POOLE JOINS PRESTIGIOUS
NATIONAL WEATHER CENTER BIENNALE
From a pool of thousands of submissions, O. Gail Poole's painting, "Bradley Wheat Fields and Storm Clouds," has been selected for exhibit in the 2015 National Weather Center Biennale, an international juried exhibition presenting: Art's Window on the Impact of Weather on the Human Experience. Internationally acclaimed artist Mel Chin serves as guest juror. The exhibit runs from Sunday, April 19 - Sunday, June 14 2015, at the National Weather Center.
POOLE HITS THE FRONT PAGE
O. Gail Poole makes headlines! Brandy McDonnell of The Oklahoman features Poole in an excellent article, which graced the front page of the State's largest newspaper on Thursday, December 4, 2014.
"O. Gail Poole's passion for painting could never be tamed, couldn't be reined into a particular school, style or subject matter.
But his daughter is making sure that she harnesses his legacy, so that his creative spirit is remembered, especially in his home state...." Read more.
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POOLE ADDED TO OKLAHOMA STATE ART COLLECTION
November 14, 2014 - Oklahoma City
The Oklahoma State Art Collection has completed its first acquisition by Oklahoma Artist O. Gail Poole (1935-2013). The painting, titled "First Immigrant/Mind of Man" was a gift to the collection by Roy T. Oliver, a long-time collector of Poole's work. "Gail Poole was a very talented artist and a fine human being whose imagination and artistic ability is irreplaceable," Oliver said. Nicole Poole, the artist's daughter and owner of Poole's remaining works, responded, “Roy Oliver and The Oklahoma Arts Council have my deepest gratitude for placing Dad’s work in the State Art Collection. Dad was one of Oklahoma's most dedicated artists, and the knowledge that his legacy will continue to inspire the people of Oklahoma is a great honor for me and for my family." The work will be on display in the Oklahoma State Capitol Gallery. For more information, visit the State Art Collection website.
OU President David L. Boren
Receives PAINTING BY
O. Gail Poole
NORMAN – “Morning Meeting,” an original oil on canvas by internationally noted Oklahoma artist O. Gail Poole, was recently given to University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren, by the artist’s daughter, Nicole Poole of Norman.
Guided by the wishes of father, who died in April 2013, Nicole Poole presented the artwork as a gift to Boren in recognition of the respect “my father and our family has for his dedication and service.” Nicole Poole, who is an alumna of the OU School of Drama, said her father followed the career and championed the efforts of Boren and enthusiastically supported the President’s work to nurture OU into a world-class institution.
“The university is honored to receive this gift from such a fine artist who was also an outstanding citizen of Norman,” Boren said. “It will become part of the university art collection of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art.”
Cataloguing of the O. Gail Poole Collection Continues
April, 2014 With thanks to Julie Droke (former Registrar, Sam Noble Museum of Natural History), Terri Jordan (Archivist), J.J. Bradford (Photographer), Brad Gregg (Artist, Editor) and Norman developer Brent Swift, cataloguing the remainder of the O. Gail Poole Collection is underway. Poole’s works on paper, including oils, pastels, charcoals and pen & ink are eagerly awaiting their place in the catalogue. Updates coming soon!
Nicole Poole Elected to Board of Norman Arts Council
April, 2014 Following in her father, O. Gail Poole’s footsteps, Nicole Poole joined the Board of the Norman Arts Council in April. The Norman Arts Council is a leading force for creative and legislative innovation, artist opportunities and community exposure to both the rich pool of talent within Oklahoma and the cutting-edge innovation of artists worldwide.
Nicole Poole Joins Art Ludique Team for Marvel Exhibit
March, 2013 Again joining the ranks of the internationally-acclaimed Art Ludique, Le Musée in Paris, Nicole Poole, Owner and Administrator of the O. Gail Poole Collection, served as interpreter and art handler for the world’s first exhibit of Marvel Superheroes, running through August, 2014. The exhibit contains hundreds of pages of original art from Jack Kirby, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko and other legendary comics creators, as well as original props from the blockbuster films Captain America, The Avengers, Thor and Iron Man.
Nicole Poole Joins Art Ludique Team for Pixar Exhibit
November, 2013 Nicole Poole, Owner and Administrator of the O. Gail Poole Collection, lent her skills as an interpreter, art condition reporter and curatorial assistant for the PIXAR, 25 YEARS OF ANIMATION exhibit, the inaugural exhibit for Art Ludique, Le Musée, in Paris.
The first museum of its kind in the world, Art Ludique highlights work by the talented creators who bring life to public entertainment and influence the arts of their era. The drawings, paintings and sculptures made by animation and gaming studios, superhero artists, set designers and authors of comics and manga now have a proper exhibition space worthy of talent that is recognised around the world.
Launched in 2006 at MoMA in New York and since touring prestigious museums around the world, PIXAR, 25 YEARS OF ANIMATION is the perfect event to showcase the new museum’s innovative approach and popular appeal. By showing original pieces from the artists behind Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and more, the exhibit takes the appreciation of animation to an entirely new level. The exhibit runs from November 16 2013 through March 2, 2014.
Winners Announced for
O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund
October, 2013 The Norman Arts Council has announced this year’s winners of the newly established O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund for artists.
Poole, a celebrated Oklahoma artist, died in April at age 77. His daughter, Nicole Poole, established the fund to honor his memory. The fund is administered by the Norman Arts Council and benefits artists of demonstrated merit and ability, allowing them the freedom and opportunity to travel outside of Norman for their work.
The first to receive awards are Marwin Begaye, Chris Fleming, Debby Kaspari and Craig Swan. Each will receive $500. Begaye will use his award to attend an international indigenous contemporary visual arts gathering in New Zealand, where he will participate in workshops and exhibits and lead a printmaking workshop. Fleming used his to cover costs of a three-week workshop at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village, Colo. Swan plans an artistic pilgrimage to New York City, and Kaspari will pursue a study of plein-air painting at Medicine Park. All donations to the O. Gail Poole Memorial Travel Fund are tax deductible. Please visit the Memorial Travel Fund page for more information.
UPDATE: THE O. GAIL POOLE MEMORIAL TRAVEL FUND IS CURRENTLY BEING RESTRUCTURED TO GIVE $1500 TO EACH OF TWO ARTISTS PER YEAR, BEGINNING IN 2015.