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



This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in December 2014 eith their BFA degrees. Works on view represent all areas of study - illustration, digital animation, advertising design, and branding design. The artwork represents the culmination of each student's artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research, and critical thinking.




This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2014 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view feature painting, drawing, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our students' achievements obtained through their rigorous course of study at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their command of artistic techniques as well as critical thinking and communication skills, and professional exhibition practices.




Featuring work of full-time, adjunct and retired faculty of Oklahoma State University's Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, this exhibition features artwork representing the full spectrum of areas in studio art and design including traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, metal work, graphic design, video, and digital animation. This exhibition offers an opportunity for students to see the talents of their professors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis. The faculty members guide students to find their own visual voice and inspire and nurture innovation and creativity. These faculty artists are equally committed to sharing their insights with the general public.



August 25th – September 26th 2014

Jody Servon is an intermedia artist and curator based in North Carolina. The exhibition spans fourteen years of her work, and is the first time these projects are in conversation. Inclusive of photography, video, sound, and performance, Servon's work is built around the interpersonal, revelatory, and idiosyncratic voices of her participants. Part cacophony and chorus, Servon's exchange projects compose a common expression of everyday desire, memory, and hope.



Above: Clarissa Sharp, Once We Played, Mixed Media, 12" x 9"

July 2 - August 20, 2014

24 Works on Paper, a traveling exhibition of work by living Oklahoma artists, is produced as a collaboration between individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) and Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). This collection of works is touring the state for a full year, bringing original, contemporary Oklahoman artwork to viewers in communities large and small

The exhibition features 24 artworks created on paper, including media such as printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. The 2013 guest juror is Kirsten Olds, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of ArtHistory at the University of Tulsa. Olds' research focuses on artists' groups in the 1970s and the networks they forged as alternatives to mainstream institutions such as the art gallery, mass circulation journal, and network television.



Above: Works by students on display in the Gardiner Gallery at OSU

Tour de Quartz Exhibition
June 9 - June 25 2014
Gardiner Gallery of Art 
Oklahoma State University

Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2013 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of the nine artistic fields and taught by nationally renowned artists. Former faculty members include winners of the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The 2013 drawing and printmaking students were taught by Jose and Cynthia Rodriguez of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Troy Word, an OSAI alumnus who now lives in Massachusetts, led the photography students.

The Tour de Quartz student artists, as well as literary and performing artists, are selected by competitive statewide auditions. Every accepted student automatically receives full scholarship to the program.



Above (Detail): Tony Tiger, Essence of Being, Acrylic on paper and panel

May 20 - June 4, 2014

“My art is fueled by the rediscovery of being. We are more than reflections in a mirror; we are soul and spirit. Life’s complexities, wonders, and mystery allow me, as an artist, the opportunity to participate in practiced observation; creating art.” - Tony Tiger

Tony Tiger: Full Consciousness of Being is a traveling exhibition featuring the work of prominent Native American artist, Tony Tiger. His work uses symbol and metaphor to convey his message and expression of spirit and faith. He describes his work as the result of a “creative journey of understanding,” an active attempt to engage all of his senses with ours – in order that we might be transformed in our own journeys. This exhibition is intended to present contemporary Native work that raises awareness and encourages discussion about the ideas that challenge and inspire our community. The beauty of the colors, patterns, shapes, and surfaces invite the viewer into the work, and allow for a closer look to see the spiritual discursivity among the works.