12×12 Art Fundraiser

The 12×12 Art Fundraiser raises funds for all of OVAC’s programs, making Oklahoma a place where visual artists thrive and contribute fully to their communities.

The 12×12 fuses 175 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local restaurants and live music to create a memorable one-night-only event.

For 12×12, each artist must create a work that conforms to the dimensions of twelve-by-twelve inches. The artwork is sold in a surprising silent and blind auction, meaning bidders will not know what others have bid. Bids for each piece begin at $175. Collectors who fear losing a piece of art in the auction may “Buy It Now” to trump the auction. Attendees may also purchase $5 chances to win prize packages!

How are 12×12 funds used? View our fact sheet here.

Become a 12x12 Sponsor

Click here to become a 12×12 Art Fundraiser sponsor!

In addition to enriching the artistic environment of Oklahoma…

 Visionaries of $5,000 and above receive:

  • Top level acknowledgment with logo on all promotional materials, including signage at event, OVAC website, invitations, and 30thAnniversary website and video
  • Special recognition through all social media platforms
  • ½ page advertisement, logo placement, and thank you listing in Art Focus Oklahoma magazine
  • 25 tickets to the 12×12 Patron Preview & 50 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser
  • Special invitation to patron previews and curator receptions for one year
  • Custom partnership and promotional campaign based on sponsor’s priorities

 

Benefactors of $2,500 receive:

  • Listed with logo on signage at event, OVAC website, invitations, and 30thAnniversary website and video
  • Special recognition through social media
  • ¼ page advertisement, logo placement, and thank you listing in Art Focus Oklahoma magazine
  • 15 tickets to the 12×12 Patron Preview & 30 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser
  • Special invitation to patron previews and curator receptions for one year
  • Custom partnership and promotional campaign based on sponsor’s priorities

 

Champions of $1,000 receive:

  • Listed on signage at event, OVAC website, invitations, and 30thAnniversary website and video
  • Social media acknowledgement
  • Thank you listing in Art Focus Oklahoma magazine
  • Special invitation to patron previews and curator receptions for one year
  • 10 tickets to the 12×12 Patron Preview & 20 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser

 

Enthusiasts of $600 receive:

  • Listed on signage at event, OVAC website, invitations, and 30thAnniversary website
  • Social media acknowledgement
  • Thank you listing in Art Focus Oklahoma magazine
  • 5 tickets to the 12×12 Patron Preview & 10 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser

 

Sponsors of $300 receive:

  • Listed on signage at event, OVAC website, and invitations
  • Social media acknowledgement
  • 2 tickets to the 12×12 Patron Preview & 4 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser

 

Supporters of $150 receive:

  • Listed on signage at event, OVAC website, and 30thAnniversary website
  • Social media acknowledgement
  • 2 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser

 

Advocates of $30 receive:

  • Listed on 30thAnniversary website
  • Social media acknowledgement

 

Click here to become a 12×12 Art Fundraiser sponsor!

TICKETS
Participating Artists
Taste of the City
12x12 Sponsors

12×12 artists are selected by a volunteer 12×12 Art Committee in the early summer. Artists who sell in the previous year are automatically invited back. The number of new artist invitations is determined by how many artists did and did not sell in the previous year, and whether or not the committee believes we can accommodate an increase in number of total artworks (based on venue size). In 2015, we were very proud to increase the number of artists served from 150 to 175, which opened up more new invitations.

New artists are voted on by committee members. As it is OVAC’s only annual fundraiser, the selection process is highly competitive. The 12×12 committee strives to represent a wide variety of artists statewide in this exhibition, keeping in tune with OVAC’s mission.

The committee often refers to the OVAC online gallery for potential artists. We encourage those interested in 12×12 to join as OVAC Members and put artwork up on the virtual gallery for potential consideration by our committee. However, OVAC membership and online gallery presence is not a requirement for 12×12 artists. If you are interested in being considered for participation in 12×12 or have suggestions for the committee, please email sterling@ovac-ok.org.

12×12 2016 Artwork

 

12×12 2015 Artwork