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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 20th, 2020.

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

January 23, by 11:59 pm: Deadline for artwork entries. Submissions accepted at www.ovac.submittable.com
February 7, by 5 pm: Artists notified via email, selected artist list posted at www.MomentumOklahoma.org.


  • 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. 
  • Applicants 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. Student memberships are $25 per year and individual memberships are $45 per year. Join OVAC today.
  • You may submit up to 3 works in total. (i.e. if you submit one performance art proposal, you could also submit two paintings)


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 the 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 a URL that links directly to the video. Include a brief written summary of the video including length. Short films are preferred. Artist must provide equipment for screening all film/video works. 


Jade Powers, originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, earned a Master's degree in religious studies from Indiana University and holds a Bachelor's degree in art history and religious studies from DePauw University. Powers has a special interest in modern and contemporary African American and Indian art.

Before joining the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art as Assistant Curator, Powers was the 2017-2018 Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum. There, Powers created the first museum-wide gallery guide to comprehensively highlight works by artists of African descent and began research for the 2019 exhibition, Shape of Abstraction, showcasing a recent gift of over 80 abstract works by African American artists. At the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Powers has curated four Permanent Collection exhibitions - Deconstructing Marcus Jansen, Abstracted Wonders: The Power of Lines, Color Application, and Child's Play: An Exploration of Adolescence - and is working on several upcoming projects.

For questions, contact Audrey Gleason, Programs and Events Coordinator, at 405-879-2400 Ext. 2 or audrey@ovac-ok.org.

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 that 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.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.