The 12×12 Art Fundraiser raises funds for all of OVAC’s programs, making Oklahoma a place where visual artists thrive and contribute fully to their communities.
We are currently seeking committee members for the 12x12 Art Fundraiser! Please see the 2021 Committee Guide for more information, and reach out to to join by June 1.
Save the Date for OVAC's 12x12 Art Fundraiser on September 24th, 2021! Check back in the summer for more event and ticket information.
Traditionally, the 12×12 Art Fundraiser fuses 175 of Oklahoma’s finest artists with local restaurants and live music to create a memorable one-night-only event.
For 12×12, each artist must create a work that conforms to the dimensions of twelve-by-twelve inches. Bids for each piece begin at $175. Collectors who fear losing a piece of art 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!
12×12 artists are selected by a volunteer 12×12 Art 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.
New artists may apply to be considered for invitation by committee members. Click here for application guidelines.
We encourage those interested in 12×12 to join as OVAC Members and put artwork up on the virtual gallery for potential consideration by our committee. However, OVAC membership and online gallery presence is not a requirement for 12×12 artists.