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

The Event 

In 2022, we showcased 117 works by 59 general survey artists and 3 spotlight artists using a wide range of media including, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video, and more!

Join us again March 10–12, 2023!

Location TBD

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

Emerging Curator: Applications are currently closed but will open October 1 – November 1, 2022


Momentum would not be possible without the help of our amazing committee members and volunteers! Email if you would like to be part of the 2023 Committee.

Check back in 2023 for volunteer 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. 

Momentum 2022 Gallery

Lisa. Oil paint and pencil on canvas.

4 x 5 feet. 2020.

Spotlight Artists

Volunteer Sign-up (closed)

Through Momentum Spotlight, OVAC provides three artists the opportunity to create new bodies of work with curatorial guidance and a $1,000 honorarium. Examples of their existing work are also featured in a Spotlight Exhibition at 21c Museum Hotels before debuting their newly created works at Momentum.

Spotlight Artists: Applications are currently closed but will open October 1 – November 1 2022



The Momentum 2022 General Survey featured 59 emerging Oklahoma artists!

General Survey: Applications are currently closed but will be open October 1 2022 – January 3, 2023



Get Involved

Momentum offers emerging artists a platform to create, display, and sell their artwork in a professional exhibition. Through this experience, past artists have made connections to new audiences and propelled their artistic careers. The generous support of our sponsors allows us to continue this important work.