The 24 Works on Paper exhibition will travel across Oklahoma for 16 months and debut in Weatherford, OK on August 20th, 2020. The exhibition travels to communities that may have limited exposure to contemporary art and gives statewide visibility to Oklahoma‚Äôs contemporary artists. OVAC will produce a catalog including all selected works. 


Timeline:  

May 1, 2020, 11:59 pm: Deadline for entries. Online submission only.  

May 22, 2020: Notification of accepted works.  

May 26-29, 2020: Delivery of selected works to OVAC.  

August 20, 2020: Exhibition opens in Weatherford.  

August 2020-January 2022: Exhibition tour dates.


Guest Curator: heather ahtone

Currently Senior Curator at the American Indian Cultural Center & Museum, the primary focus of heather's research and writing has been to examine the intersection between tribal knowledge and contemporary art. Working in the Native arts community since 1993, she has curated numerous exhibits, published articles on her research, and continues to seek opportunities to broaden discourse on global contemporary Indigenous arts. In addition, she is committed to serving the arts community of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Chickasaw Nation, descended from the Choctaw Nation and has strong family ties to the Kiowa and Navajo communities.

Eligibility:

Artists must be current residents of Oklahoma. Artists must be OVAC members to apply. Membership benefits include access to OVAC's annual Resource Guide, inclusion in OVAC's online Artist Gallery, discount for Artist Survival Kit (ASK) workshops, entry fees waived for OVAC opportunities, and more. Memberships start at $45 per year. Join OVAC today. 

All work must be original and have been completed within the past two years. Please read full guidelines before submission here.

 

Presented by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition.

There are 4 deadlines throughout the year. Applications are due by 11:59 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 11:59 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. Proposals must be submitted at least 45 days before the start of the activities. Applications are due by 11:59 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 11:59 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 below

__Artist Resume

__Artist Statement

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

Art 365: 2021 - Call for Artists

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) seeks artistic proposals for the Art 365 exhibition. Through Art 365, Oklahoma artists create innovative artwork working with a nationally recognized curator. 

The five awarded artists each will receive a $12,000 honorarium. Once selected, the artists will work with a curator from May 2020-May 2021 to create a NEW body of original artwork for the exhibition, opening in June 2021. Those selected will meet with the guest curator multiple times throughout the year-long award period in order to prepare for the exhibition. Through studio visits and regular communications, the artists and curator will discuss direction, examine progress, and finalize the concept and presentation. Visual artists working in all media are eligible to submit, including but not limited to drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, film/video, mixed media, and/or multi-media. 

Eligibility:

Artists must be 21 years or older at the time of the application. Eligible artists must have resided in Oklahoma for at least one year at the time of application and remain a resident throughout both iterations of the Art 365 exhibition. Applicants cannot submit projects that are part of a degree-seeking program. Art 365 projects must be original and created specifically for this OVAC program.  

Past Art 365 artists are not eligible to apply. 

We will accept collaborative proposals from longstanding collaborators or from partnerships established for this project. Artists may only submit one proposal. You may apply as an individual OR as a collaboration.

Honoraria & Documentation:

The curator will select five proposals who will each receive a total commission of $12,000 paid in quarterly installments. OVAC will produce a catalog of artwork and essays, as well as various other types of documentation.

Initial Timeline:

March 1, 2020, 11:59 pm: Deadline for Artist Applications 

April 2020: Notification to finalists and non-selected artists via e-mail

May 2020: Finalist studio visits 

May 2020: Notification of selected 5 proposals 

**The timeline for studio visits and artwork set up/delivery will be worked out during 2020 with the selected artists.**

June 2021: Exhibition debuts at Living Arts in Tulsa 

August 5th 2021: Exhibition opens at Artspace at Untitled in OKC

Locations:
Exhibition venues will be announced at a later date.

Sales: 

Artists retain ownership of their work commissioned by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. Art sales are at the discretion of the artist and will be handled by the venue where appropriate. Artworks do not have to be for sale. Artists can expect a commission on sales. 

Entry:

Applicants must be OVAC members to apply for Art 365. 

Become a member through the website at www.ovac-ok.org/membership-form

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition