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 contemporary, Oklahoma-based artists/collectives working in all visual arts media to propose original exhibition concepts that feature the work of two or more artists for THE GALLERY at ahha. Please carefully review the Artist Application Packet below before applying.
Exhibitions selected by The Exhibition Committee will be on view for two-month periods beginning in November 2020. Exhibiting artists will retain 70% of gallery sales.
Application deadline: October 6th 2019
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.
In partnership with ahha Tulsa, Greenwood Art Project invites Oklahoma artists working in all media to submit a proposal to be part of Greenwood Art Project. The selection process consists of two rounds:
Round 1: Initial Proposal
Round 2: Revised Proposal
Proposals accepted from the Revised Proposal Round will be invited to participate in the project. Between 20-30 proposals will be accepted. The Greenwood Art Project is led by artist Rick Lowe, known for his social sculptural practice that solicits creative participation of people from all walks of life, where everyone has the potential to be an artist. He and the Greenwood Art Project selection committee will be looking for the most interesting, provocative, thoughtful, innovative proposals to move to the Second Round of the process.
There are many stories to be told about Greenwood, Black Wall Street, and the 1921 Race Massacre. No one is more qualified to tell these stories than those with direct connections to Tulsa and Oklahoma. The Greenwood Art Project seeks artists, designers, writers, musicians, poets, and others with Tulsa and Oklahoma roots who have stories to tell and visions to share about the Greenwood story.
Please carefully review Artist Application Packet before submitting your proposal.
Deadline: November 1st
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: