Artists

Call to Artists

Exhibition Opportunities

Are you an artist who is interested in sharing your talents with the Tulsa community? Current opportunities are below.

THE GALLERY

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 

COUNCIL AFFILIATE/PARTNER ARTIST CALLS

Ahha Tulsa manages artist calls for Arts & Humanities Council Members and partners as a paid  benefit.  Open calls are listed below.

MOTHER ROAD MARKET PATIO CALL TO ARTISTS

In partnership with ahha Tulsa, Mother Road Market invites Tulsa area artists working in all visual arts media to propose an original, large-scale work of art to be installed on the brick wall at the southwest corner of Mother Road Market. 

Proposals should be inspired by the overarching theme connection. The work should also have an emphasis on sustainability by utilizing recycled materials sourced from Mother Road Market and/or the market’s neighboring Tulsa communities.

Please carefully review Artist Application Packet before submitting application. 

Deadline: August 16th

Selected Artist will receive a $5000 stipend and $3000 materials budget. 

CHALK MURALS

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.

FIBERWORKS 2019

The Fiber Artists of Oklahoma invite you to participate in their annual juried fiber arts exhibition FiberWorks 2019. This 41st annual exhibit provides Oklahoma fiber artisans an opportunity to showcase their work from traditional crafts to innovative art. This eclectic show honors quality workmanship and original design. The exhibit also educates the public about the many facets of fiber artistry by presenting a wide range of media, techniques and traditions. The event will be held from October 4, 2019 through November 24, 2019 at ahha.

GIFT SHOP

Ahha Tulsa invites local and regional artists to sell original artwork in the ahha Gift Shop on a consignment basis.

Consignment Structure

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.

Sales Process

Ahha Tulsa handles all sales and processing. Once per month, consignment checks are mailed to artists who sold merchandise the prior month.

Eligibility

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.

Review Process

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.

Submission Requirements

Interested in submitting work to The Gift Shop? We’ll need your:

  • Artist statement
  • 5-10 images of your work
  • Contact information

 

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