Voices of Oklahoma


"Mine’s a little different. Mine is a means to an end. I love my family; they come No. 1. I love a normal life. I didn’t associate with many artists. I was more interested in my church, other people. I would have liked to have used a pseudonym, if you really want to know the truth. I’d like to have been Jorge Mallio. How about that, huh? Wouldn’t that have been a kicker?"


— Jay O’Meilia, award-winning artist and Tulsa native. His work has been displayed in galleries and museums across America, including the Smithsonian Institution, the National Academy of Design in New York, and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City.

"Voices of Oklahoma" is an oral history project founded by John Erling in 2009. Visit voicesofoklahoma.com.

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