Welcome to 108 | Contemporary…A new twist in the fabric of Oklahoma.

108|Contemporary is a 501(c)(3) community arts organization whose mission is to Encourage the Art of Craft. Our goal is to create a strong craft community that will facilitate partnerships with artists, collectors, curators, museums and educators alike, and furnish educational opportunities for public awareness of contemporary fine craft.

108|Contemporary showcases the work of Oklahoma artists who use glass paper, fiber, metals, mixed media or wood as their primary medium.  In addition, we support newer forms of craft expressions such as installation, video and performance art. Gallery exhibitions include work by internationally renowned craft artists in order to broaden the experience and enhance the education of visitors, artists and students alike.

Located at 108 East M. B. Brady in the beautifully renovated Mathews Warehouse Building, 108|Contemporary sits directly in the center of the re-energized Brady Arts District in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma.  It houses a 3,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art exhibition gallery as well as a juried retail gift shop. The shop sells artwork throughout the year made by its Oklahoma artist members.

 

Hours of Operation:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 12-5 PM

Thursday: 12-5 PM

Friday: 12-7 PM

Saturday: 12-7 PM

Sunday: 12-7 PM

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Here and Now Artist, Bobby Martin

Tony Tiger and Bobby Martin with Martin’s work Generations Across the Divide, oil, encaustic, collage, steel   How has your heritage influenced your craft? Old family photographs passed down from my full-blood Muscogee (Creek) grandmother, my mother, and my aunts and cousins provide a nearly endless supply of resources for my artwork. At almost every […]

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Here and Now Artist, Shan Goshorn

Crowd from the opening exhibition admiring Goshorn’s work. Photo credit: Steven Michaels Photography Why do you choose to work in the medium that you do? I am an artist who starts with an idea—most frequently a human rights issue that targets Indian people—and then chooses the medium through which that idea can best be expressed. […]

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Here and Now Artist, Amy McGirk

Amy McGirk with her work Untitled How has your heritage influenced your craft? It’s obviously complicated, but likely the trauma and toxic stress my great grandfather, (and other native family not recorded on the Dawes Roll) experienced due to the Indian removal has somehow corroded a fundamental part of our personhood. I knew my mother grew […]

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membership

By becoming a supporting member, you are helping 108 | Contemporary to provide engaging exhibitions, arts education, and opportunities for artists that are vital to the preservation and growth of the arts in Tulsa.

Membership Levels:

Patron – $1500 and above

  • Copy of all exhibition catalogues
  • Special recognition in printed materials
  • Special consideration/discount on use of gallery space
  • Invitation for four people to patron appreciation event
  • Same benefits as individual

DONOR – $250

  • Special consideration/discount on use of gallery space
  • Invitation for two people to patron appreciation event
  • Same benefits as individual

Family – $75

  • Same benefits as Individual level for two  in household

Individual – $50

  • E-newsletter
  • Invitation to openings and previews
  • Invitation to annual membership events

Artist – $45

  • Same benefits as individual plus an invitation to submit items for consideration in both the gift shop and annual members exhibit
  • Invitation to submit entries for 108 | Contemporary juried exhibits and artist residence programs

Students & Tulsa Public School Teachers – $30

  • Valid Student ID required. Same benefits as Individual/Artist level

To become a member, select the donate button below. The amount you donate indicates the level of membership you would like. For example, if you pay $45, you will be given the ARTIST membership.

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about

DEFINITION

“Contemporary craft is about making things. It is an intellectual and physical activity where the maker explores the infinite possibilities of materials and processes to produce unique objects.” Rosy Greenless, Director, Crafts Council, UK.

108 | Contemporary showcases fine, handmade contemporary craft in a wide range of media including glass, paper, ceramics, fiber, metals, mixed media and wood.

PURPOSE

  • To preserve Oklahoma’s cultural traditions – Through Oklahoma’s rich Native American culture comes a legacy of beadwork, leatherwork, pottery, rugs, basketry and jewelry, all beautifully exhibited by two local gems, the Gilcrease and Philbrook Museums. 108 | Contemporary honors the diversity of cultures in Oklahoma by forming a community of artists and spotlighting the contemporary expressions of their cultural traditions.
  • To commit single-mindedly to fine craft – 108 | Contemporary is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma dedicated exclusively to contemporary fine craft.
  • To nurture local artists – Oklahoma schools develop a wealth of creative talent. Recognizing the importance of this valuable resource, 108 | Contemporary is working to establish an audience and market for these artists to keep them living and working in Tulsa.
  • To stimulate the imagination of children – In these economically restrained times, public art education is the first to suffer. 108 | Contemporary will enhance those educational arts programs especially needed for underserved kids and their teachers.

CHARTER

  • Provide exhibition space for the highest level of innovative contemporary fine craft from Oklahoma and around the world.
  • Offer workshops, lectures and video presentations to audiences of all ages.
  • Develop reciprocal artist-in-residence programs with other craft organizations around the country.
  • Establish a juried retail shop for member artists’ work.
  • Award artist grants.
  • Proved educational arts programs for under-served students and teachers.

contact

Open: Wed-Thurs 12-5 / Fri-Sun 12-7
108 E. Brady St / Tulsa, OK 74103

  • Emily Oldham, Executive Director
    director@108contemporary.org
    Cell: (918) 237-9592
  • Krystle Brewer, Associate Director
    a.d@108contemporary.org
    Cell: (405) 816-6982
  • Jen Boyd, Gallery Coordinator
    coordinator@108contemporary.org
    Cell: (918) 734-1844







submissions

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board of directors

Executive Board

Myra Block Kaiser, Chair
Jean Ann Fausser, Vice Chair
Wendy Thomas, Secretary
Roxana Rozsa Lorton
Larry Lee, Treasurer
M. Teresa Valero
Peter M. Walter
Nancy Wolov

Board of Directors

Christina Burke
Doug Campbell
Mollie Craft
Caroline Crain
Beth Downing
Jan Hawks
Alecia Siegfried
Anna Sullivan Kallstrom
Jack Neely
Burt Holmes
Kathie Coyle
Robin Ballenger
Emily Oldham, Executive Director