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Opening Reception: September 15, 2017, 6 - 9 P.M.
On View: September 15th - October 20, 2017

IAO is pleased to announce, “Our Saurian Tales”, a photographic show that explores our projections of bias and uncertainly based on perception. The work features a mix of conventional digital imagery as well as images created utilizing the wet plate collodion process.

Mr. Wilson has been a professional artist for over 35 years and works with a wide variety of non-silver, historic, and contemporary mediums. His work is held in the the Hallmark Fine Art collection, the Hallmark Photography collection at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Kansas City, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Polaroid Collection and other private collections.


Wet Plate Collodion Lecture and Demonstration: September16, 2017, 10:30 - 12:30 P.M.

In conjunction with Steven Wilson's exhibit "Our Saurian Tales," we are excited to announce that Mr. Wilson will also give a brief artist's talk on the history of the wet plate collodion photographic process, and will perform a live demonstration at the gallery from 10:30 to 12:30 Saturday, September 16, 2017.

The wet plate collodion process is one of the oldest historic photographic processes. It dates to the 1850’s and was the preeminent photographic process during the Civil War era. Steven Wilson, has been practicing this demanding technical process for over ten years.


A Night of Frights


Friday, October 13
7 - 10 P.M.

Come out and spend "A Night of Frights" presented by Individual Artists of Oklahoma and brought to you by P.P. Urpansoph Films

ADMISSION IS FREE - Donations are encouraged.


We will also be screening the horror short "Servus de Infernum" as well as "The Final Photograph" and other local short films.
- Music will be provided by They Act Human, sad robot story's and sometimes math metal.
- Meet acclaimed Oklahoma horror author Dennis McDonald, books will be available.
- Vendors and scary goodies galore!



Current IAO Exhibitions

Kyle Larson "Better Off Lost"
IAO Main Gallery
Opening Reception: August 18
August 18 - September 23

This exhibit features a series of works that draw inspiration from travel and social/political landscapes, as well as the effects of environment and time on the world around us.





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.