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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We rent out our space for weddings, parties, presentations, receptions and other events. These fees include 108|Contemporary staff, cleaning services after the event, and assistance in coordinating your caterer and rental services. Contact us with any questions you may have. We are happy to let you know what kind of art will be in the space during your event.


0-50 People:        Mon-Thurs      Fri-Sun

Non-profit            $750               $1000

Member              $850                $1100

Non-Member      $1300              $1500


51-120 People:    Mon-Thurs      Fri-Sun

Non-profit            $900               $1200

Member              $1000              $1300

Non-Member      $1700              $2000



Meet our Fall Intern, Jessica Walker

I was raised in a family of makers. My father is a blacksmith, among many other things, and I grew up watching him work. We also spent a lot of time at Gilcrease Museum, and we still go to the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum every summer. I taught myself to knit and crochet […]

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Internship Deadline December 23rd!

108 Contemporary is now accepting applications for internships in three categories: Art Administrator, Preparator, and Education. Applications are due December 23rd  to a.d@108contemporary.org. Intership descriptions: Art Administration Intern  Preparator Intern  Education Intern  Contact us with any questions.

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Meet our Fall Intern, Rebekah Hogan

Hi, my name is Rebekah Hogan. I am from Little Rock, Arkansas, and have loved art ever since I can remember. I was always the creative one in my family growing up. I got into photography at an early age, which is my primary artistic focus. But I have interest in many other mediums as […]

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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
  • 10% discount in the shop

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.

Become a Member



“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.


  • 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.


  • 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.



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

  • Emily Oldham, Executive Director
    Cell: (918) 895-6302
  • Krystle Brewer, Associate Director
    Cell: (405) 816-6982
  • Jen Boyd, Gallery Coordinator
    Cell: (918) 734-1844
  • Ellen McGivern, Gallery Coordinator
    Cell: (785) 250-8585

Click here for rental information



If you are interested in submitting to VisionMakers 2016, please go HERE.


We review submissions on a rolling basis. If you are selected, we will contact you for more information. Don’t hesitate to CONTACT US with questions.



board of directors

Executive Board

Myra Block Kaiser, Chair
Jean Ann Fausser, Vice Chair
Wendy Thomas, Secretary
Larry Lee, Treasurer

Board of Directors

Mark Barcus

Christina Burke

Doug Campbell

Mollie Craft

Caroline Crain

Beth Downing

Chris Ellison

Jan Hawks

Alecia Siegfried

Jack Neely

Burt Holmes

Kathie Coyle

Robin Ballenger