2019 - 2020 Exhibit Season
Goddard 50th Annual Juried Show
July 9 - August 22, 2020
All artists are invited to participate in the 50th Annual Juried Exhibit at the Charles B. Goddard Center. Entries will be accepted June 30–July 4, 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. There will be Closing Reception for the exhibit on Saturday, August 22.
Our Judge for this year's exhibit is Danny Bills. Mr. Bills received his BFA in Printmaking in 1994 from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and earned his MFA in Printmaking from Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas in 1998. He has worked in the museum field for over twenty years with the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas as Curator of Collections and Exhibitions. His responsibilities include programming exhibitions for the museum, securing artwork for the collection, communicating with donors, and managing day to day operations. Mr. Bills is a member of the Mountain Plains Museum Association (MPMA) and currently serves on its board as a Texas state representative. He has presented on a panel at MPMA about establishing community donor based programs to help museums build collections. He is also a member of the Texas Association of Museums (TAM) and presented on a panel about the values of interdisciplinary collaboration.
All entries will receive a critique of the submitted work and those who are juried into the show will 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 the next Juried Art Exhibit.
On display: September 1st - October 30th
Reception: September 5th, 6 to 7:30pm
The Goddard Center is excited to invite you and your family to engage with the bold expressionistic paintings of Chickasaw artist Mike Larsen! Mr. Larsen is a painter and sculptor of history. He has been a professional artist for 50 years.
Researching the people and events Mr. Larsen paints and sculpts, he spends much of his studio time in books and on the internet - historical accuracy being as important as his palette. He creates paintings and sculpture commissioned by Governments, Corporations and Individuals located throughout the United States.
Mr. Larsen likes to think of his sculpture as three-dimensional painting. He leaves the marks left by his fingers in the clay as he does the brushstrokes on the canvas, believing that most effectively shows the emotion of a painting or sculpture.
Mr. Larsen is known for his very large paintings, and also for one very tiny one - the U.S. postage stamp commemorating the Oklahoma Centennial in 2007. His love of painting Native Peoples comes from his Chickasaw Ancestry in whose "Hall of Fame" he was installed in 2000. As his work has increased across the country, engaging viewers and moving hearts, so have his honors. In 2015 Mr. Larsen was named to the "Oklahoma Hall of Fame,” and in 2016 he was installed into the "Oklahoma Historian's Hall of Fame.” Mike Larsen's autobiography "Don't Never be Afraid of Your Horses" was published in the spring of 2017.
Perhaps the project closest to his heart is the Chickasaw Nation's Living Elders project: 72 portraits of Elders of the Nation. The commission was begun in 2005 with 24 portraits and has continued with two more groups of Elders. The latest group of portraits were installed at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in the fall of 2019.
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.
2018 - 2019 Exhibit Season
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.