Cimarron National Works on Paper
The Cimarron National Works on Paper Exhibition is organized by the Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History at Oklahoma State University. Founded in 1987 and held biennially at the Gardiner Gallery of Art from 1987 to 1995, the exhibition is a testament to the history of printmaking at OSU, our current educational initiatives, and the diverse holdings of works on paper in the OSU Museum of Art’s collection. After a hiatus, the Cimarron National returned in 2019 with Jodi Throckmorton, curator of contemporary art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), serving as juror.
For the 2021 iteration of the exhibition Larissa Goldston, director and a co-owner of Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE) will serve as juror. Goldston will work with our selection committee to award a purchase prize of up to $2,000 for one or a number of exemplary works. Purchased work will be added to the permanent collection of the Department of Art, housed in the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art.
The Museum has a significant collection of works on paper, including a large suite of works by master printmakers Dole Reed and J. Jay McVicker. A major gift in 1985 from OSU alumnus Bill Goldston, of prints published by Universal Limited Art Editions were a foundational collection for the university. A recent gift of over 700 works on paper by Leon Polk Smith, one of the founders of the hard-edge style of minimal abstraction is also housed in the museum's collection and serves as a major research archive.
The Cimarron National is an expression of OSU's enduring commitment to works on paper and contemporary practice. This year's exhibition showcases work made across the United States, with artists from California to New York.
Exhibitions and programs at the Gardiner Gallery of Art are sponsored by OSU Student Fees, the College of Arts and Sciences, and Donors to the Gallery.