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!

12×12 Art Fundraiser
September 11, 2015
Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52nd St, OKC
Sponsor Preview Hour: 6 pm, Opens to public: 7 pm, Bids close: 9:30 pm

Featuring 175 artists in painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, ceramics, and more.
Live, low-key music throughout the night from local acts.
A taste of the town with hors d’oeuvres from 25 OKC restaurants. Cash bar.

Committee Co-Chairs: Benny Jacobs and Stephen Kovash
Honorary Chairs: Steve Mason and Travis Mason

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

TICKETS
Participating Artists
Taste of the City
Become a 12x12 Sponsor
12x12 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors:

Visionaries:
Steve Mason & Travis Mason

Benefactors:

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Champions:
Belger Foundation
The Chickasaw Nation
Bob Curtis
Dunlap Codding, P.C.
Brian & TiTi Fitzsimmons
Michael Höffner
Nathan Guilford, DDS & Julia Kirt
Factor 110
Hillary, Peter & Rowan Farrell
Ray & Elizabeth Anthony
David & Kim Rainbolt
First National Bank of Oklahoma
Ben E. Keith
NBC Bank
New Leaf Florist

Enthusiasts:
Cox Business
Richard Dulaney
Andy & Sue Moss Sullivan
Smith, Carney & Co. P.C.
Chip & Shannon Fudge
Steven D. Kaestner, P.C.
Erin Van Laanen
Lou & Steve Kerr
Paul Miller MD and Reda Miller
Raymond James and Associates
Renée & Chris Porter
Suzette & S. Kim Hatfield
Downtown OKC, Inc.

Friends:
Shawn Arnold
Corner Energy
Drs Jason & Julia Lees
UMB Bank NA
Suzanne Mitchell & Sam Fulkerson
Green Light Go Homes
Nellie Green
Bill Gumerson & Associates
Gay & Larry Hellman
Jonna Kirschner & Jay Scambler
Dave & Lana Lopez
John R. Marshall
Diane & Phil Moershel
Deborah Nauser
Suzanne Peck & David Neff
Tom & Kathy Ryan
Accel Financial Staffing, Meg Salyer
Melissa Scaramucci
Keara, Nevaeh, Koreanna, Isabella & Elliot Schwartz
Calvin & Carla Sharpe
Jim & Lissa Shaw
Carmelita & Paul Shinn
TAP Architecture
Franklin P. Gartin, D.D.S
Joel Dixon
Urban Kitchens
John & Marilyn Oldfield
Topographic, Inc.
Walt & Jean Hendrickson
Frank J. Parker
The Project Box
Carla L. Tourtellotte
Nancy & Jim Yoch
Peter Fulmer
Blue Sage Studios
Dr. Ronald Sutor
Chris and Kathryn Kirt
Stephen Kovash
Scott Davis & David Leader
Don C. Narcomey & Vicki Van Stavern
Beth and Jim Tolbert
Gina Ellis
Fran & Gary Derrick
Carl & Beth Shortt
Chuck & Debbie Friedlander
Oldfield & Buergler, PLLC
Linda Mandel
Roy & Karen Orr

Supporters:
Rudy & Janet Alvarado
Art Fusion Studio
B.C. Clark Jewelers
Susan Beaty
Gary & Jan Birks
Ann Boulton and Hank Young
Paula & Robert Boone
Bob & Connie Bright
Betsy & Dub Brunsteter
Mike Carter
Lucy & John Covington
Pat Gallagher & Doug Parr
Dan Garrett
Erinn Gavaghan
Susan Green
William D. Hawk
Benny Jacobs
Melissa Johnson
John & Suzanne Justice
Catheryn Koss & Andrew Kershen
Chris & LaVeryl Lower
Land Project Management
Michael & Lea Morgan
Kent & Jean Larason
Cristina & George McQuistion
Mandy Messina & Aaron Anthony
Caleb Lee Moye
Mary Blankenship Pointer
Nancy & Phil Sears
Doug & Susie Stussi
Laura Reese & Jonathan Curtin
Riata
Mickey & Kym Thompson
Chuck & Renate Wiggin
Annalisa & Bruce Campbell
Stephanie & Jack Chapman
Karper Electronics
Lauren Scarpello
Ernesto & Lin Sanchez
Charles Delhotal
Mary Schneeberger & Adam Cohen
Betsy & Gary Wood
Rod Ring & Jolene Ferguson
Suddenly Tan by Lynn
Sooo Lilly Exclusive Cosmetics
Richard & Judy Riggs
Ariana & Brian Brandes
Marci McCloskey
Will Clark & Linda Cavanaugh
Craig & Jenan Alleman
Amy Young
Susan Beaty
Horny Toad Fine Arts Services, Steve & Chandra Boyd
DNA Galleries
UCO Mitchell Hall Theatre

Special Thanks:
Anthem Brewing Company
Broadway Wine Merchants
Prairie Wolf Spirits

Design: Tim Krause Creative
Printing: Southwestern Stationery and Bank Supply, Inc.
Flowers: New Leaf Florist
Decor: Factor 110

Entertainment:
Jamie Bramble
Harumph

Special Performance:
Perpetual Motion Dance

Jewelry Pull:
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Raffle Prize:
Revel 8 Salon

Door Prizes from:
DNA Galleries
UCO Broadway Tonight
UCO Jazz Lab
Sooo Lilly
Suddenly Tan by Lynn

Media Sponsors:

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Oklahoma Gazette

 

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 programs@ovac-ok.org.

12×12 2015 Artwork

12×12 2014 Artwork