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.

  • 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.

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

In the second half of the eighteenth century, scientific demonstrations, sponsored by Benjamin Franklin, the Midlands-based Lunar Society, and others, were popular entertainments that said as much about social order as they did about science and technology. Depicted in paintings and popular prints, the social message of these demonstrations was elevated even more. Visual references created witty social commentary, and invited a variety of audiences to find relevance in the artworks. In this talk, Prof. Louise Siddons will take a close look at mezzotints by Valentine Green after Joseph Wright and others, asking how changing audiences affected the interpretation of the imagery in his prints.

Fulbright Lecture: Spectacle and Social Order in ‘Scientific’ Prints – Benjamin Franklin House

Tuesday 13 July 2021, 12pm EST/5pm BST

To Register click here 

How do gender and sexuality affect what we see, and how we see it?

This is an online event hosted on Zoom. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access.

What does it mean to look like a lesbian? Before queer activism lesbians were often 'apparitional', in the words of literary scholar Terry Castle. And if lesbians themselves are hard to see in the archive, their perspectives are even more elusive. From the 1950s through the 1990s, feminist and lesbian artists, writers, and historians took it upon themselves to build and re-build an archive of queer visuality.

How do gender and sexuality affect what we see, and how we see it? And how does the answer to that question change over time? In this talk, art history professor Louise Siddons will consider the multiple meanings of 'looking like a lesbian', using materials from the British Library and beyond to investigate the 20th-century history of the lesbian gaze.

Louise Siddons is an art historian specializing in American art and the visual culture of modernity. She is Associate Professor of Art History at Oklahoma State University and is the 2020-21 recipient of the Fulbright-British Library Eccles Centre Scholar Award.

The zoom talk is free and you must sign up,  -


Link to sign up https://www.bl.uk/events/looking-like-a-lesbian#


Give Orange! Would you like to contribute to some our initiatives? We’re participating in Give Orange April 7 & 8, and have some arty prizes!


Visiting Artist Program Match - $2K. Double your dollar with a gift to the Art Department, who will host prestigious artists at our Stillwater campus for a NEW, annual lecture and workshop program. The first $2,000 will be matched, dollar for dollar, thanks to a generous gift from Deb and Dave Engle! Our first artist will come in the Fall, with your help!



Visitng the Philbrook
Visitng the Philbrook
Visitng Fred Jones Museum
Visitng Fred Jones Museum
Crystal Bridges Field Trip
Crystal Bridges Field Trip
VIsiting Crystal Bridges
VIsiting Crystal Bridges
Visiting C21
Visiting C21
Students visit The Philbrook Museum, The Fred Jones Museum, Crystal Bridges in Arkansas and C21 Museum Hotel


Student Field Trip: Help take all Art Students on an overnight Field Trip to Dallas! Donate to win the chance to make a ring with Professor Chris Ramsay, or a framed art work from photographer Assistant Professor Andy Mattern! TWO lucky winners will be drawn for the chance to make jewelry, or win a framed work! The highest dollar amount wins first choice of prize. The second winner will be drawn at random.   


Professor Chris Ramsay
Professor Chris Ramsay

Professor Chris Ramsay - Jewerly/Metals


Andy Orange

Assistant Professor Andy Mattern

Average Subject / Medium Distance #4186
25.75 x 17.75 inches
Pigment ink print
Mounted to Dibond, Frame with non-glare acrylic
Artist Proof from an edition of 3




Each spring, the OSU Library honors OSU employees and students who have authored, co-authored or edited a book or published a major creative work such as musical composition, art exhibit catalog or audio recording in the past two years.

The purpose of Celebrating Books by OSU Authors is to recognize and honor these individuals' achievements, encourage academic dialogue and ensure that works by OSU authors are available to the University community by adding these pieces to the OSU Library's collection.

Dr. Louise Siddons and Cassidy Petrazzi, Gardiner Gallery of Art Manager, were interviewed for the Cimaron National Works on Paper 2019 Catalog. Watch the interview using the link below.

 Celebrating Books Interview