Now open until August 27th, midnight

Gift Shop Call for Artists Deadline Extended!

After a wildly successful first year of the reimagined Shop, 108|Contemporary is looking for another outstanding class of Oklahoma contemporary craft artists to exhibit in 2018. New materials, innovative concepts, and experimental techniques are desired to represent the cutting edge of the region’s fine craft art. Shop Artists will exhibit throughout the calendar year, with work being changed out in three-month intervals. The Artist of the Month program allows for a shorter, but more expansive exhibition that includes a broad promotional plan. Both the Shop Artists and the Artists of the Month will have opportunities for exposure and exciting benefits to foster the interest in growing the artistic tradition in Oklahoma. Artists are encouraged to apply for both or either opportunity.

Benefits for the Shop Artists of 2018:

-The Shop Committee selecting 20-25 artists provides a focused vision for The Shop and adequate space for each artist.

-Artists will be routinely featured on all 108 social media platforms.

-Each artist will receive an “Exchange Schedule,” which allows him or her to routinely change out artwork, and visitors to see new works from the artists each month.

-The sales software system will allow our shop artists to track their personal inventory and sales from any device with internet access.

Benefits for the Artists of the Month in 2018:

-$250 stipend to create new and innovative work for the featured month

-A highlighted feature space in The Shop that will be exhibited for one month of the 2018 year.

-10% discount for patrons from the 108-commission portion of the sale

-Dedicated Social media exposure

-Free membership for the following year

-An opportunity to be featured in an exclusive video interview promoted in gallery and online

-Recognized on our postcard promotions for our exhibitions

Submissions Requirements for 2018 Shop Artists:

-Current resident of Oklahoma

-Current member of 108|Contemporary – to become a member visit www.108contemporary.org/membership

-An artist statement

-5-10 images that represent your current body of work

Submission Requirements for The Artist of the Month:

-Current resident of Oklahoma

-Current member of 108|Contemporary – To become a member visit www.108contemporary.org/membership

-An artist statement

-5-10 images that best represent your current body of work

-A brief proposal of 250-300 words that best describes how you would use the stipend, how this opportunity would elevate your body of work, and how the work created with the stipend would contribute to broadening the horizons of contemporary fine craft.

Please send all submission via email to jen@108contemporary.org

Note that some applications may need to be submitted over a series of emails to accommodate large media files.

Submissions are free and applicants are able to apply to both opportunities but cannot be selected for both.

For further details and information please contact Jen Boyd at jen@108contemporary.org