USAO News Bureau

KNAPP FEATURED IN IAO EXHIBITION

Wednesday, August 3, 2005

 

Artist Jacquelyn Knapp of Chickasha has scored another regional show. Her work was featured this summer in a traveling exhibition, 24 Works on Paper, that toured Oklahoma.

 

For the last ten months, different styles of art traveled around Oklahoma from one art gallery to the next. Featuring some of Oklahoma’s best artists, 24 Works On Paper is an outreach program of Individual Artist’s of Oklahoma (IAO). The purpose of this program is to provide quality contemporary art to communities, which normally have limited access.

 

The exhibition includes all forms of work on paper including photography, painting, drawing and etching, among many others. One of the 24 artists chosen for the exhibition was USAO’s own Knapp, assistant professor of art.

 

Knapp received her bachelor of arts degree at USAO and went on to earn her master of fine arts in studio art from Texas A & M University. Knapp’s work has been exhibited widely and she has received numerous awards for her two and three-dimensional work from various shows including juried exhibitions in Texas, Oklahoma, and New York. Knapp says she was very honored to have one of her drawings chosen.

 

The exhibition has been traveling across Oklahoma from Weatherford to Ada. The final destination for the exhibition was the IAO Gallery in OKC.

 

Among her most visible works in Chickasha are the huge buffalos painted on both east and west sides of the First National Bank’s Grand Avenue Branch. She assisted artist Kent Lamar, professor of art, in those two projects.