Art is what you make it.
Ends on December 31, 2017
We are looking for new up and coming talented artists to fill a wall space off of our main gallery in out new Features Gallery space. It would be a great way to showcase a sample of your artwork. Because the show would be limited to a few pieces, this would be a great  opportunity for you to show without all the complexities of a full exhibition. With a rotating exhibition schedule from established local Oklahoma artists, your pieces will be seen by a variety of diverse gallery patrons.

Students and emerging artist are encouraged to apply, you can submit up to three pieces. 

Free entry for members and for non-members. 

Limited space available depending on the shape, size, and format of your art.

Preference will be given to experimental and thought provoking artists in any discipline.

Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) seeks proposals from qualified poets and writers for presentation at IAO gallery for the 2016-2017 calendar. Supporting artists of all disciplines, IAO seeks submissions in visual arts, performance, poetry, film & video, new media, installation, and interdisciplinary media. Preference will be given to artists who propose programming that is thought-provoking, progressive, or experimental in nature. Emerging artists of all ages are encouraged to apply. 

IAO invites dancers, playwrights, actors, musicians and other performing artists to propose performances and programming. Examples include: plays, workshops, rehearsals, music showcases, concerts, and interactive events.

IAO invites poets and writers to propose performances and programming. Examples include: poetry reading, curated open mic night, book release and reading, CD release and reading, writing workshops. 

IAO invites film, video, performance and new media artists to propose screenings and programming. Examples include: video screenings, workshops, lecture series, film events, performance art, new media installations, digital art, installation and interactive events.

Programs are selected by a panel of qualified individuals from Oklahoma‚Äôs artistic community. 


Members may submit free of charge. 

Non-members must pay a $10 submission fee. 

Learn more about IAO membership here: 

Artists must submit:
2-5 sample works (writing, video, images, other relevant content)
Resume (1-2 pages)
Artist Statement and Bio
Proposal of programming (100-300 words)

Proposals are accepted ongoing throughout the year and artists will be notified once submission is received by programming committee and staff.

Questions may be directed to Laurence Reese, Executive Director, 405-232-6060


"Supporting contemporary and experimental artists of all disciplines, and creating space for artists to impact the community"

Individual Artists of Oklahoma is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or experimental in subject matter or technique.