108|Contemporary is looking for full gallery exhibition proposals for the 2026 calendar year. Each featured exhibition will fill our gallery, located in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, and be seen by an average of 3,000 visitors. Proposals should feature artists from the region using innovative contemporary craft practices and include work available for purchase. This exhibition submission form is not limited to Oklahoma residents.


  • Must be fine craft (including basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wood, and more.)  Do NOT submit painting, drawing, or photography.
  • Artwork submitted was created within the past 2 years
  • Artwork must be for sale


Proposals should include the following to be considered:  

  • A minimum of 5 high-resolution (300dpi) images, either representative or preliminary sketches
  • Artist(s) statement and CV
  • Proposal details for the exhibition, including but not limited to themes explored or overarching narratives unifying the exhibition. Proposals should demonstrate the ability to adequately fill the gallery. 
  • Proposals should be uploaded through Submittable.

Proposal evaluation

All proposals are evaluated against the following criteria. 

  • Innovation and Originality: the compelling nature of the exhibition, the unique connections it seeks to create, exhibition themes and/or the timely conversations it seeks to incite 
  • Quality of Craftsmanship: the artist’s mastery of chosen media and the level of care and attention that is evident in submitted pieces 
  • Cohesiveness: the body of work and how it is unified through conceptual approach and/or decisions relating to media/techniques, size/scale, etc. 
  • Capacity to Fulfill Exhibition Requirements: the soundness of the project’s scope, plan, and budget, as well as the applicant’s exhibition history 
  • Capacity for Sales: the capacity of this body of work to sell in the Tulsa market. If the capacity for sales is limited, a demonstrated benefit to or intended engagement with the community raises the consideration for the proposal
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