Gussman Juried Student Exhibition

For over half a century, The University of Tulsa’s Gussman Juried Student Exhibition has celebrated the best in student art including ceramics, painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, graphic design and digital media. The Gussman is the capstone exhibit for each academic year where students have the opportunity to be juried by nationally notable artists.   

On average, over 300 pieces of art are submitted to the Gussman exhibit every year. Around 15,000 works have been submitted in total and approximately 7,500 have received awards.  

The idea for a juried student-exhibit originated 52 years ago between Herbert Gussman, a Tulsa philanthropist, and Brad Place, the head of the school of art at that time. The two friends wanted some way to validate the students’ artwork and from that simple idea grew the art, design and art history department’s most prominent show. Because the pieces are evaluated by notable working artists in the field, the expected standard of work and the process is more stringent than normal course evaluation, and the selection of the award winners holds more gravitas. 

Since its inception, the Gussman has been financially supported by the Roseline and Herbert Gussman family. In 2020, the exhibit received an endowment from the Gussman family that will continue this tradition of generosity and excellence.   

Founded in determination, quality and imagination, the Gussman exhibit began a legacy of supporting and recognizing inspired and thoughtful young artists. Many winners have gone on to be internationally known artists, curators, art educators, a few lawyers and even a senator. But more importantly, it provides a legacy for valuing artistic expression and the creation of art, giving a voice and recognition to the creative spirit that lives inside all of us. 

2020 Gussman

Normally a reception is held to celebrate the students’ work and distribute awards, but this year the announcements are being made virtually and the pieces shown digitally. So, pour your favorite beverage and enjoy the art from home.

Accepted Entries

Look through the 2020 Gussman accepted entries including video submissions.

Abigail Ames, "Alive," Papier-mache

Abigail Ames, "Alive," Papier-mache

Abigail Ames, "Self-portrait," Ink on paper

Abigail Ames, "Self-portrait," Ink on paper

Alexandra Bejarano, "Normality," Digital print of video still

Alexandra Bejarano, "Normality," Digital print of video still

Alexandra Bejarano, "Possible Consequences," Digital print and diptych

Alexandra Bejarano, "Possible Consequences," Digital print and diptych

Amanda Adams, "Oklahoma Raptors," Oil on canvas and wood

Amanda Adams, "Oklahoma Raptors," Oil on canvas and wood

Bali Ong, "Fresno Family," Digital clay

Bali Ong, "Fresno Family," Digital clay

Bali Ong, "Gunungan," Digital media

Bali Ong, "Gunungan," Digital media

Bali Ong, "ini atau itu," Digital media

Bali Ong, "ini atau itu," Digital media

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 1," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 1," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 2," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 2," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 3," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 3," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 4," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Abstracted Environment 4," Digital illustration

Cailie Golden, "Friendship," Charcoal

Cailie Golden, "Friendship," Charcoal

Cailie Golden, "Red Bull Advertisement 1," Digital illustration media

Cailie Golden, "Red Bull Advertisement 1," Digital illustration media

Cailie Golden, "Red Bull Advertisement, 2" Digital illustration media

Cailie Golden, "Red Bull Advertisement, 2" Digital illustration media

Cailie Golden, "Red Bull Advertisement 3," Digital illustration media

Cailie Golden, "Red Bull Advertisement 3," Digital illustration media

Caroline Cox, "Southern Venus," Wire mesh, papier-mache and acrylic paint

Caroline Cox, "Southern Venus," Wire mesh, papier-mache and acrylic paint

Cassandra Colin, "Scenery," Digital art

Cassandra Colin, "Scenery," Digital art

Catherine Pinney, "Shrouder Displacement," Ceramics

Catherine Pinney, "Shrouder Displacement," Ceramics

Catherine Pinney, "Shrouder Feelings of Home," Ceramics

Catherine Pinney, "Shrouder Feelings of Home," Ceramics

Chay Schmidt, "Legacy of Hope Poster 1," Adobe Illustrator

Chay Schmidt, "Legacy of Hope Poster 1," Adobe Illustrator

Chay Schmidt, "Legacy of Hope Poster 2," Adobe Illustrator

Chay Schmidt, "Legacy of Hope Poster 2," Adobe Illustrator

Chay Schmidt, "Untitled 1," Digital photography

Chay Schmidt, "Untitled 1," Digital photography

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "Foood," Brochure

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Courtney Spivey, "AESTHETICS," Book

