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

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

Become a 12x12 Sponsor
TICKETS

Online ticket sales have closed. Tickets are available at the door for $35.

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
Travis Mason
NBC Oklahoma
Ogletree Deakins
The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation

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

Friends
Marjorie Atwood
Rick and Tracey Bewley
Betsy and Dub Brunsteter
Ken Busby
Linda Cavanaugh Clark
Deluxe Winter Market
Charles Delhotal
Frank and Gary Derrick
Joel Dixon
Gina Ellis
Evans Enterprises, Inc.
Nathan Gunter and Brian Stephens
Michael and Connie Harris
Walt and Jean Hendrickson
Kimray, Inc.
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
Frank and Elaine Parker
Renee Porter
Scott Reed
Isabella, Koreanna, Nevaeh, Keara, and Elliott Schwartz
Marjie and Ralph Shadid
Carmelita and Paul Shinn
Mark and Debbie Stonecipher
Dr. Ronald Sutor
Dana Templeton
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
Krystle Brewer and J. Hinkle
Bob and Connie Bright
Brayer&Brush
Randy and Sandra Cassimus
Lucy and John Covington
Judy Federa and Brian Davis
Brad and Robin Elliott
Tom and Jean Ann Fausser
First Impressions Dentistry of Yukon and OKC
Dan Garrett
Nellie K Green
Susan Green
Michael & Connie Harris
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
Ron and Alyce Page
Randel and Dana Shadid
Carl and Beth Shortt
Curt Stamp
Carla L. Tourtellotte
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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12×12 2017 Artwork