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MOMENTUM 2023: CALL FOR GENERAL SURVEY 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


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 all 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.

· Applicants may submit up to 3 works in total. (e.g., if you submit one performance art proposal, you could also submit two paintings)

SUBMISSION:

The submission form is available at the bottom of this page.

Images must be jpegs. Please label uploaded documents with your last name and number corresponding to the image list. (e.g., Smith01.jpg, Smith02.jpg, Smith03.jpg) The image list must include the title, medium, year created, and dimensions, or include a brief description of samples for time-based artwork. Please do not include spaces or special characters in file names. Click here to see an example image list.

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. Click here for a quick guide to photographing artwork at home. Or take advantage of OVAC's Photography Studio service for artists.

Performance Art: Submit a brief, written proposal 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 a brief, written proposal 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.

Special Consideration/Oversized Work: If your work requires unconventional display methods (e.g., hangs from the ceiling, weighs more than 15lbs) or is oversized (larger than 4’x4’x4’) please send a brief description of its dimensions and display needs.

TIMELINE:

October 1 – General Survey applications open

January 3 – General Survey entries due

January 18 – General Survey announced

March 10–12 – Momentum in Oklahoma City at TBD location

AWARDS:

Cash prizes may be selected by the curators. Additionally, a $100 Viewer’s Choice Award is voted by the audience during the event. Artists selected for awards will be notified during the event.

OTHER DETAILS:

OVAC is not responsible, at any time, for the loss, damage, or theft of artwork. Artists are encouraged to carry their own insurance policies. 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-display). Curators reserve the right to refuse works that differ from those submitted or are deemed not presentation-ready. Artists are responsible for the delivery and post-event pick-up of their work. OVAC will retain a 30% commission on all works sold at the event.

Late or incomplete entries will not be accepted.

QUESTIONS:

Questions are encouraged! Please contact programs@ovac-ok.org.

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