Oklahoma Contemporary
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City OK 73107
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

Oklahoma Contemporary encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education, exhibitions and performance.

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Contact Information
Contact Name Jennifer Thurman
Contact email information@oklahomacontemporary.org
Address 3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Phone (405) 951-0000
Fax 405-951-0003
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/cntac/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer

Annual Fund

Oklahoma Contemporary endeavors to instill in the public a lifetime appreciation of the arts and enthusiasm for creative practice.

Your 100 percent tax-deductible gift can be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize someone. Contributions of $1,000 or more are acknowledged in the Gallery's annual listing of donors.

If your company has a matching gift program, your contribution to Oklahoma Contemporary can be generously increased and will do even more to support our mission. 

For more information, please contact Executive Director Donna Rineheart-Keever at (405) 951-0000 or drinehart@okcontemp.org or write to:

Annual Fund Manager
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center
3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107


The Education Department is a vital link between Oklahoma Contemporary and residents of all ages in the greater Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Programming for kids and families, teens, adults, community organizations, school groups, educators and visitors with disabilities is offered year-round. Your gift will provide direct support to annual program costs.

For more information about supporting Education Programs at Oklahoma Contemporary, please contact Executive Director Donna Rineheart-Keever at (405) 951-0000 or drinehart@okcontemp.org. For information about participating in any of our Education Programs, please contact the Education Department at (405) 951-0000 or eoldfield@okcontemp.org.

Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $3,002,561.00
Projected Expenses $3,002,561.00
History and Background
Former Names
City Arts Center2012
Year Founded 1989
IRS Ruling Year 1989
State Registration Expiration Mar 2019

Oklahoma Contemporary encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education, exhibitions and performance.


Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, formed in 1989 as City Arts Center by Christian Keesee and Kirkpatrick Foundation Director Marilyn Myers, is a non-profit organization committed to providing the community with quality, accessible and affordable arts programming and education. Through corporate funding and private donations, Oklahoma Contemporary is able to educate Oklahomans through adult classes and workshops, art camps and classes for local youth, art exhibitions and events. Oklahoma Contemporary was the recipient of the first grant ever awarded by the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and plays a key role in the development of Oklahoma City’s visual arts landscape.

For more than 25 years, Oklahoma Contemporary has been encouraging artistic expression, through education and exhibitions, at its State Fair Park location. The organization is in the planning phases for an arts campus in downtown Oklahoma City, at NW 11th and Broadway. The new Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary -- four shipping containers, repurposed as an innovative two-story, 1,173 square-foot gallery -- serves as the first step toward a future home on the 4.6-acre site, temporarily housing exhibitions, events and an art library.

The Showroom is an introduction to all the organization plans to offer in its new location, which will include a 50,000-square-foot building with classrooms, galleries, a dance studio and a black-box theater.

With an emphasis on arts education, Oklahoma Contemporary’s planned location will offer a high-tech, new media curriculum – with programs in filmmaking, animation, publishing, photography, web design and 3-D printing – in addition to expanded youth and adult classes in ceramics, fiber, painting, sculpture, drawing and dance. An existing 10,000-square-foot building will be remodeled to house an Industrial Arts program, focusing on wood, ceramics, metal and jewelry.



Our accomplishments and goals center on maintaining a high level of programming at our fairgrounds site, while planning a new arts campus, conducting a capital campaign and establishing a presence at our future NW 11th and Broadway site.

FY14 accomplishments included: 1) Exhibitions by Jason Willaford, Chuck Webster and Ana Maria Hernando and the Not Just Another Day in May photograph exhibition, in conjunction with KGOU, documenting the May 2013 tornadoes. 2.) Working with youth in four sessions of school-break camps and adults in art classes. 3.) Installation of the Orly Genger sculpture Terra, made of 1.4 million feet of recycled fishing rope, at the NW 11th and Broadway site.

Goals for FY15 include planning programming for the newly opened Showroom at Oklahoma Contemporary, four repurposed shipping containers that temporarily house exhibitions, events and an art library and serve as the first step toward Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center’s future home.We'll also be busy planning and fundraising for the new building, while we maintain a high level of programming at our fairgrounds site, including our new Youth Classes.


