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103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition

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103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition

April 21-May 14, 2017

This competitive juried show is held each spring and highlights the diverse works of art created by visual art students from the University of Oklahoma. Multiple awards with cash prizes are presented to students, including the top award, the T.G. Mays Purchase Award, which is offered to a student whose artwork becomes a part of the museum’s permanent collection. Read the press release here.

Public Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20
Nancy Johnston Records Gallery

Special thanks to OU Housing and Food.

The guest juror for the 103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition is American painter Joe Andoe. Andoe, who earned a master’s degree in art from OU in 1981, is among the nation’s most respected contemporary artists and has works in the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, to name a few.

Fast Friends
6–8 p.m. Thursday, April 27
Sandy Bell Gallery

Emerging arts professionals and students are invited to meet established local artists in a speed-interview format. Enjoy light refreshments while making new connections in the Oklahoma arts community. Co-hosted by Current Studio and the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. Read the press release here.


  • Marilyn Artus
  • Erin Cooper
  • Eyakem Gulilat
  • Erin Latham
  • America Meredith
  • Megan Mosholder
  • David Phelps
  • Joe Slack
  • Shevaun Williams
  • Jave Yoshimoto

Event Schedule

6:00 - Welcome and introductions
6:05 - Artist panelists each give a 30-second elevator speech, introducing themselves as artists
6:15 - Artist panelists are each seated at their own table. Tables include a sign with artist’s name and their areas of expertise. Up to 5 students may join your table for a 10 minute, timed conversation. Students will ask questions and learn from professional artists. After 10 minutes, alarm will sound and students will move to a new table. We will repeat for a total of five 10-minute rounds.
7:15 - Network & mingle, enjoy refreshments
8:00 - Event end

Designs by Nathan Wiewel