, but if you can't, please pass along the information to others who you think would be interested.
So clean out those closets! Free the space under your bed! Finally admit you're never going to finish that hooked rug/macrame wall hanging/mosaic birdbath and come take home someone else's half finished rug/hanging/birdbath! 
There is something for everyone. See you on February 21st 10-2 at the Powerhouse.