PHOTOS OF OCTOBER 6, 2017 OIL CAPITAL CHINA PAINTERS MEETING
PHOTOS OF 9/8/2107 OIL CAPITAL MEETING
BY LOIS HIGGINS
****SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 MEETING MINUTES OF OIL CAPITAL CHINA PAINTERS
Oil Capital China Painters
September 8, 2017
Call to Order: At 1:32 pm by President Marilyn Miller.
Invocation: Given by Marilyn Miller.
Members Present: Susan Owen, Junita
Lohr, Lois Higgins, Marilyn Miller. (Late-comers: Carol Tillman & Kathy Holler-Ryle). (Not
Minutes of last meeting: Approval of
minutes was tabled because we did not have a quorum.
Treasurers Report: Given by Lois
Higgins: Checking: $169.93.
Christmas Party: The party will be
held at Susan Owens’s home on December 1 or 2.
It will be a cookie exchange. The
gift exchange will be a painted ornament.
(Carol Tillman received a blank ornament donation. Members may use these for their Christmas
Participation: Members encouraged to enter items in the Fair
(the deadline has been extended to Sept. 8).
Members will paint at the Fair on Saturday, October 7. The schedule is:
Retha Falkenberry and Helen McNabb
1pm-4pm: Carol Tillman and Marilyn Miller
5pm-10pm: Lois Higgins and Susan Owen
Whitley may also be available)
working will receive a parking and admission pass.
Board Meeting will be Saturday, September 23, 10am at the Museum in Ok City.
There will be a bake sale by Oil Capital members.. Oil Capital will be donating a basket of nice
white china for the OKWOCPInc raffle at the Tri-State Convention. Oil Capital members are encouraged to bring
a nice piece of white china for the basket, and an item for the bake sale. Lois and Susan Owen are putting the basket
together, and want to take the basket to
the OKWOCPInc Board Meeting. Other OKWOCPInc
money-making items will be a TV to be raffled and a “wishing well”. .
Seminars: Suggestions for seminars: Kathy Lewis, Jane Wright and Paula
White. Susan will investigate.
Lunch for January OKWOCPInc Board Meeting: Oil Capital and NE
Teachers will be responsible for lunch for the January Board meeting. Susan suggested the Costco Croissant
Sandwiches, chips, dessert and drinks.
Members supported this idea.
Estate donation: Carol received two
donations from Estates of china painters (given by relatives of the painters). The first was Fannie Fuqua from Poplar Bluff, MO,
the second form Mary Ames, NY City.
Carol brought the items. Members decided to use these as fund raisers
for the club. They consisted of china,
paint and “carrying devices”. They were
sold at bargain prices. She will bring
the remainder to subsequent meetings and
will add the unsold paint to the basket of white china for the Tri State
show. She shared the outcome of a project of finishing and firing plates that
had been started by Mrs. Ames in the 50’s and never fired. The donor will give them to her grandchildren
Drawing for door prize: Omitted due to no
member is asked to provide a wrapped, nice piece of china for the drawings. We voted to continue with the drawings at the
last meeting. Please bring your
contribution to next meeting.
Adjournment: At 2:30.
Program: First fire of Poinsettias, pinecones, and
chickadee on a 9”
bowl, by Lois Higgins.
No January meeting held
OIL CAPITAL CHINA
PAINTERS’ MEETING MINUTES
NOVEMBER 11, 2016
Lohr, President, called the meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. at the Deleware
Crossings Condo’s Club House. A prayer was given by Lois Higgins. Members present were Junita Lohr, President;
Mary Williams; Carol Tillman; Susan Owen; Helen McNabb; Retha Falkenberry; Ila
Church, Treasurer; Marilyn Miller, Auditor; Lois Higgins, Vice-President; and
Sarah Gomez, Recording Secretary.
meeting was held in October; however, the minutes for September 9, 2016
(Sepember minutes were provided by Lois Higgins due to Sarah Gomez’s absence.)
were presented and approved with one correction. The correction was on the Treasurer’s report
with the $392.36 checking account balanced changed to $392.27 as directed by
Church presented the treasurer’s report.
