Exhibition: Nov. 16, 2018 - Jan. 18, 2019
Event: Jan. 18, 2019
ArtNow is Oklahoma Contemporary's annual exhibition of Oklahoma-based contemporary artists. It closes with art sale — the first big party of the year with cocktails, tastemakers and the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works. Proceeds help keep Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions open free of charge, year-round. (Buy your tickets here.)
The 2019 edition introduces audiences to 23 new-to-ArtNow artists. Co-curators Alyson Atchison and Patrick Reynolds (both independent arts professionals based in Oklahoma City) traveled from Locust Grove to Frederick, and all points between, to build an exciting survey of contemporary art being created in Oklahoma today.
This year's exhibition includes traditional media — such oil painting, photography, ceramics and weaving — as well as crafts appearing for the first time, such as (on paper) tattoo designs and handmade knives.
Increasingly, artists in Oklahoma create installations in addition to their individual pieces. ArtNow 2019 will have four installations created just for the exhibition. One ambitious artist is filling an entire room with 365 works, one completed every day for a year. Click here to see the complete list of artists.
ArtNow Gallery Talks
Throughout the run of the exhibition, there will be four opportunities to hear ArtNow artists talk about their work and artistic practice. These free Tuesday evening programs begin at 6 p.m., and each artist will speak for about 10 minutes and take questions.
Steven Bayliss | Gayle Singer | Suzanne Thomas
Gary Batzloff | Steve Breerwood | Joshua Ross
Alexis Austin | Nicole Emmons | Heyd Fontanot | Monty Little
Ryan Davis | Darci Lenker | Katharine Norton | Sarah Sullivan | Stella Thomas