Student News


Art History Major Sara Roberts at Smithsonian Instititution


Junior Art History major Sara Roberts has accepted a summer position at the Smithsonian Institution, funded by the prestigious Katzenberger Foundation Art History Internship Program. Sara will work at the National Museum of American History on a project entitled, "Examination and Identification of Media and Printing Techniques used in Illustrations from the Little Golden Books, 1942-1960." She will be working in the Museum's paper conservation laboratory to identify printing techniques, pigments, and other information about the production of these beloved children's books. This research will expand our scholarly understanding of these books, provide new catalogue information, and give the Museum a better understanding of how to preserve them.


Minor Details: OSU Student Art at the Microscopy Lab


Ten OSU students are presenting “Minor Details,” an art exhibition of original oil paintings based on images from the Microscopy Laboratory. The opening reception is Friday, February 24th from 3 -5 pm at the Microscopy Laboratory. This event is part of OSU’s Research Week activities.

The students in Associate Professor Liz Roth’s Oil Painting 1 course, have been working with Dr. Charlotte Ownby and Lisa Whitworth at OSU’s Microscopy Laboratory. The students selected samples, which the laboratory prepared, and took digital photographs of the samples using the scanning electron microscope (SEM). They then created oil paintings using their SEM digital images as inspiration.

Opening Reception: 
Friday, February 24, 2012 3-5pm 
Oklahoma State University Microscopy Labaratory
Oklahoma Technology and Research Park
1110 South Innovation Way
Stillwater, OK

Exhibition runs from February 24 to March 23, 2012


OSU Art Students Exhibit Work at the Botanic Garden



More than 60 Art students have work that is currently on display at the OSU Botanic Garden. Students enrolled in the 3-Dimensional Design courses have installed their final projects at the South Entrance to the Garden, just off of 6th Street, next to Cow Creek. Their assignment required them to construct a functional chair using very limited material and helped them learn about structure and woodworking. The exhibition will be on display through December 14th and is free and open to the public.

Exhibition Inquiries: Sallie McCorkle, Professor of Art, 405-714-3780 (

OSU Botanic Garden Inquiries: 405-744-5414

(Exhibition Photographs available upon request from S. McCorkle)


Art Students Transform Postal Plaza


 Our art students display their work on the walls of the Postal Plaza in downtown Stillwater. Students from the classes of Professors Liz Roth and Angie Piehl spent several days drawing on the walls of the post office. Just days after the opening the demolition began in preparation for the new OSU Museum of Art. Angie Piehl and a few students were interviewed for OSU's Ok State You Tube News Channel. To see more of the art work and the demolition project check out Professor Louise Siddon's Art Collection Blog.

Krystal Harper on OVAC's Blog



Krystal L. Harper, Journal Sketch I: Mishap, Ink and watercolor, 7 2/4" X 11, 2011"

Krystal Harper was featured on the OVAC blog on October 3rd, 2011. The article titled, Creating Historical Accuracy: Momentum Artist Krystal Harper talks of her artistic concepts and techniques.

Go to the OVAC article: Creating Historical Accuracy: Momentum Artist Krystal Harper.