Jun. 10—The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition has selected Stillwater’s Claire Dabney, a senior at Oklahoma State University, as one of two student fellowship award winners.
OVAC announced the awards earlier this week. Norman’s Jason Cytacki and Tulsa’s Skip Hill were announced as Visual Arts Fellows, while University of Oklahoma artist Dimani Barzbashi joined Dabney as a student fellow.
“The Fellowship and Student Fellowship Awards honor these artists’ achievements and offer financial support for visual artists here in Oklahoma,” says OVAC’s Executive Director, Krystle Kaye. “We are so proud of these artists and we look forward to the next chapter in their careers.”
Dabney, who is entering her final semester at OSU, works in photography, oil paint and fiber arts.
“Dabney’s photography focuses on feminist iconography, while her paintings confront social issues and mental health,” the OVAC release reads.
Her work has been featured at the Modella Gallery.