Monday, July 30, 2012


Jon Bon Jovi, Edie Falco and Nina Garcia Join the 7000-Strong Crowd of Attendees At This Year's Fair

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY (July 21, 2012) – The second annual artMRKT Hamptons, founded by Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause, closed on a high note this past Sunday, with exhibitors reporting steady sales and strong attendance throughout the weekend. The well-heeled Hamptons crowd strolled through the tent on the Bridgehampton Historical Society grounds -- some with canine pals in tow -- scooping up works ranging from sculpture to works on paper, to paintings and photography. Further proof that East Enders considered this a “must attend” event -- over 1500 collectors and art enthusiasts attended the preview night party and guest numbers topped 7000 in total for the weekend.

Throughout the weekend, notables including Musician/Actor Jon Bon Jovi, Actress Edie Falco, Marie Claire Fashion Editor and “Project Runway” Judge Nina Garcia, society figures Kathy and Richard Hilton and Bonnie Engelbardt Lautenberg, TV Reality Star and Interior Decorator Dina Manzo, Jewelry Designer Jennifer Miller, Broadway Producer Stewart Lane (“War Horse” and “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”) as well as Producer and Actress Bonnie Comley strolled the tent in search of their next art purchase.

According to Jay Lehman of Morgan Lehman Gallery, “The treatment gallerists receive is exceptional and is something that one typically expects only from the big fairs. Jeff and Max are ambitious and their efforts produce results.  More people came through this year and they were serious collectors. The scale of the show made it easy for visitors to feel relaxed and focused.”  Kevin Havelton of Aureus Contemporary said, “We sold out of most of our largest works and estimate that 80 percent of sales were to new clients.”  

Local as well as international galleries reported successful outcomes with painting, photography and works on paper accounting for the bulk of sales throughout the weekend. Several large-scale items were sold at JHB Gallery, including two hand-cut paper works by Jaq Belcher and a John Noestheden silver crystal on paper piece. Sag Harbor gallerist Karen Boltax sold works by several artists including a Regina Scully canvas and a work on paper in addition to three works by Peter Opheim, Sylvia Hommert and Jackie Black. Italian gallery Arte Nova sold a large-scale photo by renowned photographer Massimo Vitali.  Morgan Lehman reported sales of several works by Nancy Lorenz and photographer David Allee and, in addition, has several clients doing studio visits with painter Ryan Wallace as a result of their participation in the fair. New York gallerist Eli Klein reported strong sales and Nancy Margolis made several new clients and garnered a large-scale outdoor commission for artist Eva Hild as a result of her participation in artMRKT Hamptons.  

Launched by Fishko and Wainhause in 2011 to create an intimate and thoughtfully-curated fair in the Hamptons, the 2012 edition featured 41 galleries -- up from 35 in its inaugural year --representing over 400 artists.  Dealers and visitors complimented organizers for establishing a manageably sized show which was described as both “inviting” and “enjoyable.”  As well, Terrie Sultan, director of the Parrish Museum commented, “the Fair looked wonderful -- there were very good galleries exhibiting a very high caliber selection of artworks.”  She added, “Max and Jeff are doing all the right things and their enthusiasm for the Parrish and the East End community should be applauded.”

Sultan’s sentiments were echoed by the exhibitors who uniformly cited the support and enthusiasm of the artMRKT team.  According to Peter of Peter Mendenhall Gallery, “The attentiveness of Max, Jeff and the rest of the team is unparalleled.  They make it worthwhile to do art fairs.” 

 “This weekend’s event once again proved that there is a need and a great opportunity for a contemporary fair like artMRKT – one that is convenient, well curated and comfortable,” says Max Fishko of artMRKT. “We are very much looking forward to next year’s outing.”

About artMRKT:
artMRKT Productions co-founders Max Fishko and Jeffrey Wainhause had been working together four years when they saw an opportunity: Bring a high-touch level of service to the underserved art fair landscape. Forming the Brooklyn-based artMRKT Productions in 2011, Fishko and Wainhause provide the art viewing public, artists, collectors and dealers with a comprehensive vision and the highest level of service – and people are noticing. The duo are taking the art market by storm, producing four successful contemporary fairs in 2012-- in San Francisco, CA, the Hamptons, NY, Houston, TX, and Miami, FL.

