Art Now : 2012

01/16 - 02/03/12

See photographs from the January 20 event here.

In its 21st year, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s invitational exhibition begins a new era. The annual celebration and art sale, formerly known as Cafe City Arts, is Oklahoma Contemporary Art Center’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Proceeds from the fundraiser enable year-round visual arts exhibitions in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery to remain free of charge to the public. Artists participating in the exhibition donate 50% of their art sales to benefit Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

For the first time ever, Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center is featuring a guest curator, Oklahoma City artist and independent curator, Romy Owens. She has selected 25 Oklahoma artists from across the state and in a variety of mediums to participate in this exciting exhibition. Painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, mixed media, video, and installation will be represented. This is an event and exhibition that you will not want to miss!

Your 2012 Art Now Artists:
Tara Najd Ahmadi, Stuart Asprey, Sarah Atlee, Ruth Borum Loveland, Shane Brown, Heather Clark Hilliard, Jason Cytacki, Whitney Forsyth, Shan Goshorn, Eyakem Gulilat, Aaron Hauck, Sarah Hearn, E.K. Jeong, Curtis Jones, Margaret Kinkeade, Donald Longcrier, Paul Mays, Brandon Reese, Liz Rodda, Klint Schor, Denny Schmickle, Holly Wilson, Eric Wright, May Yang, Mark Zimmerman.

Thank you to our 2012 Art Now Sponsors: Accel Financial Staffing – Meg Salyer, Bancfirst, David Leader & Scott Davis, Dirty Water Coffee Company, Rand & Jeanette Elliott, Fintco, Inc., Graves Floral Co., Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Robert Greenwell, Jr., Bill Gumerson & Associates, HSE Architects, Ann & Bill Jonstone, Luxe Objects, Joan & Mac Maguire, MIDWESTMEDIA, Kim & Joe O’Connor, David Neff & Suzanne Peck, Richard & Jeannette Sias, United Mechanical, Inc.

Thank you to our 2012 Art Now Committee: Suzanne Peck (Committee Chair), Alisa Baez, Amber Clour, Candace Coker, Christine Jeffreys, Romy Owens, Robert Painter, Kelly Pipkin, and Mary Ann Prior.