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Donna's Journal
Ponca City Art Far, September 16, 2006 at the Art Center on Central Avenue

Picture of Robert Carver, born in El Dorado, Ks. in 1940.  Before becoming a full time artist he was an aircraft mechanic, inspector, aircraft supervisor, technical writer, and illustrator.  A beautiful painting of a buffalo can be barely seen in the background

Robert Carvers rendition of  horses running on the prairie and two woodland landscapes.  Robert stated, "No matter what I do in m life, my destiny seems to focus on creating enjoyment for others and satisfaction for myself through art."

Robert's rendition of  a Native American.  Carver turned to full time art in 1972 and received acclaim for his work in a range of media. He earned numerous awards for his work in competition, representational form of realism.

Gene V. Dougherty received his Masters in Art Education in Oklahoma State University, then pursued a 24 year career teaching art at Northern Oklahoma College. While teaching, Mr. Doughtery continued to develop his own style, technique, and presentation for his personal work, earning numerous awards and selling work in art galleries in Taos and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cheyenne and Cody, Wyoming and many other locales in and around Oklahoma. His art is displayed in the Cherokee Outlet Museum (Blackwell, Ok) and a large mural was donated in the Ponca City, Ok. Post Office.

Gene Doughterty's experience with taxidermy as a young man gave him technical understanding of animal musculature and proportion, a sense that comes through in the clarity, detail and realistic beauty of each animal painting. By personally visiting and photographing the sites of his landscapes, he brings to the artwork a feeling of accuracy, presence and vibrancy. Gene is an accomplished artist in watercolor and oils, characterizing the American West with an open, clear realism that is abashedly refreshing.

Bud Sloan is weaving one of his Nantucket Lightship Baskets here in this picture. He and his wife have a shop called the Deer Point Basketry & Mercantile. The two of them give lessons in this delicate intricate craft. I would say these are for those who love the beauty and preciousness of this tedious handwork.

This is a close up shot of one of Bud and Carol Sloan's smaller baskets about the size of your fist. The lid is hand made out of rare woods. Their email address is

This picture does not do justice to James H. Scorse's work. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Scorse received his B.F.A. from Pittsburge State University and later continued graduate studies at Tulsa University (Oklahoma). At that time, he began to combine his welding experience with his talent in art to create metal sculpture, specializing in wildlife and Native American figures. After several years of work and experimentation, Mr. Scorse developed a style and technique which is distinctive among other art forms. Each piece is "one of a kind" with no two being alike, even those of similar subjects. None are ever duplicated or reproduced in quantities or "limited editions."

Mr Scorse has won numerous awards in every major city in Oklahoma as well as several in the states of Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Arkansas. He has been featured in television documentaries by stations in Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Joplin and has had critically acclaimed one man shows in various art centers in Oklahoma and Missouri. His sculptures have been acquired by Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as well as many corporations, offices and private collectors in numerous states and foreign countries.

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