THE OVAC TEAM

Rebecca Kinslow
Executive Director
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Rebecca Kinslow has over 20 years of experience as an arts leader specializing in event-planning, marketing, community development, grantmaking, program management and organizational development in the non-profit, higher education and government sectors. Rebecca has led the development and oversight of programs, partnerships, financial investments and cultural and racial equity strategies designed to support stronger arts & cultural organizations. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Cameron University, and an Executive Certificate in Arts & Cultural Strategy and Master of Science in Nonprofit Leadership from University of Pennsylvania. She has served on Americans for the Arts’ County Arts Network and Equitable Investments Advisory Committee, the Create Justice Network Peer Learning Action Group, the Program Advisory Committee for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville, the Government Alliance for Racial Equity Arts Workgroup, and as a board member of the Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Contact for: Accessibility, Art Focus, Fiscal Sponsorships

rebecca@ovac-ok.org

(405) 879-2400 Ext. 4

Fernando Calvillo
Community Relations Director
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Fernando's creative journey is solid, from his roots in Oklahoma City as the Design and PR Manager for ARTSPACE at Untitled, to his contributions as the Marketing and Membership Manager for OVAC. With a Master's Degree in Strategic Communication and Branding, as well as a Bachelor's in Industrial Design, Fernando's expertise is diverse. He has studied Trend Forecasting and jewelry making in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and also taught design at the University of Aguascalientes, Mexico. Fernando's passion for the arts has led him to assume key roles in major cultural events and institutions. He served as the Head of Department for Marketing, Design, and Promotion for the renowned San Marcos National Fair, one of Latin America's largest festivals. Additionally, his directorship of the College of Creative Arts at Cuauhtemoc University in Aguascalientes involved overseeing five major programs.Fernando is excited to cultivate and maintain positive relationships with donors, members, sponsors, and community partners.

Contact for: Program Sponsorships, Corporate and
Community Partnerships, 12x12 Art Fundraiser

fernando@ovac-ok.org

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Ariana Weir
Administrative & Artist Relations Manager
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Ariana was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Visual Art with an emphasis in printmaking. During her time at OU she completed internships with OVAC as well as ARTSPACE at Untitled to learn more about the Oklahoma art community. She currently spends her time working at OVAC and continuing her artistic practice.

Contact for: Art Crit Night, Artist Applications & Payment, Grants for Artists, Thrive Grants

ariana@ovac-ok.org

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Karis Chambers
Marketing & Membership Manager
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Karis is an artist, designer and arts advocate who received their BFA from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, followed by an MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Karis is actively affiliated in various artistic initiatives and organizations within Oklahoma, including Art Group OKC, Norman Arts Council, Sunny Dayz Mural Festival, Plaza Walls, and the Paseo Arts Association. Karis has been consistently involved with OVAC as a volunteer and committee member, receiving OVAC's Golden Donut Award in 2022. Through their participation in these groups, Karis has forged strong connections within the Oklahoma arts community. By collaborating with fellow artists and supporting local talents, Karis aims to foster a sense of unity and empowerment among Oklahoma artists.One of Karis's primary goals is to address the financial disparity within the arts. They recognize the challenges that artists face in accessing resources and opportunities due to financial constraints. By striving to bridge this gap, Karis actively seeks ways to provide collective resources and support to Oklahoma artists. Their efforts are geared towards creating a more inclusive and equitable environment where all artists can thrive and flourish.

Contact for: Community Arts Calendar, ASK Program, Membership, OVAC Outreach, Website

karis@ovac-ok.org

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OVAC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Doug Sorocco, President, OKC                            

Jon Fisher, Vice President, OKC
Diane Salamon, Treasurer, Tulsa 
Matthew Anderson, Secretary, Tahlequah 
Jacquelyn Knapp, Parliamentarian, Chickasha

Marjorie Atwood, Tulsa

Barbara Gabel, OKC 
Farooq Karim, OKC 
Kathryn Kenney, Tulsa
John Marshall, OKC

Kirsten Olds, Tulsa

Russ Teubner, Stillwater 
Chris Winland, OKC


CONTACT US

Phone: (405)879-2400

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9AM–5PM

Address:

Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition

1720 N. Shartel Ave. Suite B.

Oklahoma City, OK 73103

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