QUARTZ MOUNTAIN ART COLLECTION
The Quartz Mountain Art Collection is owned by the Oklahoma Arts Institute and on permanent loan to the state of Oklahoma for display at Quartz Mountain. Created by Oklahoma Arts Institute faculty and students, the collection holdings include approximately 300 works in the media of photography, drawing, painting, collage and sculpture. The Oklahoma Arts Institute began collecting the artwork of OAI student and faculty artists in 1980. In 1995, a fire swept through Quartz Mountain, destroying the facilities and a portion of the original collection. Thankfully, a majority of the artwork created by faculty artists escaped destruction due to a traveling exhibition. After the fire, OAI began to rebuild the collection, and today it is one of the finest in the region. The rustic design and ample natural lighting in the new Quartz Mountain Lodge beautifully showcases the artwork.
OKLAHOMA SUMMER ARTS INSTITUTE WORK
The Student Art Gallery showcases the remarkable level of artistic excellence achieved by Oklahoma's most talented high schools students. The artwork included in the Gallery is a small portion of the work produced by drawing/painting and photography students during the two-week Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain. The Gallery features many styles of drawing and painting, including self-portraits, landscapes, abstract art and more. The black and white and color photography represents a great variety of subject matter, with an emphasis on the people and scenery of southwest Oklahoma.
A portion of the Student Art Gallery tours the state as the "Tour de Quartz" exhibition. Click here for tour dates and locations. At the conclusion of the tour, the artwork is returned to the students.
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OKLAHOMA FALL ARTS INSTITUTE WORK
The Fall Institute Art Gallery contains work produced by a diverse group of adult students with a wide variety of personal backgrounds and artistic expertise. The Fall Arts Institute offers instruction at various levels of difficulty in many types of visual art, including drawing, painting, sculpture, monotype and photography. The Fall Arts Institute Sample Gallery is comprised of works in each of these media, created by educators, amateur artists, and professional artists during the Oklahoma Fall Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain.
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• Major works from the Quartz Mountain Art Collection are on display at the Quartz Mountain Lodge. The display is free and open to the public.
• The Quartz Mountain Lodge was designed to showcase the Quartz Mountain Art Collection.
• Many of the works comprising the Quartz Mountain Art Collection were donated by the artists themselves.
• You'll be surprised and impressed by the level of artistic excellence represented in our student art galleries!