COMMITTEE

Aunj Braggs, Co-Chair

Aunj Braggs, Co-Chair

Aunj was raised in Tulsa, and completed her Associate of Arts at Tulsa Community College. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a BFA in 2018. Her predominant medium is paint, but she also utilizes digital and mixed mediums. Being a woman of color, her work primarily focuses on her experiences and the representation of this marginalized group of people. Sci-fi/Fantasy themed books and media are a favorite past-time of hers, and have a direct influence on her work.

Liz Boudreaux, Co-Chair

Liz Boudreaux, Co-Chair

Liz is a ceramic artist, holding a BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her work has been shown in galleries around Oklahoma, as well as regionally and nationally. Mainly wheel thrown and neatly decorated, Liz’s work is intended for use and to bring people together. She teaches private lessons for children and adults from her home studio. Liz volunteers in the arts community with a special love for OVAC and teaches at Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

Devon Herron

Devon Herron

Devon is a visual artist in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She earned her BFA with an emphasis in drawing from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2016. Her work explores conceptual themes of mortality, nature, nostalgia, trauma, and dark humor. You can find Devon working in Tulsa’s art community as a custom frame designer at Ziegler or helping guests with projects at AHHA.

Tina Henley

Tina Henley

Tina says, “I was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. I started to draw when I was in elementary school. I started working when I was 16 at Sonic Drive-In and I’ve basically been working ever since! I took more art classes in high school and developed a passion for creative ventures and art. I have an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from TCC, before I transferred to OSU and earned a degree in Art (emphasis in printmaking & sculpture). Still creating art and exploring new passions, finding my way."

Virginia Sitzes

Virginia Sitzes

Virginia is a printmaker, painter, and muralist living in Oklahoma City. She has exhibited as well as taught workshops across Oklahoma and Texas. Virginia is also an active arts organizer. She co-founded the emerging artist collective, Art Group OKC in 2017, is the Operations Coordinator for the Connect::Collect international print exchange, and has curated various pop-up shows in houses, alternative art galleries, and non-traditional venues.

Bryon Perdue Jr.

Bryon Perdue Jr.

Bryon is a Native American mixed media artist out of Oklahoma City who creates nonrepresentational work based on his interests in science. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013 with his BFA in Studio Art. He is an active member of the Oklahoma arts community serving as grant reviewer for the Oklahoma Arts Council, committee member for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition projects and past president of the nonprofit group Inclusion In Art.

Gianna Martucci-Fink

Gianna Martucci-Fink

Gianna is a visual artist with an emphasis on sculpture and printmaking, who addresses contemporary female experiences within a consumerist culture. Her work has been exhibited throughout Oklahoma, including OVAC's Slowmentum exhibition. From 2018—2020 she worked at the Oklahoma State University Museum of Art as an Education Intern. Martucci-Fink is now the Co-Host of Artpop Talk—a podcast that explores the intersections between art history and pop-culture.

Clara Titus

Clara Titus

Clara is a visual artist from Oklahoma. She received a BFA at Oklahoma State University. Titus’s artistic focuses are in sculpture and ceramics, with a background in watercolor. Most notably, Titus uses animal bone and ceramics to create large-scale installation and sculptural works. Her creations have been exhibited in several galleries and businesses across Oklahoma. Titus remains enthusiastic about the opportunities that the Oklahoma art scene presents to artists and art lovers everywhere.

Mattie Barlow

Mattie Barlow

Mattie is Archives Manager & Registrar at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum | Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Mattie loves volunteering in the OKC arts community, she serves on the Oklahoma City Ballet Associate Board and has served on Allied Arts' ARTini committee the past two years. This is her third year on the Momentum Committee. Mattie enjoys serving organizations that work to better access to the arts for all Oklahomans.

Melody Allen

Melody Allen

Melody Allen is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. She received a Studio Arts degree from Oral Roberts University in 2015. Melody works in acrylic painting, oil painting, figure drawing, print work, watercolor, illustration & design, and color theory. In 2018, she joined the newly founded black-based artist collective, Black Moon of Tulsa. With Black Moon she has done many projects, from their successful first show during the Tulsa Art Crawl in April 2018 to their Black Lives Matter Mural in October 2020.

Anna Farha

Anna Farha

Anna Farha is a communications professional in Oklahoma City. She is a Volunteer Coordinator by day and professional volunteer in her spare time. Anna loves serving local arts nonprofits like OVAC including deadCenter Film and Lyric Theatre. She also is a DJ on The Spy and hosts the podcast Localites OKC. She enjoys being part of the local foodie and craft beer communities in OKC as well.

Summer Washington

Summer Washington

Summer says, “My name is Summer Washington. I was born and raised in Tulsa. I am currently an artist and I have a corporate job. Balance is a large part of my life. I am an artist who believes that art speaks about every aspect of our world. I want to see the world around me in art and make art that other people can see themselves in.”

Nicole Donis

Nicole Donis

Nicole is an artist photographer living in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She studied Sociology at Rogers State University and through photography, she’s able to explore social and cultural issues on a deeper level. Having grown up in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, she draws inspiration from the strong Native culture present in the town. Nicole was introduced to film photography through the works of Tulsa artists Larry Clark and Gaylord Oscar Herron. She’s drawn to the depth, honesty and rawness that film can provide.

Isabel Stogner

Isabel Stogner

Isabel Stogner is a senior at the University of Oklahoma and is currently working towards a BFA in studio art with an emphasis in painting. Isabel has been active in the Oklahoma metropolitan area where she has worked at Oklahoma Contemporary as a studio assistant for many summers as well as interning currently at Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.