24 Works on Paper Exhibition
24 Works on Paper, a traveling exhibition of work by living Oklahoma artists, is on exhibit beginning May 4, 2021. The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition 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.
“We are excited to host 24 Works on Paper because it provides a unique opportunity to host works created by living Oklahoma artists,” says Amy Johnson, Curator of Collections at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center.
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 will be on view at the Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center from May 4th, 2021 – June 12th, 2021 before travelling to the next four locations throughout the state, bringing original, contemporary Oklahoma artwork to viewers in communities in all regions of the state. Stops on the exhibition’s tour include the Spider Gallery in Tahlequah, SEOSU’s Centre Arts Gallery in Durant, and more.
For more information about this OVAC exhibition and to view the online catalog, visit www.24works.org.