Art Focus Oklahoma profiles Oklahoma artists, reviews and previews gallery and museum shows in Oklahoma, publishes art commentary, cartoons and essays relevant to how to succeed as an artist.

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How to Submit

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition supports visual artists living and working in Oklahoma and promotes public interest and understanding of the arts. OVAC achieves its mission through grants, publications and exhibits. OVAC’s major publication is the bi-monthly magazine, Art Focus Oklahoma.

Art Focus Oklahoma profiles Oklahoma artists, reviews and previews gallery and museum shows in Oklahoma, publishes art commentary, cartoons and essays relevant to how to succeed as an artist.

Contributing Writers
To become a contributing writer for Art Focus Oklahoma, please review the Writer’s Guidelines. For further information, please contact the editor or 405-879-2400. New contributors must be approved by the editor before submissions will be accepted.

Submit a Story Idea
Magazine content is planned 3-4 months in advance of publication. If you have a story that you’d like to see featured in Art Focus Oklahoma, please email a press release or other information to the editor for consideration at at least 4 months in advance of the issue you’d like it included in. Be sure to also submit your upcoming exhibitions and events to our calendar using this form.

Gallery Guide
The Gallery Guide section in Art Focus Oklahoma features listings of upcoming special exhibitions in Oklahoma museums and galleries. Exhibition information must be submitted to our online calendar at least 6 weeks in advance of publication in order to be included. To be included, venues must meet the following criteria:

  • Has changing exhibitions of visual art
  • Exhibitions remain on display for entire run of the exhibition (works are not sold directly off the wall and replaced)
  • Open to other artists submitting to exhibit (not a single artist’s gallery or closed co-op)
  • Maintains regular business hours
  • Primary purpose is exhibitions open to the public
  • Listing must include information about a special exhibit (listings with only name of gallery, address and contact info will not be included)

Gallery Guide submissions can include images of artwork to be considered for publication. Artwork images should be at least 300 dpi and must include artist name, artwork title, media and dimensions.

Submit your Gallery Guide information to our calendar using this form.


Art Focus Oklahoma is the best, most focused marketing tool to reach art patrons and enthusiasts in Oklahoma.

Each issue of Art Focus Oklahoma is read by over 10,000 people and is mailed to households and businesses across the state. Our specific, unique audience includes artists, patrons and art students; the publication is distributed to OVAC members and across the state to locations such as universities, libraries, book stores, frame shops, cafes, galleries and museums. Art Focus Oklahoma is also sent directly to over 600 curators and galleries across the country.

The entire Art Focus Oklahoma archive is available online, with each new issue receiving over 4,000 views. Online readers can link directly to advertiser’s websites. View the online archive at

In a recent survey of Art Focus Oklahoma readers…


Purchase Original Art –  89%
Spend $500 or More –  44.5%
Artist  Spend $1,000 or More –  39%


Travel to See Art –  100%
Will Travel 300 Miles or More to an Exhibit –  61%


Keep All Issues Forever – 80%
Decide What Shows to Visit –  60%
Use As A Business Resource –  65%

Art Focus Oklahoma serves the Oklahoma community through Oklahoma artists’ profiles, previews and reviews of exhibitions and artist shows; it showcases, promotes, provides understanding and stimulates the arts and their importance in Oklahoma. This magazine is the largest publication in Oklahoma that is dedicated to artists and the arts in our state.

For a fact sheet with information about our distribution and readership, please click here.

To view ad rates and sizes and ad contract, please click here.

For more information, please contact us.

Where to Find Art Focus Oklahoma

Art Focus Oklahoma magazine is FREE, thanks to the support of our generous sponsors. As a member of OVAC, the magazine will be delivered directly to your home. Or, you can pick up a copy at any of the following distribution locations.

Would your business like to be a distribution location? Email the editor for details.

Where to Find It


Art Focus Archives

Art Focus Oklahoma is a bimonthly publication of the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition dedicated to stimulating insight into and providing current information about the visual arts in Oklahoma.

For a more complete, searchable archive visit

To receive a copy of a back issue, please contact the editor at 405-879-2400 to check availability.

Past Issues

Access the full Art Focus Oklahoma archive.