exhibit 1 – 2020

Campfire - 48x30 - Acrylic on canvas - Jack Fowler

A new art show, Verbode Urban Core Artists, will feature the work of Christie Owen, Cread Bayliss, Ashley Dawn, Clint Stone, Jack Fowler, and Tanner Frady. The collective of professional artists are from Oklahoma and work in a variety of media and styles.

The opening reception is on Thursday, February 9 from 6 pm to 9 pm at Verbode, 415 North Broadway, in Oklahoma City. The reception is free and open to the public. Visitors will be able to meet the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations.

Verbode Urban Core Artists is an artist-run curatorial and event collaborative founded in 2016 by Verbode real estate owner, Sarah Bytiqi and artist, Christie Owen in Oklahoma City. The real estate group provides Christie with a showroom for the year and hosts quarterly openings. Christie elected to invite her fellow artists to participate as an initiative to attract more attention and support for local artists. Christie organizes, promotes and curates visually stimulating and dynamic art exhibits that reflect the flourishing creativity of the Oklahoma art community. The mission of these art exhibits is to develop new relationships and encourage networking through an understanding and appreciation of art’s vital role in our community. Sarah Bytiqi offers the space at Verbode as a home for art and to engage a diverse cross-section of the public by hosting free and open to the public exhibits in an alternative space.

Verbode Urban Core Artists will donate 20% of all art sales from the show to The Homeless Alliance. The event is sponsored by Citizens Bank, Michael Sohn Insurance and Valor Bank. In-kind donations are from Hive Design Team, Vanessa House Beer Company and Uncovering Oklahoma.

Verbode is a residential real estate brokerage located in the TAP Architecture Building in downtown Oklahoma City. Visitors can view the exhibit Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm between February 9, 2020 and April 17, 2020.

Curator & Contact:
Christie Owen