Opportunities for Artists

IAO Gallery

Artist opportunities

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.



December 16, 6-9pm

Third Friday

“Groj” sale of FRINGE Oklahoma works in project space

Join the Fringe girls for a holiday garage sale and party on December 16th at IAO! We will have original

paintings, prints, sculptures, jewelry and more starting as low as $5!

Participating artists include: Ariana Foote, Brandi Downham, Debra Ashley, Ebony Iman Dallas, Erin

Latham, Krystle Brewer, Katelynn Knick, Kerri Shadid, Mary James Ketch, Marissa Raglin, Mandy Messina, Sarah Day-Short, Van Lango



December 17, 7-Until the Last Terrorist is Dead!

Die Hard Christmas Party

We will have a Die Hard film screening, pictures with Santa Claus, and a karaoke party at the gallery! 

$5 Cover Charge, $10 VIP Tickets includes Champagne

21+ Up



January 21, Time TBD

Join us for a night of music at gallery featuring touring musicians Valerie Keuhne & The Wasps Nest



Oklahoma Voices: Monthly Poetry Reading

The First Sunday of Every Month, 2pm at IAO Gallery
Sunday November 6, 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.

IAO Annual Juried Show

Deadline: November 20, 2016
Exhibition: January 20, February 10, 2016

Individual Artists of Oklahoma announces a call for entries from visual artists for an annual juried exhibition. IAO Members and non-members are invited to submit work to the jurors for selection. The show, will feature IAO artists in ranging and diverse media. The show will open January 20, 2017 through February 10. The jurors will select artists in diverse media, with over $300 in awards. View Flyer here


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.


Performing Arts Opportunities

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, director@individualartists.org 405-232-6060