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.
Mark your calendars!
Save the Date for OVAC's 12x12 Virtual Fundraiser from 6-10 PM on September 25th, 2020!
Are you ready to bid?! Click here to register on a desktop, or download the Handbid app and search for "12x12 Virtual Fundraiser."
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.
On September 25th, 2020, 12x12 will be digital for the first time ever. You will be able to bid on artwork right from your home. Plus, a livestream video in partnership with The House Helps will bring plenty of virtual surprises to your "couch" party!
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 are voted on by committee members. As it is OVAC’s only annual fundraiser, the selection process is highly competitive. The 12×12 committee strives to represent a wide variety of artists statewide in this exhibition, keeping in tune with OVAC’s mission.
The committee often refers to the OVAC online gallery for potential artists. 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.
Please email email@example.com if you are an artist interested in being considered for 12x12.