Dana Crowson, "Lineup," Paper collage

Dana Crowson, "Lineup," Paper collage

Eiona Stevens, "Landscape of The University of Tulsa", Ink on paper

Eiona Stevens, "Landscape of The University of Tulsa", Ink on paper

Eiona Stevens, "Self-portrait 1," Gouache on paper

Eiona Stevens, "Self-portrait 1," Gouache on paper

Eiona Stevens,"Self-portrait 2," Pencil on paper

Eiona Stevens,"Self-portrait 2," Pencil on paper

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 1," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 1," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 2," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 2," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 3," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 3," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 4," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "108 Contemporary Brand Identity 4," Graphic design

Elisa Vandersloot, "Four Letter Words," Archival inkjet print

Elisa Vandersloot, "Four Letter Words," Archival inkjet print

Elly Stewart, "Civil War Officers Field Lap Desk," Cardboard

Elly Stewart, "Civil War Officers Field Lap Desk," Cardboard

Emily Hammond, "Embrace," Oil on paper

Emily Hammond, "Embrace," Oil on paper

Emily Hammond, "RIP Spinster," Oil on canvas

Emily Hammond, "RIP Spinster," Oil on canvas

Emma Palmer, "Dissecting Dr. Fulp," Collage

Emma Palmer, "Dissecting Dr. Fulp," Collage

Emma Palmer, "Dissecting Dr. Fulp," Collage

Emma Palmer, "Dissecting Dr. Fulp," Collage

Emma Palmer, "Dissecting Dr. Fulp," Collage

Emma Palmer, "Dissecting Dr. Fulp," Collage

Emma Palmer, "As I Lay Dying Book Cover," Digital

Emma Palmer, "As I Lay Dying Book Cover," Digital

Emma Palmer, "As I Lay Dying Book Cover," Digital

Emma Palmer, "As I Lay Dying Book Cover," Digital

Han Dinh, "Dinner is Served," Digital collage

Han Dinh, "Dinner is Served," Digital collage

Hayley Rauner, "Palette Knife Self-portrait," Oil painting

Hayley Rauner, "Palette Knife Self-portrait," Oil painting

Hayley Rauner, "Untitled Found Object Sculpture," Found objects and resign

Hayley Rauner, "Untitled Found Object Sculpture," Found objects and resign

Hayley Rauner, "Untitled Found Object Sculpture," Found objects and resign

Hayley Rauner, "Untitled Found Object Sculpture," Found objects and resign

Hayley Rauner, "Untitled Found Object Sculpture," Found objects and resign

Hayley Rauner, "Untitled Found Object Sculpture," Found objects and resign

Hector Beven, "In The Middle," Charcoal on paper

Hector Beven, "In The Middle," Charcoal on paper

Hector Beven, "Self-portrait," Oil on canvas

Hector Beven, "Self-portrait," Oil on canvas

Hector Beven, "Smear," Oil on board

Hector Beven, "Smear," Oil on board

Isabelle Bailey, "The Hive," Digital illustration

Isabelle Bailey, "The Hive," Digital illustration

Jennifer Casey, "Don't Forget Who's Boss," Pen on paper

Jennifer Casey, "Don't Forget Who's Boss," Pen on paper

Jesse Robinson, "Legacy of Hope," Digital media

Jesse Robinson, "Legacy of Hope," Digital media

Jesse Robinson, "No Vacancy, No Vagrancy," Digital photography

Jesse Robinson, "No Vacancy, No Vagrancy," Digital photography

Jesse Robinson, "Signs and Sideshows - Desert Hills Motel," Film photography

Jesse Robinson, "Signs and Sideshows - Desert Hills Motel," Film photography

Jolie Hossack, "Bollywood on the Green Poster Illustration," Digital illustration

