Gardiner Gallery Exhibitions

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


Building a Collection: The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harms Collection of African Art


Antelope Headdress (Chiwara), Bambara, Mali, Wood, H.: 3', 20th Century, The Larry W. and Mattie R. Harnms Collection

JULY 25th — AUGUST 26th, 2011
Reception: 5-7 pm 
Thursday, August 25th

For over 35 years, Larry (OSU '63) and Mattie Harms have collected African art. This exhibition highlights their recent gift of over 250 objects to Oklahoma State University, showcasing its diversity and depth. Each went to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer in the mid-1960s, and they met and married in Niger. They continued their work and commitment to Africa over the following 25 years, he with the Agency for International Development, and she with the U.S. Department of State. Their work—and their collecting—focused on the countries of the Sahel (the region south of the Sahara Desert) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The exhibition includes objects representing a wide cross-section of cultures from this region, with an emphasis on the Bambara and Dogon of Mali. Ranging from traditional carvings to postmodern textiles and sculpture along with maps and photographs, the exhibition offers insight into the unique experience of two avid collectors as well as into the art of sub-Saharan Africa.


In collaboration with Stillwater Family Center for Autism Presents: Jaymee Muns Exhibit



A student at the Stillwater Junior High School, Jaymee Muns is on the profound end of the autism spectrum. From the beginning, the ability to communicate effectively has presented a great deal of difficulty for Jaymee. The impassable barrier between Jaymee and the world can be daunting and although others use words to breach this communication barrier, Jaymee has built her bridge through art. Sharing this passion with others can help increase awareness and understanding of people on the autism spectrum. We would like to share a glimpse of the world through her eyes.

May 9th—13th 
Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 12th


Annual Juried Student Exhibition 2011



A competitive exhibition of OSU student work from all levels of undergraduate study in the Department of Art. April 13 - 29, 2011 
Reception & Awards Ceremony Sunday April 17th 2 - 4 pm 
Awards to be announced at 3pm.


Graphic Design Portfolio Exhibition


March 30-April 8, 2011
Reception Sunday April 3

Works by senior Graphic Design BFA students scheduled to graduate in May 2011.


BFA Studio Capstone


March 9-25 
Reception 5-6 pm 
Gallery Talk 6-7 pm Thursday, March 10

Works by senior Studio Art BFA students scheduled to graduate in May 2011.


Tour de Quartz


Carolina Low, Self Portrait, Acrylics, 2010, Oklahoma Summer Art Institute

Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2010 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of nine artistic fields and taught by world-renowned artists. The painting portion of the exhibition represents a variety of projects undertaken by the drawing/painting students during OSAI. This exhibition is organized for touring by OSAI.

May 16th—July 9th, 2010
Gallery Hours: Monday—Friday, 8 a.m.—5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.—2 p.m.


Jenny Rogers "Perfect Surf"


February 9 – March 4 
Reception 5-6 pm 
Lecture 6-7pm Thursday, February 17

Her works often play within the realm of film & photographic history, toying with the common currency of popular culture, our shared literacy & our fascination with mythic representation. For "Perfect Surf" Rogers was granted a prestigious Independent Artist Award in Film & Media by the New York State Council for the Arts.


"Full Circle: The Evolution of Fine Art Printmaking at ULAE"


January 12 – February 4 
Reception 5-6 pm 
Guest Speaker 6-7 pm Thursday, January 13

A collection of fine art prints featuring work by Lee Bontecou, James Rosenquist, and Amy Cutler. From hand rendered, traditionally crafted prints to digitally created images utilizing the best of commercial printmaking techniques and back again.