2018 - 2019 Exhibit Season

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2019 Juror Marc Barker

49th Annual Juried Arts Exhibit

May 14 - June 29 2019

All artists are invited to participate in the 49th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Charles B. Goddard Center. Entries will be accepted May 7 - 11, during regular hours of operation. Eligible works of painting, drawing, altered and unaltered photography, mixed media, sculpture, collage, glass, jewelry, printmaking and fiber art leave the artist wide latitude in selecting his or her media choices for the creative process. The cost to enter a piece in the show is $20. Participants are limited to 4 entries.

All entries will receive a written critique of the submitted work and those who are juried into the show will also be eligible for cash prizes. The first-place winner will also receive a lobby exhibition of their work to be scheduled at the Goddard Center during 2020’s Juried Art Exhibit.

The juror for this prestigious exhibit is tech entrepreneur and artist Marc Barker. Mr. Barker has over 35 years experience in the arts (marcbarker.com) and over 25 years experience teaching and producing in the field of interactive media (aeternitasinc.com). He managed Paseo Intaglio Printers in the late 1980s and continued into the 90s with editioning and contract printing for local and national artists. He was the guest juror for the 2009 Paseo Festival of the Arts and was also honored to be selected as 2004 Festival of the Arts judge for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City. He helped create the Artful Experience committee for the Arts Council of Oklahoma City and he chaired that committee for its first two years which taught principles of printmaking to festival goers through exhibits and demonstrations. Marc was the Allied Artist representing OVAC (Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition), had an exhibit in the State Capitol of Oklahoma’s East Gallery in 2008, and has a painting included in the Oklahoma State Art Collection at the State Capitol.

Annual All Schools Exhibit

High School/Middle School March 14 - April 6, 2019

Elementary School April 16 - May 4, 2019

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 are held for elementary, middle and high school art students which are highly attended by hundreds of parents, grandparents, family members and friends. A portion of sponsorships raised is allocated toward the scholarship awards. 

Horizons: Sparky Campanella

January 15 - March 29 2019

The world was once thought of as being flat. The horizon line was seen, with great trepidation, as a definitive edge, a cliff that fell off into endless nothingness. Sparky Campanella’s horizon series offers something like that palpable intensity we misinformed humans once felt. These bold photographs of our urban horizon line play with restriction and expansion, dead ends and vortices, taking us to a new edge full of cinematic charge and inadvertent beauty that results where man and nature touch. Sparky Campanella’s horizon series combines the natural world and human constructs with a geometric rigor that balances these two fundamentals. Each image is equally bifurcated into an upper and lower register, often with an expanse of organic nature on top and a barrier of manmade geometry below. When the series is exhibited, the equal split in each image creates a fraternal horizon line, bringing the horizon’s calming power right to the viewer.

October 23, 2018 - January 2019

Platonia: Martin Weinstein

In the paintings of Martin Weinstein, we see an artist acutely alert to the complexities of his own relationship to the visible world. Abundantly evident is his deep feeling for the landscape, the garden, and flowers. And equally clear is his avidity in depicting nature in both its dramatic sweep and its fine detail. Simultaneously, Weinstein is constantly challenging the notion that what we see constitutes all there is. In multiple ways, we sense a consciousness at work, questioning the act of representation and the smooth continuity of time. Weinstein creates his paintings on multiple sheets of plexiglass, which when layered together form the final image. This technique has striking, if contradictory effects. The feeling of illusionistic depth is heightened, with painted forms appearing to float toward the viewer and planes receding into deep space.

Duality: Kim Thoman

July 31 - October 13 2018

Beginning in 2011, Kim Thoman has made duality the ultimate subject of her art. Directly and viscerally, she enquires into seeming opposites: the digital and the hand-made, structure and expression, the organic and the mechanistic. Her work is a dialectic that suggests that beyond difference exists a fundamental unity. Kim Thoman creates art that generally combines two media, such as digital panels next to oil painted canvases or welded steel next to oil painted canvases. Two modes of working reflect her interest in the dynamic of dualities, such as nature and culture, body and soul, the mechanical and the organic, life and death.

