We are Individual Artists of Oklahoma.

 

IAO is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established
artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or
experimental in subject matter or technique.



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UPCOMING EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

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IAO Fundraiser Benefiting After School Art Program


Sunday July 17, 6-9pm

$25.00 Suggested Donation at the Door
IAO hosts a weekly after school program for students from Positive Tomorrows, Oklahoma's only elementary school specifically serving homeless children. These hands-on activities allow the students to explore the arts in a gallery setting. 100% of proceeds raised will go directly to supplies and materials used in the after school program. The evening will feature a silent auction and refreshments provided by local restaurants including Putnam wines, craft beer and heavy appetizers compliments of The Loaded Bowl, Urban Johnnies, and Bolero Spanish Grill and Tapas Bar. Live music will be provided by jazz artist Katie Bradford.  

Check out the Event Page!

 

Monthly Film Screening

Wednesday July 27, 7-9pm
Free to the Public
IAO is excited to announce a monthly film screening program. These screenings will have featured works invited by our film committee, as well as an open screening. Filmmakers are invited to bring 5-10 minutes of work to show for feedback and discussion. This month is open theme.

Check out our Facebook Event!

 

Lecture & Workshop: Finding Your Voice As A Writer

Speaker: Matt Payne

 

 Thursday July 28th, 7pm
Free to the Public 

Film, television, travel writer, and Oklahoman Matt Payne will be hosting a free hour talk about the power and importance of finding your own voice as a writer and an artist. "The first step in telling a story is making sure that the story is your own, no matter what it is about," says Matt. He will share his stories and insight that he has learner throughout his 16-year career as a writer, working with some of the world's most talented film and television writers. In anticipation of The Point Writers Workshop classes, starting in August, come be inspired and join in this free and lively conversation guaranteed to bring you one step closer to delivering that memoir, novel or screenplay that lives within you to the world.  Light snacks and beverages provided. 

 

Oklahoma Voices: Monthly Poetry Reading

The First Sunday of Every Month, 2pm at IAO Gallery
Sunday August 7, 2-4pm
Free to the public

IAO is excited to host Oklahoma Voices' monthly poetry reading the first Sunday of every month in our project space from 2pm - 4pm.  IAO will provide a cash bar for water, sodas, wine, and beer. See you in August!

 

The Point Creative Writing Workshop


IAO Gallery, 706 W Sheridan
Begins Aug 16th, 7-9 p.m. | Tuesdays
4-week class, $250

The Point Creative Writing Class is a workshop designed for professional writers, writers looking for new sources of inspiration and novice writers who always believed they had something to say but weren’t exactly sure how to do it. This workshop is established and run by seasoned television and travel writer, and Hollywood veteran Matt Payne.

 

Race Poetry Reading

Thursday August 25, 7-8pm
Free to the Public
IAO hosts a special poetry reading on the issue of race and heritage with poets of color. There will be featured poets from the community, as well as an open mic. IAO hopes this reading will expand a dialogue on race and identity politics.

 

The Point Screen Writing Workshop


IAO Gallery, 706 W Sheridan
Begins Sep 14th, 7-9 p.m. | Wednesdays
8-week class, $350

The Point Screen Writing Class is a workshop designed for professional writers, writers looking for new sources of inspiration and novice writers who always believed they had something to say but weren’t exactly sure how to do it. This workshop is established and run by seasoned television and travel writer, and Hollywood veteran Matt Payne.

MAIN GALLERY

With rotating exhibitions on average every two months, IAO's Main Gallery space offers artists a chance to exhibit in solo, two-person or group exhibitions. 


FIBERWORKS

July 14-September 2, 2016
Openning Ceremony: July 15th 6-9 pm
Closing Ceremony:  August 19th 6-9pm

Screen_Shot_2016-06-21_at_2.57.08_PM.pngThe Fiber Artists of Oklahoma invite you to participate in their annual juried fiber arts exhibition FiberWorks 2016. This 38th annual exhibit provides Oklahoma fiber artisans an opportunity to showcase their work from traditional crafts to innovative art. This eclectic show honors quality workmanship and original design. The exhibit also educates the public about the many facets of fiber artistry by presenting a wide range of media, techniques and traditions.

 

ABOUT INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS OF OKLAHOMA

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Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a statewide arts organization that exists to promote progressive arts programming and education in the state of Oklahoma. The IAO Gallery, located in historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City, is open to the public admission-free year round, and offers artists who work in innovative mediums, topics, or methods an opportunity to exhibit their work.

 

IAO offers a variety of free programming to the public year round, with an emphasis on developing a forward-looking arts community. Each year, through this programming, IAO is able to enrich the community in which we live, enhancing the lives of tens of thousands of adults and children, artists and patrons alike.

 

Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a 501c3 non profit organization.