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Artist Deadline: Crit Night #3

FEB 24, 2017 - Deadline for Entries, midnight
MAR 3, 2017 - Participating Artists notified
MAR 30, 2017 - Crit Night

The objective of Crit Night is to help artists ultimately present the best possible work and to empower the community to be able to have more productive conversations about contemporary art.

Critique will be moderated by heather ahtone and Michael Litzau. The moderators role will be to help direct a productive conversation about how the art is succeeding and how it might be improved.

heather ahtone is currently the James T. Bialac Assoc. Curator of Native American & Non-Western Art at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, the primary focus of heather's research and writing has been to examine the intersection between contemporary Indigenous art and traditional tribal knowledge and cultures. She has curated numerous exhibits, published articles on her research and continues to seek opportunities to broaden discourse on contemporary arts. In addition, she is committed to serving the arts community of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation, and has strong family ties to the Choctaw and Kiowa communities. 

Michael Litzau obtained his Master of Fine Arts in 2006 at The Ohio State University in printmaking where he was awarded a university fellowship.  He is currently an Assistant Professor of Drawing at The University of Central Oklahoma where he is the drawing and printmaking area coordinator. Michael was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is a Green Bay Packer football fan through and through.  The visuals of his work make use of the Packers as a vehicle to investigate rituals and craft based materials.  He has shown his artwork extensively through solo, juried and trade print exhibitions throughout the United States.  He currently maintains his studio in Guthrie, Oklahoma. 

To submit your work for Crit Night, send the following information to with the subject line Crit Night Submission:

  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • Website
  • 3 images of finished artwork or works in progress (maximum length 1800 pixels, highest quality, jpeg only)
  • Artist statement (300 words or less)
  • 1 paragraph answering this question: What is your motivation for seeking critical feedback about this work at this time?


Earlier Event: February 22
ART TALK : Lisa Maione and Andy Mattern
Later Event: February 25