Jolie Hossack, "Bollywood on the Green Poster Illustration," Digital illustration

Jolie Hossack, "Laundromat," Photography

Jolie Hossack, "Laundromat," Photography

Josue Saucedo, "Insomnia"

Josue Saucedo, "Insomnia"

Josue Saucedo, "One Nation Under US 1"

Josue Saucedo, "One Nation Under US 1"

Josue Saucedo, "The Hall"

Josue Saucedo, "The Hall"

Josue Saucedo, "They're Watching You," Digital

Josue Saucedo, "They're Watching You," Digital

Josue Saucedo, "The Ritual Book Cover," Digital illustration

Josue Saucedo, "The Ritual Book Cover," Digital illustration

Josue Saucedo, "Who's There"

Josue Saucedo, "Who's There"

Josue Saucedo, "Yellow Eyes"

Josue Saucedo, "Yellow Eyes"

Julia Olawumi, "Untitled," Relief print

Julia Olawumi, "Untitled," Relief print

Julianne Clark, "Grandmom's China," Photography

Julianne Clark, "Grandmom's China," Photography

Julianne Clark, "Mound," Photography

Julianne Clark, "Mound," Photography

Kami Jurenka, "Untitled," Collage mixed media

Kami Jurenka, "Untitled," Collage mixed media

Kami Jurenka, "What We Share," Watercolor on paper

Kami Jurenka, "What We Share," Watercolor on paper

Karina Cunningham, "A Hard Winter's Heroine," Acrylic painting

Karina Cunningham, "A Hard Winter's Heroine," Acrylic painting

Karina Cunningham, "It's Me Mothertruckers," Acrylic painting

Karina Cunningham, "It's Me Mothertruckers," Acrylic painting

Karina Cunningham, "Jellia and Her Subjects," Acrylic painting

Karina Cunningham, "Jellia and Her Subjects," Acrylic painting

Kaycee Schaper, "Safe," Monotype print

Kaycee Schaper, "Safe," Monotype print

Kerryann Ptacek, "Comfort in the Dark," Acrylic painting

Kerryann Ptacek, "Comfort in the Dark," Acrylic painting

Kerryann Ptacek, "Vanity," Oil painting

Kerryann Ptacek, "Vanity," Oil painting

Laurel Clark, "Captured Cheesecloth," Acrylic on paper

Laurel Clark, "Captured Cheesecloth," Acrylic on paper

Laurel Clark, "Reassurance," Resin, cardboard and acrylic

Laurel Clark, "Reassurance," Resin, cardboard and acrylic

Lauren Hutson, "Low Bowie," Mixed media collage

Lauren Hutson, "Low Bowie," Mixed media collage

Lauren Hutson, "OVAC Momentum," Digital illustration

Lauren Hutson, "OVAC Momentum," Digital illustration

Lauren Kerr, "Boatman," Photography

Lauren Kerr, "Boatman," Photography

Lauren Kerr, "Dragon Sorcerer," Printmaking

Lauren Kerr, "Dragon Sorcerer," Printmaking

Lauren Kerr, "Happiness," Photography

Lauren Kerr, "Happiness," Photography

Lauren Kerr, "Signage by Nameshiba Cafe," Printmaking

Lauren Kerr, "Signage by Nameshiba Cafe," Printmaking

Lisa Salomaa, "Untitled 2," Oil painting

Lisa Salomaa, "Untitled 2," Oil painting

Lisa Salomaa, "Untitled 3," Collage

Lisa Salomaa, "Untitled 3," Collage

Lisa Salomaa, "Untitled 4," Oil painting

Lisa Salomaa, "Untitled 4," Oil painting

Madeline Fossett, "Bowl and Curtain," Charcoal

Madeline Fossett, "Bowl and Curtain," Charcoal

Madeline Fossett, "Laurel," Charcoal

Madeline Fossett, "Laurel," Charcoal

Margaret Laprarie, "Deutschland in meine amerikanische Augen Triptych 1," Digital paint in photoshop

