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.
 

Eligibility 

  • 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


Submission 

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

VisionMakers2024 Call for Entries | Deadline August 1, 11:59 pm

Overview

VisionsMakers2024 is 108|Contemporary's signature-juried biennial exhibition for contemporary fine craft-based artists in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. 108|Contemporary seeks artists who bridge cutting-edge concepts and traditional skills as they approach the boundaries of art, craft, and design. With internationally recognized juror and cash awards, VisionMakers2024 will be displayed in the architecturally stunning 108|Contemporary gallery in the Tulsa Arts District. VisionMakers2024 opens Friday, December 6, and runs through January 25, 2025.

 

Eligibility

The exhibition is open to individuals 18 years and older who reside in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas, and who are not degree-seeking art students. Media will be accepted in two- and three-dimensional fine craft arts, such as, but not limited to: ceramics, glass, fiber, jewelry and metals, furniture, and wood. Installation work is encouraged. Work must be original, completed in the last 2 years, and not produced while an art student. Must be the same work as submitted image.

 

Guest Juror

Duane Reed opened the Duane Reed Gallery in his name in 1994 where he has exhibited and represented successful contemporary artists such as Michael Eastman, Jun Kaneko, Joseph Piccillo, Albert Paley, Wendell Castle, Dale Chihuly, and Rudy Autio. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the art world and is nationally regarded in multi-media art. Reed possesses a passionate commitment to the representation of national and international artists with special attention to introducing innovative artists working in ceramics, glass, and fiber. Exemplary of his expertise, Duane has curated over 300 exhibitions both at his gallery as well as others and has lectured on a variety of art topics and holds memberships with the Renwick Gallery Caucus, The Mint Museum's Founders' Circle, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis and AIDA (Association of Israeli Decorative Arts). He is a former trustee of the American Craft Council and currently serves on the national boards of The Watershed Ceramic Center and the Creative Glass Center of America.

 

Documentation

A limited-run print and digital catalog will be produced in conjunction with the exhibit. 108|Contemporary requires that accepted artists provide the highest quality image (300 dpi, approximately 1800 X 1200) for graphic reproduction of the work. 

 

Sales 

All artwork must be for sale. 108|Contemporary will retain a 40% commission on all sales. 

 

Shipping & Liability

Artists are responsible for shipping or in-person delivery to the gallery no earlier than November 26, but no later than December 2. 108|Contemporary will not accept artwork on Thanksgiving Day, November 28. 108|Contemporary will pay for return shipping to out-of-state artists at the conclusion of the exhibition. If an artist chooses to pick-up artwork at the conclusion of the exhibit, s/he is responsible for damage and/or loss after the pickup. Artwork can be picked up as early as January 27, 2025, but no later than January 29, 2025. 108|Contemporary will insure work in its possession for the period of November 26, 2024 – January 28, 2025

 

Entry Procedure

Artists are invited to submit up to three works. Entries will be accepted beginning 

June 1, 2024, and ending August 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm. Entries must include a bio or resume with contact information, short artist statement, and complete label information for each entry including name, date, size, medium, technique, photo credit and retail price. Artists may submit up to three images for each of their three submissions; only include images at 300 dpi and at least 1800 x 1200 pixels. Entry fee is $35 for 108|Contemporary members and $45 for nonmembers. Entry fees can be paid through the online submission system. Images of accepted entries will be retained by 108|Contemporary; images of non-accepted work will be discarded. 

 

Submission of work to this exhibition shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to the conditions set forth in this prospectus and shall further include permission to reproduce work for publication, documentation and the press, and to photograph and video record artists for publication, documentation and the press. No substitution of accepted artwork as shown in the digital submission entries will be accepted.


Please pass on this opportunity to artists and colleagues.

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