1 Artifacts Install

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 





DUE December 17  


The Gardiner Gallery of Art at Oklahoma State University is pleased to announce our call for artists and exhibition proposals for the 2023-24 academic year. The Gardiner offers around 1,400 square feet. All mediums including graphic design work are welcome.  

The gallery budget for exhibitions includes artist honorariums, travel expenses, and shipping.  In most cases, the Gardiner offers an honorarium of $500 for an artist talk and workshop. The gallery pays up to $1,000 for travel which includes a hotel, flight, and if needed, car rental. Shipping is compensated up to $500. In the case of group exhibitions, either the curator or gallery designates one person as the lead artist who represents the show, visits the university, and facilitates the workshop and outreach events. This person receives the honorarium and travel stipend while sharing the shipping funds with the other invited artists.   

Art exhibitions have been appearing on the Oklahoma State University campus in various locations since the 1920’s when artist Doel Reed, the first head of the Art Department was hired. Art exhibitions at OSU found a more formal home in 1959 with the first dedicated gallery space in 312 Whitehurst Hall. Housed in the Bartlett Center for the Visual Arts since 1981, the Gardiner Gallery has remained an integral part of the OSU community and Department of Art. The gallery functions as a critical venue at Oklahoma State University as a teaching environment and place to experience the visual arts. The Gardiner exhibits work by emerging and mid-career artists, produces a yearly suite of student shows, and facilitates inter-departmental programming relating to current exhibitions.  


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.  

For questions, contact Gardiner Director, Cassidy Petrazzi 

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.