2019 - 2020 Exhibit Season
Celebrating 50 Years!
Goddard Center Permanent Collection
July 9 - August 31, 2019
The Goddard Center’s Permanent Collection includes over 400 pieces of art and features works from Oklahoma Artists as well as artists from across the United States, Europe and Mexico. The Collection includes paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, lithographs, serigraphs, monotypes, intaglio prints and textile arts. This outstanding collection continues to grow with donations and acquisitions, and it helps us to fulfill our goal of providing access to high quality visual art experiences for residents of South-Central Oklahoma.
Group Show "Hue"
September 10- November 1, 2019
The group show “Hue” highlights the work of three vibrant colorists, Oklahoma based artist Irmgard Geul, Louisiana based artist Tracy Jarmon, and Ohio based artist Dakota Pratt. The mixed-media works of international artist Irmgard Geul are best viewed as colorful aerial maps capturing, on paper or canvas, a bird’s eye view of her internal creative explorations scanning the tracts of landscape below and the unfathomable ocean of sky above. Tracy Jarmon’s fascination with religious and spiritual allegory is incorporated in his work; a combination of acrylics, oil pastels, spray paint, and a search for language through colors and symbols. Dakota Pratt’s whimsical everyday objects are enticing pieces of fine art focusing on functional sculptures and contemporary furniture.
Creating the Hero: The Graphic Art of Michael Schwab
November 6- December 27, 2019
Born in Oklahoma, Michael Schwab now lives and works in Northern California. Mr. Schwab has established a national reputation as one of American’s leading graphic artists. He has created national award-winning logos and posters for a remarkable list of prestigious clients, including Apple, Amtrak, The Golden Gate National Parks, Major League Baseball, Muhammad Ali, Nike, Pebble Beach, Polo Ralph Lauren, San Francisco Opera, Sundance Film Festival and Wells Fargo, among others.
Arkansas Territory Juried Show
January 7- February 28, 2020
Beginning in March of 2019, Heart of America Artists Association will be joining with the states of Arkansas and Oklahoma, to commemorate the 200th year of the Arkansas Territory. Approximately 80 two-dimensional artworks in a variety of mediums, by artists from nine states, have been juried into a collection and are based on people, places, objects, stories and cultures from two centuries of the geographical Arkansas Territory. The Exhibition will travel to several locations including museums and galleries in Arkansas and Oklahoma between 2019 and 2021.
Annual All Schools Exhibit
High School/Middle School March 5 - 28, 2020
Elementary School April 7 - 25, 2020
Sponsors make this exhibition possible! Each year the Goddard Center showcases the artwork of students from area schools in its Annual All Schools Exhibit. In keeping with its mission of providing art education for the youth of south central Oklahoma, over seventy Art Studios educational scholarships are awarded during this exhibit. Receptions which are highly attended by hundreds of parents, grandparents, family members and friends are held for both the Elementary and the Middle / High school art students.
USAO Seven-State Biennial
May 5- 23, 2020
The Goddard Center will partner with the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha to showcase their Seven-State Biennial Juried Exhibit in Ardmore. This exhibit was created in 2001 by Cecil Lee, who founded the USAO Art Gallery in 1997. The Seven-State is held every other year at USAO by inviting high-caliber artists from Oklahoma and its adjacent states: Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, and New Mexico. The exhibit will start at the Nesbitt Gallery at USAO before moving on to the Museum of the Red River in Idabel and then The Goddard Center.
Goddard 50th Annual Juried Show
June 3 - 27, 2020
This is the 50th Annual Juried Art Show at The Goddard Center. Visit our galleries and discover the wealth of artistic talent from Ardmore, central Oklahoma and north Texas. Meet the artists and judge at the closing reception. The galleries and the reception is free and open to the public.