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 29, 2017
50 Penn 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 OKC restaurants. Cash bar.

Committee Co-Chairs: Nathan Gunter & Dana Templeton

12×12 Preview Exhibition
Featuring 40 of the 175 works in the main exhibition.
August 1 – September 25, 2017
Bank of America Gallery, Leadership Square, OKC
Sponsors at $300 and above will be invited to the Patron Preview Party reception to enjoy entertainment, light bites, and the opportunity to purchase the work first before the general public. Details sent to sponsors in advance of the event.

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

Become a 12x12 Sponsor

Tickets will be available for presale starting July 1.

Participating Artists
Taste of the City
12x12 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2017 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 accounts@ovac-ok.org.

12×12 2016 Artwork


12×12 2015 Artwork