Longtime Tulsa Gallery Owner Shares Tips for Finding the Perfect Artwork | Arts-and-theater


“It happens, and I have no problem with it,” Myers said. “But I also remember what (legendary Tulsa interior designer) Charles Faudree always said: ‘It’s not the game, it’s the mix.’ Sometimes it’s better to mix things up.

Support your local artists

Myers said that another important consideration when buying art for his home is buying local. He said about 90 percent of the artists whose work he shows and sells live and work in Oklahoma.

“When I worked strictly with tradespeople, I imported art from everywhere,” he said. “But now I am able to literally find anything I could possibly need in this region because the wealth of talent that we have here in Oklahoma is truly wonderful.

“It’s also wise to seek out a local gallery, which has a good reputation and has been in business for a while, as they will be able to offer services that you can’t get elsewhere,” Myers said. These services may include custom framing, delivery and installation.

Another reason to work with a gallery, Myers said, is that art is something that needs to be experienced firsthand.

“Something I’ve learned over the years is that good art doesn’t photograph very well,” he said. “You really have to see it in the flesh, so to speak, to get the full impact.”


Comments are closed.