The Tulsa Artist Fellowship (TAF) is celebrating its second year with the group exhibition NEW/NOW: Works by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship at Philbrook Downtown. The exhibition opens to the public on Saturday, January 27, 2018 offering free admission and a variety of programming opportunities through Sunday, March 4, 2018.
Over 20 Tulsa Artist Fellows are participating making it the largest group exhibition of living artists to ever take place at Philbrook Downtown since it opened in 2013.
“The past year, TAF doubled in size with over 30 artists – visual and literary – living and creating in the Tulsa Arts District,” said Julia White, program manager for TAF. “We are excited that our community has an opportunity to view the variety of works at such an ideal location. Also, we are grateful that the George Kaiser Family Foundation is able to provide free admission so that everyone can enjoy the experience. Making art accessible to all is at the heart of all organizations involved.”
NEW/NOW: Works by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship includes works by Miranda Brandon, Cynthia Brown, Antonius Bui, Crystal Z. Campbell, Adam Carnes, Emily Chase, Jennifer Hope Davy, Rena Detrixhe, Carrie Dickason, Molly Dilworth, Anita Fields, Yatika Starr Fields, Rachel Hayes, Akiko Jackson, Gary Kachadourian, Jen Liu, Megan Mosholder, Joel Daniel Phillips, Eric Sall, Codak Smith, Arigon Starr, Tali Weinberg, Jave Yoshimoto and Nathan Young. Additionally, Tulsa Artist Fellows within the literary arts cohort will be participating in a variety of programming opportunities scheduled every Friday evening throughout the exhibition.
The group exhibition includes everything from abstract paintings to contemporary installations, as well as in-depth programming occurring each Friday that will include film discussions, a writer’s salon and other interactive experiences.
“TAF brings an impressive slate of artists to Tulsa that are representative of the breadth and diversity that characterizes contemporary art – what is ‘new now’,” said Colin Tuis Nesbit, curator. “It has been my pleasure to work together with the fellows to craft a thoughtful exhibition that brings to light the extensiveness of current studio practice in the Tulsa arts community and beyond.”
NEW/NOW: Works by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship will be the first of many opportunities for the community to view Tulsa Artist Fellows’ works at both Philbrook locations in 2018. Tulsa Artist Fellow Rachel Hayes will transform the Philbrook Rotunda February 9 – October 28, 2018 with her renowned fabric structures. Also, Tulsa Artist Fellow Rena Detrixhe will install her award-winning “Red Dirt Rug” at Philbrook Downtown March 14 – July 22, 2018.
“Philbrook is honored to present work by the Tulsa Artist Fellows at our downtown location,” said Scott Stulen, director of Philbrook Museum of Art. “The addition of the fellowship program is transformative to the Tulsa Art community, both locally and nationally. Philbrook is committed to supporting local, regional and national artists, creating and presenting new work. The opportunity to partner with the TAF program is perfectly aligned with our mission and just the beginning of more programs and exhibitions utilizing the artistic talent within our community.”
Admission is free to NEW/NOW: Works by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship (Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, March 4, 2018) courtesy of the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF). Philbrook Downtown is located at 116 M.B. Brady St., Tulsa, OK. Museum hours are Wednesdays – Sundays, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Fridays, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Find a detailed listing of programming at www.philbrook.org.