OVAC Announces New Executive Director

October 15, 2014


The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC), a statewide nonprofit committed to supporting artists, is pleased to announce the selection of Holly Moye as the organization’s new Executive Director.

OVAC Executive Director Holly Moye

OVAC Executive Director Holly Moye

A summa cum laude graduate from the University of Massachusetts Boston with a BA in Art and Art History, Moye holds a MA from Boston University in Art History.  Most recently, she served as the Director of Summer and External Programs at ArtsBridge, a Boston-based multi-disciplinary consultancy connecting students and performers with educational and growth opportunities in the visual and performing arts. Previously, Moye worked with a political campaign consulting firm.

“Holly’s vision regarding the strategic direction and growth plans to expand opportunities for Oklahoma’s visual artists resonated with the Selection Committee, and our entire board.  She immediately embraced our role as a statewide organization and was in Tulsa on her first day,” said Renee Porter, OVAC Board President.

In her role as Executive Director, Moye will lead the growth of the organization and ensure success in programming, finances, and operations.  Her experience in arts education will help OVAC to enhance programs for artists and the public.

“I’m looking forward to translating my passion for educational development in the arts to OVAC’s strong history of successful programming,” said Moye. “Educational offerings, at all levels, ensure greater participation and support within the arts community.  One of our goals at OVAC is to increase public awareness surrounding Oklahoma’s visual artists, and through arts education we can continue to promote an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the arts statewide.”

OVAC members and supporters are invited to attend receptions to meet Moye and learn about upcoming OVAC programs. Receptions will be held:

  • Thursday, November 6, 6-8 pm at the Arts & Humanities Council of Tulsa’s Hardesty Arts Center, 101 E Archer St in Tulsa.
  • Thursday, November 13, 6-8 pm at Istvan Gallery, 1218 N Western Ave in Oklahoma City.

For more information or to RSVP contact office@ovac-ok.org or 405-879-2400.