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 & Harumph
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:

Sign Up Now   Installation and deinstallation

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

Become a 12x12 Sponsor

Ticket presale has ended. Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:45pm for $35 each.

Participating Artists
Taste of the City
12x12 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

Ackerman McQueen
Steve Mason and Travis Mason
NBC Oklahoma

Ad Astra Foundation
Belger Foundation
Ray Anthony and Elizabeth Brown
Bob Curtis
Chickasaw Nation
Dunlap Codding
Hillary, Peter, and Rowan Farrell
Brian & TiTi Fitzsimmons
Michael Höffner
Level Urban Apartments
Raymond James and Associates

Sweet Law, PLC

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

Craig & Jenan Alleman
Mike and Lisa Jean Allswede
Shawn E. Arnold
Marjorie Atwood
Bewley Properties
Robert and Paula Boone
Dub and Betsy Brunsteter
Coffee Slingers Roasters
Charles Delhotal
Deluxe Winter Market
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
Angie LaPaglia, EarthGirl Communications
John R. Marshall
John McNeese and John Richardson
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
TAP Architecture
Beth and Jim Tolbert
Topographic, Inc.
Carla Tourtellotte
Mary Schneeberger
Keara, Nevaeh, Koreanna, Isabella and Elliot Schwartz
G. Calvin and Carla Sharpe
Carmelita and Paul Shinn
Dr. Ronald Sutor
Urban Kitchens
Tim and Jarica Walsh
Mike and Pam Washington
Dr. Ivan Wayne
Charles and Renate Wiggin
Christopher and Lori Winland
Amy Young
Jake Yunker

Accel Financial Staffing
Susan Beaty
Steve and Chandra Boyd
Ariana and Brian Brandes
Bob and Connie Bright
Brigid Brink
Ken Busby
Annalisa and Bruce Campbell
Randy and Sandra Cassimus
BC Clark Jewelers
Linda Cavanaugh
Lucy and John Covington
Franklin P Gartin, DDS
Nellie Green
Susan Green
Bill and Mary Ellen Gumerson
Halcyon Works – Co-Working Space
Cheryl and Henry Hartsell
William D. Hawk
Drs. Dan and Renee Jones
Kelsey and Barney Karper
Yvonne Kauger
Jerry and Cathy Krittenbrink
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
Carl and Beth Shortt
Brandi Sullivan
Dana Templeton
Mickey and Kym Thompson
Ann Tyler
Jon and Erin Williford
Gary A. Wood
Joseph and Ann Young

Special Thanks:
Hive Design Team
Printing: Southwestern Stationery & Bank Supply Inc.
Signage: S&S Promotions
Flowers: New Leaf Florist
Décor: Factor 110
Patron Preview Music: Issei Aoyama
Patron Preview Food and Drink: Anthem Brewing, Broadway Wine Merchants, Picasso Café, Prairie Wolf Spirits, Thirsty People
Raffle Prizes: Kendra Scott Jewelers, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Leap Coffee Roasters, Oklahoma Tourism Department, 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City, deadCenter Film Festival, Revel Eight Salon and Spa, 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
The Spy FM

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