• An Interview with Jan Razaukas

An Interview with Jan Razaukas

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

I am from the east coast and lived in Baltimore for a long […]

  • An Interview with Miranda Brandon

An Interview with Miranda Brandon

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

“I was born and raised in central Oklahoma but moved to Minneapolis, MN […]

  • An Interview with Kat Swearingen

An Interview with Kat Swearingen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

“Originally from Philadelphia, and raised in Tulsa. I’ve created art all my life.  […]

  • An Interview with Krista Mustain

An Interview with Krista Mustain

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

 

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

I grew up in Spring Hill, KS and spent a number of years in […]

  • An Interview with Emily Chase

An Interview with Emily Chase

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

 

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

“I was born in Western New York but my family moved cross country every […]

  • An Interview with Dean Wyatt

An Interview with Dean Wyatt

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa? 

“I grew up in Duncan, OK. I moved to Tulsa for work and […]

  • An Interview with Christine Aria Hostetler

An Interview with Christine Aria Hostetler

 

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to inspiring concepts and what life as an artist looks like.

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

“I am originally mostly from the Bay Area in California, which is where I […]

  • An Interview with Adam Carnes

An Interview with Adam Carnes

In conjunction with our Tulsa Art Studio Tour, we sent our Tour artists some questions to gain valuable insight to life as an artist and hear about where their inspiration comes from.

Where are you originally from and how did you come to be a practicing artist in Tulsa?

“I moved to Tulsa from Brooklyn, NYC and was awarded the Tulsa […]

  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships and Student Awards of Excellence 2017

Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships and Student Awards of Excellence 2017

Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships and Student Awards of Excellence 2017
Curator’s Statement

As a curator whose focus is art of the American South, it has been a joy to serve as juror for the 2017 Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s Fellowship and Student Awards. Oklahoma – situated at the crossroads of the Mid-West, South West and South East – is a place that […]

  • OVAC Annual Artist Survey 2016 – Report: State of Artists

OVAC Annual Artist Survey 2016 – Report: State of Artists

Each year, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition surveys artists who have participated in our programs in some way over the previous three years. This annual survey gives us a snapshot of where Oklahoma artists are in their careers and practice, and tells us how OVAC has helped them reach their goals. The survey is in its fifth year and you […]

  • Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking

Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking

Editor’s note: This week’s guest bloggers are Candace Gilstrap, Aaron Moses, and Jessica Provencher–graduate students at Oklahoma State University and the curators of Intrigue and Impressions: 25 Years of Printmaking. In this post, they talk a little bit about their experience curating the exhibition, as well as an overview of what we can expect.

Intrigue and Impression: 25 Years of Printmaking is the […]

  • Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships and Student Awards of Excellence 2016

Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships and Student Awards of Excellence 2016

As an undergraduate, I sat through countless art history classes, cocooned in a darkened room and lulled by the hum of the slide projector, as a professor clicked from one image to the next. As intellectually-stimulating as those classes were, they could never compete with seeing the real thing. Screen-mediated art consumption is tricky and ultimately unfulfilling, yet it […]

  • Julie Clark Unearths The Art & Soul of a City

Julie Clark Unearths The Art & Soul of a City

Editor’s note: This week, guest blogger Julie Clark shares her connection to Tulsa’s architectural gem, Will Rogers College High School. Clark is one of the featured artists on the 2016 Tulsa Art Studio Tour. For more information on how you can get a look inside her studio on the Tour, visit: www.TulsaArtStudioTour.org

As a visual artist and educator I think of […]

  • Using Rejection as a Learning Experience

Using Rejection as a Learning Experience

Editor’s note: This week, guest blogger Randall Barnes looks back at how a past rejection helped him grow as an artist.

Rejection, that fickle mate of acceptance. When it comes early, it can feel huge and crushing—deterring even. Other times it pushes us to be better, focus, or make us try something new.

The first time I felt a serious rejection was the […]

  • 15 Years of Momentum: Looking Back

15 Years of Momentum: Looking Back

Editor’s note: This week guest blogger Kristen Vails Gilpin looks back on her fondest Momentum memories. For more information on Momentum, visit www.MomentumOklahoma.org.

My first Momentum experience was in 2005 in a triangle shaped building just east of Downtown OKC. I was in art school at OU, and had heard about the event and wanted to check it out. I […]