Michelle (Mikie) Metcalfe
Art has been a part of my life since high school, although it had to take a backseat during life obligations. However it has always been important to me. After many years of working in fiber, clay, printmaking, painting and mixed media, I have devoted the last nine years to encaustic painting.
The encaustic technique consists of the use of hot, molten beeswax and dammar resin. The wax is colored with dry pigment or oil paint. It is then used as a medium for painting. I am mesmerized by the movement of the wax when heat and color are applied.
I have been making art in some form for over 50 years, having explored a wide range of subjects in many different media. Currently, I am experimenting with various forms of abstraction in acrylic.
I have had approximately a dozen solo exhibits (including a retrospective exhibit at the State Capitol and an exhibit of Special Places landscapes at JRB Art Gallery) and have participated in many juried and invitational shows.I am represented in numerous private and corporate collections, including the Oklahoma State Permanent Art Collection, Mabee Gerrer of Art and the University Of Science and Arts of Oklahoma.
My work can be seen locally at Studio Six in the historic Arts District.
Sue Moss Sullivan
Fiber Arts and Mixed Media
I began working in the fiber medium over 40 years ago. My work, which includes traditional weaving and mixed media, captures my passion for the history of textiles and my desire to push traditional techniques to become innovative art. I often weave mediums other than fiber, such as copper, wire, metal, etc. My current work includes waxed linen that is knotted, twisted and coiled, using no loom or other tools, to create
2D & 3D pieces.
My work has been exhibited nationally and locally, both in juried exhibitions and invitational shows, winning many awards. My work is in both private and corporate collections. I am a co-owner of Studio Six in the Paseo Arts District, Ok. City