The checking account had a beginning balance of $392.27; income of
$743.00; disbursements of $886.68 and an ending balance of $248.59. Oil Capital’s Checking account had a
beginning balance of $3,253.41; income of $1.63; disbursements $200.00 and an
ending balance of $3,055.04. The total
amount of the checking account and the savings account is $3,303.63.
Shirley Weston seminar cost was $800.
members were in our prayers due to illnesses and losses. Janie Thirty has a hard time getting
around. Carol Tillman’s son is having
surgery. Kathy Holler-Ryle’s son has
lost the sight in his good eye and will need prayers as he copes with this
annual Oil Capital China Painter’s Christmas luncheon will be on December 3,
2016, at Fish Daddy’s. To be entered in
the tea cup/saucer drawing you must bring a painted tea cup/saucer or painted
Business: The Shirley Weston seminar was
a success. Susan requested Mary’s fees
be refunded due to her illness. Mary
said to let it go.
Harris who recently passed was instrumental in the organization of the OKWOCPINC
as well as a charter member of Oil Capital China Painters. Carol Tillman
reported that Doris’s daughter, Barbara, gave some of Doris’s painted pieces to
Motion: Lois Higgins made a motion to donate $100 to
OKWOCP in honor and memory of Doris Harris.
Motion seconded by Carol Tillman.
asked if the “China Painters Magazine” contained the article Carol Tillman
wrote about Doris Harris. Members
indicated that no article was in the magazine but another magazine will come
out soon. Carol will ask when the article will be published. The article was in Elaine Pino’s email
Report by Retha Falkenberry: Oil Capital
did well. Lois Higgins won a grand
prize. The displays looked very nice.
to Searcy report by Lois Higgins: 9
ladies from Tulsa and 4 ladies from the OKC are attended the Missouri
convention in Searcy, Missouri. All
ladies had a “ball.” Missouri had 17
members, Oklahoma had 13 members and the rest of the 40 attendees were from
Arkansas. The food was great. San Do had an excellent demonstration. Kathy Lewis’s demonstration was very good.
Owen reminded us of the upcoming Tri-State Convention in Arkansas on March 29,
30, and April 1. The number of
hospitality bags Oil Capital is responsible to fill has increased from 100 to
150 bags. There have been new bags
secured by Thelma that are a little bigger than the first choice. Several studies and other items from Doris
Harris’ estate have been secured. Tall
medication bottles have been collected to fill with skinny q-tips, toothpicks,
etc. Paints have been secured for the
bags. Also secured are 75 china pieces wrapped and 90 paper bookmarks. Sarah Gomez is donating vinyl painting
mats. OKC has contributed circles to aid
in twisting off caps. Lois and Carol
have rented a large room in order to put the items in the bags on Thursday
before the convention. Sarah and Retha
will also be at the convention early to help.
you wish to have a piece on the Oklahoma display table you must be sure to send
a stand. Each WOPC member will receive
three separate bid sheets for Oklahoma artists’ work; for Arkansas artists’
work; and for Missouri artists’ work. A
box will be provided for each state’s votes.
A new nominating committee was
discussed. Susan Owen, Chairman; Lois
Higgins; and Sarah Gomez will be the committee to present the new slate of
officers for 2017-2016.
Delegates will serve
from May 1 to June 1 of each year under the new
By-Laws. As of now delegates are Helen,
Kathy and Ila. It was decided that every
delegate needed an alternate. This task
has been tabled until February.
presented the auditor’s report for the period of May 1, 2014 through April 30,
2016. The checking account had a
beginning balance of $943.19; income of $8959.74; expenses of $9330.90; and an
ending balance of $572.03. This is a
loss of $371.16. The savings account
had a beginning balance of $3050.00; income of $3050 and interest income of
$12.02 for a total income of $3900.00; and ending balance of $2602.11 which is
a loss of $837.98. Marilyn suggested
that since we are spending more that we earn each year we should be more aware
of how we spend our money.
Ideas for fund raisers
were discussed. Some ideas presented
were to enter craft fairs (take 10%); to encourage member to make donations to
our club; and to recruit new members.
