The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition is happy to announce the 2022 Thrive Awardees. Thrive Grants are a program of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
2022 Thrive Awardees
Katelynn Noel Knick, Workshop Series for Art Friends
Visual artists across the state of Oklahoma deserve the benefits that a creative network can offer, regardless of their access to said network.
Francheska Alcantara, Exchanging Horizons
Taking inspiration from longstanding BIPOC solidarity and coalition-building, Exchange Horizons will document connections between Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities in Tulsa, OK via photographic documentation.
Shelby Head, An Infrastructure of Silence
This project invites Black, Native American, and white visual artists to collaborate on a 2023 exhibition around the complex, interconnected, and nuanced issue of racism.
Helen Opper, Shyanne Dickey & Edward Grady: Rising
This community-focused exhibition will showcase two artists, Shyanne Dickey and Edward Grady, whose work highlights the power of art as a storytelling and healing tool.
Katrina Ward, Stitching Memories: a Quilt Memorial for Greenwood
This project will create a quilt memorial for Greenwood to honor everything lost in the Tulsa Race Massacre and a space to process ongoing harms.
Gregg Standridge, Yes, I can, Roger!
Yes, I can, Roger is a grand scale wooden inlay exhibition portraying a roller skater confronting her buffalo fears through a graphic novel-esque experience.
Debra Martin-Barber, Mythology, Folklore & Fables: Celebrating Mermaids of Color
Mythology, Folklore & Fables: Celebrating Mermaids of Color is a visual presentation that uniquely contrasts the Eurocentric narrative to that of marginalized perspectives.