Facing the educational future of Oklahoma
one portrait at a time.

In 2018, Oklahoma was ranked 47th nationally in overall educational funding. This project represents the hundreds of thousands of students left behind by a decade of legislative inaction. We hope to provide a reminder through the power of visual art for voters to stand up for the future of Oklahoma by committing to vote pro-education.



Sarah Agee has created a statewide art project to showcase Oklahoma's educational funding issues while participating in a worldwide project, Inside Out. Learn more about Inside Out at:



Faces of the 47th will be installed in 4 communities within Oklahoma and will consist of large-scale, outdoor photographic portraits of public school students from across the state. We are so pleased that the incredible Neil Chapman ( has agreed to lead the photography of the project. Each installation site will be lead by local artists. Communities and sites chosen are a diverse mix of all that the great state of Oklahoma has to offer. Our goal is to complete all installations by fall 2018.

We are honored to have been followed by filmmaker Cacky Poarch during the process of bringing the project to life. Cacky's documentary feature Faces of the 47th: The Art of Activism will premiere at the 2019 DeadCenter Film Festival. For times and passes, please visit



With great pleasure, we'd like to announce that Faces of the 47th will be installed in the following cities that represent exactly how wonderful Oklahoma is. Our Oklahoma City installation will be lead by Denise Duong. Our Pauls Valley installation will be lead by Susie Agee. Our Waynoka installation will be lead by JuliAnne Bowen. And lastly, our Norman installation will be lead by Sarah Agee. Please keep in mind that all installations are temporary and will biodegrade.



Please consider supporting this people's art project at:





Your generous donation toward this project will be used to fund installation equipment, materials and rentals as well as marketing, fees, insurance and to contribute to the Inside Out project so that future projects just like ours can come to fruition worldwide. 




Faces of the 47th is a sponsored project of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

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