Margaret Laprarie, "Deutschland in meine amerikanische Augen Triptych 1," Digital paint in photoshop

Margaret Laprarie, Deutschland in meine amerikanische Augen Triptych 2," Digital paint in photoshop

Margaret Laprarie, Deutschland in meine amerikanische Augen Triptych 2," Digital paint in photoshop

Margaret Laprarie, "Deutschland in meine amerikanische Augen Triptych 3," Digital paint in photoshop

Margaret Laprarie, "Deutschland in meine amerikanische Augen Triptych 3," Digital paint in photoshop

Megan Losoncy, "Legacy of Hope," Graphic design

Megan Losoncy, "Legacy of Hope," Graphic design

Megan Losoncy, "Organic Coffee Co. Redesign 1," Graphic design

Megan Losoncy, "Organic Coffee Co. Redesign 1," Graphic design

Megan Losoncy, "Organic Coffee Co Redesign 2," Graphic design

Megan Losoncy, "Organic Coffee Co Redesign 2," Graphic design

Melanie Owen, "Boy with Gated Shadow," Photography

Melanie Owen, "Boy with Gated Shadow," Photography

Melanie Owen, "Distortedly Framed," Photography

Melanie Owen, "Distortedly Framed," Photography

Melanie Owen, "Hiding In View," Photography

Melanie Owen, "Hiding In View," Photography

Molly Burns, "Sunburnt Tuesday," Acrylic on canvas

Molly Burns, "Sunburnt Tuesday," Acrylic on canvas

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Map," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Map," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Series 1," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Series 1," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Series 2," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Series 2," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Series 3," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Molly Burns, "Tulsa Race Massacre Series 3," Typography and Adobe Illustrator

Monte Dunham, "Endangered Alphabet," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "Endangered Alphabet," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "Endangered Alphabet," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "Endangered Alphabet," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "Endangered Alphabet," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "Endangered Alphabet," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "Golden Sunset," Oil painting

