Art 365

Art 365 is an exhibition from the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition which offers five Oklahoma artists a year and $12,000 to create innovative artwork in collaboration with a nationally recognized curator. The artists work with a guest curator for one year to create a body of original artwork for the exhibition.

Through Art 365, Oklahoma artists create innovative artwork in collaboration with a nationally recognized curator. Every three years, OVAC accepts artistic proposals for an upcoming Art 365 exhibition.

The five awarded artists each receive a $12,000 honorarium. Once selected, the artists work with the curator over one year to create a body of original artwork for the exhibition, meeting with the curator multiple times throughout the exhibition preparation. Through studio visits and regular communications, the artists and curator discuss direction, examine progress and finalize the concept and presentation. Visual artists working in all media are eligible to submit, including traditional studio art media as well as film and new media.

Congratulations to the 2017 Art 365 Artists:
Narciso Arguelles
Pete Froslie
Andy Mattern
Amy McGirk and James McGirk
Kelly Rogers

2017 Art 365 Curator
Dana Turkovic is Associate Curator at Laumeier Sculpture Park. In 2005, Turkovic received her Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College-University of London in curatorial studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Webster University, St. Louis in 1998. Turkovic has organized exhibitions in Athens, Baku, Los Angeles and New York, in alternative spaces in London and Oxford and in St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum, Boots Contemporary Art Space, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Hunt Gallery, Schmidt Contemporary Art and White Flag Projects and is co-curator of an independent project called Isolation Room/Gallery Kit since 2011. Turkovic curated two recent exhibitions by New Delhi-based artists Raqs Media Collective titled If the World is a Fair Place Then… in 2015 and Gigi Scaria: Time, 2016. At Laumeier Sculpture Park she co-curated the exhibition Mound City with outdoor commissions by Sam Durant and Marie Watt. During her tenure she has overseen acquisitions and commissions by Tom Huck, Ken Lum, Tony Tasset and Geoffrey Krawczyk. Her current project with Baku-based artist Farid Rasulov is set to open in Spring 2018. She has written for publications such as Art US, Review and St. Louis Magazine.

Art 365 Timeline 2017:
June 2017: Exhibition debuts in Norman at MAINSITE Contemporary

MAINSITE PROGRAM CALENDAR

Friday, June 9
6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Opening Reception
7:00 pm: Narciso Arguelles project performance

Saturday, June 10
11:00 am: Gallery Talk
Join Guest Curator of Art 365, Dana Turkovic, for a walkthrough of the exhibition and discussion with the artists.

Saturday, June 17
11:00 am: Aesthetics of Capital

Join Art 365 artist Pete Froslie for a demonstration and lecture. Learn about how he thinks, his fascination with turning old computer parts into gold, and what alchemy might look like in the twenty-first century.

Wednesday, June 14
6 pm: Writing Workshop
Attend a writing masterclass with Art 365 artist James McGirk. This workshop is a great opportunity to study with a pro, learn about how we look at and consume art objects, and gain practical experience refining your writing skills based on assigned readings and engaging discussions.

Wednesday, June 21
6 pm: Writing Workshop
Attend a writing masterclass with Art 365 artist James McGirk. This workshop is a great opportunity to study with a pro, learn about how we look at and consume art objects, and gain practical experience refining your writing skills based on assigned readings and engaging discussions.

Wednesday, June 28
6:00 pm: Writing Workshop
Attend a writing masterclass with Art 365 artist James McGirk. This workshop is a great opportunity to study with a pro, learn about how we look at and consume art objects, and gain practical experience refining your writing skills based on assigned readings and engaging discussions.

Wednesday, July 26
6:30 pm: Self-Care and the Creative Process
Using her work Tales of Whoa, 2017 as a point of reference, join Art 365 artist Kelly Rogers for a discussion around creative ways to implement self-care and cultivate resilience through the creative process.

