Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren will be honored with the Oklahoma Visual Arts Award for Artist of the Year by the Paseo Arts Association (PAA). Liontas-Warren will receive the award at a gala ceremony on November 11 at the Oklahoma History Center.
“Katherine’s ability to maintain a rigorous exhibition schedule and produce new works while also teaching her studio classes each semester is truly amazing, given the high standards and dedication she has to her art,” says Edna McMillan, Chair, Cameron University Department of Art. “Throughout this past year, Katherine’s productivity as an artist has been very high and nationally recognized and awarded. She has also has contributed her skills and time in service to statewide art organizations, grant writing, and jurying community and regional art exhibits.”
Liontas-Warren joined the Cameron faculty in 1984 and teaches all levels of drawing and printmaking. She has exhibited in 18 solo shows and more than 200 national and regional juried competitive competitions throughout the United States and Europe, receiving numerous purchase awards and juried awards. Her works can be found in permanent collections throughout the nation, including the Arkansas Art Center, the Milwaukee Museum of Art, Quartz Mountain Lodge, and Oklahoma State University, among others. She serves on the Visual Arts Advisory Board of the Oklahoma Arts Institute.
She received the Best of Show Award at the 13th Rio Brazos National Art Exhibition in Granbury, Texas in October 2009 and at the 13th Annual Juried Show at Tarleton State University in November 2009. She also received the Best of Oklahoma Award in the Texas Oklahoma Art Prize at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art in April 2008.
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Awards were created in 2007 to celebrate and recognize artists and art supporters who have made a strong contribution to the visual arts in Oklahoma. The Artist of the Year Award recognizes an emerging or established visual artist who has distinguished themselves and their profession during the past year.
November 5, 2010