MOMENTUM 2018: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger are invited to submit artwork to the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) interactive, multi-disciplinary art event Momentum. Momentum will open March 2018. The guest curator is Anna Katherine Brodbeck—Anna Katherine Brodbeck is the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. There she curates the Concentrations series— the Museum’s series of solo exhibitions representing emerging artists —and the annual mural in the Concourse gallery, among other projects. Prior to joining the DMA, she served as the associate curator for Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium (2016—2017), co-organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her doctoral research centered on Brazilian art and international exchange during the late 1960s and 1970s. She has published widely on contemporary art.

AWARDS

Cash prizes selected by the curators. Additionally, a $100 Viewer’s Choice Award is voted by the audience.

TIMELINE
January 24, by 11:59 pm: Deadline for artwork entries. Submissions accepted at
www.ovac.submittable.com

February 2, by 5 pm: Artists notified via email, selected artist list posted at www.MomentumOklahoma.org.


ELIGIBILITY

Momentum is open to artists ages 30 and younger who live and work in Oklahoma, or who have a permanent address in Oklahoma. Performance artists, filmmakers, installation, 2D, and 3D artists are encouraged. Submissions must have been created in the last two years and may not have been exhibited in previous Momentum exhibitions.

You may submit up to 3 works total (i.e. if you submit one performance art proposal, you could also submit two paintings).

ENTRY FEE: $15 (Waived for OVAC members)

SUBMISSION

Submissions are accepted online only at www.ovac.submittable.com. Images must be jpegs, no more than 2MB per image. Please label uploaded documents with last name and number corresponding to image list. (i.e. Smith01.jpg)

Please also submit an image list including title, medium, year created and dimensions (if applicable) or include a brief description of samples for time-based artwork. Please do not include spaces or special characters in file names.

2D or 3D Art: You may submit up to two images of each piece. Please only submit a second image if you need to show an additional view or detail.

Performance Art: Submit short written proposals describing the performance, including length and preferred performance space. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past performances, sketches, videos, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.

Installations: Submit short written proposals for installations. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past related artworks, sketches, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.

Film/Video: Submit URL that links directly to video. Include a brief written summary of the video including length. Short films are preferred. If work is accepted for exhibition, OVAC will provide equipment for screening all film/video works on a loop. If alternative viewing format is desired, please outline in film summary and artists are responsible for equipment and installation.

QUESTIONS

For questions, contact the OVAC office at 405-879-2400 or sterling@ovac-ok.org.

OTHER DETAILS

OVAC is not responsible, at any time, for the loss, damage or theft of artwork. Submission of artwork constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication. Selected artwork must come presentation ready (i.e. framed with wire or d-rings, ready to hang). Curators reserve the right to refuse works which differ from those submitted or are deemed not presentation-ready. Artists are responsible for delivery and post event pick up of materials. OVAC will retain a 30% commission on all works sold at the event. Accepted artists will receive 2 tickets to each night of the event.

MOMENTUM 2018: CALL FOR ARTISTS

Oklahoma artists ages 30 and younger are invited to submit artwork to the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition’s (OVAC) interactive, multi-disciplinary art event MomentumMomentum will open March 2018. The guest curator is Anna Katherine Brodbeck—Anna Katherine Brodbeck is the Nancy and Tim Hanley Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the Dallas Museum of Art. There she curates the Concentrations series— the Museum’s series of solo exhibitions representing emerging artists —and the annual mural in the Concourse gallery, among other projects. Prior to joining the DMA, she served as the associate curator for Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium (2016—2017), co-organized by Carnegie Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Her doctoral research centered on Brazilian art and international exchange during the late 1960s and 1970s. She has published widely on contemporary art.

AWARDS

Cash prizes selected by the curators. Additionally, a $100 Viewer’s Choice Award is voted by the audience.

TIMELINE
January 24, by 11:59 pm: Deadline for artwork entries. Submissions accepted at www.ovac.submittable.com

February 2, by 5 pm: Artists notified via email, selected artist list posted at www.MomentumOklahoma.org.


ELIGIBILITY

Momentum is open to artists ages 30 and younger who live and work in Oklahoma, or who have a permanent address in Oklahoma. Performance artists, filmmakers, installation, 2D, and 3D artists are encouraged. Submissions must have been created in the last two years and may not have been exhibited in previous Momentum exhibitions

You may submit up to 3 works total (i.e. if you submit one performance art proposal, you could also submit two paintings).

ENTRY FEE: $15 (Waived for OVAC members)

SUBMISSION

Submissions are accepted online only at www.ovac.submittable.com. Images must be jpegs, no more than 2MB per image. Please label uploaded documents with last name and number corresponding to image list. (i.e. Smith01.jpg)

Please also submit an image list including title, medium, year created and dimensions (if applicable) or include a brief description of samples for time-based artwork. Please do not include spaces or special characters in file names.

2D or 3D Art: You may submit up to two images of each piece. Please only submit a second image if you need to show an additional view or detail.

Performance Art: Submit short written proposals describing the performance, including length and preferred performance space. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past performances, sketches, videos, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.

Installations: Submit short written proposals for installations. Include any support materials to illustrate your proposal, such as images of past related artworks, sketches, etc. Any special equipment must be provided by the artist.

Film/Video: Submit URL that links directly to video. Include a brief written summary of the video including length. Short films are preferred. If work is accepted for exhibition, OVAC will provide equipment for screening all film/video works on a loop. If alternative viewing format is desired, please outline in film summary and artists are responsible for equipment and installation.

QUESTIONS

For questions, contact the OVAC office at 405-879-2400 or sterling@ovac-ok.org.

OTHER DETAILS

OVAC is not responsible, at any time, for the loss, damage or theft of artwork. Submission of artwork constitutes an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication. Selected artwork must come presentation ready (i.e. framed with wire or d-rings, ready to hang). Curators reserve the right to refuse works which differ from those submitted or are deemed not presentation-ready. Artists are responsible for delivery and post event pick up of materials. OVAC will retain a 30% commission on all works sold at the event. Accepted artists will receive 2 tickets to each night of the event.

Momentum is seeking bands to play in March 2018.

DEADLINE: January 5, 11:59pm

Applicants Notified: January 12, by 5pm.

Honorarium: $100 + 10 tickets

Event Dates: March 9&10, 2017 (tent.)

The all-inclusive art event will draw crowds up to 1500+ over two nights with interactive art, a full bar and some great BANDS. That is where we need your help!


There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15.  

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility.Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. Community partner organizations must be 501c3 nonprofits operating in Oklahoma. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Community Artist Partnership Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in Application below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

__Artwork sample list 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional)

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15. 

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Creative Project Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

__Artwork sample list 

__Sketches or concept drawing (optional)

Education Grant proposals may be submitted for 4 deadlines throughout the year on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15. Alternatively, artists may submit on the 15th of any month for consideration (subject to available funds). Proposals must be submitted at least 45 days before the start of the activities. Applications are due by 5 pm. 

Before submission, please review application form for project eligibility. Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Education Grant Application should include: 

__Filled in application form below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 5 pm on January 15, April 15, July 15 or October 15.  

Before submission, please review application form for eligibility.Eligible artists must be 21 years or older, non-student, Oklahoma residents. 

Get additional details and see sample grant components here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/OVAC-Grants-Sample-Components.pdf

Each Professional Basics Application should include: 

__Filled in application form found here: http://ovac-ok.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/2014-OVAC-ProfessionalBasicsGrant-Application.pdf

**Be sure to save to your own computer to fill in the form. Attention Apple users- open form in Adobe Reader to fill in (do not use the "preview" program or text will disappear).  

**Form is updated periodically, please download the latest version before the deadline. 

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

__10-15 Artwork samples (preferably jpegs) or URL for film/video  artwork with descriptions

Call for Entry: OVAC Member Gallery at Coffee Slingers Roasters
Only open to current OVAC Members

Rolling submission deadline; exhibition opening dates are:
January (apply by November 30, 2017)
March (apply by January 31, 2018)

Eligibility

Artists must be current residents of Oklahoma and active members of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC). OVAC membership must be sustained for the duration of the exhibition, which will last for two months following the opening.

Curator

All artists will be selected by Melody Harwell, owner of Coffee Slingers Roasters. OVAC will provide technical assistance and planning support, but will not make any final selection decisions.

Specifications

All forms of work will be considered that are no larger than 30 x 30” for two-dimensional work. All work must be hang-ready with D-rings and wire—we cannot accommodate saw-tooth or raw canvases without wire. Three-dimensional work will be considered, but must be able to hang from gallery wire hanging system, as there will be no shelving units available.

Applications

Artists may complete the online application available via the direct link on the member page (http://ovac-ok.org/members/). You may submit up to ten works for consideration; the actual number of works to be exhibited may differ, depending on size and what best suits the curator’s tastes. The link is only visible on the website when you are logged in as an active member. If you have forgotten your login, please contact Allison Hix at allison@ovac-ok.org. If you need to join or update your membership, please visit: http://ovac-ok.org/get-involved/.

Applications for each respective exhibition opening must be received by the following dates in order to be considered:

January (apply by November 30, 2017)
March (apply by January 31, 2108)


Selected artists will be announced within two weeks of application deadline and notified by email of acceptance. Due to the large volume of applicants and the rolling nature of the selection process, formal decline emails will not be sent to those artists not selected. Rather, applicants are responsible for checking the member page for artist announcements at http://ovac-ok.org/members/.

Applications not initially accepted will be retained for up to one year to be considered for future OVAC Member Gallery exhibitions, or any additional non-OVAC sponsored exhibition opportunities that arise. Occasionally, outside agencies contact us for artist recommendations—we retain the right to refer such parties to active OVAC Member Gallery applications.

This is a FREE benefit of OVAC membership and there is no entry fee required.

Liability

Artists are responsible for the safe delivery, installation, and timely pick up of work. OVAC and Coffee Slingers Roasters are not responsible at any time for the loss, damage, or theft of artwork.

Sales

Work may be offered for sale. Artists will receive 70% of selling price, so please price accordingly.

For questions or more information, please call OVAC at 405-879-2400.