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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.

March 25-27, 2022: Momentum 2022 at TBD

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



Applications open October 1st for Momentum 2022! Click the buttons below to apply.


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

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

Curator: Helen Opper
Emerging Curator: Cara Alizadeh-Fard

Spotlight Artists: Applications are closed

General Survey: Applications are closed



2022 Curators

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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?

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Momentum 2022 Artwork—Coming Soon!
Momentum 2022 Artists—Coming Soon!

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 2021

2022 Spotlight Artists