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 23, 2016
Science Museum Oklahoma, 2020 Remington Place, 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.

Performance by: Perpetual Motion Dance
Music by: Lincka
and Vinyl Dance Party with Jon Mooneyham

Committee Co-Chairs: Benny Jacobs & Stephen Kovash
Honorary Chair: Ken Fergeson

Want one free ticket? Sign up to volunteer here:
Patron Preview Party
Installation and deinstallation
12×12 main event

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

Become a 12x12 Sponsor

12x12 Art Fundraiser 2016 Sponsorship

The 12x12 is the only fundraiser for the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition. The funds raised help OVAC continue to make Oklahoma a place where visual artists thrive and contribute fully to their communities. The 12x12 features 175 artists, live music, hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar. Sponsors will also enjoy exclusive party benefits.
  • Sponsorship Levels

  • Visionaries of $5,000 receive:
    Top level acknowledgement with logo on all promotional materials, including signage at event, website, invitations, posters, and advertisements.
    Special recognition through social media.
    1/2 page advertisement space in Art Focus Oklahoma magazine.
    50 tickets to 12X12 Art Fundraiser.
    25 tickets to the 12X12 Patron Preview.
    Promotional campaign based on sponsor's priorities.

    Benefactors of $2,500 receive:
    Listed with logo on signage at event, website, invitations, posters, and advertisements.
    Special recognition through social media.
    1/4 page advertisement space in Art Focus Oklahoma magazine.
    30 tickets to 12X12 Art Fundraiser.
    15 tickets to the 12X12 Patron Preview.
    Promotional campaign based on sponsor’s priorities.

    Champions of $1,000 receive:
    Listed on signage at event, website, invitations, posters, and advertisements.
    20 tickets to 12X12 Art Fundraiser.
    10 tickets to the 12X12 Patron Preview.

    Enthusiasts of $600 receive:
    Listed on signage at event, website, invitations, posters, and advertisements.
    10 tickets to 12X12 Art Fundraiser.
    5 tickets to the 12X12 Patron Preview.

    Friends of $300 receive:
    Listed on signage at event, website, invitations, posters, and advertisements.
    4 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser.
    2 tickets to the 12X12 Patron Preview.

    Supporters of $150 receive:
    Listed on signage at event.
    2 tickets to the 12X12 Art Fundraiser.

Sponsor Fact Sheet

TICKETS
Participating Artists
Taste of the City
12x12 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Benefactors:
Ackerman McQueen
Steve Mason and Travis Mason
NBC Oklahoma

Champions:
Belger Foundation
Ray Anthony and Elizabeth Brown
Bob Curtis
Chickasaw Nation
Dunlap Codding
Hillary, Peter, and Rowan Farrell
Brian & TiTi Fitzsimmons
Sweet Law, PLC

Enthusiasts:
Smith, Carney & Co., PC
Richard Dulaney
Chip and Shannon Fudge
Julia Kirt and Nathan Guilford, DDS
Tom and Jann Knotts
Chris and Renée Porter
Sue Moss and Andy Sullivan

Friends:
Shawn E. Arnold
Marjorie Atwood
Bewley Properties
Robert and Paula Boone
Dub and Betsy Brunsteter
Coffee Slingers Roasters
Charles Delhotal
Fran and Gary Derrick
Joel Dixon
Gina Ellis
Pat Gallagher and Doug Parr
Lawrence and Gay Hellman
Walt and Jean Hendrickson
John and Suzanne Justice
Karen Kinney
Stephen Kovash
Vincent Leitch
Dave and Lana Lopez
John R. Marshall
Scott and Kandyce Mitchell
Suzanne Mitchell and Sam Fulkerson
Ellen Moershel
Norman Arts Council
John and Marilyn Oldfield
Frank and Elaine Parker
Caroline and Guy Patton
Scott Reed
Tom and Kathy Ryan
Beth and Jim Tolbert
Topographic, Inc.
Mary Schneeberger
Keara, Nevaeh, Koreanna, Isabella and Elliot Schwartz
G. Calvin and Carla Sharpe
Carmelita and Paul Shinn
Dr. Ronald Sutor
Tim and Jarica Walsh
Charles and Renate Wiggin
Christopher and Lori Winland
Amy Young
Jake Yunker

Supporters:
Accel Financial Staffing
Susan Beaty
Steve and Chandra Boyd
Ariana and Brian Brandes
Bob and Connie Bright
Annalisa and Bruce Campbell
Randy and Sandra Cassimus
BC Clark Jewelers
Lucy and John Covington
Franklin P Gartin, DDS
Nellie Green
Susan Green
William D. Hawk
Drs. Dan and Renee Jones
Kelsey and Barney Karper
Yvonne Kauger
Chris and LaVeryl Lower
Cristina and George McQuistion
Pete and Linda Mandel
Mike and Lea Morgan
Holly Moye and Garrett Hauck
Suzanne Peck and David Neff
Lisa Pitsiri
Laura and Anthony Pons
Rod and Jolene Ring
Ernesto and Lin Sanchez
Nancy and Phil Sears
Randel and Dana Shadid
Marjorie Shadid
Byron and Diane Shen
Brandi Sullivan
Mickey and Kym Thompson
Ann Tyler
Jon and Erin Williford
Gary A. Wood
Joseph and Ann Young

Special Thanks:
Design: 
Hive Design Team
Printing: Southwestern Stationery & Bank Supply Inc.
Flowers: New Leaf Florist
Decor: Factor 110
Patron Preview Food and Drink: Anthem Brewing, Broadway Wine Merchants, Picasso Café, Prairie Wolf Spirits,
Raffle Prizes: Kendra Scott, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Leap Coffee Roasters, Oklahoma Tourism Department, Patricia Cory/Park Salon, Sooo Lilly, Suddenly Tan by Lynn, Betsy King Shoes, The Black Scintilla

Media Sponsors:
Yelp Oklahoma City
High Five Media
Lamar Advertising Company of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Today
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 accounts@ovac-ok.org.

12×12 2015 Artwork

12×12 2014 Artwork