Aug 12, 2009

OVAC Art and Opportunity

So I am taking the lazy way of informing you of the wonderful things happening through OVAC:
Workshop: Dreaming Big: Public Art
Cost: $10 ($5 for OVAC Members)
OVAC in partnership with Oklahoma Art in Public Places, presents two workshops to answer questions and help artists prepare to apply for the Public Art Mentorship (see below). Workshops are open to all artists who are interested in public art. Hear from Stan Carroll, an artist experienced in making large-scale artwork, as well as Debby Williams, Director of Oklahoma Art in Public Places.
August 22; 1-4pm – Harwelden Mansion, 2210 S Main, Tulsa
August 29; 1-4 pm – OK History Center, 2401 N Laird Ave, OKC

Workshop: Artist Proposal Writing Workshop (Art 365 & Momentum Spotlight)
Cost: $10 ($5 for OVAC Members)
Learn the basics of writing a project proposal. Proposal deadlines are approaching for Art 365 and Momentum Spotlight. Both require the same materials – description of project, images, artist statement and resume. Past Art 365 artist Liz Roth will offer tips about what makes a successful project proposal and an OVAC representative will answer questions about Art 365 and Momentum Spotlight.
Sept.10, 6-8pm – Tulsa Artists Coalition Gallery, 9 E Brady, Tulsa
Sept. 15, 6-8pm – IAO Gallery, 706 W Sheridan Ave, OKC

Public Art Mentorship
Deadline: September 18, 2009 Commissions: Total of $75,000
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition, in partnership with Oklahoma Art in Public Places, presents the Public Art Mentorship to provide technical assistance to Oklahoma artists who don’t have experience participating in a public art/percent for art project. Seeking three artists without public art experience to create commissioned sculptures with assistance of an experienced mentor.

Momentum Tulsa: Art Doesn’t Stand Still
Deadline: September 26-27, 2009
Awards: Over $1,000 in cash prizes
OVAC is seeking Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger to exhibit their work in a fun and exciting atmosphere featuring interactive art and live bands. Momentum Tulsa will be held October 10, 2009 at Living Arts, 307 E. Brady in Tulsa. Open to all media including 2D, 3D, performance, film and installation.

Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship
Deadline: October 1
The Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship aims to train promising writers and curators by expanding their professional education and experience. This distinctive, yearlong program awards 12 fellows the opportunity to participate in a structured and innovative curriculum designed to encourage new writing and curatorial projects. Led by nationally-recognized mentors, the 12 Fellows will receive feedback and will connect to current dialogues in art. Applicants must live within 350 miles of Oklahoma City. Undergraduate students may not apply.

OVAC Grants for Artists
Deadline: October 15, 2009 (quarterly deadlines)
Awards: $15,000 annually
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition Grants for Artists fund key points in artists’ careers such as project start-up funds, working with the community and continuing their training.

Art 365
Deadline: October 16, 2009
Awards: $60,000 (Five awards of $12,000 each.)
Art 365 is an exhibition for Oklahoma artists to create innovative artwork in collaboration with a nationally recognized curator. Artists will work with the guest curator to create a body of original work for a major exhibition, opening in March 2011. Visual artists working in all media are eligible to submit, including traditional studio art media as well as film and new media.

For more information: or 405-879-2400.


  1. Sounds like a lot going on in the Oklahoma art world. Some really great opportunities!

  2. Thanks for posting Carolina! We are excited about these opportunities too.

  3. Appreciate what you are doing with your blog!
    Cheers to you & continue promoting all the talents!!


  4. Thanks for posting this! We appreciate you helping to spread the word. -Kelsey

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    Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....