Tiara by Charleen Weidell

Charleen Weidell: Meet the Dean

Thursday, October 21st, Krottinger Gallery

The Meet the Dean event presented UCO with the opportunity to become more acquainted with the new Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design, Charleen Weidell. A small retrospective of her work was on view during the duration of the event.

Charleen Weidell came to UCO in August 2004. She is a professor of art in jewelry and metalsmithing and served as associate dean from 2017-2020, assistant dean from 2014-17, and chair of the Central Department of Art from 2007-14.

Charleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in liberal studies and one in applied design from San Diego State University.  She received her Master of Fine Arts in jewelry and metalsmithing from San Diego State University in 2002.

Charleen’s work in metal has been exhibited and collected on the international, national and local levels. “Tart Server,” a broad blade silver server, was published in Contemporary Silver Part II: Recent Commissions written by collector Seymour Rabinovich and acquired by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Her latest commissioned work was the Ceremonial Medallion for President Roger Webb at the University of Central Oklahoma.