Artist-in-Residence Program

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Artist-in-Residence Program

 Elizabeth Gahan, January 2014 Artist-in-Residence, working in the provided studio.
Elizabeth Gahan, January 2014 Artist-in-Residence, working in the provided studio.
 One of Elizabeth Gahan's works of art inspired by Alva architecture.
One of Elizabeth Gahan's works of art inspired by Alva architecture.

 Elizabeth Gahan working with art students Hanson Long and Rabi Tamraker at the Graceful Arts Center.Elizabeth Gahan working with art students Hanson Long and Rabi Tamraker at the Graceful Arts Center. 

The Artist-in-Residence program in the Studio Art program art Northwestern Oklahoma State University was established in January 2014 to invite emerging and established artists to the small rural community of Alva, Oklahoma. This program provides the gift of time for the artist, allowing them the opportunity to create their works in a quiet environment, while also exposing the community to new and interesting ideas.

Artists are provided with housing and a studio space in which to make their work, and will have the opportunity to participate in a First Friday Art Walk exhibition in downtown Alva.

The artist, in exchange, is requested to provide one workshop for the community during their stay, as well as work with students in the studio art department on a weekly basis.

Artists are responsible to provide their own transportation, food and material costs. The closest metropolitan area and airport is located in Wichita, Kansas.

For more information on this program and how to apply, or if you have any questions, please contact the director of the studio art program, Jave Yoshimoto, at (580) 327-8108 or jgyoshimoto@nwosu.edu