Are you an artist who is interested in sharing your talents with the Tulsa community? Current opportunities are below.
THE GALLERY at ahha is a contemporary environment designed to support and affirm the furthest reaches of artistic vision. Ahha Tulsa does not have a permanent collection. By design, we host an ever-changing series of exhibitions. We are committed to showing the work of artists with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and opinions and to providing a safe space to discuss artists’ work and intentions. THE GALLERY is located on the first floor of ahha Tulsa Hardesty Center.
Ahha invites Native American artists with ties to Oklahoma working in all visual arts media to submit works to be considered as part of a juried exhibition of contemporary Native American Art, Re/Convening. Re/Convening will feature works by contemporary Native artists who are from, have lived or worked in, or presently reside in Oklahoma. In addition to exhibiting the finest traditional and cutting-edge works by living artists, the exhibition will emphasize Oklahoma’s past and present status as a locus of indigenous expression and innovation. Ahha defines contemporary art as work created by living artists. Work created in all artistic styles is eligible for consideration.
Re/Convening will be on display at ahha Tulsa from July 3rd, through August 23rd, 2020, with opening reception taking place during the July 3rd First Friday Art Crawl from 5:00-9:00. Exhibiting artists will retain 70% of gallery sales. $850 in prizes will be awarded.
Application deadline: February 3rd 2020
Launching in July of 2020, The ahha Tulsa Arts Incubator, will be housed on the South Side of THE GALLERY in the former Creative Studios. The Arts Incubator challenges the traditional way in which most art is made, where art creation is the job of the professional artist and the public is generally a passive observer or consumer. The ahha Tulsa Arts Incubator is Tulsa’s only space dedicated to participatory art projects. Ahha defines participatory art as an approach to creating art that engages public participation in the creative process. The public becomes co-creators, editors, and observers of the work. This type of art is incomplete without viewers’ physical interaction.
Ahha Tulsa invites Tulsa area artists to propose and lead original concepts in the Arts Incubator. Each Incubator project will be scheduled for 3 to 4 months, depending on the ahha Tulsa exhibition calendar.
Please carefully review the Artist Application Packet below before submitting your application.
View examples of participatory art projects HERE.
Ahha Tulsa seeks proposals for large-scale chalk murals on the sidewalks surrounding the ahha Hardesty Center. Experience with chalk art is preferred, but not required. This application is offered on a rolling, seasonal basis.
Ahha Tulsa invites local and regional artists to sell original artwork in the ahha Gift Shop on a consignment basis.
Each selected artist must sign a consignment agreement with a term of at least 90 days. Inventory must be delivered at the artist’s expense to the ahha Hardesty Center within 5 business days of an executed consignment contract. Artists receive 60% of each sale and the ahha receives 40% of each sale. Members of ahha Tulsa receive a 10% discount on all gift shop sales.
Ahha Tulsa handles all sales and processing. Once per month, consignment checks are mailed to artists who sold merchandise the prior month.
Gift Shop consignment sales are open to all artists, but preference is given to artists living in the state of Oklahoma. All items must be handmade, original works of art or craft. The following items are currently accepted as approved by the committee: paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, clothing, textiles, pottery, ceramics, wood carving, sculpture, jewelry, toys and games, children’s items, paper works (art cards, notecards, calendars, hand-bound books, glasswork, metalwork, traditional art). The minimum price for artist pieces is $24.95 per piece. Please keep this in mind and package smaller items, such as notecards, in sets to achieve this minimum.
Merchandise proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis and at least four times per year through a highly competitive process. A committee of ahha Tulsa staff and board members review submissions and select artists.
Interested in submitting work to The Gift Shop? We’ll need your: