Supporting artists of all disciplines, IAO seeks submissions in visual arts, performance, poetry, film & video, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary media. Preference will be given to artists who propose programming that is thought-provoking, progressive, or experimental in nature. Emerging artists of all ages are encouraged to apply. See opportunities below for the calls for each category.
OVAC Fellowship & Student Awards of Excellence
Applications are now open
Two Oklahoma Visual Arts Fellowships for $5,000 are open to resident Oklahoma artists working in all media. Additionally two Student Awards of Excellence of $500 are open to Oklahoma graduate and undergraduate students. OVAC will produce a brochure about the award winning artists, which will be sent to 600+ galleries and curators across the nation. More info here
Biting the Apple Call for Entries
Individual Artists of Oklahoma announces the 17th Annual Biting the Apple art exhibition to be hosted at our fabulous gallery space on Historic Film Row. This year's theme is Leather and Lace. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Work must be original and completed within the past two years. More info here
"Show at IAO" Call for Entries
Deadline July 25
Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) seeks proposals from qualified artists for presentation at IAO gallery for the 2017-2018 calendar. Supporting artists of all disciplines, IAO seeks submissions in visual arts, performance, poetry, film & video, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary media. Preference will be given to artists who propose exhibitions that are thought-provoking, progressive, or experimental in nature. Emerging artists of all ages are encouraged to apply. IAO selects artists for either display in the main gallery or project space. IAO's Visual Arts Committee (VAC) will select and curate proposals into solo exhibitions, curated or themed group shows.
IAO requires selected artists to propose and support programming alongside their exhibition. This could include, but is not limited to, artist talks, workshops, performances, film screenings, or panel discussions.
Artists must submit:
5-10 images that best represent the artists’ work, Resume, Artist Statement, and Show proposal
The First Sunday of Every Month, 2pm at IAO Gallery, 2-4pm
Each month IAO hosts a monthly poetry reading organized by poets, on the first Sunday of every month. Poets are invited to attend to hear featured speakers, and sign up for open mic readings.
Visual Arts Opportunities
To view current and upcoming exhibitions visit our Upcoming Events page.
The IAO Gallery is home to two gallery spaces, the Main Space Gallery and the Project Gallery. The two spaces allow IAO to host a variety of shows on a consistently rotating space, and allow artists the opportunity to propose shows to two spaces with different personalities.
Exhibiting artists are chosen by IAO's experienced visual arts committee, and the gallery is usually booked a year in advance.
Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) seeks proposals from qualified performing artists for presentation at IAO gallery for the 2016-2017 calendar.
IAO invites dancers, playwrights, actors, musicians and other performing artists to propose performances and programming. Examples include: plays, workshops, rehearsals, music showcases, concerts, and interactive events.
Programs are selected by a panel of qualified individuals from Oklahoma’s artistic community.
Artists must submit:
Artist Bio & information
Proposal of programming (100-300 words)
Images, sound or video of past work (up to 10 min total)
E-mail Laurence Myers Reese, Executive Director, email@example.com 405-232-6060