For more information about artMRKT Hamptons, Texas Contemporary, The Miami Project or artMRKT San Francisco, please visit or call +1 (212) 518-6912.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Indian Art Rip-Off: Art Sale for Greed

(Link to original article)

The Boulin ArtInfo writes on it's online news magazine for today: High Noon for Western Art Lovers, As Coeur d'Alene Rides Into Reno for Its Annual Bank-Busting Sale

Coeur d'Alene Art Auction, Hayden, Idaho (

The article above is in support of the profitable Coeur d’Alene Art Auction July 21st touting the proposed sale of a war shirt known to have been Chief Joseph's of the Nez Perce. On October 5th,1877 Chief Joseph surrendered to U.S. General Nelson Appleton Miles in the Bear Paw Mountains.

There is speculation that this iconic personal piece of clothing, now called an art artifact may fetch an all time market high.

I like art for sale, I like art for profit. I don't like this. It strikes me personally as ghoulish and colonial in it's mind set.  I have no idea when this was obtained privately for sale or who was the original owner other than Chief Joseph. I do know it had great value to the original wearer and was worn with valiant pride.

I have seen scandal, fraud & greed in the art market this past year for setting prices to maintain wealth. Nothing new except the prices. The traded art trophies are outrageously expensive over all. Nothing wrong with that.

What I do find is wrong is a people whom were brought to extinction through genocide are now venerated publicly in clothing artifact prices as art for the purpose of greed. Does the buyer think some of the patina of the courage it took Chief Joseph and his 800 warriors, pursued by 2,000 U.S. calvary traveling over 1,170 miles across Oregon, Washington Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana will rub off on them? This shirt should either be in a museum or repatriated to the Nez Perce nation.

Art+Auction was just reporting the facts. The parent company and its ownership is a market leader in trend setting. At some point in time, if we truly want to make a change in the world, intent must be accompanied by conscience and responsibility. Perhaps the editorial staff supplying content as acceptable for online general reading may want to understand what they are truly promoting. I have never seen Holocaust memorabilia up for sale, genocide is genocide.

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Mike Weiss Gallery: Alex Gingrow All the money IS in the label August 2 - September 1, 2012

Alex Gingrow All the money IS in the label
August 2 - September 1, 2012
Opening Thursday August 2, 6 - 8 pm 

 Alex Gingrow / He might as well have humped my leg! / 2012 /  
Graphite and acrylic on paper / 22 x 30 inches

Mike Weiss Gallery is pleased to present All the money IS in the label by Brooklyn based artist Alex Gingrow.  For her first solo exhibition, Alex Gingrow presents dozens of obsessively rendered drawings on paper loaded with cutting, antagonistic humor and a quick trigger finger pointed at the heart of the art world.   Over the past five years while working at a midtown frame shop, the artist has collected snippets of sordid conversations overheard from chief art world players as well as from peers working at entry-level positions within art institutions.   The resulting works are incredibly revealing, and often baiting epitaphs of insider conversations, reified and displayed, ironically within a frame.  With a snarky, sharp wit and a healthy dose of self-deprecation, Gingrow implicates all levels of the "establishment" including Gagosian, Hirst and Warhol, the New Museum and even our own Mike Weiss Gallery.  

Alex Gingrow (b. 1979, Knoxville, TN) currently lives and works in Brooklyn. She attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and received her MFA from Savannah College of Art and Design.  Her work has been accepted into the White Columns registry and The Drawing Center Slide Registry  and has been included in numerous curated exhibitions, most recently at the University of Memphis Art Museum,  Ursula Blickle Foundation in Kraichtal Germany and at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York. 

For additional information please contact Anna Ortt, Director at

Mike Weiss Gallery
520 West 24th Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-691-6899
Hours: Tues-Sat 10am to 6pm

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Fine Art Magazine's Special Hamptons Art Fair Edition

Fine Art Magazine's Special Hamptons Art Edition Out Now!

