Event Dates

December 3, 2021 - January 23, 2022, Wednesday - Sunday, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

In this exhibition, 108|Contemporary features Oklahoma artist members by hosting a juried survey of their work. Included pieces will be constructed from fiber, wood, ceramics, metal, and glass, with installations and more that present a diversified look at contemporary artistic talent in Oklahoma. The State of Craft 2021 brings together 22 member artists in a survey of juried fine craft ranging from soft sculpture and embroidery to jewelry and metalsmithing. The exhibition is split into three thematic groupings by juror, Jennifer Scanlan. The themes are all connected to ideas and experiences that came to the forefront over the course of the pandemic. 

This project is supported in part by the Oklahoma Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Oklahoma and the National Endowment for the Arts.


State of Craft Artists:

Grant Akiyama

Marylin Artus

Angel Brame

Elaine Emmons

Jean Ann Fausser

Whitney Forsyth

Penni Gage

Irmgard Geul

Shelby Head

Joseph Jenner

Darci Lenker

Lexi Abra Milikan

Nicole Moan

Krista Jo Mustain

Audrey Peck

Erin Rappleye

Sarah Robl

Amy Sanders de Melo

Taryn Singleton

Cathryn Thomas

Sean Tyler

Jim Weaver


About the Juror:

Jennifer Scanlan is an independent curator focusing on public art, contemporary art and design. She has worked in exhibitions and programming in organizations and museums across the country, most recently overseeing the opening of the new building for Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center as Curatorial and Exhibitions DirectorFrom 2013 through 2015 she was a New York-based independent curator organizing exhibitions at a number of institutions including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.; the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center in Vermont; the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz; and the Museum of Biblical Art in New York.   

Prior to working independently, for twelve years she was Associate Curator at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York CityShe has taught at Courtauld Institute of Art Summer School in London, England, and at Parsons The New School for Design in New York She has a BA in art history and Italian from Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, and an MA in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center, New York, New York.