The School of Art, Design and Art History features state-of-the-art labs and studio spaces both in Phillips Hall and the Zarrow Center. Students routinely use our three digital labs to design, render and realize their ideas, as well as a large-format printer that is available for special projects. Drawing, painting and printmaking studios allow students to explore media specific and multi-media projects. With the largest kiln in the state of Oklahoma, studios in ceramics and a partnership with Fab Lab Tulsa, students in The School of Art, Design and Art History can create anything they can imagine.
Alexandre Hogue Gallery
The multi-purpose Alexandre Hogue Gallery, housed in Phillips Hall and run by the School of Art, Design and Art History, serves as the chief focal point for the university’s engagement with the visual arts. Used year-round for the exhibition of arts, crafts, performance art and special events, the gallery offers exhibitions of historical, global and multicultural significance. It’s also the site of the annual Gussman Student Art Exhibition and numerous shows by prominent artists and can be comfortably used for poetry readings and chamber music performances.
The gallery program is combined with the School of Art, Design and Art History’s Visiting Artists Program, which brings to campus both established national and international and emerging artists to talk about their work, give workshops and work with students in the studios. Visiting critics and art historians add a scholarly dimension to this program.
The Alexandre Hogue Gallery is pleased to accept exhibition proposals from individual artists, collaborative groups and curators on an ongoing basis. Works in any media by artists at various stages in their career will be considered, but preference will be given to emerging and mid-career artists whose work presents a significant, provocative approach to making and thinking about art. Proposals will be further evaluated on artistic merit, conceptual integrity and accordance with our mission.
The Alexandre Hogue Gallery mission is to promote the understanding of and extend the audience for contemporary art, and to present exhibitions that inform, inspire and challenge the public – in particular, students at The University of Tulsa. The Alexandre Hogue Gallery forms the physical and structural core of the School of Art, Design and Art History; it is used daily by visitors and students.
The exhibition space includes 1,700 square feet of varied indoor area and two 300-square-foot outdoor areas that include substantial, elevated concrete pads. All areas include convenient access to AC power, high-speed Ethernet and variable lighting. Logistical and practical assistance are provided. Stipends are typically available for these exhibits. Artists are expected to present a public lecture on their work and to meet with students in a visiting artist capacity. Exhibit duration is normally four to five weeks, with 3-6 days available for installation prior to the opening.
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Free admission
Submissions must include:
- A description of the proposed exhibition. For group exhibitions, discuss the exhibition theme and goals, and include a list of all participating artists. For installation work, indicate clearly how the space(s) will be used.
- An artist’s resume or vita, a creative work sample with description, an artist statement, an initial budget that further indicates any specific equipment or support needs and a SASE if you wish for your materials to be returned.
- Catalogues and/or reviews of recent exhibitions may also be submitted. Work samples may be submitted as slides, on CD / DVD, or via email in .jpg (JPEG), .mov (QuickTime), .pdf (Acrobat) or pps (PowerPoint) formats. All digital materials must be readable on Mac and PC. Email submissions are limited to 25 MB.
The review process is largely limited to the academic year, so please indicate any urgency in the return of your materials.
Mail submissions to:
Alexandre Hogue Gallery Director
School of Art, Design and Art History
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Drive
Tulsa, OK 74104
E-mail submissions and questions to Sam Krall.
Henry Zarrow Center for Art & Education
The Zarrow Center is a dynamic arts anchor serving The University of Tulsa’s School of Art, Division of Lifelong Learning and Gilcrease Museum. The three-story Zarrow Center spans 18,000 square feet and has been renovated to include the Sherman Smith Family Gallery, a reception area for events, classrooms and art studios.
TU students in their junior and senior years have the opportunity to use studio space at Zarrow. Faculty nominate and select students who have demonstrated a commitment to their craft. These spaces allow students to experience what it means to be a studio practice artist. The studio is also a way to have their work seen by others in the Tulsa Art District during First Fridays with Open Studio tours and collaborate with Tulsa Artist Fellows. In several instances, fellows have done studio visits and have served as mentors to TU students.
The Zarrow Center is part of the renovation project of the former Tulsa Paper Company building, made possible by the George Kaiser Family Foundation.