FOURTH FLOOR STUDIO ARTISTS
The AHHA Studio Artist program fosters visual art-making, direct engagement, collaboration and partnerships. Meaningful connections between AHHA and diverse audiences are nurtured and supported. All Studio Artists are considered a vital part of the AHHA community and its programming.
The main focus of the year-long residencies for five local artists is active art-making. Artists complete a self-defined project. Additionally, artists engage with community and visiting artists. Studios are approximately 300 square feet and accommodate a variety of mediums. In exchange for an inexpensive monthly rental fee, selected artists are asked to participate in Open Studios periodically throughout the year, and contribute a negotiated service that may include teaching, mentoring, gallery support or other work at AHHA.
Local and visiting artists create atop a four story visual art center in the heart of the new Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa. Local artists rent studios located side by side with live/work spaces for visiting artists. Studios surround a common space designed to inspire incidental collaboration and interaction between local, national and international artists. Each studio looks out onto a green roof and the urban landscape beyond. Artists have access to state-of-the-art 2, 3 and 4D classrooms, a darkroom, and media lab. For more information on becoming an AHHA Studio Artist please visit: https://ahhatulsa.org/artists/studio-and-resident-artist-proposal/
Read more below about current Studio Artists John Bryant, Brooke Golightly, John Hammer, Sharyl Landis, and Daniel Sutliff.
JOHN HAMMER first realized he was an artist in the 3rd grade. Since then, he’s never thought of being anything else (well, maybe a rock star – but that’s it!).
Throughout John’s primary school years, he most enjoyed the art of pencil and ink drawings. He won several art competitions and that inspired him to keep developing his skills. When it came time for college, he decided to pursue a degree in Commercial Art. At that time, hand skills were the primary tools used to produce projects for clients. Once computer technology took over the design field, he found himself developing those computer design skills and drawing less. But, he never lost the desire to pursue his fine art.
SHARYL LANDIS grew up in Laredo, TX and this Texas-Mexico border culture profoundly influenced her development as an artist. She was mesmerized by the lively environment and vibrant colors. Her travels to Holland, Brazil, India and Vietnam enhanced this passion for color and ethnic cultures.
Sharyl began beading in 1997 and continues to expand her interest in a wide variety of fiber related media, including hand dyed textiles, paper weaving, on-loom and off-loom weaving, hand made paper and embroidery. Many of her pieces have a whimsical, happy quality and sometimes beading is added to create texture and luminescence.
Visit Sharyl’s website: beadith.com
DANIEL SUTLIFF was born in 1981 in Tulsa Oklahoma. Daniel Sutliff’s work includes a variety of mediums ranging from painting to sculpture and mural projects. Since 2010 Daniel’s art has focused mainly on the concept of fusing elements of pop culture such as cartoons and video game imagery into a cohesive whole that reflects the exuberance and mystery of the affect these elements had on his imagination as a child. Daniel is also a musician and has toured the country as a one man multi-media project incorporating video, music, and installation under the name Daniel(((S))). Daniel graduated from the University of Tulsa with a bachelors in Philosophy in 2004. Press : Tulsa Art Spot Blog: The New Muralist in T-Town Urban Tulsa Feature: Gaming Tunes