Art Review: D.J. Lafon's Remaining Works on Display at JRB Art

January 9, 2020 - John Brandednburg

JRB exhibit features the remaining works of D.J. Lafon

Published: Thu, January 09, 2020, 2:01 AM
-By John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

D. J. Lafon (1929-2011) was an artist whose realistic detail was rivaled only by satiric and surreal expressive elements in his work.

A superb show at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker, reflects the gallery’s recent acquisition of “all remaining works” in his estate.


Parties Extra! Joy Reed Belt

December 20, 2019 - Helen Ford Wallace

Video |            Published: December 20, 2019

It's a busy time in the Paseo District, especially at JRB Art at the Elms. Joy Reed Belt chats with Helen Ford Wallace about holiday events and upcoming changes.

To access The Oklahoman publication click here.

Artist Reception

November 24, 2019 - John Brandenburg

Published: Sun, November 24, 2019 1:07 AM Updated: Sun, November 24, 2019 1:30 AM
by John Brandenburg, THE OKLAHOMAN

Reception: The First Friday art walk and opening reception at JRB Art at the Elms in the Paseo Arts District featured three artists: Katherine Kerr Allen mixed media paintings; George Oswalt’s large realistic oil paintings; and Karam’s heavily textured three-dimensional works.

On the party list: Guests included Mark White, Francesca Giani, Zeb Gautreaux, Nancy Anthony, Alyce Page, Ron Page, Candy Yaun, Breene Kerr Jr., Helen Dailey, Pat Dailey, Erin Cooper, Tim Cooper, Alan Atkinson, Miles Mixon, David Allen, Sally Bentley, Kenyon Morgan, Ralf Janknecht, Sheridan Conrad, Lisa Woltman, Kelley Barnes, Fahd Sultan and Jennifer Song.


Exhibition Opening

October 27, 2019 - Helen Ford Wallace

Published: Sun, October 27, 2019 1:19 AM Updated: Sun, October 27, 2019 1:42 AM


Art Review: JRB exhibit features 'Red Dirt' artists

October 9, 2019 - John Brandenburg

JRB exhibit features "Red Dirt" artists

Published: Wed, October 9, 2019 12:06 PM

— By John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman

A gallery known for showing work by nationally known artists has exhibits by four “Red Dirt Oklahoma Artists” this month.

The shows by artists Rea Baldridge, Joseph Mills, Jack Fowler, and Romy Owens, are at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker Ave.


Art review: Shows offer "Stories of Love and Longing"

September 26, 2019 - John Brandenburg

Review: Shows at OKC gallery offers 'Stories of Love and Longing'

Published: Thu, September 26, 2019 5:00 AM
by John Brandeburg, for The Oklahoman

Tulsa artist, Marjorie Atwood, is showing oil and resin on panel works from her “Stories of Love and Longing” series at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Showing with Atwood at JRB is Oklahoma City sculptor Tim Cooper. Cooper said the carved stone and wood works in his “Encircled” exhibit explore “his fascination with the cyclical, orbital nature of things.”

The two shows are highly recommended in their run through Sunday. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 528-6336, or go to for information.

— John Brandenburg, for The Oklahoman


How Does an Artist Get a Gallery, Anyway? Here Are 11 Practical Steps That Could Lead to Bona Fide Representation

August 16, 2019 - Brian Boucher

by Brian Boucher for Artnet News, published 

Artists, dealers, and other experts talk about what it takes to win the eye of a gallery.

John Baldessari's Tips for Artists Who Want to Sell has some ideas.

Photo: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty




Art review: Paintings show 'bold expressions of women'

August 15, 2019 - John Brandenburg

Areas of vivid acrylic paint, sketchily outlined with charcoal, create a dynamic interaction, in paintings by Janice Mathews-Gordon.

The “bold expressions of women” in her “All My Sisters” paintings are on view at JRB Art at The Elms, 2810 N Walker.

Wonderfully energetic and effervescent, as well as semi-abstract, are the mixed media paintings in a second show by Kathy Rodgers Wilson.

The shows by Oklahoma City area artists Mathews-Gordon and Wilson are highly recommended in their run through Aug. 31.

Hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Call 528-6336, or go to for information.


Witnessing women: Janice Mathews-Gordon’s latest exhibit explores the work and future of women.

August 14, 2019 - Jeremy Martin

All My Sisters — on display through Aug. 31 at JRB Art at the Elms, 2810 N. Walker Ave. — features paintings inspired by family history and the persistence of the women’s rights movement. Witnessing women | Arts |

JRB Art at the Elms
2810 N. Walker Ave.

JRB at the Elms presents Rebecca Wheeler, “Woman Revealed”

July 5, 2019 - okc Friday Newspaper

OKLAHOMA CITY - Longtime Oklahoma City resident and beloved artist, Rebecca Wheeler, will be exhibiting her latest collection of paintings, “Woman Revealed,” at JRB Art at The Elms in The Paseo during the month of July 2019. Recently, realizing that the strength of her work has progressed so that layers of paint give way to reoccurring images which suggest and project the essence of being a woman, Wheeler has created an entire series of female nudes.