Friday evening, at 50 Penn Place, OVAC will host 12x12 a showing an silent/blind auction of individual 12x12 works of art by 150 Oklahoma artists. http://ovac-ok.org/Events/12x12/12x12-13-Artists.pdf links just who are the 12x12 presenters. 50 Penn Place is on NW Expressway, the office tower just South of Penn Square Mall. 50 Penn Place is flanked by NW Expressway to the North, Mattern Drive to the South and N. Pennsylvania Avenue to the West, and 39th Expressway to the East. Event begins at 6pm.
The Oklahoma Visual Artist Coalition is a network that supports and promotes visual artists in Oklahoma. http://ovac-ok.org/FindArtists/find_artists.cfm find any Oklahoma artist member, and includes an online gallery for both this event, but also links as above for all artists in their enclave.
Each panel will be displayed in a gallery at 50 Penn Place, and guests ( 30-35$ per person) will be free to view the works while enjoying live music and noshing on a variety of tapas sized offerings from top performing restaurants in Oklahoma City.
Taste of OKC Hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by: Back Door, BBQ,Big Truck Tacos, Bin 73, Blue Belle Saloon, Cuppies & Joe, Earl's Rib Palace, Flip's Wine Bar & Bistro, Forward Foods, Gogo Sushi, Iguana Mexican Grill, Irma's Burger Shack, Kitchen No. 324, La Baguette Bistro, The Mantle Wine Bar & Bistro, Mediterranean Imports & Deli, The Metro Wine Bar & Bistro, Museum Café, Mutts Amazing Hot Dogs, Packard’s New American Kitchen, Picasso Café, Prairie Gypsies, Prairie Thunder Baking Co., Rococo, S & B Burger Joint, Saii Asian Bistro, Sara Sara Cupcakes, Saturn Grill, Stella Modern Italian Cuisine, Sushi Neko, Tamazul, VZD's, The Wedge Pizzeria, and West.
This event is aided in community by the following top sponsors: Chesapeake, Kirkpatrick Bank, Ackerman McQueen. Other notable sponsors are: Advancia Corporation, Cara and Robert Barnes Kelly & Cody Barnett, Devon Energy Corporation, Titi & Brian Fitzsimmons, Raymond James, Julia Kirt & Nathan Guilford, DDS, Dave & Lana Lopez, Ray & Margo von Schlageter, Sweet Law Firm.
https://ovac.wufoo.com/forms/z7w2q1/ buy tickets via this link over the internet. Price per person in advance is $30.00 per head. $35.00 at the door. Tickets also available at: Blue Seven, Full Circle Bookstore, Guestroom Records (OKC & Norman), New Leaf Florist, Cafe Evoke (Edmond).
The Visual Artists Coalition has fundraisers like this, to continue to provide encouragement, recognition and options for presenting works to local visual artists of all ages in Oklahoma allowing the arts to continue to have a strong presence. This particular event allows artists to possibly shine in their regular chosen medium or step out of their usual methods or materials ... either of which makes their work readily available to the public. All piece bids will begin at 175$.
Volunteers are still needed for the event and this work scores a free admission to the event. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050549A8AA2EA31-installation1 to set up and take down the event/exhibit.
Hereis OVAC contact information, http://ovac-ok.org/AboutUs/about_us_index.cfm