Lois is working to get
permission to display our work at the Hardesty library.
Members were reminded
to bring a gift of blank porcelain that is wrapped each year for the drawings
at each meeting. They were told to tell
the president and secretary when they gave their wrapped, blank porcelain. (They could also opt to write a note to give
to the secretary.) The members who bring
gifts will be recorded in the minutes.
This month’s drawing
winner Carol Tillman. Display Pieces: Ornament with roses by Junita Lohr and the
Wreath with Cardinal from Weston seminar by Ila Church.
Lois told the club she
is looking into a seminar with Sharon Scholtz.
The subject may be a vase with roses and grapes. More information will be provided at the
Lois Higgins presented
three techniques using luster for our demonstration. The three techniques are (1) pen work with
stevia; (2) Dipping Lusters; (3) Gold underlay.
Retha Falkenberry was
appreciated and thanked for providing her condo’s club house as a meeting place
at the last minute due to the library being closed on Veteran’s Day.
Meeting was adjourned
and the demonstration by Lois Higgins began.
by Sarah Gomez, Recording Secretary
OIL CAPITAL'S SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 MEETING MINUTES:
CAPITAL CHINA PAINTERS
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
Meeting called to order by
President, Junita Lohr, at 1:40 p.m. at the Herman & Kate Kaiser Library,
Tulsa, OK with nine Members present:
Junita Lohr, Marilyn Miller, Carol Tillman, Helen McNabb, Lois Higgins,
Ila Church, Tana Parks, Mary Williams, and Ila Church in attendance. Susan Owen and Sarah Gomez excused due to
immediately family member’s illness.
PRAYER given by Lois Higgins.
REPORT by Ila Church:
April 1 to June 1,
2016 $ 728.03
TOTAL $ 3,330.14
June 1 to September 1, 2016 $ 392.36 Checking
$ 3,253.41 Savings.
TOTAL $ 3,645.77
Treasurer’s Report approved as
read by Lois Higgins for Sarah Gomez.
Approved as read.
Committee report by Lois Higgins is that Susan Owen’s father had surgery
yesterday and is in ICU a couple of days then into a regular room. He is doing very well. Sarah Gomez husband (Tommy) is home from
surgery and is recovering nicely.
Higgins welcomes two new members to Oil Capital, Mary Williams (present) and
Denise Holmes (not present). Both are
students of Lois.
reminded Members of the deadline for Tulsa Fair Entries and that the Entry Deadline
was extended to Sept. 9. Take-in
Entries along with your confirmation sheet on Sept. 17 between 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m.to the Central Hall at Expo Square.
Pick Up Entries on October 10, 2016 from 7:30 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.
Motion was made by Lois Higgins that
a donation of $25.00 be made to the World Organization of China Painters to the
Color Fund in “Memory of Virginia Wentz of the Oil Capital China Painters Club,
Discussion on giving a donation to
WOCP in memory of Doris Harris was placed on hold to allow further
Junita Lohr mentioned the Arkansas
WOCP Convention at Searcy, Arkansas on September 30 to October 2, 2016 to
encourage members to attend.
Junita Lohr mentioned the Tri-State
Convention (Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas) on March 30, 31 and April 1, 2017
in Springfield Missouri. Registration
and schedule is on the OKWOCPINC website and members are encouraged to plan on
attending and sign up for banquets and paint ins.
Junita mentioned the Okla. WOCP Inc.
Quarterly Board Meeting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 2700 North Portland,
Okla. City, OK. Donuts and coffee served
at 9:00 a.m., Lunch $7.00; Surprise demonstration, Bingo and an estate sale
will be open. Also, take the time to
view the new location of the WOCP Museum.
Reminder the Shirley Weston Seminar,
Oct. 16, 17 and 18 (Sun., Mon. and Tues) registration is open and will be at
the home of Susan Owen, 11621 South 103 East Avenue, Bixby, OK
74008. Cost is $60.00 to members and
needs to be paid immediately. The
seminar will be opened to nonmembers of the Club, if seminar does not fill.
