12. Jack Moore

Chief Lone Wolf and
Red Stone Pipe


Watercolor and ink

Gift of the artist 

This work depicts Kiowa Principal Chief Lone Wolf alongside his namesake, the wolf. By portraying only part of the figures and placing them floating above a pipe and feathers surrounded by smoke, Moore imparts an ephemeral quality to both the chief and the wolf. The nearby town of Lone Wolf, Oklahoma is named for Chief Lone Wolf.

13. Katherine Liontas-Warren

W.C. Austin


Colored pencil drawing 

Gift of Bill Cunningham, Lawton, Oklahoma, and members of the Austin family 

This portrait commemorates the work of W.C. Austin, who led community efforts to develop the Altus-Lugert Irrigation Project (later named the W.C. Austin Project) to provide irrigation to nearby cotton fields. Because of his work, Austin was given the title “Father of Water Reclamation in Oklahoma.” A Professor of Art at Cameron University, Liontas-Warren’s drawings and prints are part of numerous permanent collections nationwide. She serves on the Visual Arts Advisory Panel for the Institute and has taught several workshops at the Fall Arts Institute.

17. Chris Deere

Lone Brother Wolf


Opaque watercolor on paper 

Gift from Molly and David Boren in honor of Mabel and Lloyd Owens

In this watercolor, a Native American figure on horseback stands in a stark landscape. In the background stands a lone wolf. Deere draws the viewer’s eye to the wolf with its black coloration, which contrasts with the starkness of the white horse and landscape.

18. Ron Bertocchi



Brazed and cast bronze 

on quartz crystal rock 

Gift of Ward S. and Marianne B. Merrick, Ardmore, Oklahoma

On October 19, 1995, exactly six months after the devastating bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City, 140 survivors and family members of all ages came to Quartz Mountain to participate in a special four-day workshop organized by the Oklahoma Arts Institute. In the process of making art, participants shared their experiences with each other and were able to personally express themselves through the pieces they produced. These works were documented in an anthology entitled Celebration of the Spirit and tell a powerful story about the ability of the creative spirit to build hope and faith in the future and to create community.
Coincidentally, the Quartz Mountain Lodge, including the Badger Memorial Library, was destroyed in a fire in 1995. Bertocchi’s Survivor sculpture was dedicated with the new Badger Library in 2001 to commemorate the workshop and to symbolize the survival of the human spirit.

22. Fritz Scholder

Film Indian


Acrylic on canvas 

Gift of Joanna M. Champlin, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 

Fritz Scholder was an enrolled member of the Luiseño tribe and is one of the most renowned Native American artists of the 20th century, though he often eschewed categorization as an Indian artist. Scholder was one of the first to critically examine the portrayal of Native Americans in popular culture, and his works did not subscribe to “traditional” views of Native Americans. As Scholder said, “I paint the Indian real, not red . . .” Film Indian is representative of Scholder’s earlier works. Scholder taught at the Arts Institute several times throughout the 1980s and again in 2001.

23. Carol Beesley

Quartz Mountain: 

The Road to the Lodge


Acrylic on canvas

Gift from the artist in honor of her late husband, Michael Hennagin

In this work, Beesley captures the play of light on the mountains as the viewer crests the highest point on the road leading to the Quartz Mountain Lodge. Beesley served as a guest artist at the Summer Institute and donated this painting in honor of her late husband, the composer Michael Hennagin. Hennagin’s final work, Quartz Mountain, was performed by the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute orchestra shortly before his death.

25. Fritz Scholder

Centaur #1 
(Icons and Apparitions) 


Oil on canvas 

Gift of the artist 

This work is representative of Scholder’s later work, in which he was more focused on mythical and mystical subjects. He donated the painting during the dedication of the newly rebuilt lodge during the 2001 Summer Institute. The text of the address Scholder delivered at those festivities, “A Flame in the Dark,” hangs next to the work.  

28. Lance Scudder

Sunrise over 

Quartz Mountain


Sculpture in granite

Gift of Linda, Dylan, and Olivia Scudder English, Claremore, Oklahoma

Lance Scudder was a participant in the 1995 Fall Arts Institute Sculpting in Stone workshop under the instruction of Jesús Moroles.

29. Fritz Scholder

Another Dream



Gift from the artist, honoring the work of Mary Gordon Taft, Vice President, Oklahoma Arts Institute, 1978-2000 

In this work, Scholder presents the viewer with an abstract image of two figures embracing each other. By making their bodies emerge from a single form, Scholder creates an organic work that emphasizes the unity of the couple.

30. Joe Andoe

Deer #2


Oil on canvas

Gift of the artist in honor of David L. Boren, founder of the Oklahoma Arts Institute

31. Joe Andoe

Deer #1


Oil on canvas

Oklahoma Arts Institute purchase in honor of Molly Shi Boren, Chairman and President Emeritus of the Oklahoma Arts Institute

Joe Andoe, a guest artist at the 1998 and 2006 Summer Institutes, is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Currently working in New York, Andoe is known for his minimalist landscapes and portraits of wildlife.  These paintings are created using a reductive technique in which Andoe applies a thick coat of black paint and removes it to reveal the white gesso and canvas beneath.