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This dynamic and unique event features Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger in an environment created specifically for them, helping them gain experience and meet new audiences. Attendees encounter film, performance, new media, installation, music, and more!

The Event 

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s 

Momentum annually features Oklahoma artists ages 30 years and younger, working in diverse media. The exhibition presents a diversified look at young artistic talent in Oklahoma.

Momentum 2021 is changing to a longer exhibition format, to allow time and space for smaller groups of people to see the artwork over the course of two months.

March 3-27, 2021: Momentum at MAINSITE Contemporary Art Gallery in Norman, OK

April 2-23, 2021: Momentum at Living Arts in Tulsa, OK

If you require special accommodations to attend and/or participate in Momentum, don't hesitate to contact us at 405-879-2400 or email

The Artists

Through Momentum Spotlight, the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition provides the opportunity to create new bodies of work with curatorial guidance and a $1,000 honorarium.

Curator: Pablo Barrera, Curatorial Fellow at Oklahoma Contemporary
Emerging Curator: Kristin Gentry
Spotlight Artists: Amber DuBoise-Shepherd, Andrea Duran-Cason, and Marium Rana

Click here for special video interviews with our 2021 Spotlight Artists and Curators! 

Amber DuBoise-Shepherd

Andrea Duran-Cason

Marium Rana

Curators' Talk: Pablo Barrera and Kristin Gentry


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Applications are now OPEN for Momentum 2021! Click on the button below to apply for General Survey by January 14, 2021. NEW! On Tuesday, January 12, we will have FREE Momentum Office Hours from 12-5pm via Zoom. Click here for more information.

2021 Curators

Get Involved

Are you a young professional looking for a way to give back to your community while learning new skills at the same time?

Our Momentum 2021 Committee is full, but check back in February for volunteer opportunities.