Gardiner Gallery Exhibitions

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


Laura Moriarty: Moving Mountains

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Tuesday, January 17 – Friday, February 10

Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculptural paintings whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling,erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, and slippage. 

Moving Mountains is a body of work created following a recent residency at the Baer Art Center in Iceland. The sculptures are informed both by the amazing forms that were observed there as well as the culture that surrounds them. Moving Mountainsrepresents not only the struggle to live in harsh environments, but also the poetry that can be found within that struggle.

Reception: Thursday, January 19, 5 – 6pm 
Gardiner Gallery

Artist Talk: Thursday, January 19, 6 – 7pm 
Bartlett Center Room 109


Senior Capstone Exhibition: Studio Art and Graphic Design

SeniorCapstone 2016

 Wednesday, November 2 – Friday, December 2

This inter-program exhibition presents the work of students graduating in December 2016 with their BFA degrees in Studio Art and Graphic Design. Studio work on view includes paintings, drawings, metalwork, ceramics and sculpture, while the work of Graphic Design includes digital animation, web and app design, advertising design, and branding design. The work from both programs represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.

Reception: Friday, November 4, 5pm – 6pm 
Gardiner Gallery

Presentations by Artists: Friday, November 4, 6pm – 7pm 
Bartlett Center Room 109


Annual Faculty Exhibition

FacultyShow 2016

Wednesday, September 28 – Friday, October 28 2016

Featuring recent work of full-time, adjunct and retired faculty of Oklahoma State University’s Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History, this exhibition features artwork representing the full spectrum of areas in studio art and design including traditional drawing, painting, sculpture, metal work, graphic design, video, and digital animation. This exhibition offers an opportunity for students to see the talents of their professors, who challenge and inspire them on a daily basis. Faculty members inspire and nurture innovation and creativity in their students, and are equally committed to sharing their work with the general public.

Reception: Wednesday, September 28, 5pm – 7pm 
Gardiner Gallery


2016 Oklahoma Arts Conference: Navigating New Landscapes

Tuesday, October 25 – 26 2016

Wes Watkins Center, Oklahoma State University 
Stillwater, OK

The 2016 Oklahoma Arts Conference will outfit artists, nonprofit administrators, board members, community developers, educators, and others with the tools needed to make steadfast progress toward achieving their goals.

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Robert Turney: The Real History of the American Civil War


 Thursday, August 17 – Friday, September 23 2016

The dioramas of Robert Turney recreate actual battes fought during the American Civil War, with the addition of hand-painted figurines, toy dinosaurs, pirates, a muscle car, a Gay Pride cotillion, a talking dolphin and a Panzer tank. The story of our Civil War has slipped from tragic history to romanticized myth, or worse, from the stench of death lingering over countless battlefields, to a genteel nostalgia suitable for a PBS documentary. “The Real History of the American Civil War” extends this propagandistic metaphor to the point where death and gore become play.


Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking

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 Monday, June 22 - Friday, August 5 2016

In recognition of the longstanding tradition of excellence in printmaking at Oklahoma State University, Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking  is a graduate student-curated exhibition drawn from the the collection of Mark Sisson, the OSU printmaking professor. This exhibition features prints from a variety of artists within the past twenty-five years. The contributing artists, including Professor Sisson, form a group of interconnected printmakers from across the nation. Our goal is to demonstrate how networks of printmakers interact through participation in print exchange portfolios and the variety of techniques, materials, and content these portfolios encompass. Each has his or her own style and message, but all are also aware of and shaped by their relationship with the group. The connections between the artists, as well as the intriguing, and often innovative, artworks that arise out of them are the central focus of this show. This exhibition was made possible by the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History, OSU Student Fees, the College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Institutional Diversity, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and the OSU Graduate and Professional Student Government Association. 


Tour de Quartz

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Monday, May 16 - Friday, June 17 2016

Tour de Quartz is a selection of artwork created by Oklahoma high school students during the 2015 Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI). During their two-week residency at Quartz Mountain, students are immersed in one of nine artistic disciplines and taught by nationally renowned artists. Former faculty members include winners of the Academy, Tony, Emmy and Grammy awards and the Pulitzer Prize. The Tour de Quartz student artists, as well as literary and performing artists, are selected through competitive statewide auditions. Every accepted student automatically receives a full scholarship to the program. Auditions take place January through March at locations across the state. More information is available at


Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Exhibition

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 Monday, April 4 - Friday, April 15 2016

This exhibition presents work by graphic design students graduating in May of 2016 with their BFA degrees. Work on view represents all areas of study – digital animation, web design, advertising design, and branding design. This work represents the culmination of each student’s artistic development, achieved after several years of experimentation, research and critical thinking.