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: Apply by November 19th!

Click here for special video interviews with our 2020 Spotlight Artists! 

Emma Difani

Spencer Plumlee


2021 Headline Sponsors

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Applications are now OPEN for Momentum 2021! Emerging Curator applications are due 11/5, Spotlight Artist applications are due 11/19, and General Survey applications are due 1/14.

From 6-7 PM on Tuesday, October 27, join us for a FREE Emerging Curator and Spotlight virtual info session with Momentum alumni Bianca Martucci-Fink and Gloria Shows. Click here to see the event details.

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?

We are currently recruiting our Momentum 2021 Committee! Please email by November 10, 2020 if you are interested.

From 12-1 PM on November 6, 2020, join us for a lunch hour Discovery Meeting on Zoom to meet this year's Co-Chairs and learn what the committee is all about.

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B

Oklahoma City, OK 73103


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