Fine Art Magazine is happy to announce our special Hamptons Art Fair edition!!

Find us at ArtHamptons as we cover this year's annual event! 

View the current issue here or pick up a copy when you visit ArtHamptons  
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July 13 - 15, 2012

Show Times

Thursday, July 12
5:30 - 9:00 P.M.
Opening Preview Platinum Party | Benefiting LongHouse Reserve.

7:00 - 9:00 P.M.
VIP Opening Reception | Benefiting LongHouse Reserve.

Friday, July 13
11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Benefiting Guild Hall.

6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Pollock at 100 - A Centennial Celebration - benefiting the Pollock-Kranser House and Study Center.

Saturday, July 14
11:00 A.M - 6:00 P.M.
Benefiting the East End Hospice.

4:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Hamptons Tea Dance benefiting Empire State Pride Agenda, 4-8pm, on neighboring field (separate admission can be purchased here).

Sunday, July 15
11:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Call to Artists - The NMAI Art Market

Current & Future Exhibitions at The Whitney

Yayoi Kusama, Sharon Hayes, Oskar Fischinger & More
Yayoi Kusama

Whitney Museum
JULY 6–17
Yayoi Kusama, a retrospective exploring over six decades of work by the legendary artist, opens July 12. Encompassing an astonishing array of media, the exhibition includes the artist's signature patterns of dots and nets as well as many lesser-known works. Kusama's immersive installation, Fireflies on the Water, is also currently on view in the Museum's lobby gallery.
And don't miss Sharon Hayes: There's so much I want to say to you, which The New York Times called "entrancing and original." The exhibition explores the connections between love, politics, and history through found footage, video and audio recordings, and ephemera.
We hope to see you at the Whitney!

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Exhibitions BACK TO TOP
Singular Visions
Through July 15
Alexander Calder
With our latest reinstallation of the permanent collection galleries, the Whitney invites visitors to slow down and experience art in a dramatic new way. Ten highlights from the collection, many of which have not been exhibited in years, are presented in their own rooms, creating spaces for intimate and powerful encounters with a single work of art. The variety of mediums and sizes from small to sprawling reveal how artists of the last five decades have stretched the boundaries of what an artwork can be. The latest rotation of works featured in Singular Visions includes Alexander Calder's Calder's Circus and Jasper Johns' Three Flags.
Sharon Hayes:
There's so much I want to say to you

Through September 9
Sharon Hayes
Sharon Hayes (b. 1970) is a New York–based artist who uses photography, film, video, sound, and performance to examine the nexus between politics, history, speech, and desire. This exhibition brings together existing pieces and newly commissioned works, all of which articulate forms of what Hayes calls “speech acts.” The works are presented within an environment designed by Hayes for the Whitney’s third floor galleries, in collaboration with artist Andrea Geyer.
Yayoi Kusama
July 12–September 30, 2012
Yayoi Kusama
Well known for her use of dense patterns of polka dots and nets, as well as her intense, large-scale environments, Yayoi Kusama works in a variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, film, performance, and immersive installation. Born in Japan in 1929, Kusama came to the United States in 1957 and quickly found herself at the epicenter of the New York avant-garde. After achieving fame through groundbreaking exhibitions and art “happenings,” she returned to her native country in 1973 and is now one of Japan’s most prominent contemporary artists. This retrospective features works spanning Kusama’s career.
Kusama's Fireflies on the Water, a work in the Whitney's collection, is being shown in conjunction with Yayoi Kusama and is on view in the lobby gallery.
Signs & Symbols
Through October 28
Adolph Gottlieb
Drawn from the Whitney’s collection, Signs & Symbols sheds new light on the developments of abstraction in American art during the 1940s and 1950s. Looking beyond Abstract Expressionism, toward the figurative and calligraphic “signs and symbols” present in much of the highly controlled work of this period, this exhibition features works by seminal artists including Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, and Adolph Gottlieb, among others.
Oskar Fischinger:
Space Light Art—A Film Environment

