Rose State Professor of Art, recipient of the 2020 OVAC Fellowship Award Published July 27, 2020

Suzanne C. ThomasSuzanne C Thomas, is the recipient of the 2020 OVAC Fellowship Award! These awards are intended to reward qualified artists with outstanding vision and are chosen by a guest curator from applications submitted by the artists.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition supports Oklahoma’s professional visual artists, and this fellowship recognizes past achievements and future promise.

Thomas received her BFA from Oklahoma State University and her MFA from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. She is currently a professor of art at Rose State College.

"My art is an invitation to the viewers to feel the work, both literally and figuratively. The mark of the brush, the use of color or a particular stitch are used to actively used to engage the viewer. Working with a variety of mediums as well as incorporating different materials and techniques onto the surface, is an invitation for the audience to experience the art making process with me. Including embroidered images, either on tulle or directly on linens, is a new form of creative expression for me." - Suzanne C Thomas

Congratulations Suzanne, for being selected as a 2020 OVAC Fellow! We look forward to seeing your work develop throughout the year.

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