Hello Jon and pkerney and thank you both for your answers!
We only needed to display a set of different bitmaps to the OLED in response to different test conditions, so I took the code I mentioned above and slighty modified and modularized it to perform this function and it works very well and smoothly. One caveat I would like to share for those wishing to translate a bitmaps to a data array and then cut paste into your code, the only utility I found that made usable arrays was LCD Assistant which only runs on windows. This may be unique to the use of the robotcantalk.blogspot code, but I am not sure. If I get some time to try the Adafruit or u8glib solutions you both mentinoed I will let everyone know.
One thing I noted about the adafruit library( and I belive u8glib) is that they use PROGMEM:
The PROGMEM keyword is a variable modifier, it should be used only with the datatypes defined in pgmspace.h. It tells the compiler "put this information into flash memory", instead of into SRAM, where it would normally go. from: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Reference/PROGMEM
This would seem to be specific to the AVR architeture, the 101 however has ample memory to handle bmps however( as an aside the 101 rocks! )
This would be commented out in the code with your code modifications, but it is used to store data in the font library, https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit-GFX-Library/blob/master/glcdfont.c
Have you had any problems with fonts? Had did your ide handle this?
Thanks again to you both,