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Artists who want to submit their work for consideration: Please contact Gallery Director Teresa Holder.

September 9 - October 10
Reception Thursday, September 12, 5-6p
Juror’s talk Thursday, September 12, 6-7p

With nationally prominent jurors and a purchase prize, the introduction of the Cimarron National Works on Paper Invitational competition and exhibition in 1987 cemented OSU’s commitment to innovation. The Cimarron National was put on hiatus in 1995; during the development of the OSU Museum of Art, discussions resumed about its revival. More recently, donors have generously supported that effort, which has been taken up by the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History. The Cimarron National has always interpreted its mandate loosely, including photography, drawing, printmaking, and paper-based relief sculpture in past exhibitions.

"From Alaska to Nebraska: Visions of the American West" with adventure artist Steve Snell

October 23-November 14

Reception  Thursday, November 7, 5-6p

Lecture  Thursday, November 7, 6-7p

Workshop November 8, 10a-2p Prairie Arts Center

Steve Snell wants adventure, or at least the image of one.  His work is inspired by the mythology and popular culture of American history and the Western landscape. This exhibition both celebrates and critiques this complicated narrative, referencing real adventures Snell has undertaken across the west, from Alaska to Nebraska.  

August 1 – August 30

Reception Saturday, August 24, 2-3p
Curator talk Saturday, August 24, 3-4p

That Damn Art Woman

Adah Robinson, Bruce Goff and the Controversy over the Design of the Boston Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church South 

An exhibition of objects, art, photos, drawings, letters, newspaper articles, and other documents related to the people and events surrounding the controversy over who designed this historic Tulsa church.

Curated by Teresa Holder M.A.

Taylor Graham discusses her experience working with Gardiner Gallery Manager, Teresa Holder on the exhibition "That Damn Art Woman". Click here for story.



Adah Robinson late 1920's
Adah Robinson late 1920's
That Damn Art Woman
That Damn Art Woman
Sculpture of Circut Riders on the chruch
Sculpture of Circut Riders on the chruch


Tünde Darvay: Whisperings
January 15 - February 22
Reception: Thursday, February 7, 5:00p-6:00p, Lecture 6:00p - 7:00p
Workshops: Bartlett Center, Thursday, February 7
Prairie Art Center, Friday, February 8, 10:00a - 2:00p

Tünde Darvay’s paintings are inspired by the unique rural landscapes of Transylvania, Romania where she was born, mythological stories, interpersonal relationships, the relationship between the human and the animal world, and personal stories shared by friends. “My aesthetic worldview is profoundly mythical – it depicts a world in which color breathes life into inanimate things in order to create playful, suggestive associations along a broad spectrum of themes and forms.”

Graphic Design Capstone Exhibition
March 27 - April 11
Reception: Sunday, April 7, 2:00p – 4:00p

This exhibition presents work by students graduating in May 2019 with their BFA degree in Graphic Design. Work on view represents all areas of study - digital animation, web and app design, advertising design, and branding design. This work represents the culmination of each student's artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

Annual Juried Student Exhibition
April 17 – May 2
Reception: Sunday, April 28, 3:00p - 4:00p
Awards Ceremony follows the reception: Sunday, April 28, 4:00p - 5:00p

Open to students from all levels of undergraduate studies in studio art and graphic design, this highly competitive exhibition honors the artistic excellence achieved by our talented students at OSU. Each year we invite one visual arts educator and one professional graphic designer to serve as the jurors. The exhibition showcases work hand selected by the jurors. Our student artists offer the viewers a broad range of experiences through their engaging works, some demanding active participation and others requiring a more contemplative examination of content.


Graphic Design MFA Thesis Exhibition:
Mario Bocanegra
May 6 – May 31
Reception: Wednesday May 8th, 5:00p - 7:00p

This exhibition represents the culmination of intense artistic development responding to both the creative demands of the graphic design profession and the research and teaching requirements of academia. It is a celebration of the creativity that Mario Bocanegra brings to the world upon his graduation.