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Annual Juried Student Exhibition

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Held at the Gardiner Gallery: April 20 - May 6, 2016

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

Reception:
Sunday, April 24, 3-4 pm
Gardiner Gallery

Awards Ceremony:
Sunday, April 24, 4-5 pm
Seretean Center Concert Hall

Click the link below for a PDF version of our 2016 Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History Awards Ceremony program

Annual Juried Art Show Call for Entries

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Graduate Student Wins Scholarship for Conference Participation

Photo of Ms. Rinard at OSU Garden

Art history Masters student Michelle Rinard has received a scholarship towards participation in the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference, to be held at the University of California, Riverside, October 21-November 2, 2014. Rinard will present her paper entitled “The Art of Film in the New Hollywood: John Frankenheimer’s 1966 Seconds.” Rinard is a second-year student in the MA program. She is writing a thesis on the uses of art in New Hollywood cinema.

For more information about the PAMLA conference, click here.

Winners of DSVC National Student Show & Conference Announced

DSVC Event Image

Two students from our Graphic Design program have been announced as Best in their respective categories, along with best in show at the Dallas Socitety of Visual Communications Student Show and Conference!

Best in Motion Graphics: Aaron Hermann / Oklahoma State University
Best in Short Film: Bryan S. Marcum / Oklahoma State University
Best in Show: Aaron Hermann / Oklahoma state University

Click here to visit the announcement page and view all winners from the DSVC. Great work and Congratulations!

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BA Studio Art Student Exhibition

Works on Display by various artists

Works on display in Student Union Gallery (located in SU basement across from the banking offices)

Featured Artists:
• Lauren Fleck
• Christina Henley
• Ricardo Morales Giron
• Eligio Rios
• Addie Stunkard
• Alexander Ta
• Nicholas J. Williams

Opening Reception for the artists:
Friday, May 2, 2014
12:30-1:30pm

Exhibition display dates:
April 25 - May 2, 2014

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Senior Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition

Image: FocUS

Focus
"Focus is not only a mindset, it is our ambition as designers. We approach every project meticulously with the goal of capturing our audience's attention and directing them to the purpose of our work."

Gallery Hours
Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday 12pm-4pm
Closed on Sundays and University Holidays

Contact
405-744-9069
museum.okstate.edu
facebook.com/OSUMuseumofArt

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Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition

Student Work Collage

(Top to bottom, left to right) Going to Town, Jill Tovar; Untitled, Lezley Deese; Skidmore #3 'Savarin', Michael Rahn; Embrace, Paxton Cavin; Our Cause is Just, The Just Cause Has to Be Victorious!, Randall Barnes; Rain, Lindsay Gernhardt; Let's Play Pretend: King Johnny, Stephanie Addison; Bridge, Will Mantor; Underneath, Megan Huhes

This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May 2014 with their BFA degrees in studio art. Works on view feature painting, drawing, metalwork, and sculpture, and represent our student artists' 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, communication skills and professional exhibition practices.

A whole video of the event available on the Gardiner Art Gallery YouTube page here.

Reception
Thursday, March 27, 5-6 pm
Artists Talk, 6-7 pm
Gardiner Gallery

View the O'Colly footage of the event here.

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Studio Art Students Exhibit at the Student Union

Student union art

Artworks featured by Jini Kim (Left), Ashley Farrier (Middle), and Nicole Sine (right). Curated by Daniel King.

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AIGA Blue Ridge Flux 13 Winners

We would like to announce that 3 of the students from our OSU graphic design program recently won awards and honorable mentions at Flux, which is a national design competition. Graphic Design students were chosen as winners and honorable mentions for five categories of design (Packaging, Identity, Poster, Publication, & Web/Interactive). Join us in celebrating OSU's winners and their work:

Bryan Marcum: Best in Web/Interactive category

Bryan Marcum's "A Touch of Evil"

Katie Amos: Honorable Mention in Web/Interactive category

Katie Amos's

Kyra Guffey: Honorable Mention in Identity category

Kyra Guffy's Identity project

A link to the Flux website is here.
Good work, and congratulations!

