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! 

Update: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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.


In light of COVID-19, The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition along with our partner and venue, Dead People's Stuff, have made the decision to change the format of Momentum 2020. This event is officially changing to SLOWMENTUM 2020 and will function as a regular exhibition instead of a 3-day event. The health and wellness of the community are of the utmost importance and we feel this shift in programming is necessary. 

SLOWMENTUM will run from Saturday, March 21 - Sunday, April 19. OVAC will be hosting regular gallery hours at Dead People’s Stuff each week 

12 pm - 7 pm, Thursday - Saturday, and  10 am - 4 pm every Sunday (excluding Sunday, April 12th to observe Easter Sunday). This will allow visitors to view the artwork without large crowds.

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.

Momentum OKC Spotlight 2020
Curator: Jade Powers, Assistant Curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
Emerging Curator: Madison Moody
Spotlight Artists: Emma Difani, Daniel Helm, and Spencer Plumlee

Through our digital gallery of this year's Momentum artwork, you can purchase pieces by more than 60 Oklahoma artists! Click the link below, and contact Audrey Gleason at (405) 879-2400 Ex. 2 or for sales.


2020 Headline Sponsors

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Are you an artist, art historian, musician, or performer age 30 or younger in Oklahoma? Applications for Momentum 2020 are now closed, but check back in November for Momentum 2021 applications!

2020 Curators

Get Involved

If you are interested in serving on the committee for Momentum, email

Did you know? Each Momentum volunteer receives one free ticket to the event!

In light of COVID-19, SLOWMENTUM 2020 is postponed until further notice. OVAC's board and staff will re-evaluate the situation on April 15th to ensure it is safe for public viewing. 

However, we believe that art can play a crucial role in times of crisis. Slowmentum is currently installed at Dead People's Stuff in OKC, and a virtual tour will be released soon. Each of the 64 artists will be featured on social media over the coming weeks. Their artwork is available for purchase through the online gallery. 


The OVAC staff is currently working from home but is still available to answer any questions.


Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103


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