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.

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

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.
    Custom partnership and 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.
    Custom partnership and 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:
NBC Bank

Champions:
Belger Foundation
Bob Curtis
Chickasaw Nation
Brian & TiTi Fitzsimmons

Enthusiasts:
Richard Dulaney
Sue Moss and Andy Sullivan
Smith, Carney & Co., PC

Friends:
Fran and Gary Derrick
Lawrence and Gay Hellman
John and Marilyn Oldfield
Scott Reed
Beth and Jim Tolbert
Bewley Properties
Tom and Kathy Ryan
Pat Gallagher and Doug Parr
Mary Gallagher
Charles Delhotal
Gina Ellis
Joel Dixon
Shawn E. Arnold
Dr. Ronald Sutor
G. Calvin and Carla Sharpe
John R. Marshall

Supporters:
Kelsey and Barney Karper
Holly Moye and Garrett Hauck
Randel and Dana Shadid
Mickey and Kym Thompson
Yvonne Kauger
Cristina and George McQuistion
Accel Financial Staffing
Marjorie Shadid
Nancy and Phil Sears
Susan Beaty

Special Thanks:
Design: 
Christie Owen Art & Design
Flowers: New Leaf Florist

Media Sponsors:
Oklahoma Today

 

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