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Melting Pot: Student-Organized Art Exhibition

Melting Pot Poster

The Oklahoma State Artist Society would like to present an exhibit surrounding identity. The purpose of this show is to create a collective dialogue about different cultural identities in the U.S. The pieces focus on subjects involving identity issues, including race, gender issues, sexuality, religion, disabilities, alter-egos, and so on. The show will be judged by a guest juror, Leann Wright.

The exhibit is on display on October 10th in the Starlight Terrace, Student Union 465. The show begins at 5:30 p.m. with a panel discussion at 7 presented by the Art History Organization. After show reception will be held at Brooklyn's wine bar.

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OSU Graphic Design Students Enter 9th Annual National Student Show & Conference

student show US graphic

The Dallas Society of Visual Communication had their 9th Annual National Student Show and Conference April 11–13, 2013. This is the only national competition and conference just for students in design, art direction, illustration, or photography.

35 Oklahoma State University Graphic Design students entered work into the DSVC National Student Show, and several of the students attended the conference. Below, you can read about the show and the conference and see a list of the students who entered work.

The Show

Students exhibit their work against the best in the country and compete for over $15,000 in cash and prizes. The show is judged by five nationally recognized jurors over two days. Awards and cash prices will be handed out for winners in each category, judge's choice, and best overall piece. Scholarships will be awarded to the top sophomore and junior portfolio, and the top three senior portfolios will receive cash prizes, trips, or a huge head start landing a dream job. All work that makes it in the show will be on display for the entire conference.

The Conference

Three days of inspiration from 4 nationally-renowned keynote speakers along with working professional career panels, 15 break-out sessions, and studio tours around Dallas. Students have the chance to get their portfolios reviewed by professionals and maybe even land an internship or a job. They'll go home with new design buddies, great memories, and a huge head start on a career.

DSVC: 9th Annual National Student Show and Conference –
Oklahoma State University Submitted Works for 2013:

Senior Portfolio
Liz Heath – Phil Choo

Animated Short
Michael Molholt, One Day – Justen Renyer

Letterhead Program
Liz Heath, Paper Muse – Carey Hissey

Logos
Brandon Winn, Multi Arts Center Logo – Phil Choo
Liz Heath, Charity Case – Phil Choo

Miscellaneous Design
Mauresa Hankinson, My Zoo 2014 – Phil Choo

Motion Graphics
Katie Amos, CTSC: Peak Your Interest – Justen Renyer
Aaron Hermann, Aqua-Nomics – Justen Renyer
Bryan Marcum, Museum of Flight Spot – Justen Renyer
Katie Amos, ABC of K-T – Justen Renyer
Lauren Coleman, Women on the Run Title Sequence – Justen Renyer
Ryan Fuller, History of Flight: Air Jordan I-IV – Justen Renyer
Sara Miller, License to Clean – Justen Renyer

Packaging
Amy Bieberdorf, Headlamp Packaging – Phil Choo
Lauren Coleman, Stumpstain Packaging – Phil Choo
Liz Heath, Lumberjack Grilling Products – Phil Choo
Liz Heath, Beer for a Year – Phil Choo

Posters
Lauren Coleman, Typeface Calendar – Phil Choo

The OSU winners of this prestigious national competition are:

Award: Best of Category
Category: Animation
Student: Michael Molholt
Title: One Day
Instructor: Justen Renyer

Award: Best of Category
Category: Motion Design
Student: Katie Amos
Title: CTSC: Peak Your Interest
Instructor: Justen Renyer

Also, see our Faculty News page for Justen Renyer's Best Educator award at the DSVC conference.

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Senior Crystal Labrosse wins Women's Faculty Council 2013 Research Award

Borland and Labrosse

Art history professor Jennifer Borland with Crystal Labrosse at the WFC 2013 Research Awards Reception at Willard Hall.

