A Companion to Viceregal Mexico City, 1519-1821 presents an overview of colonial Mexico City and the important role it played in the creation of the early modern Hispanic world. Dr. Cristina González’s essay, “Visualizing Corporate Piety: The Art of Religious Brotherhoods,” considers how residents of the city performed their ethnic and social identities through confraternities. Her chapter is devoted to the art and visual culture of these lay religious associations. Research for the essay was supported by the Oklahoma Humanities Council and the Arts and Sciences Research Grant at Oklahoma State University.

  • Art History Organization is curating our annual exhibition Ascendance at the Modella Gallery in downtown Stillwater, all artists are encourage to submit with regardless of medium, submissions are due by Monday, August 23rd. This show will be on display from Sept 2nd to Oct 9th with a live award reception held on Sept 17th from 5 to 7 PM. Students can submit their artwork to osu.arthistoryorg@gmail.com .

AHO Call for Submissions

  • Visualizing Femme: Curating the Gardiner Gallery Collection will be our first roundtable of the school year, set for August 26th from noon to 1 PM. This presentation will highlight Dr. Siddons providing her experience with curating the collection. Jace Earwood and myself will present our research for the Visualizing Femme exhibition.

Art Directors Club of Tulsa is thrilled to announce our Graphex 52 student winners! 

Of the 150 entries, these talented students were selected to represent the region's best including graduating MFA student Ghazal Foroutan, and graduating BFA graphic design students Maria Nieto and Erin Rowe.


Honorable Mentions

Erin Rowe

Anna Tucker

Nick Sexton

Taylor Cash

Victor Davalos

Beau Langston

Jorge Mejia

Hugh Spector

Riva Nayaju

Graphex 52, the 52nd Annual Regional Design Award Exhibition, sponsored by Art Directors Club of Tulsa

Congratulations to all our professional Graphex Winners! Graphic design faculty Pouya Jahanshahi was a winner, while Nick Mendoza, and Ting Wang received Honorable mentions for their work in the professional category.

Three nationally renowned judges for Graphex 52 were chosen for their experience and expertise: Winston Elliott, Sr. Designer for Taco Bell's in-house agency, Taco Bell Design; Paula Spence, Art Director and Designer in the animation industry, most recently at Cartoon Network Studios and ShadowMachine; and Fidel Peña of Underline Studio.

Manifest is very pleased to announce that, although delayed by the pandemic, the jury process for the fourth annual Manifest Grand Jury Prize for the gallery's most recently concluded exhibition season (2019/2020— season 16) is now complete.

Season 16 exhibitions in Manifest's East Walnut Hills (Cincinnati, Ohio) spaces presented a total of 471 works by 336 artists from 43 states and 7 countries between September 2019 and August 2020. The Grand Jury Prize finalists were determined by virtue of their ranking in their respective exhibition juries. The Prize featured a pool of 53 finalist works by 50 artists, representing 33 different exhibitions. Details on the exhibits, and all of season 16, can found online at (www.manifestgallery.org/about/schedule16.html).

Out of 53 finalists for the Prize a jury of eighteen arts professionals from across the U.S. selected the winning work. We offer our sincere congratulations to Jessica Teckemeyer for taking the $2500 prize for her sculpture "Fox or Foe" featured in the group exhibition MONSTERS.

Sixteen individual artists and art organizations in M-AAA’s region have been awarded Artistic Innovations grants of up to $15,000 for the creation or production of new artwork. For FY22 (July 1, 2021–June 30, 2022), the projects range from a new play by Nebraska playwright Beaufield Berry about the first Juneteenth to a movement performance (pictured above) that combines lucha wrestling with Aztec mythology for Prism Movement Theater in Dallas, Texas. These grants are made possible through support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Assistant Professor James Ewald was awarded a $10,000 grant. his project will be : Flat Land: The History of Oklahoma Skateboarding
Skateboarding in Oklahoma is the focus of James Ewald’s project. Called Flat Land, the project will create a limited edition book and prints about the history of the sport as told through interviews, photographs, unpublished stories, and research about competitions, companies, and more in Oklahoma. The project will include a presentation about skateboarding and the process of the project at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. This is Ewald’s first Artistic Innovations grant.

For more information on the M-AAA's projects click here.

To see James Ewald work https://www.jamesewald.com

Jenna Corso (2021 BFA Studio Art) has received First Place in the Society of North American Goldsmith’s (SNAG) highly competitive Educational Endowment Scholarship. Five award recipients were selected from juried student work submitted by both undergraduate and grad students from jewelry/metals programs across the country. Jenna received the top prize of $2000. to assist in the cost of attending a graduate program or workshop program within the next 3 years. 

Fun Fact: Jenna was the only Undergraduate selected, the rest were Grad students !!!!!!


2021 Educational Endowment Scholarships - Society of North American Goldsmiths (snagmetalsmith.org)