The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s annual Momentum exhibition features Oklahoma artists aged 30 and under, working in diverse media. The exhibition presents a diversified look at the young artistic talent in Oklahoma.

The Event 

This year we showcased 62 emerging visual artists using a wide range of media including, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, and much more!

Join us again in 2023 for this annual event!


Momentum ticket sales* support OVAC’s mission to grow and develop Oklahoma's visual arts community through education, promotion, connection, and funding.


TAP Architecture, 2nd Floor, 415 N Broadway Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73102

  • Friday, March 25, 7:30–10:30 pm

    • Ticketed event featuring live music by the Nelson Gonzalez Quartet​

  • Saturday, March 26, 7:30–10:30 pm

    • Ticketed event featuring live music by Pretty Well​

  • Sunday, March 27, 2:00–5:00 pm

    • Free public hours featuring a Gallery Talk with our Guest Curators and Spotlight Artists from 4:00–5:00 pm.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition strives to make our events accessible to all. Please contact 405-879-2400 for assistance with individual accommodations. For other questions about Momentum, please contact Keri Smith, Programs and Exhibitions Manager at Keri@ovac-ok.org or 405-879-2400 ext. 2

The Momentum Guest Curator and Emerging Curator work together to select three Spotlight Artists and many General Survey artists each year.


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The call for Momentum 2022 Committee members is closed. Check back later for more opportunities!


Obsidian. Cast glass, silver, and gold leaf. 19 x 19 x 2 inches. 2021.

Domicile. Cast concrete and organic material. 24 x 24 x 24 inches. 2021. 

Lisa. Oil paint and pencil on canvas. 4 x 5 feet. 2020.

Momentum 2022

Spotlight Artists

Through Momentum Spotlight, OVAC provides three artists the opportunity to create new bodies of work with curatorial guidance and a $1,000 honorarium. They have debuted their new works at Momentum 2022!

Spotlight Artists: Applications are closed

Emerging Curator



The Momentum 2022 General Survey features 59 Oklahoma artists! They represent a variety of media including drawing, painting, film, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and more!

General Survey Artists: Applications are closed



Get Involved

Applications for Momentum 2022 are closed.