Artwork by Cameron University Professor of Art Katherine Liontas-Warren has been selected for the 2019 Seven States Biennial Exhibition, a traveling exhibit sponsored by the Nesbitt Gallery at the University of Sciences and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha, the Museum of the Red River in Idabel, and the Charles B. Goddard Center in Ardmore. The exhibit will travel to the three venues, opening at the Nesbitt Galley on September 21.
Liontas-Warren’s linocut, “Wave Jubilation,” is one of 44 works by 29 artists selected for the exhibition.
“’Wave Jubilation’ is the newest print from the WAVE series that implies movement, passages of time and direction,” she says. “The ocean is the symbol of these elements, and its continuous motion represents growth as an artist. The waves are linear patterns of directional curves, swirls and loops that convey a love for design and composition. The variation of the lines is thick as well as delicately carved. This wave series represents a new direction that conjures the emotions pertaining to hope, love, and peace.”
Liontas-Warren is known for her printmaking expertise and artistry.
“Printmaking is a precise process that requires great concentration and, as in the case of ‘Wave Jubilation,’ a significant amount of time,” says Liontas-Warren. “It’s gratifying when a work is selected for a prestigious juried competition such as the Seven States Biennial.”
The Seven State Biennial Exhibition will move to the Museum of the Red River from January 14 through March 1, 2020, and will be on display at the Charles B. Goddard Center from May 5 through 23, 2020.
An award-winning artist, Liontas-Warren joined the Cameron University faculty in 1984. She teaches drawing, watercolor, and printmaking. She was honored with the Oklahoma Governor's Art and Education Award in 2014 and has also been named Artist of the Year by the Paseo Art Association and Artist and Educator of the Year by the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council. Her work has been exhibited in more than 400 national solo, invitational and juried competitive exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad. She has received numerous purchase and juried awards. Her prints and drawings can be found in permanent collections in museums and institutions throughout the nation.
Art is one of nearly 50 majors offered by Cameron University, a publicly funded state university with campuses in Lawton and Duncan. The university is committed to providing its students a top-quality education from caring and qualified faculty. To learn more about studying art or other subjects at Cameron University, visit www.cameron.edu or call the Office of Admissions at 580-581-2289 for enrollment information.
September 20, 2019