Student artist work chosen for state show

Senior fine arts student Vaunda Knapp displays her work, “Lesser.” Knapp’s piece will be featured in upcoming show Momentum Tulsa in October.

Student artist work chosen for state show


An art student’s work at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma has been chosen for a statewide, juried art competition.

Vaunda Knapp, a senior fine art major from Ardmore, will see her work featured in the Momentum Tulsa art show.

She says her work, a three-dimensional sculpture titled “Lesser,” is an attempt to convey sensations that individuals with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and similar mental conditions experience.

Knapp describes her work in the show as, “a minimalistic, textural piece,” featuring spikes and a texturizing paint.

“Naturally, I was excited about being included,” Knapp said. “For up and coming artists, when you haven’t done huge shows, this is a wonderful opportunity.”

Momentum Tulsa is a juried art show for adults age 30 and younger to gain exposure for their work.

Knapp's work was featured in the Oklahoma City edition of Momentum earlier this year.

This year, more than 100 artists submitted work and only 43 were accepted.

The reception is scheduled for 6 pm on Oct. 3 at the Living Arts Center in Tulsa.

The show runs through Oct. 18.

More information about the show and reception can be obtained online at