Oklahoma Contemporary

Media Release

ArtNow exhibition, event celebrate Oklahoma’s contemporary artists

December 14, 2017

Oklahoma Contemporary’s signature ArtNow celebrates Oklahoma’s vibrant contemporary art community. The 2018 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 with more than 150 works across many media, from jewelry, ceramics and multimedia sculpture to photography, painting and printmaking.

“We work hard to bring in both artists established in the Oklahoma art scene, and many who have never shown before at Oklahoma Contemporary,” Scanlan said. “We don’t include any artists who have shown at ArtNow in the past three years. So even if you have been to ArtNow recently, you will definitely see something new and exciting.”

A media kit, including this press release, a complete list of artists and photos of the artworks, is at bit.ly/ArtNow18_kit. Interviews with curators and artists can be organized through Director of Communications Lori Brooks (lbrooks@okcontemp.org). (Dec. 14, 2017)

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