Presented by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, in partnership with the University of Oklahoma School of Art & Art History
and the Oklahoma City Museum of Art
OVAC anticipates offering the program again and is planning for a 2015 installment which will be announced in 2014.
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What is the Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship?
The Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship aims to train promising writers and curators by expanding their professional education and experience. This distinctive, yearlong program awards 12 fellows the opportunity to participate in a structured and innovative curriculum designed to encourage new writing and curatorial projects. The Fellowship offers each participant the opportunity to cultivate their skills and knowledge by offering access to leading regional and national curators, critics, and academics through public lectures and intimate, hands-on workshops.
The purpose of Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship is to identify talented Fellows who possess a passion for art, a drive to excel in writing about art, and the desire to become active and engaged participants in the current contemporary art dialogue. The award and program provides education, mentorship, and support to writers and curators to help them realize greater potential. This is the second installment of the biennial program. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) presents this program in partnership with the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and the University of Oklahoma School of Art and Art History.
When is it?
The program includes 5 face-to-face meetings and consists of the following:
• Orientation and Introduction
• Three meetings to include public panel discussions and workshops with Mentors
• Ongoing assigned and independent reading and writing assignments
• Submission of original written work to Mentors, Review of Mentors’ feedback
• Program evaluation
• Awards (3 $1,500 awards presented to Fellows as selected by Mentors)
• Conclusion meeting
Who can apply?
Applicants must be Oklahoma residents or live within 350 miles of Oklahoma City. Undergraduate students may not apply.
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r, 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