Through October 28
Oskar Fischinger
This exhibition presents one of the first multimedia projections ever made: Oskar Fischinger’s Raumlichtkunst (Space Light Art), a re-creation of his multiple-screen film events, first shown in Germany in 1926, and recently restored by the Center for Visual Music in Los Angeles. Radical in format, its display of abstract shapes and colors produces, according to Fischinger, “an intoxication by light from a thousand sources.”
. . . as apple pie
On continuous view
Stow Wengenroth
Images, like words, can trigger a cultural or emotional response to a shared national ethos. Artists have employed images—sometimes straightforwardly, often obliquely—in order to comment on a country, its people, its political or social goals, and its self-image. This exhibition explores this phenomenon through a rotating installation, drawn from the Whitney’s collection, of works on paper by a diverse group of artists including William N. Copley, Edward Hopper, Jasper Johns, Elizabeth “Grandma” Layton, Willard Midgette, LeRoy Neiman, Joseph Pennell, Charles Ray, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Stow Wengenroth.
Fireflies on the Water
On continuous view
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama’s depictions of seemingly endless space have been a central focus of her artistic career. Kusama’s Fireflies on the Water (2002)—with its carefully constructed environment of lights, mirrors, and water—is one of the outstanding examples of this kind of installation, which creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.
Fireflies on the Water, a work from the Whitney's collection, is being shown in conjunction with Yayoi Kusama, which will be on view on the Museum's fourth floor July 12 through September 30.

Sharon Hayes: There's so much I want to say to you
$24.95 / $19.96 for members
Sharon Hayes
This book serves as a document of Sharon Hayes’s thinking process and provides insight into the motivations and development of her projects. It features original contributions from Hayes and some two-dozen other writers, artists, and activists.
Cory Arcangel Umbrella
$28 / $22.40 for members
Cory Arcangel Umbrella
Is it a splash of rain or a solar eclipse? You decide. In either case, it will brighten up any rainy day. This brilliant design is based on a PhotoShop gradient Arcangel made for Showpaper.

Just for Members:
Member Saturday Night

Saturday, July 14
6:30–8:30 pm

The Whitney is open late just for members! Grab a drink at the cash bar, enjoy live music, and view the latest exhibitions without the daytime crowds.
Open to all members, plus one guest.
For further information, please email or call (212) 570-3641. Thank you for supporting the Whitney!

Kusama in Phalli’s Field, 1965 (detail). Photograph by Eikoh Hosoe. © Eikoh Hosoe. Collection Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Alexander Calder (1898–1976), Fanni, the Belly Dancer, from Calder’s Circus, 1926–31. Wire, cloth, rhinestones, paint, thread, wood, and paper, 11 1/2 × 6 × 10 1/2 in. (29.2 × 15.2 × 26.7 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase with funds from a public fundraising campaign in May 1982. One half the funds were contributed by the Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Charitable Trust. Additional major donations were given by The Lauder Foundation, the Robert Lehman Foundation Inc., the Howard and Jean Lipman Foundation Inc., an anonymous donor, The T. M. Evans Foundation Inc., MacAndrews & Forbes Group Incorporated, the DeWitt Wallace Fund Inc., Martin and Agneta Gruss, Anne Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Laurance S. Rockefeller, the Simon Foundation Inc., Marylou Whitney, Bankers Trust Company, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth N. Dayton, Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz, Irvin and Kenneth Feld, Flora Whitney Miller. More than 500 individuals from 26 states and abroad also contributed to the campaign 83.36.24a-d © 2009 Calder Foundation, New York/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photograph © Whitney Museum of American Art
Sharon Hayes (b. 1970), still from Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) Screeds #13, 16, 20 & 29, 2003. Four screen video projection, color, sound. Courtesy the artist and Tanya Leighton Gallery
Kusama in Phalli’s Field, 1965. Photograph by Eikoh Hosoe. © Eikoh Hosoe. Collection Yayoi Kusama. Image courtesy Yayoi Kusama Studio Inc.; Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo; Victoria Miro Gallery, London
Adolph Gottlieb (1903–1974), Vigil, 1948. Oil on canvas, 36 × 48 in. (91.4 × 121.9 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase 49.2. Art © Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY
Oskar Fischinger (1900–1967), still of Raumlichtkunst, 1926/2012. Three screen projection: three 35mm films transferred to high-definition video, black-and-white and color, sound; 10 minutes, looped. © Center for Visual Music
Stow Wengenroth (1907–1978), Bird of Freedom, 1942. Lithograph, 21 9/16 × 15 1/16 in. (54.8 × 38.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, purchase  42.13. Digital image © Whitney Museum of American Art
Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929), Fireflies on the Water, 2002. Mirror, plexiglass, lights and water, 111 × 144 1/2 × 144 1/2 in. (281.9 × 367 × 367 cm) overall. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Postwar Committee and the Contemporary Painting and Sculpture Committee and partial gift of Betsy Wittenborn Miller  2003.322. © Yayoi Kusama. Photograph courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Currently Exhibiting - Marc Chagall at Leslie Sacks Fine Art

