Selection of Artists for Exhibition:
Factors taken into consideration in the selection of artists include the artist's connection to the state, professional status, physical nature of artwork in relation to exhibit space, diverse ethnic and cultural background of artist and statewide representation.
Artistic excellence and artistic merit are the criteria by which artwork will be considered, taking into account general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the people of this state.
Portfolio Submission Guidelines:
In order to be considered, the following materials must be submitted to the Council preferably on a CD or submitted via e-mail:
- A current résumé with contact information
- A personal biography
- An artist statement
- 10-15 images of a recent body of work
Submission of a portfolio does not guarantee exhibition in the galleries. If an artist is invited to exhibit in the galleries, the Oklahoma Arts Council selects and curates the artwork in the exhibition. In addition, the Council provides gallery space, installs the artist's work inside the gallery, arranges lighting, writes text panels and labels, and distributes a news release based on information provided by the artist. Prices may not be displayed and sales cannot be conducted inside the State Capitol.
Portfolios can also be submitted by mail to:
Capitol Galleries Curator
Oklahoma Arts Council
PO Box 52001-2001
Oklahoma City, OK 73152-2001