Your resource for finding the art of what's next!
Nov. 16 - Dec. 23, 2017
Need unique gift ideas? Shop local at Oklahoma Contemporary's Annual Ceramics Sale, held every November and December. The one-of-a-kind handmade pieces, made by artists in our studios, are restocked regularly, so there's something new to find each day!
Also new this year: The sale will feature a "spotlight artist of the week," chosen by Curator Jennifer Scanlan. Spotlight artists' works are more detailed and present a higher caliber of work and time commitment. Each week, we'll hold a reception highlighting that spotlight artist.
Proceeds benefit Oklahoma Contemporary's Ceramics Program.
Dec. 15, 2017 - Jan. 19, 2018
ArtNow is Oklahoma Contemporary's annual exhibition of Oklahoma-based contemporary artists. The ~25 artists featured in the exhibit also attend the ArtNow event so that guests can learn about the more than a hundred works in the show and the artists' creative processes.
This year, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director Jennifer Scanlan, along with guest curator Alyson Atchison, will be considering a wide range of artists, many of whom have never shown at Oklahoma Contemporary. "Alyson was formerly the curator of Capitol Galleries for the Oklahoma Arts Council and has extensive knowledge of artists from all over the state," Scanlan said. "This year we are excited to include many artists from outside the OKC and Tulsa metropolitan areas."
The show has also been expanded from two weeks to four, giving metro-area residents more time to see the show and allowing for additional programming, like tours and artist talks.
Jan. 19, 2018
The exhibition’s closing event is an art sale — the first big party of the year with cocktails, tastemakers and the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works.
The second year of this successful event will feature a chef-curated menu, bottomless mimosas, live art-making and a VIP tour of surrounding artworks.