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

Location

Prairie Arts Center (website)
1001 S. Duck St.
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074

We Provide

    • Up to three 6′ folding tables
    • Up to six easels – for displaying finished pieces around the stage
    • Video:
      • Camcorder and digital projector – projects a live feed of your work surface on the front wall of the room.
      • Projector has ports for computer connections (DVI, in addition to standard video ports)
    • Food:
      • We offer refreshments during the break at 7:40pm

Gil Adams Demo – Feb. 2019

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

  • 6:00 – 6:30pm – Setup
    • The Board Members will assist you with setting up the stage.
  • 6:30pm – Start of the Stillwater Art Guild Meeting
    • The President will welcome everybody and discuss current Art Guild events.
  • 6:40pm (roughly) – Introduction of Artist, begin demonstration
    • The Program Director will introduce the featured artist with a brief biography.
  • 7:40-8:00pm – Intermission
    • Snacks and refreshments are available in the kitchen.
    • The audience is welcome to visit with the artist and to see the work up close.
  • 8:00pm – Demonstration, second half.
  • 8:30pm (roughly) – Conclusion of the demonstration, break down and pack up
  • 9:00pm – The building is closed by the PAC staff.

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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