In 2012 and 2010, the Oklahoma Art Writing and Curatorial Fellowship brought together emerging writers and curators from the region with national curators, scholars and critics.
The Fellowship offered each participant the opportunity to cultivate skills and knowledge through public lectures and intimate, hands-on workshops. A cohort of 12 Fellows was selected for each year-long program from an open call for applications in the region. They worked with Mentors with varied expertise and career methodologies. The Mentors also presented their work to the general public on topical panels.
OVAC partnered with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the School of Art and Art History at the University of Oklahoma for the program and the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art hosted one of the program days.
OVAC anticipates offering the program again and is planning for a 2015 installment which will be announced in 2014.
, Executive Director of Diverseworks Art Space
, Houston, TX.
, (Program Lead Mentor), Executive Director, Rochester Art Center
, Rochester, MN; writer and curator.
, independent curator, writer, and editor.
(PhD, Princeton), Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK and Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art Editor of the journal Philosophy Compass
Nancy Marie Mithlo
(PhD, Stanford), Associate Professor, Department of Art History and American Indian Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin
– Madison, WI.
Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie
, (PhD, Northwestern), Associate Professor of Art History, History of Art and Architecture Department at the University of California
, Santa Barbara, CA.
l, Art Critic, Los Angeles Times,
Chair, Art Department at Claremont Graduate University
, Los Angeles, CA.
, Curator of Exhibitions & Collections at Laumeier Sculpture Park
, St. Louis and co-Founder and co-Director of Isolation Room/Gallery Kit
, St. Louis, MO.
, Art Critic, Curator, Writer, and Associate Professor in the School of the Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University
, Richmond, VA.
, Director of Education and Associate Curator for The Renaissance Society
at The University of Chicago and faculty at The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Jennifer Barron, Oklahoma City, OK
Theresa Bembnister, Kansas City, MO
Netha Cloeter, Norman, OK
Erinn Gavaghan, Oklahoma City, OK
Cory Imig, Kansas City, MO
Emily Newman, McKinney, TX
Kristen Olds, Tulsa, OK
Blair Schulman, Kansas City, MO
Amber Sharples, Oklahoma City, OK
Sherwin Tibayan, Norman, OK
Shiyuan Yuan, Stillwater, OK
for fellow biographies.
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Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship is generously funded by the National Endowment for the Arts
, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
, the Kirkpatrick Foundation Inc.,
and the Oklahoma Arts Council