by Katlyn Roberts, OVAC Intern
Stillwater artist Liz Roth has two interesting projects that she is pursuing in the coming months. Roth requires a travel easel to help her accomplish her ideas and has received an Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Professional Basics Grant in order to help her with her upcoming projects.
The first concept is titled Red Dirt Justice, where Roth has been cleared to create oil paintings in Oklahoma prisons. Her aim is to reveal the realities of the war on drugs and the large number of incarcerated women in Oklahoma.
The second project Roth is planning is called Overload, for which she will be painting in national parks across the nation. She wants to paint on site, rather than merely snapping a photograph to paint later. She was the Grand Canyon National Park Artist-in-Residence last summer.
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition invests in artists’ project through grants for growing careers, creative projects and exceptional continuing education. The next application deadline is January 15. Find guidelines and application here.