Art Focus Oklahoma Magazine
2017 - 2022
Art Focus Oklahoma is a quarterly publication with a readership of over 10,000 households that highlights Oklahoma's breadth of talent in the visual arts. The 32-page full color magazine is free with an OVAC membership or can be picked up at more than 50 locations statewide. I have had the honor and privilege of serving as the publication's editor since 2017. You can view the archive here.
Themes on Being: A Mark Sisson Retrospective
2020 - 2021
Themes on Being explores the last three decades of prints and drawings from Mark Sission’s career. To describe his work as narrative would be an oversimplification. Each work captures a whole constructed world within it with complex characters drawn from pop culture, role-played by real people from his own world. The core of each one holds a critique of a dark corner of life or captures raw human experience, from sweatshop labor to racial violence, and unions to losses, weaving together reverie and reality. Though the theme of each story is different, together they illustrate what it means to be a human being. The exhibition opens at the OSU Museum of Art in October 2021.
The Unbearable Absence of Landscape
2014 - 2015
This project was funded by 108|Contemporary and led by Oklahoma-based artist, romy ownes. Her vision for the project was to "manufacture landscape" as it is becoming less common due to urban expansion, industry, and miles of highway. The final project was a nearly 4,000 square foot tapestry that hung on the facade of the 108|Contemporary gallery. It was constructed by more than 350 knitters and seamers statewide. To learn more about the project and the artist, click here.
Artist Support Study
The Artist Support Study came out of the City of Oklahoma City's Cultural Plan of 2010. The Artist Support Study worked with consultant Tom Borrup, author of Creative Communities Handbook, and interviewed more than 200 artists to determine what was needed in Central Oklahoma to ensure our creative community continues to thrive. You can view the findings, recommendations, and the Cultural Plan here.