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Red Fork Art Gallery

Mary Jo Luster
Red Fork Art Gallery and Studio
4071 Southwest Boulevard
Tulsa, OK 74107


Interested in the "Dirty Brush Club?"
Local artists are invited to come by the Gallery and paint together on the 2nd Monday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This will be a good time to share stories, techniques and a little coffee or cold drink. 

The Red Fork Art Gallery opened September 1, 2006 in the heart of the historic old Red Fork, Indian Territory. It is located in one of the few remaining buildings dating back to the 1930’s. This historic site is directly on the Ozark Trail known for wood post markers with the letters “O.T.” that guided travelers through the fading Indian Territory. A distinct red gallery door opens within inches from the old Historic Route 66 roadway that spawned travelers, industry, lovers and legends from Chicago to Los Angles since 1937.

While this part of Indian Territory has been chronicled for years as the home of the first oil well in Indian Territory, it gains new status on September 1, 2006 as first art gallery in Red Fork. Well-known artists from the area have come together to present a unique collection of their work. Featured pieces and others are available for purchase at the gallery. Arrangements can also be made for commissioned art in a number of mediums.

Mary Jo Luster's Students
February 28, 2009

Gallery Hours
The Red Fork Art Gallery is open
Tuesday-Friday 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click here for Gallery Photos

Gallery Classes
One of the additional features of the gallery is individual and group instruction offered for beginning and experienced artists.

Monday 4:00-5:30 pm   Oil Painting  Kids   Mary Jo Luster
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm   Oil Painting  Adults   Mary Jo Luster  
Monday 6:30-9:00 pm   Oil Painting  Adults   Shelly Ward       

Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:30 am   Oil Painting   Adults  Mary Jo Luster 
Tuesday 12:00 - 2:30 pm          Oil Painting   Adults  Mary Jo Luster 
Tuesday   6:30-9:00 pm            Oil Painting   Adults  Mary Jo Luster

Wednesday 12:00 - 2:30 pm                 Any Media    Joyce Peace
Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm          Kids  Oil Painting  Mary Jo Luster
Wednesday 5:00 - 7:00 pm                       Any Media   Joyce Peace      

Thursday 4:00-5:30 pm    Kids   Oil Painting  Mary Jo Luster
Thursday 4:00-5:00 pm    Kids   Oil Painting  Shelly Ward
Thursday 6:30-9:00 pm   Adults Oil Painting  Mary Jo Luster

Friday  9:00-11:30 am   Adults Oil Painting   Mary Jo Luster

Saturday 10:00-12:30 am     Oil Painting     Shelly Ward       
Saturday 1:00-2:30 pm        Kids  Oil Painting     Shelly Ward       

Resident Artists


Mary Jo Luster
Mary Jo dreamed of being an artist since childhood, trying her hand time and again. In December 1972 her dream came to life as she made the commitment to use her natural talents in creating images on canvas. She chose oil and acrylic to capture scenes that bring back memories of home, of favorite places, and places people remember from long ago. You will find memories, nostalgia, and bursts of color that make you feel her paintings. She expanded her world and started teaching others the techniques and joys of painting. Mary Jo has a nostalgic style and strives to touch a place in the hearts of those viewing her work, and perhaps bring back a warm memory of the past. “This is the most fulfilling thing I have ever done. I love painting and I love teaching” she says.

Shelly Ward
Shelly Ward exhibits some of her many oil paintings in the gallery as a resident artist.  You will find some of Tulsa's landmarks among Shelly's paintings on display.  She is teaching classes for adults and kids during the week.  Look for her classes on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays. 

Shelly's "Park Plaza Court - 1930" was featured on the cover of the Southwest Tulsa 2009 Telephone Directory by John Dorr, owner of Real Publications, Inc.  1101 Irvine Drive, Edmond, OK 73003.  405/359-8214.  The Plark Plaza Court painting accompanied paintings by Red Fork Art Gallery Artists Mary Jo Luster and Sandi Dittmann.


Joyce Peace

"Tulsa artist Joyce Peace began painting 20 years ago for peace of mind.   "I was having my sanity tested (raising six children), and I said, 'It's either painting classes or a psychiatrist,'  Peace said, "and my accounting husband said, 'Well, the art classes are probably cheaper.'" Peace took oil-painting classes and then started teaching them. She discovered fabric painting, her art of choice, through one of her students.  "One of my students made a sweatshirt, and I made her teach a class on fabric painting so I could learn," Peace said. "I said, 'I just want to do one (fabric-painted garment), and I stopped counting at 2,000 pieces.'"  

Kathy Tucker, Tulsa World

Sandi Dittmann
Natural settings, prominent structures and country ambiance are the themes in the “Art of Redberry Farm”. Sandi Dittmann, local West Tulsa Artist has a keen sense of warmth in her depiction of scenery, some with local flare others with an international flavor. Sandi grew up in the country-side outside of Miller, Missouri her roots both strong and reveling. As a business woman for over 20 years she patiently waited for the right opportunity to direct her attention to her love of painting. In 1994 she started her “second career” as a devoted artist while supplementing her work as a property developer and subsequent Proprietor of Cedar Rock Inn Bed and Breakfast. Sandi’s oil medium is her love, her art is her life and she will continue progressing as supporter and enthusiast of art in the West Tulsa Community.

Loyd Guffey
3060 W 78 St
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74132

Loyd Guffey favors acrylic landscapes.  He has been painting about two and a half years.  Started painting at the Red Fork Gallery under Freddie Hartmann.  Joined the Gallery staff in February 2010.  Will be showing work at the gallery. 

Loyd is at the Gallery on Mondays from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 12"30 to 3:00 p.m. 


Wani Mcdaniel



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