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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


Click here for special video interviews with our 2021 Spotlight Artists and Curators! 

Amber DuBoise-Shepherd

Andrea Duran-Cason

Marium Rana

Curators' Talk: Pablo Barrera and Kristin Gentry


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: Apply by November 4th
Spotlight Artists: Apply by November 18th



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 need volunteers on our Momentum 2022 Committee! Reach out to programs@ovac-ok.org with your interest by October 31, 2021. Click below to sign up for a free info session on Wednesday, October 27 from 12-1p via Zoom.