Call For Artists – Art at Commerce – Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Call For Artists – Art at Commerce – Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Call for Artist

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is now accepting proposals for the display of artwork at the agency. Interested visual artists or their representatives should submit a proposal.

Selection of Artists for Exhibition:

Factors taken into consideration in the selection of artists include the artist’s connection to the state, professional status, physical nature of artwork in relation to exhibit space, diverse ethnic and cultural background of artist and statewide representation.

Artistic excellence and artistic merit are the criteria by which artwork will be considered, taking into account general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the people of this state.

Art must be appropriate to the professional environment at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as judged by the Curatorial Committee.

Portfolio Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered, the following materials must be submitted to the Committee preferably on a CD or submitted via e-mail:

A current resumé with contact information

A personal biography

An artist statement

10-15 images of a recent body of work


Submission of a portfolio does not guarantee exhibition in the galleries. If an artist is invited to exhibit in the galleries, the ODOC Curatorial Committee selects and curates the artwork in the exhibition. In addition, the Committee provides gallery space, installs the artist’s work inside the gallery, writes text panels and labels based on information provided by the artist. Prices may not be displayed and sales cannot be conducted inside the ODOC office.

Portfolios can be submitted via e-mail to:

Or by mail to:

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Art Curatorial Committee

900 N. Stiles Ave.

Oklahoma City, OK 73104

via Art at Commerce – Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

#KnitBomb108 – Oklahoma @ 108 Contemporary

#KnitBomb108 – Oklahoma @ 108 Contemporary

Statewide knitting project: the unbearable absence of landscape










The Unbearable Absence of Landscape is a statewide knitting project to unite communities and draw attention to the increase in diminishing landscapes. Led by Oklahoma artist Romy Owens, the project is comprised of independent knitters, knitting circles, and outreach groups to create a single large “blanket” that will cover the façade of 108 | Contemporary’s gallery in the Brady Arts District. The top portion will be comprised of blue squares while the lower half will consist of green squares. From a distance it will appear as a continuation of the landscape, in essence making the gallery a part of the skyline.

If you would like to participate as a knitter, you can find the guidelines for knitting HERE.

If you would like to donate yarn or organize a knitting group, please CONTACT US. Romy will be traveling around the state to talk to different knitting circles and teach participants how to knit.

We are collecting knit squares from November 2014 to September 2015 and the final project will be installed in the fall of 2015.


108 | Contemporary hosted knitting circles

For these knitting groups, yarn will be provided, but participants will need to bring their own size 8 knitting needles. All levels are encouraged to join.

via #KnitBomb108 – Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Call For Artist: 5x 5 Art Show @ Fine Arts Institute of Edmond

Call For Artist: 5x 5 Art Show @ Fine Arts Institute of Edmond

5x 5 Art ShowCALL TO ARTIST:5 x 5 Art Show and SaleLooking for Oklahoma artist to create original art work on 5″x5″ canvases provided by the FAI. Call if you would like to participate in the show. Canvases available for pick up at FAI or can be mailed. 405-340-4481All art will be sold to raise funds for the FAI at the Downtown Edmond Arts Festival, May 1-3. Art is sold $55 each on a first come, first serve basis.

via 5x 5 Art Show « Fine Arts Institute of Edmond.