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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

Mark your calendars for OVAC's 12x12 Art Fundraiser on Friday, September 16th, 2022! If you are interested in participating as a new artist check out the artist guidelines and submit your application.

If you are interested in joining the volunteer 12x12 event committee, please email your resume to ariana@ovac-ok.org

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 currently looking for 12x12 locations for our annual fall fundraiser. Check this page for the most updated information on what to expect at this upcoming event! 

Last Updated: 4/11/22