There will be no Club meeting in the
Month of October because the Club is having a three-day seminar.
Marilyn Miller won the drawing and
Susan Owen who has the gifts will provide to Marilyn when she is available.
Members had several pieces of
porcelain on display. A Picard Artist, Mr.
Leroy, with enamel highlights, and with dark, medium and light values strongly
depicted. Carol Tillman brought this
Helen McNabb brought a round box
with wet grounding with enamel displaying subject were would be doing today.
Junita Lohr showed a small Dresden
Marilyn Miller displayed several
pieces of porcelain with Silkscreen Oil grounding.
Meeting adjourned at 2:13 p.m. and
Marilyn Miller presented Silkscreen Oil Grounding.
Higgins, Vice President
DIRECTIONS – WET GROUNDING
By Marilyn Miller
Select dry color paint to
ground. Mull it on tile to insure there are no hard specks in the
dry paint. Mix with the silkscreen oil until a little thinner than
your mixed paints, but NOT runny. It should spread out a little, but
not run. Mix thoroughly, don’t leave any specks of dry
paint. Then add a drop (or two) of Oil of Cloves, and mix
thoroughly. Using your palette knife, spread the mixed color a
little on the tile. Using a triangular cosmetic sponge, grasped so
that the flat end is a little rounded, pick up paint, and pounce a couple times
on the tile. Then pounce on the china, moving the sponge around in
different directions. Pick up more paint and continue as needed. Get
enough paint on that you don’t have light spots. If doing a large
piece, do a section, then go back to where you started and do another section,
then back and forth until the piece is covered. Until the mixed
paint begins to dry, you can go over it. When it starts to dry, DO NOT go
back over the pounced paint! Also, if you scratch or touch your
piece, you cannot “fix” it. Take it off and start over. I
guarantee it will chip if you try to fix a scratched off mark. Fire
at 016 or 017.
*** September 10, 2016
Below is an article for the WOCP Newsletter.
Club News from Oil Capital China Painters, Tulsa, OK;
Oil Capital China Painters Club of Tulsa, OK, is back after a three month summer break. We were ready to get back to seeing each other and enjoying porcelain painting. In our first meeting we remembered members that passed over the summer, Virginia Wentz and Doris Harris.
We handled our business, made announcements of upcoming 2017 Tri-State Convention (Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas)March 30, 31, and April 1, 2017 in Springfield, Missouri; members were reminded of the deadline for entries for the Tulsa State Fair and the OK WOCP INC. Quarterly Board meeting.
At each meeting it is important that planned painting demonstrations and paint along occurs. We plan one year in advance so that the Club has diverse subject matter. The September meeting Marilyn Miller demonstrated Wet Grounding with Silkscreen Oil and using Clove Oil as the drying agent. The instructions are below. Kathy Peterson of The Good Stuff has Silkscreen Oil for purchase. Most members find this grounding method easier to use than using Grounding Oil.
Marilyn Miller in attached picture 150209.jpg is teaching Mary Williams, a new china painter and new member to Oil Capital, how to mix the dry paint with the Silkscreen Oil and how much Clove Oil to add before pouncing. In picture 150237.jpg is long time member Ila Church, showing how she has placed the Pompadour paint on a saucer and how the color is so very vibrant. This will look great after firing. In picture 150330.jpg Helen McNabb is showing a piece that she pounced with Silkscreen Oil and you may see the beautiful scrolling with enamel to enhance the box. Wet Grounding is a painting method that really takes any piece of porcelain and gives through the vibrant color notice to the piece of porcelain.