Crystal was just one of three undergraduates among a group of fourteen awardees from across campus, as well as one of the only representatives from the humanities. She was also awarded the Council's "Diversity Award," suggesting that the committee was particularly impressed by the subject of Crystal's research and its important contribution to the development of Islamic art within the field of art history. Crystal attended the awards reception held during OSU Research Week at Willard Hall. Her research project is on the film "Women Without Men" by the Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat and her paper is entitled "Women Without Men: Heaven or Hell." She was accompanied to the awards reception by one of her paper's advisors Dr. Jennifer Borland. Dr. Borland had this to say about her student, "It was such a pleasure to attend the awards ceremony with Crystal. She spoke with eloquence about her project alongside others ranging from poetry to medical research to the immunity of livestock!" Both Dr. Borland and Dr. Louise Siddons advised Crystal's paper which she presented during the Art History Senior Symposium last May.

The Women's Faculty Council Awards recognize both undergraduate and graduate student research done at OSU. Awards were given to fourteen OSU researchers. Completed projects and works in progress are both recognized at these awards and women students in all fields are eligible. The awardee is the sole or primary author of work done at OSU. Summaries of research for theses, dissertations, course projects, and creative works are among the projects submitted.

To learn more about research week at OSU visit their website at http://researchweek.okstate.edu/

To learn more about the Women's Faculty Council, visit their website at http://womensfacultycouncil.okstate.edu/

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Senior Studio Capstone Exhibition
March 4 - 15
Reception/Gallery Talk: March 7, 5PM

Capstone



This exhibition celebrates our studio art students graduating in May 2013 with BFA degrees. Works on view feature painting, drawing, and metalwork. The work represents our student artists' achievements obtained through synthesis, analysis and reflection on their rigorous studies at OSU. Mentored by faculty, students demonstrate their critical thinking and communication skills, as well as an awareness of professional exhibition practices. This exhibition features the work of Cassandra Pickens, Kelli Coughenour, and Vanessa Pettit.

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Casey Pankey and Will Mantor recognized at OVAC Momentum Exhibition in OKC

Momentum

Sculpture students Casey Pankey and William Mantor were recognized for their outstanding work at the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's Momentum Exhibit, which was held March 1st and 2nd in Oklahoma City.

VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD Casey Pankey, Stillwater, "Earth's Child at Play", Wood, Earth, found objects, 44-64 x 29 x 16

VIEWERS CHOICE AWARD & HONORABLE MENTION AWARD William Mantor, Stillwater, "Stretch", Steel & Powder Coat, 54 x 24 x 26

OSU Sculpture Professor Matthew Boonstra had this to say about his students,

"I have know Will Mantor and Casey Pankey since the fall of 2011 while they were working towards their BFA degrees at Oklahoma State University. In my role as Visiting Assistant Professor of Art and Area Head of Sculpture I have worked closely with both candidates and see them developing into energetic, smart and confident young artists.

I am impressed by Casey Pankey's ability to reconcile a broad swath of media and ideation in her art work. She couples a contemporary openness of form and content with a modern inclination for reductive potency. One of the remarkable aspects of the work is Casey's skillful innovation in method or material in service to ideas.

I think Will Mantor's art work is exemplary of the new young artist in the field of sculpture who have conceptual inclination but are also steeped in real skill/craft and make unique objects. Will's art work is rooted in an autobiographical context but also has an experimental spirit that may lead into new media and other avernues. Will has a vital ambition and commitment in art that stands out from others of his age."

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Labyrinth Prize awarded to OSU art student Anna Rutherford

Anna Illustration

Above image: Left: Artist, Anna Rutherford, Right: An Intriguing Path cover art by Anna Rutherford for the book "Geist of Holzteinberg Castle" by E. Budrich. Accessed 2/1/13 http://www.labyrinth-of-arts.com/portfolio/anna-rutherford-featured-artist/

The Labyrinth prize has been awarded to OSU art student Anna Rutherford for her winning entry "An Intriguing Path" is the cover-art design for the e-book Geist of Holtzteinberg Castle, by E. Budrich. The Labyrinth contest was open to thousands of artists from 40 art schools across the country. The contest ran from Oct. 26, 2012 to Jan. 10, 2013. The winner of the Labyrinth prize is awarded a cash prize, a web-page highlighting their artistic interests, with links to the artists personal web site, blog, or Facebook page. The winning entry is on display now and may be seen here. Entries were judged by a panel blinded to artist information and background. The prize recognizes talented new artists. Labyrinth-of-Arts.com is an art site featuring original literary works, original art work, and contests. It is partnering with talented individuals from a variety of artistic disciplines.

Anna Rutherford is an art student at OSU. Her current focus is on sculpture and painting. She has begun chronicling the development and completion of projects, providing insight into her creative process. This allows a virtual peek behind her curtain of creativity. Her art can be viewed at: http://acatatemytoe.blogspot.com. In speaking about her art, Ms. Rutherford states, "As an artist, my goal is to evoke emotion in the viewer with every piece I create." Anna will also be producing the interior art for this e-book.

Ms. Rutherford was also a recent recipient of an Honorable Mention award for Research Week. Rutherford along with six other current OSU art students will be recognized at the Research Gala on February 19th, 2013 and have their work publically displayed throughout Research Week. More information about the Research Week awards can be accessed on our News Page here.

Professor Matthew Boonstra, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art in Sculpture had a few words to say about Anna and her work, "I have had the pleasure of knowing Anna since 2011 while she has been working towards her Bacholars of Fine Art. While she is first and foremost a deeply committed practitioner, she has embraced the importance of sharing her work in competitive venues. From this I am not surprised to hear that Anna has been awarded the Labyrinth Prize. And in addition been awarded the Honorable Mention Award at OSU Research Week, 2013. As an artist Anna possesses a rare combination of talent and vision. Based on such successes to date and her high ambition I fully expect things will continue to develop for her from a student to a professional."

Anna Rutherford's Artist Blog can be seen here

To read more about Labyrinth-of-Arts and to contact them, please visit their website at www.Labyrinth-of-Arts.com.

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"WHIRLIGIGS and SUCH" Student Exhibition at the OSU Botanic Garden

Whirligig

Students in Sally McCorkle's ART 1303: 3-D Design Foundations Class have an exhibit or artworks at the OSU Botanic Garden. Whirligigs and similar "wind" toys have long been a part of what is referred to as "Folk Art." Here, our students have explored the mechanical aspects of wind-enhanced movement while bringing their unique designs to this entertaining art form. Students were required to create an "original" whirligig primarily out of wood that moved via some version of a pivot and a propeller.

The concrete stepping-stones on display were part of a larger project where students created on-going patterns for use as plaster relief tiles and concrete stepping-stones. That project teaches students many techniques such as pattern-making, mold-making, and plaster/concrete casting.

"WHIRLIGIGS and SUCH"
Oklahoma State University Botanic Garden
Formal Garden Area, North Entrance, W. Virginia Street
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Exhibition dates are: December 5 - 12, 2012

The OSU art class exhibiting is ART 1303: 3-D Design Foundations
Oklahoma State University, Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History
Sallie McCorkle, Professor of Art

For additional Information concerning the Art,
Contact: Sallie McCorkle, Professor of Art, 405-744-6016

For information about the Botanic Garden, Contact: OSU Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department, 405-744-5414

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Art History Major Sara Roberts Named a Senior of Significance

Sarah

The Seniors of Significance Award recognizes students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and service to campus and community and have brought distinction to Oklahoma State University. Visit the OSU Alumni website for more information.

