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Of the Land

September 5 - October 7, 2023

Lightwell Gallery, Norman, OK

Juried by Anna Tsouhlarakis



Click here to view Of the Land in an interactive, 3-D space.


Congratulations to the

Of the Land featured artists!

Robin Baker

Jason Brown

Emily Budd

Brent Cole

Dylan Collins

Eliza Evans

Adam Farcus

Ana Gonzalez

Jarrod Houghton

Veronica Ibarg├╝engoitia

David Jones

April Knauber

Cody Norton

Ed Pennebaker

Emily Potts

Sabine Senft

Bethany Springer

Kristen Tordella-Williams

Delia Touche

Kenzie Wells


First place winner: Dylan Collins

Second place winners: April Knauber, Kenzie Wells, Emily Potts

The 1st-place award is a solo exhibition in the Lightwell Gallery at the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts following the 2023-2024 academic year. The artist will receive a speaking/exhibition honorarium, lodging support if travel is needed, and opportunities for further engagement with the campus community such as graduate student studio visits or teaching a workshop/demo.

The 2nd-place award, given to three artists, is a three-person exhibition in the Lightwell Gallery at the University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts following the 2023-2024 academic year. The artists will receive speaking/exhibition honoraria, lodging support if travel is needed, and opportunities for further engagement with the campus community such as graduate student studio visits or teaching a workshop/demo.



Of the Land

This juried exhibition is dedicated to the creative and visual expressions on the complex dialogue about land. Artworks for this exhibition address current topics of land such as sovereignty, stewardship, environmentalism, history, politics, and natural resources.

The intent of this juried exhibition is to showcase a wide range of approaches and practices. The shape and content of the show was defined by the juror and explores important issues facing ideas of land, including: climate change, pollution, coastal land erosion, natural disasters, dwindling resources, genocide, home loss, environmental racism, and growing inequalities brought on by environmental and political change.

From serving as the homelands of Tribal nations, both pre-contact and through diplomatic treaty making, to the famous “land runs” of the 19th century and the conclusion of the Trail of Tears, this land has a complex history of ownership, occupants, sovereignty, and rights. As the site of Confab 2023, we acknowledge the unique and complicated history of Oklahoma through this exhibition call.


Anna Tsouhlarakis



Juror

Anna Tsouhlarakis is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, video, and performance. She holds an MFA from Yale University in Sculpture and a BA from Dartmouth College with degrees in Native American Studies and Studio Art. Exhibiting nationally and internationally, her work has been part of exhibitions at Rush Arts in New York, the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Crystal Bridges Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, and the National Portrait Gallery. Residency participation for Tsouhlarakis includes Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Yaddo, and the Andrew W. Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Colorado College for the 2019-2020 academic year. She was awarded a Creative Capital Grant in 2021 and recently received a 2022 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Tsouhlarakis currently lives in Colorado.


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