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Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery

Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery

The Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery, located in the Norick Art Center on the Oklahoma City University Campus, is the locus of the university's participation in the visual arts. The gallery provides a contemporary exhibition space for significant and challenging exhibitions by local and national artists and art organizations. The Hulsey Gallery houses the Oklahoma City University Art Collection and affords the School of Visual Arts student educational opportunities related to collection management and exhibition of art in a professional gallery.

The mission of the Nona Jean Hulsey Art Gallery is to promote the understanding of and extend the audience for contemporary art, and to present exhibitions that inform, inspire and challenge the public, particularly students of Oklahoma City University. The Hulsey Gallery and the Oklahoma City University Art Collection are an integral part of the School of Visual Arts, and it is used daily by visitors, students, and faculty.

2016-2017 Exhibition Schedule

Katherine Liontus-Warren: A Journey of Discovery

August 21–October 14, 2016

Artist Talk August 21, 1–4pm

Opening Reception September 2, 6–8:30pm

January-March 2016: Rick Berry

OCU School of Art Hosted a Full One-Day workshop with Expressionist Figure Painter and Illustrator, where Rick shared his picture making philosophy and working methods with our students and guests. Each student created paintings throughout the day-long workshop while Rick demonstrated and worked with the students individually. During a break, he took us into the "Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery" to discuss the various meanings, techniques and approaches to the paintings on display while also retailing us with stories of his career and life. It was an INCREDIBLE experience for our students and the beginnings of new paintings and expressions.

August-October 2015: Robert Gerhardt

May-June 2016: Exploring the Landscape

"Exploring the Landscape" was an exhibition coordinated with a class taught by Artist in Residence, and Chair, Mike Wimmer. We explored different locations around Oklahoma everyday, where we made on-site studies and then later utilized the sketches to create a finished painting. The art for the exhibition was loaned by artists who shared their own love of painting the landscape and some of those artists were; Steve Armes, Tom Toperzer, O' Gail Poole, Steven S. Walker, and works from our Norick Art Collection.

Artist Steve Armes, from Irving, TX spent the day with our students to share with us his passion and working methods in the Traditional Academic style as well as his on-site Alla Prima palette and approach to capturing the fast changing light effects and ambiance of a setting.

Submission of Proposals for Exhibition

The Hulsey Gallery accepts exhibition proposals from individual artists, groups of artists, and curators. All proposals will be considered, however preference will be given to artists and curators whose work is current, challenging, and supports the educational mission of the gallery. Artists interested in being considered for exhibition in the Hulsey Gallery are encouraged to send exhibition proposals to the address below.

The exhibition space includes approximately 2300 sq. ft. within the gallery and 1000 sq. ft outdoor space in the Meinders Sculpture Garden.

Submissions must include:

  1. A description of the proposed exhibition. For group exhibitions or exhibitions proposed by a curator, include description or curatorial statement and list of artists and work to be exhibited.
  2. An artist’s statement, resume or vita, sample of current work with pertinent information (Medium and materials, size, date, etc), and a SASE if submission materials are to be returned.
  3. Exhibition budget including shipping and other anticipated costs
  4. Work samples should be submitted on CD/DVD, or via email in .jpg (JPEG), .mov (QuickTime), .pdf, (Acrobat), or pps, (PowerPoint) formats. All digital materials must be readable on both Mac and PC. Email submissions are limited to 25 MB.
  5. Support materials including catalogues and reviews of recent exhibitions

Send submissions to:

Mike Wimmer
Director, Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery
Norick Art Center
Oklahoma City University
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Phone: 405-208-5452

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday: 10:00am – 5:00 pm 

Special Hours: November 3 - 17, Sun 2:00 pm. - 5:00 pm.

Closed Labor Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Semester Breaks


Mike Wimmer
Director, Nona Jean Hulsey Gallery
Phone: 405-208-5452

2014-2015 Exhibition Schedule

Fall 2014

August 25 - October 17

fettered - unfettered: Heather Clark Hilliard

Opening Reception: Friday, August 29, 6 to 8:30 pm


November 2 - November 16:  

Oklahoma High School Print & Drawing Exhibition

Opening Reception: Sunday, November 2, 2 to 5 pm


December 5 - January 16, 2015:

Larry Dean Pickering

Opening Reception: Friday, December 5, 6 to 8:30 pm


Spring 2015

January 23 - February 27:                   

OCU School of Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, January 23, 6 to 8:30 pm


March 6 - April 17:                      

Oklahoma City University School of Visual Arts Student Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, March 6, 6 to 8:30 pm


April 24 - May 10:

Oklahoma City University School of Visual Arts Graduating Seniors' Capstone Exhibition

Opening Reception: Friday, April 24, 6 to 8:30 pm