Unlike the familiar definition, there’s nothing particularly secret or sinister about the Creative Cabal. Like other cabals, we’re a small group of people united to promote an ideology…in this case, we support and promote creativity and the artistic efforts of those in our members group and community.
Our first gathering was in a living room 16 years ago; hands-on, working artists, photographers, writers and more here in Tulsa. No agenda. No stated purpose, other than a desire to connect and share our latest artistic works, plus food, drink, conversation and laughs. It was so invigorating, we wound up meeting almost every month.
Over the years, membership has shifted…some were drawn to the group because “creativity can be greatly stimulated through interaction with others who have similar objectives but varied approaches.” Others joined because of “the diverse nature of the members, who each command tremendous respect yet are so darn much fun to be around.” And today, some have joined because communication technology often isolates artistic people and we all relish the chance to meet and share ideas first-hand…to show, discuss, get feedback, find new sources of motivation, encouragement, and inspiration to create.
Creative Cabal members have included some of Tulsa’s most celebrated artists, and some of Tulsa’s best kept secrets. All are hands-on, working artists and they are sharing their creative work with you at ahha Tulsa.
Jean Ann Fausser
James Watts, Jr.