Holland Hall’s 2012 ARTworks
Featuring Artist Cecile Baird
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ticket cost $50
Exhibition and Sale
October 29 – November 26
Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open to the Public
October 29 – November 2
Student workshops with the artist will be held in all three branches
All events held at Holland Hall’s Holliman Gallery, Walter Arts Center, 5666 E. 81st St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74137
ARTworks has had a rich tradition at Holland Hall since its inception in 1977. The program is in keeping with the schools’ core belief that an appreciation for and experiences in the arts are essential. As part of the program, the artist will work with students in each school division.
About the Artist: Cecile Baird
Cecile Baird received BFA and MA degrees in graphic design from The Ohio State University. After working as a designer in St. Louis, Los Angeles and Ohio Cecile has now turned her talents to fine art. Working in Colored Pencil and Oil, she has developed a realistic style that captures the drama and beauty of everyday objects in her still life paintings. Cecile has become known for her strong sense of composition and dramatic use of lighting
Cecile is a leading Colored Pencil artist and is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America. Her Colored Pencil and Oil paintings have received numerous regional, national and international awards. Cecile’s work has been published in The Artist’s Magazine, International Artists, American Artist and Southwest Art.
In 2005 Cecile authored the book Painting Light with Colored Pencil published by North Light Books. The book is in its second printing. Her artwork is also featured in Paint-Illustrated Techniques for Every Medium also by North Light Books. She is on the cover and has the feature article in How did you Paint That? 100 Ways to Paint Favorite Subjects by International Artists. Since the publication of her book Cecile has become a much sought after teacher. She conducts workshops all over the country.
Light is the main source of inspiration for my art. Through the still life genre I love to explore how light can transform simple objects into works of art. I often employ back lighting to enhance the transparent qualities of objects such as grapes, oranges or flowers that most people never notice. Using a realistic style, strong composition and dramatic values I turn simple still life arrangements into dynamic art pieces. I want the viewer of my work to share my sense of wonder and joy in the ordinary objects of everyday life.
Oil and Colored Pencil are my mediums of choice. I started working in oils which I still love and use today but discovered Colored Pencils about 15 years ago. I found that I could get the look of oils with colored pencils which fit perfectly with my love of drawing. I, along with other contemporary colored pencil artists, am taking colored pencil to new heights. It is no longer merely a sketching tool but a legitimate fine art tool as my work shows. I am proud to be one of the leaders in the forefront of this movement.
Thank You to Our Patrons
Dutch Masters Level
George and Jennie Collins Foundation
Roger and Francy Collins
Tammie and David Maloney
Stacy Schusterman ’81
Eric Sherburn and Leigh Ann Moss
James and Susannah Hocutt ’85 Adelson
Paul and Britani Bowman
Ken Busby ’85
J.W. and Mollie Craft
Perry and Jessica Farmer
Jean Ann Fausser
Dr. Marc and Lynn Frazier ’86 Goldberg
Richard and Alvina Hart
Jean F. Holliman Trust
Edward and Jay Lawson
Brad and Cat Lenhart
Larry and Joanna Holliman ’70 Potts
Tray and Jo Siegfried
Stuart Family Foundation
Michael and Amy Whitaker
Neal and Christy Zahn
Darton and Jamie Zink
2012 ARTworks Committee
Chairs: Lynn Frazier Goldberg ’86 & Ken Busby ’85
Primary School Education: Jamie Zink
Middle School Education: Michele McManus
Upper School Education: Jill Smith