DIRECTIONS – WET GROUNDING (handout)By Marilyn MillerSelect dry color paint to ground. Mull it on tile to insure there are no hard specks in the dry paint. Mix with the silkscreen oil until a little thinner than your mixed paints, but NOT runny. It should spread out a little, but not run. Mix thoroughly, don’t leave any specks of dry paint. Then add a drop (or two) of Oil of Cloves, and mix thoroughly. Using your palette knife, spread the mixed color a little on the tile. Using a triangular cosmetic sponge, grasped so that the flat end is a little rounded, pick up paint, and pounce a couple times on the tile. Then pounce on the china, moving the sponge around in different directions. Pick up more paint and continue as needed. Get enough paint on that you don’t have light spots. If doing a large piece, do a section, then go back to where you started and do another section, then back and forth until the piece is covered. Until the mixed paint begins to dry, you can go over it. When it starts to dry, DO NOT go back over the pounced paint! Also, if you scratch or touch your piece, you cannot “fix” it. Take it off and start over. I guarantee it will chip if you try to fix a scratched off mark. Fire at 016 or 017.
Vice President of Oil Capital China Painters
ClubMember of Oklahoma World Organization of China Painters Inc.
CAPITAL CHINA PAINTERS
President, Junita Lohr, Oil Capital China Painters,
convened meeting held at the Herman & Kate Kaiser Library, Tulsa, OK at
1:30 p.m. Lois Higgins offered a
prayer. Members who were present were:
Junita Lohr, Susan Owen, Ila Church, Marilyn Miller, Helen McNabb, Lois Higgins,
Kathy Holler-Ryle and Sarah Gomez.
Reminder by Treasurer to pay dues to Oil Capital China
Painters for $55.00 and is to be mailed to Ila Church by May 1, 2016. The
breakdown of the $55.00 is - $10.00 for Oil Capital, $40.00 for WOCP (dues
raised this year), and $5.00 for OK WOCP Inc.
Susan assigned Carol Tillman as
hostess for Paula White at the painting retreat for April 8-10. Susan also talked about the PJ party on
Friday night and the banquet on Saturday night.
The annual board meeting will be after the banquet in the banquet
Lois Higgins moved that a $25 to WOCP be donated by Oil
Capital China Painters in honor of Alfredo Toledono for all his contributions
to porcelain painting. Ila Church
seconded the motion. The motion passed.
Drawing was won by Helen McNabb.
CAPITAL CHINA PAINTERS
Minutes were read by Lois Higgins for Sarah Gomez,
Secretary, and approved as read.
Lois Higgins reported on State Bylaws meeting and its
success. These Bylaws will be presented
for approved at the State’s Annual Meeting.
Members displaying at the Monthly meeting is: Helen
McNabb showing Mums which is next month’s paint along class, the pink mums on a
plate and the orange/red mums on a platter; Junita Lohr displayed a Bell with
Raised Paste and Gold painted by Barbara Jensen; Lois Higgins display two eggs
one painted by Sharon Scholz (Snook) and
Lily of the Valley egg painted by Lois Higgins; Retha Falkenberry displayed
Jean Flagg’s oval platter with Wild Roses - this was Retha’s first china
painter teacher in California and this piece was given to Retha after her
husband passed. A small plate dated 1971 painted by AK Johns was also displayed.
Lois Higgins will bring snacks in February and Susan Owen
will bring snack in March.
The lunch cost will be $7.00. It
will be chili, spaghetti, salad and dessert.
Also, the “Adopt the Museum for a Day” promotion will be discussed at the
meeting. This promotion is requesting
$53 from each club that is a member of the World Organization of China
Lois Higgins reported that the Oil Capital’s
painted-china display was well received.
Most of the ornaments sold and many of the display pieces would have
sold if they had been for sale.
ORGANIZATION OF CHINA PAINTERS DUES INCREASED
Lois is talking to Braums to obtain paper bag with
handles for the use as hospitality bags.
Fifty bags are needed.
DELEGATES FOR APRIL
2016 TO APRIL 2017 FOR OKLAHOMA WORLD ORGANIZATION OF CHINA PAINTERS
The club discussed the qualifications for the Pauline
Salyer Founders Award. The deadline is February
1. Oil Capital China
Painters requested that Susan Owen and Marilyn Miller fill out the
questionnaire for this award.
SEPTEMBER 4, 2015
Gomez read the minutes and they were approved with one correction. The year of our program was changed from
2015-2015 to 2015 – 2016.
