108|Contemporary has opened its annual call for gift shop artists! We are looking for craftspeople whose work represents the cutting edge of the region’s fine craft art. Shop Artists will exhibit throughout the calendar year, rotating new items into the Shop every three months. 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. Spots are limited.

Benefits for the Shop Artists of 2022: 

  • 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. 
  • Inclusion in both the 2021 and 2022 annual Holiday Shop, November through January.
  • Inclusion in the online shop.
  • 108 Contemporary Individual membership benefits.

  Submission Requirements for Shop Artists:  

  • Current resident of Oklahoma 
  • Member of 108|Contemporary, contingent on acceptance to The Shop. To become a member visit here
  • 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. Please label images with title of work and price points.


Benefits for the Feature Shop Artists of 2022:

  • $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 in 2022.
  • 10% discount for patrons (deducted from 108|Contemporary's portion of the sale)
  • Dedicated Social media exposure
  • Free membership for the following year
  • Exclusive video interview promoted in gallery and online
  • Featured positions in the online shop

Submission Requirements for Feature Artist:

  • Current resident of Oklahoma
  • Member of 108|Contemporary, contingent on acceptance to The Shop. To become a member visit here
  • 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.   

  For further details and information please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Laurel Ryan, at laurel@108contemporary.org.  

Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2021 - January 23, 2022

108|Contemporary is proud to represent our innovative members by hosting a survey exhibition of their newest artwork. The State of Craft, is open to all 108|Contemporary members and will feature the broad media utilized by our members such as fiber, wood, ceramics, glass, metal, installations, and more. This exhibition will present the diverse work of the contemporary artistic talent in Oklahoma.


-All applicants must be a current member of 108|Contemporary. To join please visit our website, 108contemporary.org/membership

-All artwork must be considered contemporary fine craft. 108|Contemporary defines fine craft as all mediums besides painting, drawing, or photography. Examples include ceramics, jewelry, metal, wood, fiber, etc.

-All artwork submitted must be brand new and never before exhibited in the Tulsa area.

How to Apply

-All applicants please use the submission page below to submit up to three objects.

-Be sure to label images “last name, first name, object title.”

For more information, please contact Jen Boyd Martin, Exhibition Director, at jen@108contemporary.org

108|Contemporary is looking for full gallery exhibition proposals. Each featured exhibition will fill our gallery, located in the heart of the Tulsa Arts District, and be seen by an average of 5,500 visitors. Proposals should feature artists from the region using innovative contemporary craft practices and include work available for purchase.

-Must be fine craft (including basketry, ceramics, fiber, furniture (any media), glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, paper, wood, and more.)
-Artwork submitted was created within the past year (after 2019)
-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 be uploaded through Submittable.

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