Senior Sara Roberts is a highly respected student in the art department. Dr Louise Siddons had nothing but praises when asked to say a few words about Sara, "Sara is a natural leader whose wide-eyed joy and enthusiasm is infectious. As an award-winning scholar and philanthropist, a dedicated volunteer, and an individual who has overcome significant personal challenges in order to succeed, Sara is truly exceptional. I believe she will be an ambassador for OSU wherever she goes." When asked how she felt about being included in this group of outstanding seniors, Sara stated, "Being a part of this group of seniors is such a high honor. My Journey at Oklahoma State has helped shape the person I am today, and the many opportunities here have allowed my passions to thrive. I am extremely grateful to my family, advisors, professors, mentors and friends for helping make my experience at OSU amazing. This award is so meaningful because it reflects my passions and love for this university." Sara is an outstanding student and person and we all wish to congratulate her on this high honor.

There will be a reception to celebrate the 2012-2013 Seniors of Significance and their outstanding achievements.

Reception:
November 19, 2012
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Click Family Alumni Hall ConocoPhillips OSU Alumni Center

In more recent news: Sara has been named one of the top 10 students in the College of Arts and Sciences this Spring 2013!

Read here about Sara being honored as one of the 10 top students in Arts and Sciences.

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Art History Major Sara Roberts at Smithsonian Instititution

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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

Minor Details,” an art exhibition

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

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OSU Art Students Exhibit Work at the Botanic Garden

Art Students at Botanic Gardens with Chairs

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 (sallie.mccorkle@okstate.edu)

OSU Botanic Garden Inquiries: 405-744-5414

(Exhibition Photographs available upon request from S. McCorkle)

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Art Students Transform Postal Plaza

Art Students Draw on Post Office walls

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.

See also the arcticle on OSU's News and Communication page.

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Krystal Harper on OVAC's Blog

Krystal Harper

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

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Lopeeta Tawde Wins Award

Lopeeta Tawde, Vessel

Lopeeta Tawde, Copper Vessel, Copper & Resin, 4"

Lopeeta Tawde won the Momentum Award at the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Momentum Tulsa: Art Doesn’t Stand Still launched Saturday October 8th.

Go to the OVAC article: Award Winning Momentum Artist: Lopeeta Tawde

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OSU Art Students Rock!

Momentum Tulsa

Our Art Department has nine student who were accepted into this years Momentum Tulsa exhibition. They are Cassie Brown, Kyle Duncan, Lopeeta Tawde, Krystal Harper, Hillarey Dees, Megan Curtis, Ben Trosper, Michael Rahn and Morgan McClellan.

This October, Tulsa’s Brady Arts District will come alive with the artworks of Oklahoma’s up-and-coming artists. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Momentum Tulsa: Art Doesn’t Stand Still launches Saturday, October 8, from 8 pm - Midnight at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady.

Highlighting Oklahoma artists ages 30 and under, the exhibition will feature painting, photography, sculpture, film, performance, and large-scale installations. Following the opening event, the exhibition will remain on display through October 27

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BA Student Exhibition

BA Student Exhibition

Brian Letzig, Emily Horvath, John Smith, Dusty Nail, and Whitney Moore are exhibiting at the Gardiner Art Gallery.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:30pm
Gardiner Art Gallery
107 Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts
Oklahoma State University

Link to the Poster.

 

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Art History Senior Symposium 2011

Senior Symposium

Saturday, April 16th 2011 ~ 9am - 5pm in the Bartlett Center Room 109

Link to: Full Schedule

Please also know that a reception honoring the careers of Marcella and Nancy will be held in the gallery following the final talk. Lets wish them well on their recent and forthcoming retirements.

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Lora Webb, Art History Program's Outstanding Senior

Lora Webb

Lora Webb, from Stillwater, is the Art History program's Outstanding Senior. She has been involved in several student government organizations at OSU, including most recently serving as the Chair of the Committee on Student Organization. She is also the vice president of the Art History Organization. She has received numerous scholarly awards, including Phi Kappa Phi, and has been on the student Honors Roll every semester since Fall 2007. She is also an Honors College student, and as such, is completing an honors project in which she is creating a gallery concept that combines interactivity and oral history. Her ideas include developing a print gallery and focusing on the history of print making at OSU, the research for which has included interviewing individuals and devising ways to incorporate those into an exhibition space. She will be doing a public presentation at the conclusion of this project, which will offer students the opportunity to share their thoughts or suggestions about the OSU museum. Her art historical interests focus on the interactions between cultures, and how one culture uses or changes or rejects the images of another. In the fall she will begin in the masters degree program in art history at Tufts University in Massachusetts, and hopes to eventually pursue a PhD as well.