Marc Chagall at Leslie Sacks Fine Art, Brentwood
in commemoration of the artist's 125th birthday

July 7 - August 6, 2012

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11640 San Vicente Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90049
(310) 820-9448

*DEADLINE JULY 15* - Call to Artists - Fine Arts for Ocala

Fine Arts for Ocala

46th Annual Ocala Arts Festival
Call to Artists

What:46th Annual Ocala Arts Festival 

Where:Ocala, Florida 

When:  Saturday and Sunday
           October 27 - 28, 2012           
           10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


*200 juried artists and 25,000+ visitors 

*Jury/Booth fees   $25/$238.50 (includes 6% tax)

*Amenities include: 
$20,000 in prize money & FAFO purchase awards
Assistance with Friday setup and Sunday take down                  
Extensive marketing campaign and local coverage with emphasis on holiday shopping                             
Free Booth sitting, overnight security & water                             
Artist Party Saturday night at Appleton Museum of Art 
Free Parking (including campers) on site 
      Artist breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning 

Community Purchase Awards (in addition to prize money) 
New layout (all corner booths) for better flow 
New board of directors with outstanding enthusiasm 

Now accepting applications at: 

Deadline:July 15            
Notification:August 6

For more info:
Or contact Diane Burns at

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Seeking Curators & Artists - MAINSITE Contemporary Art

MAINSITE Contemporary Art 
Exhibit Proposals for Artists & Curators
The Norman Arts Council is seeking artists and curators to conceive of exhibitions in our home, MAINSITE Contemporary Art in the heart of Norman's Arts District. We have four exhibition slots available per year, each running for 6-8 weeks. We are accepting proposals for the entire space or half of the space.

Gallery Highlights:
  • Beautiful contemporary space in renovated building over 100 years old
  • 4,000 square feet of exhibition space
  • 14 foot ceilings
  • Floor to ceiling glass front onto Main Street
  • Can be divided into 2-4 distinct exhibition spaces with moveable walls
  • Full time gallery staff on site Tuesday through Saturday
  • Sound system
  • Projection capabilities
  • Staff to assist with install
  • Full use of Norman Arts Council PR and Mailing List for promotion of exhibit
The first available exhibition slot is June 2013.

Please send proposals, including a budget, to MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council, 122 E. Main Street, Norman, OK 73069.

If you would like to make an appointment to see the space or discuss your ideas, please contact the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162.

More information on MAINSITE Contemporary Art can be found on

Call to Artists - National Weather Center Art Biennale

DEADLINE: October 1, 2012!
How does weather affect the artistic muse? The National Weather Center at the University of Oklahoma teams up with the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the Norman Arts Council to explore the theme of weather in art with the National Weather Center Biennale - the first national juried exhibition featuring art about weather. The biennale officially begins Earth Day, April 22.

Prizes totaling $25,000 will be offered to the top winners. An overall prize of $10,000 will be awarded to one work for Best in Show, with $5,000 given to the first-place winners in three categories: painting, works on paper and photography.

The National Weather Center Biennale is open to artists of any nationality over the age of 18.

