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The annual 12×12 Art Fundraiser fuses 175 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local food and live entertainment to create a memorable one-night-only art event.

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2022 Gallery

The Event

For 12×12, each artist creates a work that conforms to the dimensions of 12x12”, or 12x12x12” for 3D artwork. Event attendees can bid for pieces they want to purchase in an online auction. All bids begin at $200. Attendees afraid of losing a piece in the auction may “Buy It Now” to trump the auction. Attendees may also bid on silent auction packages to win prizes from local businesses!

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Join us again September 29, 2023!

Lively Beerworks, 7:00–10:00 pm

Enjoy live entertainment, local food and drink, and shop the auction for unique pieces made by local artists. Ticket sales* and donations go toward OVAC’s mission to grow and develop Oklahoma's visual arts community through education, promotion, connection, and funding.

*Ticket prices are $45 in advance online and $50 at the door.

Children 16 and under get in FREE!

The Artists

12×12 artists are selected by a volunteer committee in the early summer. Artists who sell in the previous year are automatically invited back. The number of new artist invitations is determined by how many artists did and did not sell in the previous year. In 2015, we were very proud to increase the number of artists served from 150 to 175, which opened up more new invitations.

Would you like to create a piece for 12x12?

Use the link below to apply!

12x12 would not be possible without the amazing support of our committee and volunteers! 

Volunteer opportunities are currently closed.

Volunteer Opportunities

Get Involved

12×12 raises funds for all of OVAC’s programs, making Oklahoma a place where visual artists can thrive and make an impact in their communities. Your support allows us to continue this important throughout the state. 


Click below to see how your contribution can help!


12x12 Can Contest!

Calling Oklahoma artists with a love for local art and beer!

To celebrate our 35th annual 12x12 Fundraiser, we are looking for artists to submit label designs for a special-edition, beer can label for Lively Beerworks! The winning design, selected by the 12x12 Committee, will be featured on these beer cans and available for purchase during 12x12 at Lively Beerworks on September 29th!

The annual 12×12 Art Fundraiser fuses 175 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local food and live entertainment to create a memorable one-night-only art event.

The submission deadline is June 15th, 2023.

Email Keri Smith, Programs and Exhibitions Manager at for help with your submission.

Email Fernando Calvillo, Membership and Marketing Manager at for help with membership.


  • Design must be 8 inches wide and 4 inches tall

  • Design must be 300 dpi jpeg or png file

  • Design file must be less than 10MB

  • Limit one design per applicant

  • Must be a current OVAC member to participate

  • All types of media will be considered, including 2D, 3D, and digital, as long as the work can be submitted as a photograph or digital file.

* Please note the winning design could be subject to cropping if needed to fit the can constraints.

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