Update: April 1, 2021


For the safety of our friends, interns, and staff members, the OVAC office is closed to the public. Staff members will continue to be available through their email and phone extension numbers during normal business hours, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. We will continue to monitor the situation and will post any updates here.

If you have any questions regarding the information above, please contact our office at 405-879-2400.


Grow and develop Oklahoma's visual arts community through education, promotion, connection, and funding.

The Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition (OVAC) helps artists realize their potential through education, promotion, connection, and funding. Organized in 1988, OVAC is a non-profit organization that supports visual artists living and working in Oklahoma. OVAC promotes public interest in the arts and helps people of all ages understand the visual arts.

Our Values

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Art ​is essential

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Art creates a positive economic impact

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Art raises the quality of life

Adopted in October 2019, our current strategic initiatives include focusing on the state by six defined regions through programming, board leadership, donors, and marketing. To see the full plan, click below.

Our Team

Our Interns

Fall 2021 internship applications are open!

OVAC Job Openings

No current openings

Click here for other ways to get involved.


Board of Directors

Susan Agee, Pauls Valley
Marjorie Atwood, Tulsa
Bob Curtis, OKC
Jon Fisher, Parliamentarian, OKC
Barbara Gabel, OKC
Anna Inhofe, Tulsa
Farooq Karim, OKC
Kathryn Kenney, Tulsa


Drew Knox, OKC

Kyle Larson, Secretary, Alva
Heather Lunsford, OKC
John Marshall, OKC
Kirsten Olds, Vice President, Tulsa
Diane Salamon, Treasurer, Tulsa
Douglas Sorocco, President, OKC
Chris Winland, OKC

FY 2020 Meetings & Minutes

Artspace at Untitled | 1 NE 3rd St, OKC | 12pm

Ahha Tulsa | 101 E Archer St, Tulsa | 11am

Dunlap Codding | 609 W Sheridan Ave, OKC | 11am

Philbrook Museum of Art | 2727 S Rockford Rd, Tulsa | 11am

Dunlap Codding | 609 W Sheridan Ave, OKC | 11am

FY 2021 Meetings & Minutes

TCC Center for Creativity | 910 S Boston Ave, Tulsa | 11am

October 17, 2020, Pauls Valley

The Vault Art Space & Gathering Place | 111 E Paul Ave, Pauls Valley | 11am

December 12, 2020, OKC

Dunlap Codding | 609 W Sheridan Ave, OKC | 11am

February 13, 2021, Tulsa

Location TBA | Tulsa

April 10, 2021, OKC

Dunlap Codding | 609 W Sheridan Ave, OKC | 11am

What We Do

To support artists on the business side of their practice, we offer educational opportunities through our Artist Survival Kit (ASK) series and resources. Additionally, we offer opportunities for artists to show their work through exhibitions and our online virtual gallery. We give funding to artists through our Grants for Artists and Fellowship Awards. Artists can also find calls for artists on our website and OK Artist Opportunities Facebook Group.

See: Programs, Resources, Membership, and Artist Gallery

For the Community

Through our exhibitions and our publication Art Focus Oklahoma, we connect the community to the visual arts in our state. Additionally, our OK Art Crawl and Tulsa Art Studio Tour provide ways for the community to meet local artists and learn about their work.

See: Programs  and Art Focus Oklahoma

For Educators

Alongside each of our exhibitions, we create a curriculum guide that teachers and parents can use with their students. We create a quarterly High School E-News for high school teachers and students that lists opportunities and events. Many educators also use our publication Art Focus Oklahoma in their classrooms.

See: Educator Resources, Programs, and Art Focus Oklahoma

For Artists

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Lauren Fourcade
Media & Programs Assistant

Lauren is a senior at the University of Oklahoma currently earning her degree in Creative Media Production with a minor in Film and Media Studies. She joined OVAC as an intern during her sophomore year and now balances her time between OVAC and her position as a video editor with Gaylord Hall Productions. She loves playing a role in enhancing the art community in Oklahoma.


Contact for: Virtual Artist Gallery, Photography Studio, Website, Calendar, OVAC Artist Marketplace

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Chanté Sexton
Membership & Marketing Assistant

Chanté is a senior at the University of Oklahoma currently earning her degree in Public Relations with a minor in French. Originally from Houston, TX, Chanté has been more than happy to call Oklahoma her home for the past three years. Her ultimate goal is to establish healthy relations between community and organization through strategic communications and event planning. She's passionate about the nonprofit world and making the arts more accessible and visible.


Contact for: Membership, Volunteering 

(405) 879-2400 Ext. 1

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Audrey Kominski
Programs & Events

Audrey is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she received her BFA in studio art with an emphasis in printmaking and mixed media. During her time at OSU, she completed internships with Imagine That! Kansas City, the OSU Museum of Art, and Universal Limited Art Editions in New York. Audrey joined OVAC shortly after graduating in May 2019. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve Oklahoma’s creative community through OVAC.


Contact for: Momentum, 24 Works on Paper, Tulsa Art Studio Tour, 12×12 Art Fundraiser, Artist Survival Kit 

(405) 879-2400 Ext. 2

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Alexa Goetzinger
Associate Director

Alexa was born and raised in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in fine art and art history. While she spent time working and interning in China and Italy after college, she ultimately realized there is no place like home. Since returning to Oklahoma she has been a high school educator, and most recently the Education Director for ARTSPACE at Untitled. In addition to her work in the non-profit sector, Alexa co-founded an annual international print exchange called Connect: Collect and is an avid printmaker. She is excited to be a part of the OVAC team and assist in the growth and development of Oklahoma’s visual arts community through education, promotion, connection, and funding!


Contact for: Marketing, Art 365, Art Focus, Concept, OK Art Crawl, Oklahoma Art Writing & Curatorial Fellowship

(405) 879-2400 Ex. 3

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Krystle Kaye
Executive Director

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Krystle joined the OVAC team in June 2017 and holds a BFA in studio art from Oklahoma City University as well as an MA in art history from Oklahoma State University. She began her career in art administration as an intern at OVAC and since has worked for the Cultural Development Corporation of Central Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma State University Museum of Art in Stillwater, and 108|Contemporary in Tulsa. In addition to her work in arts administration, she is an active artist, curator, arts writer, and arts advocate because she believes in the power of artists to transform communities. 

Contact for: Sponsorships, Fiscal Sponsorships, Partnerships, Art Focus Oklahoma, Accessibility 

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Aunj was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Edmond to pursue her BFA from the University of Central Oklahoma. Her emphasis of study was painting while in school and after her graduation in 2018 she developed her professional career as a Freelance Artist. In 2019 she moved back to Tulsa to work as a Communications & Operations Manager for a local business as well as join an artists collective called Black Moon. In 2020 she served as a Co-Chair for OVAC’s Momentum Planning Committee. The skills she developed through these experiences made her an ideal fit for the Grants & Outreach position. She is beyond excited to serve the artistic community of Oklahoma and looks forward to connecting with local artists, educators, and institutions.


Contact for: OVAC Grants, Thrive Grants, Partnerships, OK Art Crawl, Education

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Aunj Braggs