Event Dates

August 4 - October 1, 2019

The Shop at 108|Contemporary is going strong during our sixth year, and the call for the 2020 class of Shop Artists is officially open. New materials, innovative concepts, and experimental techniques will represent the cutting edge of the region’s fine craft. Shop Artists will exhibit throughout the calendar year, with work being changed out in three-month intervals. The Feature Artist program allows for a shorter, but more expansive exhibition that includes a broad promotional plan. Both the Shop Artists and the Feature Artists have opportunities for exposure and exciting benefits that foster the interest in growing the artistic tradition in Oklahoma. Artists are encouraged to apply for both or either opportunity.

 

Link to submission: https://108contemporary.submittable.com/submit/145047/2020-gift-shop-call-for-artists

Benefits for the Shop Artists of 2020:

  • Artists will be routinely featured on all 108|Contemporary social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
  • 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 Feature Shop Artists 2020:

  • $250 stipend to create new and innovative work for the featured month
  • A highlighted feature space in The Shop that will be exhibited for a two-month period 2020.
  • 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

Submission Requirements for 2020 Shop Artists:

  • Current resident of Oklahoma
  • Current member of 108|Contemporary – To become a member visit www.108contemporary.org/membership
  • An artist statement – What’s the story behind your craft? What materials and processes to you use and why? Artist statements need not be an essay, but we recommend a full paragraph.
  • 5-10 high resolution images (at least 300dpi, larger than 600 x 600 pixels) that represent your current body of work

Submission Requirements for Feature Artist:

  • Current resident of Oklahoma
  • Current member of 108|Contemporary – To become a member visit www.108contemporary.org/membership
  • An artist statement
  • 5-10 high resolution images (at least 300dpi, larger than 600 x 600 pixels) 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 submissions via email to laurel@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
Laurel Ryan at laurel@108contemporary.org.