Monte Dunham, "Golden Sunset," Oil painting

Monte Dunham, "The Jungle Book Poster," Digital illustration

Monte Dunham, "The Jungle Book Poster," Digital illustration

Nanee Henry, "Abandonment," Photography

Nanee Henry, "Abandonment," Photography

Nanee Henry, "What Is Real What is Fake 1," Collage

Nanee Henry, "What Is Real What is Fake 1," Collage

Nanee Henry, "What is Real What is Fake 2," Collage

Nanee Henry, "What is Real What is Fake 2," Collage

Nanee Henry, "What is Real What is Fake 3," Collage

Nanee Henry, "What is Real What is Fake 3," Collage

Naomi Dunn, "Crooked Cup Logo Redesign," Graphic design

Naomi Dunn, "Crooked Cup Logo Redesign," Graphic design

Naomi Dunn, "Type Self-portrait," Digital illustration

Naomi Dunn, "Type Self-portrait," Digital illustration

Nick Hill, "Contagion," Oil on canvas

Nick Hill, "Contagion," Oil on canvas

Nick Hill, "Judge," Oil on canvas

Nick Hill, "Judge," Oil on canvas

Nick Hill, "Portrait of a Young Man," Oil on canvas

Nick Hill, "Portrait of a Young Man," Oil on canvas

Rea McDaniel, "Interruption to Morning Coffee," Linocut print

Rea McDaniel, "Interruption to Morning Coffee," Linocut print

Sam Kennedy, "Life Mask 1," Silicone

Sam Kennedy, "Life Mask 1," Silicone

Sam Kennedy, "Life Mask 2," Silicone

Sam Kennedy, "Life Mask 2," Silicone

Sam Kennedy, "Peak," Silicone

Sam Kennedy, "Peak," Silicone

Sam Kennedy, "Trinity," Silicone and thread

Sam Kennedy, "Trinity," Silicone and thread

Sam Kennedy, "Trinity," Silicone and thread

Sam Kennedy, "Trinity," Silicone and thread

Sam Kennedy, "Trinity," Silicone and thread

Sam Kennedy, "Trinity," Silicone and thread

Sarah Espitia, "Blooming," Micron pen and watercolor

Sarah Espitia, "Blooming," Micron pen and watercolor

Sarah Espitia, "Lucid," Watercolor

Sarah Espitia, "Lucid," Watercolor

Sarah Espitia, "Stained Presence," Acrylic paint and sharpie pen

Sarah Espitia, "Stained Presence," Acrylic paint and sharpie pen

Savannah Walton, "Inside Out," Gouache on acrylic dome

Savannah Walton, "Inside Out," Gouache on acrylic dome

Savannah Walton, "Passage," Printmaking

Savannah Walton, "Passage," Printmaking

Savannah Walton, "Passage," Printmaking

Savannah Walton, "Passage," Printmaking

Savannah Walton, "Pilgrimage," Oil on wood panels

Savannah Walton, "Pilgrimage," Oil on wood panels

Savannah Walton, "Pilgrimage," Oil on wood panels

Savannah Walton, "Pilgrimage," Oil on wood panels

Savannah Walton, "Sobriquet," Gouache on acrylic dome

Savannah Walton, "Sobriquet," Gouache on acrylic dome

Savannah Walton, "Transformation II Head," Relief print

Savannah Walton, "Transformation II Head," Relief print

Shanna Smith, "Reflections as I See," Oil painting

Shanna Smith, "Reflections as I See," Oil painting

Summer Holmes, "Despair," Digital

Summer Holmes, "Despair," Digital

Summer Holmes, "The Storm," Digital

Summer Holmes, "The Storm," Digital

Sydney Johnston, "Purple River," Acrylic paint and color aid paper

Sydney Johnston, "Purple River," Acrylic paint and color aid paper

Valynsia Hughes, "Faceless Angel," Papier-mache and cardboard

Valynsia Hughes, "Faceless Angel," Papier-mache and cardboard

Valynsia Hughes, "Faceless Angel," Papier-mache and cardboard

Valynsia Hughes, "Faceless Angel," Papier-mache and cardboard

Valynsia Hughes, "Faceless Angel," Papier-mache and cardboard

Valynsia Hughes, "Faceless Angel," Papier-mache and cardboard

Veronique Ulrich, "Fruit Bowl," Cardboard

Veronique Ulrich, "Fruit Bowl," Cardboard

Veronique Ulrich, "Fruit Bowl," Cardboard

Veronique Ulrich, "Fruit Bowl," Cardboard

Voirrey Taylor, "Outside Myself," Oil on canvas

Voirrey Taylor, "Outside Myself," Oil on canvas

Voirrey Taylor, "Tiller's Torment," Oil on canvas

Voirrey Taylor, "Tiller's Torment," Oil on canvas

Zoe Ewbank, "Pieces of the Pandemic," Chalk and pastels

Zoe Ewbank, "Pieces of the Pandemic," Chalk and pastels

Zoe Ewbank, "Portrait of a Classmate," Charcoal on paper

Zoe Ewbank, "Portrait of a Classmate," Charcoal on paper

Zoe Ewbank, "Self-portrait with New Haircut," Charcoal on paper

Zoe Ewbank, "Self-portrait with New Haircut," Charcoal on paper