Gardiner Gallery Exhibitions

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


Mastering Modernism: The Students of Doel Reed, Ella Jack, and J.Jay McVicker. 1949-1965

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July 15 – August 28

This exhibition presents a selection of drawings and prints by OSU students from the 1940s through the 1960s. These beautiful works of art include drawings, watercolors, and prints displaying a variety of subjects, both representational and abstract. The majority of the images in the collection were produced in classes taught by the well-known Oklahoma artists and faculty members Doel Reed (1924 - 1958), Ella Jack (1928 - 1958), J. Jay McVicker (1959 –1977)  Jack, Reed and McVicker all incorporated trends in modern art, from surrealism to abstract expressionism, into their own work and into their teaching.

Reception: Friday, August 24: Reception 5:00-7:00

Figuring the System, Recent Works by Jiawei Gong

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September 4 -  September 28

“Using the Chinese writing system as an entry point, the artist deconstructs, analyzes, and reconstructs the process of art making. This series of work addresses issues surrounding the systemization and institutionalization of art-making throughout human history, and the similarities of this pursuit across different cultures. These digital compositions are reminiscence of traditional painting, illustration, prints, and photography. Gong’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in the U.S., Europe and China.” 

Friday September 28: Reception: 5:00 – 6:00

                                    Lecture: 6:00 -7:00

Friday, September 28: Workshop, Bartlett Center TBA

Saturday, September 29: Workshop 10:00 – 2:00, Prairie Art Center


Faculty Exhibition Fall 2018

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October 3 - November 1

Current works of art in all disciplines by the faculty and faculty emeritus in the Oklahoma State University Department of Art.

Reception: Thursday, October 25, 5:00-7:00 

Studio BFA Exhibition Fall 2018

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November 5 - November 29

This exhibition presents the work of the BFA Studio Art students graduating in December 2018. Each of these artists has been developing and refining a distinct body of work representing the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

Friday, November 9: Reception, 5:00 -7:00

Tour De Quartz 2018


May 21 - June 22, 2018

The Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2017 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of eight artistic disciplines and taught by nationally renowned artists.

Each student artist is represented by one piece of artwork in the Tour de Quartz.

37th Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2018


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.

Apr 23rd- May 8th             

Reception and Awards recognition: Sun Apr 29, 3pm – 5pm

Click here for PDF Application of Annual Juried Student Exhibition:
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Graphic Design Capstone

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This exhibition presents work by students graduating in May 2018 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 andcritical thinking.

Apr 2 - Apr 19th

Reception: Sun Apr 8th, 2pm-4pm



BFA Studio Capstone

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Ashana Shakya
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Margo Taylor
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Megan Patterson
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Sam Goad
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This exhibition presents the work of students graduating in May of 2018 with their BFA degrees in studio art.  Works on view include paintings, drawings, 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 and professional exhibition practices, as well as critical thinking and communication skills.

Mar 5th –Mar 28th                                                         

Reception: Fri Mar 9th, 5pm-7pm