MEET THE ARTISTS
Currently living and working in Lawton, OK Robert Peterson (b. 1981) is a self-taught artist. His spontaneous realism portraits have been exhibited and sold in galleries in NYC, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, Oklahoma City, Venice Beach and Lawton, OK. Petersons highly sought after works have been collected by celebrities like hip hop mogul Diddy, Swizz Beatz, James Cruz, Fabolous and athletes like Carlos Boozer, Amare Stoudemire, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Derrell Revis and many others.
Robert Peterson’s work has been commissioned from both Nike and Tony & Guy as well as Monster Products and Sol Republic. Roberts’s goal is to create portraits of people that have never been captured by camera before by using multiple images combined with live models and his imagination. Peterson made Oklahoma history by becoming the first African American to ever receive the artist of the year in Southwest Oklahoma for his continued efforts to create amazing works of art and philanthropy in January 2017. During Art Basel 2018 Peterson earned the Spectrum Spotlight Artist of the Year.
Sara Scribner (b. 1982 Fremont, California) is a figurative painter living in Oklahoma. She earned a BFA in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has exhibited in museums and galleries across the US and in Europe, including European Museum of Modern Art (MEAM) museum in Barcelona, Spain for Pintando Hoy curated by Didi Menendez, Wally Workman Gallery in Austin, Texas, and RJD Art Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY. Her work has been published in American Art Collector, Southwest Art Magazine, PoetsArtists Magazine, Professional Artists Magazine and online at Artsy, Huffington Post, Fine Art Connoisseur, Austin Chronicle as well as the San Francisco Chronicle. She has been selected as an ARC Salon finalist in 2013, 2015, 2018 and 2019.
A graduate from the renowned Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM. and Oklahoma City University, Brent Greenwood now serves as the Fine Arts Director for the Chickasaw Nation. During the past 20 years his work has been featured in exhibits across North America and abroad in Paris, France.
Brent is of Chickasaw and Ponca heritage and because of this distinct cultural background he expresses his narratives through both the southeastern and plains tribal lens. His early artistic influences were Native artists such as Jerome Tiger, Rance Hood and TC Cannon. The remnants of the “Oklahoma Style” of Native art and Brent’s love for contemporary art and graffiti have come together in a style recognizably his own.
Brent has received numerous accolades and awards for his artwork but the one he is most proud of is the one he shares with his wife Kennetha. In 2009 they were recognized as the National Indian Education Association’s “Parents of the Year.” Raising their children within the culture and arts has been paramount for them both. Brent’s passion as an artist has now expanded into arts education. From teaching artist to administrator, Brent’s commitment to the arts and the tribal youth of today has never been stronger.
Dean Wilhite was born in Olton, Texas. He works in acrylics and watercolors. Light and shadow are Wilhite’s great love. Getting the shadow detail right is the key to a successful painting. And the perfect highlight can be magic.
Wilhite studied graphic design at OSU Okmulgee. He has worked as a graphic designer in studios and ad agencies doing photo retouching, illustration, production art, and logo design. Wilhite has been published in national design journals and books, and worked across a wide range of design disciplines.
From childhood to life as an adult, he has looked for images that makes him pause and reflect on events from his life. A shadow that crossed the old farm road he traveled down on his granddad’s farm, or the window shade on the house next door casting its long afternoon shadow on the siding boards, reaching the viewer with his memories and taking them on a journey back in time to their own is his goal.
The illustrative work Wilhite produces as the senior art director at Ackerman McQueen Advertising Agency for the award winning BancFirst television campaign featuring small towns in Oklahoma, are examples of the bold color pallet that is ever present in his work.
Karin Walkingstick is an award winning Cherokee potter from Claremore, Oklahoma. Her passion for art began at an early age. Throughout her life she has explored many forms of creative expression. Since her introduction to clay in 2013, she has committed her time exclusively to creating one-of-a-kind works of pottery using techniques that echo her Cherokee culture. All of her pieces are hand coiled and stone burnished.
Karin participates in Native American art markets such as the Santa Fe Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market in Phoenix, Arizona, and Cherokee Art Market in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
By immersing himself intellectually, emotionally, and physically in the
world of golf, internationally renowned American photographer
Mike Klemme has captured on film arresting images that illuminate
the sometimes seldom-seen assets of the world of golf and excite a
sense of shared discovery for the viewer and a feeling of seeing a well-
known golf hole as if for the first time. One of the most gratifying compliments of his work is that it makes the viewer want to play the game of golf.
One of the most widely published photographers in his field,
Klemme has contributed thousands of photographs to Golf, Golf
Digest, Golf Connoisseur, The Golfer, Links, Travel & Leisure Golf,
Golfdom, Sports Illustrated, ESPN The Magazine, USA Today, Men’s
Journal, The Robb Report, Cigar Afficianado and travel and inflight
magazines around the globe. Many golf marketing professionals have
come to regard him as the finest golf course landscape
photographer working today.
In addition to commercial assignments for developers, advertising agencies,
and magazine publishers, his photos have illustrated six books. He was recognized in 2005 as the Official Photographer of the
Oklahoma Centennial. For two years, in addition to his golf
photography, Mike traveled the back roads of Oklahoma shooting
the people, places and events that make his home state great. The
culmination of this project is a 288-page coffee table book entitled
"Celebrating Oklahoma!" which was published in July of 2007 to rave
reviews. "Celebrating Oklahoma!" was a finalist in the Oklahoma Book
Awards Book of the Year Contest and has sold over 18,000 copies
around the globe.
PATRICIA RIDGE BRADLEY//
Patricia Ridge Bradley grew up in Enid, OK and has been drawing and painting since childhood. After graduating with a BFA with an emphasis in drawing from Oklahoma State University, she apprenticed for an advertising agency in Tulsa that provided a crash course in graphic design. Patricia and her husband, Stephen, moved to Colorado in 1980, where she founded Bradley Studios. She began a 35-year career as a graphic designer, working for the juvenile products industry, opera and ballet companies, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and designing, editing and producing numerous large-format books.
Now residing in northeast Oklahoma, Patricia has returned to fine art, working with charcoal, pastel and oil. Her favorite subjects include the figure, portraits, still life, landscapes, cityscapes, and western themes in a representational style. Her technique ranges from very loose and spontaneous to meticulously rendered. Patricia has won numerous awards for her pastel and drawings, teaches classes and workshops, and demonstrates for artist organizations. Artworks can be viewed at www.patriciaridgebradley.com.
Jerry Bergin is an award-winning contemporary mixed media artist who has captivated the art world with his breathtaking visual artistry and commanding use of color reticulation.
Upon receiving his BA in Fine Art Education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Jerry accepted a position as an artist for Six Flags, Inc. He crafted murals and hand-painted signs that were displayed in theme parks all around the world.
Jerry then focused his energy on developing a professional brand as a muralist and decorative painter, and in 2004, he started his own business. Shortly thereafter, he became known for his particular artistic aesthetic, creative point-of-view, and unrelenting attention to detail.
Creating each new masterpiece on a canvas of wood panel or plexiglass, Jerry draws out the beauty of each of his subjects with his unique blend of proprietary plasters and well-balanced use of color. The heartwarming southwestern imagery in his current body of work is made from intricate, hand-cut stencils; a subtle nod to his inspiration by and appreciation for urban street art.
Jerry Bergin resides in Edmond, OK with his wife Ali and three children.