Artist Forums

The Artist Forums series offers a chance for artists to connect with one another and share resources- we learn the most from each other. Each Forum will be centered around a topic important to Oklahoma artists and led by either OVAC staff or individuals from the community.

In this workshop, Oklahoma Contemporary Curator Jennifer Scanlan will go through some of the basics for presenting your work to curators and juries for exhibitions, grants and residencies. Topics covered will include:
– the studio visit: what is it for and how should you prepare?
– the website: yes, it is absolutely necessary. How to create a website that works for you
– the portfolio: dos and don’ts
– the cv: what are the necessary elements? How to use a cv to figure out the next step in your career
– the dreaded artist statement: explaining your work, clearly and concisely
This Artist Forum is FREE and open to the public. Advance registration recommended, seating is limited.


TUESDAY, March 20th

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107

Register here!



We’ll be adding more Artist Forums throughout the year. These meetings are a way for us to respond to topics as they come up and as needed throughout the year. Forums will be held approximately every other month, allowing for flexibility. Check back here often to see what is scheduled!

Have an idea for an Artist Forum topic? Send an email to!