Significant Sixteen

The exhibition “Significant Sixteen” is something very personal for OSU alum Paxton Cavin and it’s on display in the Cowboy Underground Art Gallery at the student union until August 1.

“The exhibition is inspired by the relationships in my life. Each piece is about what matters most in my life: my relationships and interactions with my family and friends,” said artist Cavin, who recently earned a studio art degree from OSU. 

“Each painting symbolizes the personality and my relationship with sixteen of my closest friends and family,” explained Cavin. “The different pattern and color combinations help differentiate the different types of relationships displayed. By using abstraction to create these images, the viewer is allowed to create their own meaning for each painting, whether it be one of their own relationships or something entirely different.”

Cavin from Stillwater, has exhibited her watercolor and oil paintings regionally, and in several juried exhibitions, including Momentum Tulsa. She is a recipient of the Green Country Watercolor Society Scholarship and was a purchase award winner of Oklahoma State University’s 2013 Research Week. For more information about Paxton, her current exhibit, or to view her other works, please visit 


The Cowboy Underground Art Gallery, located on the basement level of the OSU Student Union, endeavors to maintain a rotating art display representing various artists from the OSU community.

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