Alumni Spotlight


OSU Art Department Alumna to receive national honor


Kristin Gentry

The National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development has selected OSU alumna Kristin Gentry among the recipients of this year's Native American 40 Under 40 awards. The award honors 40 emerging American Indian leaders between the ages of 18 to 39 who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to achieve significant contributions in business, communities, and Indian Country.

Gentry, who graduated from OSU in 2009, is a visual artist at the University of New Mexico Cancer, Research, and Treatment Center in the UNM Arts-In-Medicine Program. Her work enhances the healing process by facilitating creative encounters in medical environments and communities while educating health care professionals and others on the integral role the arts play in wellness and health restoration. Gentry uses a creative process, based on visual arts, to work directly with patients undergoing chemo, radiation, and other forms of medicinal cancer treatment.

The Native American 40 Under 40 awards will be presented at the 37th Annual Indian Progress in Business Awards Gala set for Nov. 14-15 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, Okla.

While at OSU, Gentry was selected as a Senior of Significance. She also received the Dana Tiger Memorial Artist Scholarship, and other awards for her art. After graduation, she worked as the children's program coordinator at the Multi-Arts Center for the City of Stillwater, taught art at the six main elementary schools in town as well as Lincoln Academy. Gentry was also a board member with the Stillwater Art Guild, board member for the Artists' Coalition of Stillwater, a musician in the Stillwater Community band, and a member of the City of Stillwater planning committee for the forming of Stillwater Art's District.

Gentry is a registered artist of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, where she holds her tribal membership. She was a member of the Payne County, Delta Pi Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega Sorority, Inc., the first Native American Sorority in the nation, and has worked to form the Bernalillo County Provisional Graduate Chapter of Alpha Pi Omega, Sorority Inc. in New Mexico. Gentry was also a member of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, and often wrote articles for the magazine Art Focus published by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.


1958 OSU Alumni Carson (Bob) Scott


Carson (Bob) Scott presents a print of Frank Eaton's Blacksmithing Studio to President and Mrs. Hargis.

Carson "Bob" Scott was a student in the Art Department in 1958 when he had the opportunity to travel with 10 of his classmates in Doel Reed's class to visit Frank Eaton's (Pistol Pete) blacksmith shop in Perkins, OK where they sketched on site, and then returned to OSU and made a zinc plate that was used to create this limited print. This print is one of 29 pulled from the plate and was used by Professor Mark Sisson to teach current OSU students the art of printmaking 53 years later. Mr. Scott a former Cal State Long Beach Art faculty member is now retired and lives in Palm Springs, California.

Mr. Scott has generously donated the use of his 1958 printing plate, framing costs and scholarships to the four students who printed the 29 images that are available. Those interested in purchasing a limited print and/or providing a gift to support the scholarship can call Dr. Solomon at (405) 385-5156 or Email: The cost of each print is $1295 and checks can be made payable to the Foundation at 400 S. Monroe Stillwater, OK 74074. Your donations are tax deductible.


Lindsay Larremore, OSU Alumna Featured in Tulsa Gallery


Lindsay Larremore will be featured at the M.A. Doran Gallery in Tulsa. The opening is Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 5:00pm. The show will continue through the month. Several of the artists will be present at the reception.

M. A. Doran Gallery 
3509 South Peoria
Tulsa, OK 74105


Desmond Mason, OSU Alumnus Exhibiting at OSU Foundation

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Desmond Mason will be exhibiting at the Oklahoma State University Foundation for the month of June. An article regarding the event can be viewed on Stillwater Newspress site and also see the announcement on the OSU's Foundation News page.

Oklahoma State University Foundation
The Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery
400 South Monroe Street
Stillwater, OK 74074
June 1 – June 30, 2011

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Andrea Mason, Desmond Mason, Chris Ramsay, and Mark Sisson at the opening.


Jan Holzbauer, OSU Alumna Featured in The Cleveland American


Jan Holzbauer is featured in the May 19th online issue of The Cleveland American. She takes photographs, paintings and drawings and turns them into "thread paintings" as she states on her website.