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Image: Installation view of Artifacts at the Start of. a Decade: A Group Exhibition of Artists' Books, January 19 - February 19, 2021 at the Gardiner Gallery of Art, Stillwater, OK. Image courtesy of Jason Wallace, College of Arts and Sciences, Oklahoma State University 

Call for Entries  

Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition  

August 16 - September 17, 2021 

The Cimarron National Works on Paper exhibition is organized by the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University. Founded in 1987, the Cimarron National became a prestigious national juried exhibition. Held biennially at the Gardiner Gallery of Art from 1987 to 1995, the exhibition was a statement of the commitment to innovation in printmaking at the university and remains a testament to the rich holdings of works on paper in the gallery and university museum collection. The first exhibition was juried by the writer and former curator for the Whitney Museum of American Art, Judith Goldman. Jurors in subsequent years included Warrington Colescott, Dennis Barrie, and Beth Grabowski. After a hiatus, the Cimarron National returned in 2019 with Jodi Throckmorton, curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts serving as juror.   


For the 2021 iteration of the exhibition Larissa Goldston, director and a co-owner of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) will serve as juror. Goldston will work with our selection committee to award a purchase prize of up to $2,000 for one or a number of exemplary works. Purchased work will be added to the permanent collection of the Department of Art, housed in the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art. 

The Museum has a significant collection of works on paper, including a large suite of works by master printmakers Dole Reed and J. Jay McVicker. A major gift in 1985 from OSU alumnus, Bill Goldston, of prints published by Universal Limited Art Editions were a foundational collection for the university. A gift of over 700 works on paper by Leon Polk Smith, one of the founders of the hard-edge style of minimal abstraction is also housed in the museum’s collection and serves as a major research archive. The Cimarron National exhibition is an expression of the university’s commitment to innovation in printmaking and works on paper.  

Please apply through CaFÉ (www.callforentry.org

Contact Gardiner Gallery Director Cassidy Petrazzi for questions.
Office: (405) 744-7285

Cimarron National CaFE


General Call for Artists and Exhibition Proposals  

The Gardiner Gallery of Art in the Department of Art, Graphic Design, and Art History at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma, announces a Call for Artists and exhibition proposals twice per academic year. Please check back for more information on our next call for proposals.  

The mission of the Gardiner Gallery of Art is to inspire and enhance the educational opportunities for the OSU community and Central Oklahoma through the presentation of art exhibitions enriched by public programs.   

The gallery has approximately 2,000 square feet of floor space and 175 linear feet of wall space. Prior exhibitions can be viewed on the OSU Department of Art and the Gardiner Gallery website https://art.okstate.edu/gardiner-gallery/gardiner-art-gallery.   

A gallery committee made up of faculty and students review the submissions with the goal of filling 2 exhibitions each academic year.  

Selected artists will have a 4 – 5-week solo exhibition in the Gardiner Gallery. All media will be considered including 2D, 3D, sound, performance, installation, and graphic design.  

Contact Gardiner Gallery Director Cassidy Petrazzi for questions.
Office: (405) 744-7285


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One of the first residence halls in Oklahoma, the Women’s Building was constructed in 1910. The name was changed to Gardiner Hall in recognition of Maud Gardiner, who pioneered Home Economics at OSU. In addition to being one of the first women’s residence halls, it also housed the Domestic Economy and Art Division. Through the years, along with the Domestic arts, the building has been used for women’s physical education, karate, speech, agriculture extension, drafting, and the Foreign Language Department. A gift from Pete and Pat Bartlett made possible a complete renovation of Gardiner Hall. The name was changed to Bartlett Center for the Studio Arts after the Art Department reclaimed the building in 1984. With the addition of the Visual Arts Annex to the Art Department in 2002, new opportunities in 3D, Sculpture, Ceramics, and Printmaking Studios became available, so the name was changed to the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts. The art gallery continues to bear the historic building name as the Gardiner Gallery of Art. Exhibits include the student and faculty exhibitions as well as international and national artists. The gallery also features faculty and student curated shows and traveling exhibitions.