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Now - Sat, Jun 12 at 7:00pm
Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center
507 S 4th

24 Works on Paper, a traveling exhibition of work by living Oklahoma artists, will be on display through June 12 at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center. The museum is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, and masks are required. OVAC will also have a digital catalog and education guide available on their website for those who would prefer to enjoy the exhibition from home. Plus, a virtual tour of the exhibition is archived online at nbcwigwam.art.

The 24 Works on Paper exhibition features 24 works of art created on paper, including media such as printmaking, drawing, painting, and photography. The 2020-2022 guest curator is Heather Ahtone, Ph.D., Senior Curator at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. Reflecting on the selection process, Ahtone said, “Working on paper is magic. Taking beaten pulp that has been pressed flat, and using its naturally textured surface to one’s advantage, requires a certain mastery of the hand and the materials. It was a thoroughly enjoyable process and I am grateful to all the artists who submitted and to OVAC for asking me to participate.”

The guest curator is responsible for selecting all the works for this touring exhibition in addition to the Curator’s Choice and Award of Merit cash prizes. Additionally, all artworks are included in a full-color catalog along with an essay by the curator.

24 Works on Paper: Participating Artists

Sarah Ahmad, Tulsa

Matin Alavi, Edmond

Ginnie Baer, Edmond

Crystal Z Campbell, Tulsa

Bryan Dahlvang, Oklahoma City

Emma Difani, Oklahoma City

Liz Dueck, Owasso

Michael Elizondo, Jr., El Reno

Imgard Geul, Pauls Valley

Janae Grass, Tulsa

Terri Higgs, Tulsa

Michelle Himes-McCrory, Stillwater

Nathan Kent, Oklahoma City

Katelynn Noel Knick, Oklahoma City

Carrie Kouts, Oklahoma City

Michael Litzau, Edmond

Nicholas Malkemus, Tulsa

Laurel Payne, Oklahoma City

Eric Piper, Norman

Marium Rana, Tahlequah

Lauren Rosenfelt, Norman

Mark Sisson, Stillwater

Jarica Walsh, Oklahoma City

Jordan Wong, Claremore


Curator’s Choice Award:

Irmgard Geul, The Forest I Remember


Award of Merit:

Mark Sisson, Portrait of Pouya Jahanshahi: Yearning to Break Free (pictured above)