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Anita Fields is an Oklahoma State University alumna. (Portrait by Tom Fields)

OSU alumna receives award from Daughters of the American Revolution

Tuesday, January 3, 2023

Media Contact: Casey Ihde | OSU Museum of Art Marketing and Communications | 405-744-2783 | casey.pankey@okstate.edu

Oklahoma artist Anita Fields (Osage/Muscogee) has been selected to receive the Women in the Arts Recognition Award from the Cimarron Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Fields is noted for her clay and textile arts that reflect her native Osage culture. She was born in Oklahoma and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. The Cimarron Chapter — located in Stillwater, in partnership with the OSU Museum of Art — nominated Fields for this award. An award ceremony and reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, at the OSU Museum of Art.

The Women in the Arts Recognition Award recognizes women for outstanding achievements in the non-performance arts including fiber arts, fine arts, sculpture, music composition, literature and drama authorship, jewelry, metalwork, decorative painting and pottery. Recipients of the award demonstrate an outstanding contribution to their artistic field beyond mastery of technique. This may include innovative design work, featured exhibitions, publication, research and technique development. The criteria for this award are strict, and not all nominations are successful.

“Fields’ resume features an extensive list of exhibitions, publications and highly-coveted artist residencies for which she has been invited to participate,” said Vicky Berry, OSU Museum of Art director. “As an Osage textile and ceramic artist, she portrays her cultural influences through her highly textured and layered works. In addition to her work as an artist, Anita is recognized as an advocate for the Osage community and is an accomplished and highly sought-after teaching artist. Fields’ achievements are well-deserving of such an award.” 

Her work can be found in several collections, such as the Minneapolis Institute of Art; Museum of Art and Design, New York City; Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas; Heard Museum, Phoenix; and the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C.


About the OSU Museum of Art

The museum is located at 720 S. Husband Street, Stillwater, OK. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with special extended hours on Thursdays during OSU’s fall and spring semesters. Admission is free. Funding for this season of exhibitions and programs is provided through generous support of Deb and Dave Engle, Caroline and John Linehan, Suzanne Sugg, the OSU President’s Office/OSU Foundation, Thomas N. Berry and Company, and the OSUMA Art Advocates. For more information about the museum, visit museum.okstate.edu, call 405-744-2780, or follow on social media @OSUMuseumofArt.

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