2017 - 2018 Exhibit Season

African Art & Artifacts

May 23 - July  2018

The Center’s exhibit season will end with a show of African Art & Artifacts culled from the vast collections of two local collectors. This show is designed to start a dialogue about the emergence of art for art’s sake versus the older notion that all artistic endeavors served a spiritual or ceremonial purpose. Area art educators and their students are invited to gallery talks and receptions which are always free and open to the public. Please come and enjoy a rare glimpse at centuries worth of tribal antiquities from across Africa.

48th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

April 24 - May 19

All artists are invited to participate in the 48th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Charles B. Goddard Center. Entries will be accepted April 14 – 20, during regular hours of operation. Eligible works of painting, drawing, altered and unaltered photography, mixed media, sculpture, collage, glass, jewelry, printmaking and fiber art leave the artist wide latitude in selecting his or her media choices for the creative process. The cost to enter a piece in the show is $20. Participants are limited to 4 entries.

All entries will receive a written critique of the submitted work and those who are juried into the show will also be eligible for cash prizes. The first-place winner will also receive a lobby exhibition of their work to be scheduled at the Goddard Center during 2019’s Juried Art Exhibit.

About the Judge

The Juror for this prestigious exhibit is Oklahoma Christian University Professor and Director of Fine Arts, David Crismon. Mr. Crismon received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in painting from the University of Oklahoma. He has been featured in 38 group and one-man exhibitions in Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas, and he is represented by the Craighead Green Gallery in Dallas, Texas.

Annual All Schools Exhibit

Middle & High Schools March 1 - 17, 2018

Elementary March 27 - April 13, 2018

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 are held for elementary, middle and high school art students and are highly attended by hundreds of parents, grandparents, numerous family members and friends. A portion of sponsorships raised is allocated toward the scholarship awards.

Open-Impressionism: Erin Hanson

January 9 - February 24, 2018

Erin’s luminous and unique paintings are known as ‘open-impressionism.’ Her passion for natural beauty is seen in her work as she transforms vistas familiar and rare into stunning interpretations of bold color, playful rhythms and raw emotional impact. Her frequent forays into National Parks and other recesses of nature include backpacking expeditions, rock climbing, and photo safaris. As an iconic, driving force in the rebirth of contemporary impressionism, Hanson is quickly recognized as a prolifc, modern master.

Calamitous Cowgirls: Donna Howell-Sickles

November 29, 2017 - January 5, 2018

“There is a joyous spontaneity to the drawings of Howell-Sickles that challenges the stasis of the color fields, giving vitality to the figures whose Cheshire grins fade in and out like shades in a dream fantasy. Unconventional compositions, cropped animals, smeared and erased lines, and a collage-like appearance give the images a sense of process. Indeed, they seem as if they are being worked on before your very eyes.”

         - Annie Osburn, Southwest Art Magazine

Living Ghosts: Parker Seward & Laura Schechter

September 5 - October 28, 2017

An exhibit of graffiti inspired art will feature Brooklyn based artist Laura Shechter and OSU professor Parker Seward. Mrs. Shechter has been represented in The Goddard Center’s Permanent Collection for approximately 12 years and specializes in hyper realism. Her paintings depict heavily ‘tagged’ areas across all five boroughs of New York City; she believes that the façade of older buildings are enhanced by graffiti, not diminished by it. Mr. Seward draws from the affect and style of graffiti art to craft his own kind of realism. This show is intended to highlight a form of expression attributed to some of the least heard people around the world.

