Oklahoma Contemporary’s signature ArtNow celebrates Oklahoma’s vibrant contemporary art community. The exhibition, opening Dec. 15, provides a snapshot of Oklahoma’s diverse art scene. The exhibit wraps up with an art sale, the “party with a purpose” on Jan. 19.
The event supports Oklahoma artists, who receive a 50 percent commission on each artwork sold. Tickets, sponsorships and the remainder of art sales help keep Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions open free of charge, year-round.
For this year’s exhibition, Curatorial and Exhibitions Director Jennifer Scanlan and guest curator Alyson Atchison have chosen 25 artists across many media, from jewelry and sculpture to printmaking and painting. See the list of artists and their media here. The exhibition, which had traditionally been 10 days, will run five weeks.
“The expanded ArtNow offers a unique opportunity to get people excited about Oklahoma art and to get collectors excited about investing in Oklahoma art,” Scanlan said.
In addition to the sale, visitors can interact with the exhibit in a variety of ways, including in a hands-on Learning Gallery and on Tuesday Tours. (At 5:30 p.m. each Tuesday, a staff-led tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the exhibition.)
ArtNow culminates with the closing event on Jan. 19, bringing together tastemakers and trendsetters for an evening of art, cocktails and entertainment. Learn more about the event and buy tickets here.
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