Call For Entry
The new Lake Murray Lodge is hosting a four-month gallery show of original artworks based on the theme inspired by nature and/or the parks. The show begins June 1, 2017 and will run through October 2017. The Lodge, which opened in February of this year, is contemporary while pulling elements and inspiration from the natural surroundings. We are looking for artwork that mimics this concept. Every year, over one-million people visit Lake Murray State Park. The gallery showcases Oklahoma artists and offers visibility and sales opportunities for the participating/selected artists.
Presented by Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department in partnership with
The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition
Artists must be current residents of Oklahoma. All artwork must be original and
based on the theme of the exhibition, “Nature Nouveau”.
May 7, 2017: 5pm, Deadline for Submissions
May 17, 2017: Notification of Accepted Works
May 24, 2017: Delivery of Selected Works
June 1, 2017: Gallery Exhibition Opens
Oct. 1, 2017: Gallery Show Closes
OVAC Members: Free
Entries are Accepted Online Only at
Entries may be no larger than 60” by 40” nor smaller than 12” by 12”. Entry is by online submission only to OVAC. Artwork must be framed, or delivered hang-ready with D-rings and wire.
Artists are responsible for safe delivery to and timely pick up of work from Lake Murray Lodge. OVAC and OTRD are not responsible at any time for the loss, theft or damage of artwork.
Work will be offered for sale during the gallery show and all sales will be handled by OVAC staff. Artist retains 70% commission on sales.
The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, along with OVAC, shall curate this show. Initial selections shall be made by the department’s architecture and design team, pending executive and commission board’s approval.
You may submit up to three works for consideration. All work must have been created within the last two years. Detail shots or alternate views may also be included in your application material uploads. All forms of visual art will be considered, including photography, painting, drawing, lithography, etching, serigraphs, collage, mixed media, wall hangings and wall sculpture. We cannot accommodate sound, video, or new media. Free standing sculpture cannot be accepted. Please include an image list with submission stating titles, media, dates, and note prices or if the work is NFS.
All artists will be notified of acceptance or decline by email by 5:00 pm on May 17, 2017. Selected work must be delivered to Lake Murray Lodge by May 24, 2017. Images of accepted entries will be retained and used by OVAC and OTRD for promotional purposes. Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute agreement on the part of the artists as to reproduction of work for publication, promotion, documentation and the press.
QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION:
Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition: (405) 879 – 2400
Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department: (918) 927 – 2721OVAC Program, Opportunities for Artists ,