Call for Artists, 2017-2018 Exhibitions

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Open Call for Artists for the 2017-2018 Exhibition Year


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.

Exhibitions are selected by a panel of qualified individuals from Oklahoma’s artistic community. This 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.

Exhibitions run for one month, with opening receptions on the third Friday of the month. Artists and IAO will work together to install and implement exhibitions.

Artists must submit:
5-10 images that best represent the artists’ work
Resume (1-3 pages)
Artist Statement (100-200 words)
Show proposal (100-300 words)


Click this link for the application


July 25: Deadline for proposals
September 15: Artists Notified of Selections

Questions may be directed to Laurence Reese, Executive Director, 405-232-6060



Film/Video Exhibition Call 2017-2018 Exhibition Year

 IAO is opening up a new exhibit space, that is perfect for video. We are curating monthly video projects including, but not limited to full length&short films, interactive video creation, multi and single film instillations, multi media exhibitions (film must be included), and vj-sets.

There is no submission fee, but we do request that all selected artists to join IAO as members, if they are not already. Individual memberships are $30.

Deadline: Rolling


Click here to be directed to the submission platform.


Individual Artists of Oklahoma is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or experimental in subject matter or technique.