Info for Demo Artists

Information for artists who are invited to perform a demonstration at one of our meetings.

You will be demonstrating your artistic methods on stage in front of 30+ artists from the Stillwater area.

If you have never done a public demonstration, one simple suggestion: We already know how great your work is. (How else did we know to contact you? :) Instead of doing a simple slideshow, we are more interested in what goes on in your head. What is your process as you go from the initial creative spark to the finished piece?

Schedule

  • Meetings take place on the fourth Monday of each month from September to April (except December)
  • Please see the Meetings & Demonstrations page for the most up-to-date schedule.

Location

Sheerar Center Auditorium (website)
7th and Duncan (southwest corner)
Stillwater, Oklahoma

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We Provide

  • Up to three 6′ folding tables
  • Up to six easels – for displaying finished pieces around the stage
  • Power:
    • The stage has two wall outlets along the front, and one near the back
    • One 50′ extension cord
  • Audio:
    • Wireless microphone
    • Speakers
    • Audio mixer, which not only receives the audio from the microphone, but has ports for computer audio
  • Video:
    • Camcorder and digital projector – projects a live feed of your work surface on the back wall of the stage
    • Projector has ports for computer connections (DVI, in addition to standard video ports)
    • Lighting – we have basic lights for the camcorder. We encourage you to bring custom lighting if your demo requires it.
  • Food:
    • We offer refreshments during the break at 8:00pm
  • Honorarium (contact our Program Director for details)

Helen Howerton, acrylic demo – October, 2009

What to Bring

  • Work environment: easel, work surface, brushes… The specific tools you use!
    • (optional) Computer – only if you require it to do your demo (Photoshop, slide show, etc.)
  • If you are bringing a computer and/or lights, remember to bring a power strip.
  • Finished artwork – 4-6 pieces for displaying around the stage.
    • We have easels and tables, but let us know if you have your own display
  • Promotional material – business cards, postcards, etc.

Rory Morgan, oil & acrylic demo – October 2010

Itinerary

  • 5:45 – 7:00pm – Setup
    • The Program Director will unlock the building and assist you with setting up the stage.
    • Enter through the door on the west side of the building. It has ramp access to the back of the stage.
    • You may show up any time after 5:30pm, but give yourself enough time to get set up by 7:00pm
  • 7:00pm – Start of the Stillwater Art Guild Meeting
    • The President will welcome everybody and discuss current Art Guild events.
  • 7:15pm (roughly) – Introduction of Artist, begin demonstration
    • The Program Director will introduce the featured artist with a brief biography.
  • 8:10-8:30pm – Intermission
    • Snacks and refreshments are available in the lobby.
    • The audience is welcome up on stage to see the work up close.
  • 8:30pm – Demonstration, second half.
  • 9:00pm (roughly) – Conclusion of the demonstration, break down and pack up
    • You can continue as late as you need, but some of our members live out of town and will leave at 9:00pm.

Mitsuno Reedy, pastel portrait demo – March 2011

We encourage you to attend a meeting ahead of time, not only to get a feel for what to expect for your own demo, but to simply enjoy being around other local artists.

Please contact our Program Director if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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