ArtNow is Oklahoma Contemporary's annual exhibition of Oklahoma-based contemporary artists. The 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 artists featured in the exhibit also attend the party so that guests can learn about the more than a hundred works in the show and the artists' creative processes. Proceeds help keep Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions open free of charge, year-round.
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 2018 exhibition will run Dec. 15-Jan. 19, ending with the "party with a purpose" the night of Jan. 19. Watch oklahomacontemporary.org this fall for ticket sales, artists and more.
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