Art 365 Comes to MAINSITE Contemporary Art

Through Art 365, Oklahoma artists create innovative artwork in collaboration with a nationally recognized curator. Every three years, OVAC accepts artistic proposals for an upcoming Art 365 exhibition.

The five awarded artists each receive a $12,000 honorarium. Once selected, the artists work with the curator over one year to create a body of original artwork for the exhibition, meeting with the curator multiple times throughout the exhibition preparation. Through studio visits and regular communications, the artists and curator discuss direction, examine progress and finalize the concept and presentation. Visual artists working in all media are eligible to submit, including traditional studio art media as well as film and new media.

Congratulations to the 2017 Art 365 Artists:
Narciso Arguelles
Pete Froslie
Andy Mattern
Amy McGirk and James McGirk
Kelly Rogers

2017 Art 365 Curator
Dana Turkovic is curator of exhibitions at Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis. In 2005, Turkovic received her Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College-University of London in curatorial studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Webster University, St. Louis in 1998. Turkovic has organized exhibitions in Athens, Los Angeles, and New York, in alternative spaces in London and Oxford and in St. Louis at the Contemporary Art Museum, Boots Contemporary Art Space, Ellen Curlee Gallery, Hunt Gallery, Schmidt Contemporary Art and White Flag Projects and is co-curator of Isolation Room/Gallery Kit. recent projects include the first mid-career survey in the United States of Bosnian photographer and filmmaker Danica Dakić that opened in 2015 and an outdoor commission for Delhi based artists Raqs Media Collective andGigi Scaria both working with the Creative India Foundation. Turkovic is also a co-curator for Moving Image Festival 2015 at Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town. She has written for publications such as Art US, Review and St. Louis Magazine.

Art 365 Timeline 2017:
June 2017: Exhibition debuts in Norman at MAINSITE Contemporary


Wednesday, July 26
6:30 pm: Self-Care and the Creative Process
Using her work Tales of Whoa, 2017 as a point of reference, join Art 365 artist Kelly Rogers for a discussion around creative ways to implement self-care and cultivate resilience through the creative process.

Saturday, July 29
11:00 am: Camera Obscura
Come see how a camera obscura works to frame and view live images. Art 365 artist Andy Mattern will do a demonstration and run a hands-on workshop with participants. Learn about how Mattern created his photographs for his work Shelter, 2017, using the subterranean safe room as his camera.

August 11, 2017: Exhibition closes in Norman; catalog release party 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

October 2017: Exhibition moves to Tulsa at the Hardesty Arts Center