Alumna Sonya Terpening honored as 2018 Distinguished Alumna

Sonya Terpening (Art Education BS, 1977) was honored among other highly accomplished alumni of OSU’s College of Arts and Sciences on Friday September 21, 2018. Terpening is a highly successful artist whose work focuses on western themes and subjects.

She is a regular participant in high profile invitational exhibitions, including the Prix de West and the Masters of the American West. She selected as NBC Oklahoma’s “Oklahoma Artist” in 2017, and she was the inaugural recipient of the Smelser-Vallion Visiting Artist Award at the Doel Reed Center for the Arts. Terpening has received multiple awards for her work, and her paintings and watercolors are in regional and national collections.



Pictured: Sonya Terpening (Art Education BS, 1977) and Amber DuBoise-Shepherd (Studio Art BFA, 2015)