Saturday, July 29
11:00 am: Camera Obscura
Come see how a camera obscura works to frame and view live images. Art 365 artist Andy Mattern will do a demonstration and run a hands-on workshop with participants. Learn about how Mattern created his photographs for his work Shelter, 2017, using the subterranean safe room as his camera.

August 11, 2017: Exhibition closes in Norman; catalog release party 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

October 2017: Exhibition moves to Tulsa at the Hardesty Arts Center

Art 365 2014 Artists
Bryan Cook

Exploring remote portions of our National Parks and wilderness areas, Cook will photograph these pristine locations and print the photographs large scale. He seeks to raise awareness of these areas, so inciting a love affair which can lead to further preservation efforts. Balancing the difficulty of hiking to these remote areas – encountering physical, mental and emotional challenges – with a love of the land, Cook captures places and moments that most will never experience with their own eyes.

Cathleen Faubert

Scents bring back memories. Aromas surprise and intrigue us. Motivated to explore the role of smell in our experience of places, Faubert will collect and distill material from five of Oklahoma’s distinct eco-regions. Previously working primarily in photography, Faubert has trained her nose so she can translate her experiences of Oklahoma through fragrances. In her research, Faubert has taken workshops from national olfactory experts, visited the first-ever scent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art and developed a laboratory that would be the envy of many scientists.

Eyakem Gulilat

As an Ethiopian immigrant to Oklahoma, Gulilat observed the abundant presence of churches in the state and grew curious about the racial, political and socioeconomic relationships within and around churches. Using aerial photography, he will document church buildings and their surrounding neighborhoods on Sunday mornings, considering what they can tell us about ourselves, our patterns, and relationships.

Alexandra Knox

Alexandra Knox’s recent artwork has focused on discovering and preserving Ukrainian traditions through food. Exploring her heritage as a third generation Ukrainian-American, Knox traveled to the Ukraine to meet family members, conduct research, and gather artifacts. Faced with challenges such as language barriers and generational differences, Knox returned more confused about her Ukrainian heritage than ever before. Through food, installation and performance, Knox will investigate further her cultural identity and family history.

Romy Owens

“What would my life be like if I had made different decisions?” “How will the decisions I make now impact my future?” These are questions that Romy Owens contemplates as she knits, stitch by stitch, a room-sized yarn installation. Spurred by her own musings about what life would have been like had she been a mother, Owens creates a warm, safe space for the audience to feel nurtured. Her time-intensive process corresponds to her invitation for visitors to reflect on their own life decisions.

2014 Guest Curator
Raechell Smith is the chief curator and founding director of the H&R Block Artspace at the Kansas City Art Institute. A dynamic contemporary art venue with a strong teaching mission, the Artspace has been recognized for excellence in architectural design and visual art programming within the region, since it opened in 1999.

Smith has organized exhibitions and public art projects presenting work by regional, national, and international artists including David Shrigley, Ghada Amer, Shirin Neshat, Wenda Gu, Lee Boroson, Alexis Rockman, Jenny Holzer, and Vik Muniz.

Prior to her time at the Kansas City Art Institute, Smith served as Curatorial Assistant and Education Specialist for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. She was also Project Manager for Electormediascope, a time-based series of contemporary art in new media.

 

 

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Events & Programs

Project Performance organized by Narciso Arguelles
Oct 6th to Oct 6th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Art 365 Gallery Talk
Oct 7th to Oct 7th from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tulsa

Studio Time with Amy McGirk
Oct 19th to Oct 19th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Writing Workshop: Focus on Criticism
Oct 19th to Oct 19th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Art 365: Camera Obscura
Oct 21st to Oct 21st from 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Studio Time with Amy McGirk
Oct 26th to Oct 26th from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Writing Workshop: Focus on Memoir/Fiction about Art
Oct 26th to Oct 26th from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Studio Time with Amy McGirk
Nov 2nd to Nov 2nd from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Writing Workshop: Focus on Multimedia and Nonlinear Art/Writing Mashups
Nov 2nd to Nov 2nd from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Self-Care and the Creative Process
Nov 9th to Nov 9th from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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