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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.

Event Information

Thank you to all who attended OVAC's 12x12 Art Fundraiser on September 24th, 2021! If you still need to pick up your 12x12 artwork, please contact the office to make arrangements, 405-879-2400.

The Event

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 $200. 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!

Did you know volunteers each receive a FREE ticket to the event? Sign up below!

The Artists

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.

We are carefully watching CDC guidelines for best practices regarding COVID-19. Due to the rise in cases in Oklahoma, 12x12 will now be held outdoors at Dunlap Codding. Check this page for the most updated information on what to expect at this event.
Last Updated: 8/17/21