Juxtaposition: Skip Hill & Todd Gray

July 1 - September 1, 2017

The Goddard Center’s 2017-2018 Exhibit Season will open with the works of two vibrant colorists, Oklahoma native Skip Hill and Los Angeles based artist Todd Gray. Heavy chroma is the binding characteristic of these two artists while the comparing and contrasting of their work will be the dialogue of this exhibit. Todd Gray’s ‘pop-geometry’ style borrows from pulp comic book prints and extrudes these crisp-edged morsels in to three-dimensional space. Skip Hill creates color rich and lyrical mixed-
media art. Some of the most captivating parts of his illustrations are in their peripheral details – Tattoo expressive patterning, looping graphic lines, kinetic scribbling, Kanji calligraphy and African motifs.

2016 - 2017 Exhibit Season

Permanent Collection

April 26 thru May 26, 2017

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, lithographs, intaglio prints, photographs 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 art experiences for residents of South-Central Oklahoma. This particular exhibition will also include a plethora of 3-D works from 2 Oklahoma based artists, sculptor Bill Boettcher and installation artist Rick Freeman.

47th Annual Juried Art Exhibit

Opens June 6th, Closing Reception and Awards Ceremony June 24th 6-7:30pm

Eligibility: 

•Artists must be 18 years or older

•Entries must be original works of art, entirely created by the entrant and executed within the last two years. •Entries may not be giclees, offset prints, or copies of paintings

•Works produced in workshops, classes, or under supervision are not eligible.

•Works previously shown in Goddard Center Juried Exhibits are excluded. 
•The Gallery Director may, at his discretion, not hang artwork inappropriate for viewers of all ages.

 

Conditions:

•Entries and awards will be judged from original work.

•Entry fees are non-refundable.

•Work must be framed or stretched and ready for display, with wire hangers.

•Each piece must be labeled on the back with artist information.

•The Goddard Center reserves the right to refuse, upon arrival, any piece of unacceptable quality or that does not meet the above criteria.

 

Submission Criteria: 

•Work must be hand-delivered to the Goddard Center.

•The artist is responsible for the safe delivery and pick up of work.

•After work has been accepted, a substitution can not be made nor any changes to the work as stated on the application.

•Artwork must remain in the gallery for entire exhibit. The Goddard Center will retain a 25% commission on all sales of work during the exhibition.

•Artwork must be picked up on Saturday, June 24 by 7:30 pm.

•Goddard Center assumes NO responsibility for artwork not picked up by 7:30 p.m. on June 24.

 

Media:

•All Painting, Drawing, Altered and Unaltered Photography (i.e. Photoshop), Mixed Media, Sculpture, Collage, Glass, Jewelry, Printmaking, and Fiber Art works are eligible.

 

Entry Fee:

•The fee is $20.00 per entry.

•Artists are limited to 4 entries.

 

Deliver Artwork, May 20 - 26, to:

Charles B. Goddard Center For Visual and Performing Arts

401 1st Ave SW

Ardmore, OK 73401

 


 

Annual All Schools Exhibit

March 9 thru March 25, 2017 - April 4 thru April 22, 2017

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 are held for elementary, middle and high school art students and are highly attended by hundreds of parents, grandparents, numerous family members and friends. A portion of sponsorships raised is allocated toward the scholarship awards.

Bert Seabourn

January 1 thru March 17, 2017

Bert Seabourn is one of the country’s most recognizable and prolific contemporary Indian style artists. Bert’s work is known for producing simple artistic statements about man and the world around him. Seabourn’s drawings and paintings have illustrated numerous books, and his pieces are in the collections of The Vatican, The National Gallery of China, The Smithsonian, and the President George and Barbara Bush Collection, just to name a few.

DJ Lafon

September 20 thru November 4, 2016

D. J. Lafon was the Chair of the ECU art department for 20 years before retiring in 1984 to focus on his own creativity. A prolific artist, D. J. worked in a variety of mediums including watercolor, pen & ink, graphite, oils, pastels, etching and various sculpting materials. His work is primarily figurative and he has developed a unique personal style for each of his mediums. Lafon fans have said his portraits are his best, blending contemporary craft with enigmatic figures as vehicles for a personal rapport with each piece. He has pieces in collections across the mid- and southwest USA including our own Permanent Collection.

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