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.

Volunteer at the Event
Sign up for shifts at 12×12 Art Fundraiser, September 29th
Sign up for shifts at the Patron Preview Party, August 24th

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

Become a 12x12 Sponsor

12x12 Art Fundraiser 2017 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 2017 Sponsors:

Benefactors
Ackerman McQueen

Champions
Belger Foundation
The Chickasaw Nation
Bob Curtis
Dunlap Codding, P.C.
Hillary, Peter, and Rowan Farrell
Fitzsimmons Architects
NBC Oklahoma
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

Enthusiasts
Kirkpatrick Bank
Mason Realty Investors
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ryan
Sue Moss and Andy Sullivan
Kyle and Sara Sweet
Tim and Jarica Walsh

Friends
Rick and Tracey Bewley
Linda Cavanaugh Clark
Deluxe Winter Market
Charles Delhotal
Frank and Gary Derrick
Joel Dixon
Gina Ellis
Evans Enterprises, Inc.
Nathan Gunter and Brian Stephens
Walt and Jean Hendrickson
Julia Kirt and Nathan Guilford, DDS
The Magnolia Charitable Foundation
John Marshall
Kandyce and Scott Mitchell
Suzanne Mitchell and Sam Fulkerson
Diane Moershel
Optimal Rehab, Ricardo Villarreal
Isabella, Koreanna, Nevaeh, Keara, and Elliott Schwartz
Marjie and Ralph Shadid
Carmelita and Paul Shinn
Mark and Debbie Stonecipher
Dr. Ronald Sutor
Beth and Jim Tolbert
Urban Kitchens
Charles and Renate Wiggin
Amy Young
Jacob Yunker

Supporters
Accel Financial Staffing, Meg Salyer
Paula and Robert Boone
Ariana and Brian Brandes
Bob and Connie Bright
Randy and Sandra Cassimus
Lucy and John Covington
Judy Federa and Brian Davis
Brad and Robin Elliott
Dan Garrett
Susan Green
Horny Toad Fine Art Services
Kelsey and Barney Karper
Justice Yvonne Kauger
Koch Communications
Laurent and Laura Massenat
Cristina and George McQuistion
Michael and Lea Morgan
Holly Moye and Garrett Hauck
Randel and Dana Shadid
Carl and Beth Shortt
John and Mary Ann Williams
Dean and Kelly Wyatt

Special Thanks

Media Partners:
YELP Oklahoma City
Lamar
Oklahoma Today
Oklahoma Gazette

Printing:
Southwestern Stationery & Bank Supply

Design:
Jessica Hanun

 

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.

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Upcoming Events

12×12 Preview Exhibition (OKC)
Aug 4th to Sep 22nd, All Day
Oklahoma City

12×12 Art Fundraiser (OKC)
Sep 29th to Sep 29th from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM


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