Owen (our current OK WOCP State President) talked about the September 19, 2015
OK WOCP Board Meeting. There will be a
cup contest (teacup, stein, mug, etc.) as well as a drawing for a free Painting
Seminar for April 2016. The cost of the
tickets is $6 for one ticket or $15 for three tickets. The afternoon activities will be for
demonstrations for $5 in a round robin style of presentation. The demonstrations will be “Painting a
Watermelon on an oval tile” by Le
Yeatts, “Tips on Painting on Bisque” by Jody Cook, “Lace Ladies” by Anita
Kantowski, and “Tips on using an i-pad” by Sarah Gomez. The lunch will be BBQ sandwiches, slaw,
potato salad, baked beans, and dessert.
Cherryl Meggs – Wild Roses with
The cost of the event
will be $280 which includes three days of painting, 3 lunches, the reception (A
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Pajama contest) , and the white porcelain with two
firings. An additional $35 will be
charged for the banquet on Saturday night.
During the reception the participants will be able to shop at each of
the teachers’ tables.
The club members asked if anyone had news of Joanie
Allen. The ladies signed a card to send
to her. We will keep her in our prayers.
Junita Lohr – Dutch Scene
Oil Capital China Painters
Minutes were accepted as sent out via email.
Ila Church gave the Treasurer’s report. We have a total of $4700.07, which includes dues and seminar money.
n Susan Thumm Seminar will be held August 1,2,3 & 4, 2015, at Helen McNabb’s studio. The class is now full. Those attending are: Sarah Gomez, Ann Walker, Le Yeatts, Helen McNabb, Lois Higgins, Marilyn Miller, Junita Lohr, Susan Owen, Kathy Holler-Ryle, and Ila Church. Questions about points earned to apply to the seminar cost should be sent firstname.lastname@example.org
n July 10 meeting will be lunch at Scarlett’s Tea Room in Sapulpa. Each member will pay for her own lunch at the luncheon.
A short statementof Encouragement and Appreciation from President Sarah Gomez was given. If you have ideas for meetings, let Lois Higgins know.
Sarah presented Lois Higgins with an engraved compact as “Oil Capital China Painters President’s Award” for Outstanding service and Dedication.
Oil Capital China Painters
Painting Fruit in a Basket with Mice
TO BE ANNOUNCED
Pumpkins with Luster
Peonies, 1 Fire
1425 New Sapulpa Rd, Sapulpa, OK 74066
Seared Beef Tips with Demi Glaze Sauce
Dessert (cheesecake with topping, cobbler or chocolate cake)
Installation of Officers
OIL CAPITAL CHINA PAINTERS MEETING MINUTES
Oil Capital China Painters
n Garage Sale: Susan Owen announced the sale will be at her home on May 22-23, 2015. The hours will be announced later. Anything will be accepted for sale: china, household goods, books, toys, children’s clothing, decorative items…..anything will be appreciated. ALL ITEMS NEED TO BE PRE_PRICED
n Susan Owen made a motion we cancel the scheduled May 1 meeting because of the Installation on May 8; Ila seconded; motion passed.
n Sarah announced that dues are now due for next year. You may pay Ila now, at the Installation, or mail her your check for $40 (associate dues are $8 for members whose primary club is not Oil Capital)
Meeting was adjourned at 1:55 pm.
n Junita – Pink roses on a round hinged box. BEAUTIFUL.
Bea West did a demo on first-fire of a lighthouse from a study by Mary Ashcroft.
Minutes of February 6, 2015, Meeting
Members present: Sarah Gomez, Lois Higgins, Doris Harris, Ila Church, Fredda Bruner, Kathy Holler, Junita Lohr, Marilyn Miller.
Lois gave an update on the Susan Thumm seminar. We have 8 signed up, with 2 slots left. If you want to attend this seminar, send a check for at least $50 to Ila to hold your place. The seminar will be August 1,2,3,4, 2015. Total cost will depend on how many points a member accumulates by the end of May, 2015.
We need a demonstrator for the April, 2015, meeting. Doris suggested we ask Bea West to demo a 2 fire on the lighthouse scene she will teach at the March 6 meeting.
Marilyn Miller, Secretary, OCCP