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Liberal Studies Major Skylar Smith Chosen As 2011 Bailey Scholar

Skylar Smith

Skylar Smith (Liberal Studies with a dual focus in Art History and English Literature) is one of ten students who have been awarded the Bailey Family Memorial Trust Scholarship to study abroad at the University of Hertfordshire, located north of London in Hatfield. She will be in the UK for the spring semester, studying a variety of subjects in literature and British culture, including "Witchcraft and Magic in England"! "Aside from going to school, I will be doing quite a bit of traveling," Skylar says. "As St. Augustine said, 'The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.' I cannot wait to begin 'reading' in earnest!"

The trust was established in 1982 by J.B. Bailey, an OSU graduate and Tulsa attorney, and his brother, Richard E. Bailey, longtime OSU humanities professor and founder of the first study abroad program in OSU's College of Arts and Sciences, in memory of their grandmother Ida L. Davis and mother Lalla D. Bailey. The purpose of the trust is to provide scholarship support for full-time OSU students, regardless of their major field of study, to study the liberal arts at a recognized university outside of the U.S.

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Art History Major Caitlin Smith
Shares Her Collection

Caitlin Shares her collection of toys

Caitlin Smith, a junior art history major, collects vinyl artists' toys — and for the month of April, her collection is on view in the Bartlett Center. "Generally not thought of as a typical medium of fine art, modern toys have become a more widely accepted vehicle for artists," Smith writes in the essay that accompanies the display. The artists included in her collection include American graphic artist Frank Kozik, French graffiti artist Fafi, and several others.

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Project by OSU Graphic Design Student Jacob Gilbreath Receives International Acclaim

Jacob Gilbreath

Jacob Gilbreath's motion design project, completed for a Digital Design Studio assignment, has been making waves since it was completed and posted online a month ago. The piece is based on Conan O'Brien's farewell speech and consists entirely of 3D kinetic type. So far, it has over 147,000 views and has been featured on numerous design blogs.

Jacob Gilbreath is a student in the Electronic Media emphasis of the Graphic Design program. While his work is primarily focused on motion design, he has won several awards this year for print design and web design projects, as well. The Conan O'Brien project gained attention from motion design legend, Kyle Cooper, leading to a summer internship at Prologue Films in California.

Watch Conan O'Brien Kinetic Typography on Vimeo

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Three Graphic Design Students Are Winners in National Student Show.

DSVC Winners

Three of our design students were selected for the Dallas Society of Visual Communication (DSVC) 7th National Student Show and Conference 2011. Cassie Stegman, Jacob Gilbreath, and Ryan Tauss are selected to exhibit their graphic design projects in National Student Show from March 31 to April 2, 2011. These Students will be participating in the conference to represent the design program of Oklahoma State University. We are the only design program from Oklahoma that was accepted into this prestigious show.

To see the full list of winners: Dallas Society of Visual Communications

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OSU Art Student Lindsay
Larremore Featured in “UnCensored” Oklahoma Magazine

Lindsay Larremore

BFA student Lindsay Larremore’s art is featured in a 3-page article in UnCensored Magazine’s Girlie Issue, January 2011. The article shows five paintings that Lindsay will have in her BFA Capstone Exhibition, opening on March 7, 2011 at the Bartlett Gallery.

In her magazine interview, Lindsay describes her work: “My work is about security and surveillance. I am currently investigating the concept of always being watched. . The peephole or camera lens shapes of my paintings are metaphorical for an all-seeing eye. I want the viewer to question whether they should be looking in on this individual.” Lindsay recently won the People’s Choice award at OVAC’s Momentum Exhibition in Tulsa for one of her paintings.

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