Registration began April 22 on the biennale's official website at Artists may enter up to three works in any combination of categories. The entry fee is $25 for the first entry and $10 for each subsequent entry. Registration closes Oct. 1. Works selected for an exhibition to be held in 2013 will be notified in late 2012.

The exhibition of selected works, including the prize winners', will open to the public Earth Day, April 22, 2013, at the National Weather Center and will close June 2, 2013.

Additional information about the exhibition is available on the website and the biennale's Facebook and Twitter pages.

Alan Atkinson, an art instructor at OU, will serve as the exhibition curator and part of the initial selection committee. Joining Atkinson as initial jurors will be Berrien Moore and Erinn Gavaghan, executive director of the Norman Arts Council. The initial judges will select 100 works from the submitted art entries for the exhibition.

Three nationally renowned guest jurors representing national meteorology, contemporary art museums and current artists will then select the winning pieces from each of the three categories, as well as the Best of Show prize, from the initial 100 selected works. These judges will be announced at a later date on the biennale's website.

The National Weather Center's website is Additional information about the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art is available online at and the Norman Arts Council's website is

Call for Artists - NAC Teams Up with Cleveland County Sexual Assault Response Team for Exhibit

 DEADLINE: OCTOBER 29, 2012 by 12:00pm

The Norman Arts Council, in coordination with the Cleveland County Sexual Assault Response Team, will feature work that draws attention to sexual assault through artists' responses to and their experiences. Artists are asked to submit proposals for the show by noon on October 29, 2012.

The exhibit will run from February 8, 2013 - March 16, 2013 and will include a panel discussion on Saturday, February 9, 2013. The opening reception for the exhibit will take place in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Circuit of Art on Friday, February 8, 2013 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm.

The works exhibited during this show shall represent the following mediums: design, media arts, photography, videography, sculpture, installation, and other visual arts.

Artists interested will submit proposals for review according to MAINSITE Contemporary Art: Home of the Norman Arts Council, 122 East Main Street, Norman, OK 73069. Applications and guidelines are available to pick up at MAINSITE or available for download here.

For more information on MAINSITE Contemporary Art gallery, visit For questions, please contact the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162 or

Call to Artists - Seeking Proposals for West Main Street Sculptures

Norman Public Arts Board Seeks Proposals
 For West Main Street Sculptures 

DEADLINE: JULY 20, 2012 by 4:00pm 

On behalf of the Norman Arts Council and the City of Norman, the Norman Public Arts Board seeks to purchase two pieces of permanent outdoor sculptures for placement in "traffic bumps outs" at the corners of West Main/ Webster and West Main/ Santa Fe. The two pieces will be selected independent of each other.

The goal of this project is to enhance the heavily trafficked intersections that visually anchor the downtown arts district.  This area also serves as a pathway to several churches in an established neighborhood, the public library, City of Norman Complex, and acts as one of many entrances to the University of Oklahoma.

The installation should embody a theme representative of central Oklahoma.  This theme could relate, but is not to be limited to any characteristics on this list:  Oklahoma weather, Native American heritage, civic character, complexity of a university city, cultural diversity of the third largest city in the state, the pioneer spirit, and the natural habitats or environment of the area.  The style of the sculpture may be a traditional, architectural, figurative, or contemporary interpretation of the theme and may be made of any material.

Send Completed Applications to:
Norman Public Arts Board
c/o Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069
Delivered to:
MAINSITE Contemporary Art: 
Home of the Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK  73069

All applications for Step One must be RECEIVED by 4:00 p.m., CST, July 20, 2012

To ensure fairness, there are no extensions or waivers of deadlines. Applicants will be notified no later than August 10, 2012 as to the status of their application.

Please contact the Norman Public Arts Board via email with questions: Please put PAB in the subject line.

Step One Application Deadline: July 20, 2012
Notification to finalists:  August 10, 2012
Finalists' Presentations/Interview:  August 19, 2012
Selection of artists:  August 27, 2012
Installation: October 26, 2012
Dedication/unveiling:  November 9, 2012

For more information on the Norman Public Arts Board and the West Main Street Sculpture project, contact the Norman Arts Council at 405-360-1162.