Student Scholarships: A charitable gift of $130 will fund a scholarship to send a 5- to 12-year-old child to one week of Oklahoma Contemporary’s Summer, Fall, Winter or Spring Arts Camps. Our visual and performing arts camps, developed and taught by artists, encourage creativity and build self-esteem. We have many families who want to send their children, but need scholarship assistance.

Student Field Trip Funds: A charitable gift of $500 will fund a school field trip, allowing students from one Oklahoma City-area school to come to Oklahoma Contemporary for a great half-day experience that includes guided tours of our exhibitions and an art project inspired by them. The $500 gift covers transportation costs, stipends for the art teachers and lunch. Without this funding, most schools cannot afford this arts enrichment experience.

Exhibition Guides: A gift of $625 will underwrite costs of our colorful exhibition guides to help parents and teachers understand, appreciate and become engaged with our exhibits.

Student Field Trip Funds: A charitable gift of $500 will fund a school field trip, allowing students from one Oklahoma City area school to come to Oklahoma Contemporary for a great half-day experience that includes guided tours of our exhibits, and an art project inspired by the exhibit. The $500 gift covers transportation costs, stipends for the art teachers, and the cost of lunch.  Without this funding, most schools cannot afford this arts enrichment experience.
Exhibit Guides: A gift of $625 will underwrite costs of our colorful exhibit guides to help parents and teachers understand, appreciate and become engaged with our exhibits.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Central Oklahoma
Concentrated in central Oklahoma. Exhibitions and events attract regional national audiences.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Visual Arts
Tertiary Organizational Category Arts,Culture & Humanities/Performing Arts

Oklahoma Contemporary provides a variety of arts education options to students of all ages and abilities. Our adult arts education program is dedicated to providing professional-quality arts instruction in ceramics, photography, weaving, sculpture, painting, new media, creative writing, dance and more. Students can enroll in eight-week courses or one-day workshops. Youth camps and classes give younger students a chance to learn about contemporary arts and artists, develop basic visual or performing arts skills and experiment with an array of artistic mediums to gain confidence and self-expression. One-day classes are offered on Saturdays, and weeklong art camps for ages 5 to 13 are offered during the metro-area schools’ spring, fall, winter and summer breaks. Camps are conceived and taught by artist-instructors and designed to be fun for children, teach about art and artists and nurture creativity. We offer a variety of age-specific camp choices in visual art, dance and drama. We also host lectures on art-related topics and provide free film programming throughout the year.

Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults Families
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Education staff regularly evaluate offerings to ensure they meet the needs of the local community. Participants complete evaluations after each class. Evaluations are reviewed and adjustments are made as needed.

Exhibitions in the Eleanor Kirkpatrick Gallery showcase the work of local, regional, national and international contemporary artists and show Oklahomans the wide range of art being produced by the artists of our time. Oklahoma Contemporary provides free access to all exhibitions and incorporates free educational activities, including guided tours, films, make and take workshops and children’s programming. Costs associated with major exhibitions include rental fees, shipping and insurance costs, promotions, advertising and artist fees and travel. Recent exhibitions include K Yoland, Chuck Webster, Laurie Frick, Ana Maria Hernando, Boo Ritson and Jason Willaford.

Population Served Families Adults K-12 (5-19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Donna Rinehart-Keever
Start Date Oct 2013
Email drinehart@okcontemp.org

Donna Rinehart-Keever joined Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center in October 2013 as Deputy Director. With her expertise in development and operations, she was named Executive Director in February 2014. In this role, she will lead Oklahoma Contemporary through its capital campaign, the construction of a new building and the expansion of education and exhibition programs.

Prior to Oklahoma Contemporary, Donna worked for the Execute Service Corp of Central Oklahoma (ESCCO) as President and Executive Director. For the past sixteen years ESCCO has provided volunteer management consulting to over 150 nonprofit agencies, government entities and school districts. Donna previously served as President /CEO of Allied Arts, a United Arts Fund that supports 20 member arts and cultural agencies in Central Oklahoma. During her tenure Donna and her executive team achieved the highest fund raising totals in the organization’s history. Under her leadership Allied Arts raised over $20,000,000 for the arts through its annual campaign and special events. In addition, Donna instituted critical organizational improvements at Allied Arts by implementing a variety of business practices like strategic planning, board development, succession planning and other management protocols. Her strong ties in the community allowed Allied Arts to forge important public/private partnerships to benefit the arts.

She served as Vice President of Membership and Marketing with the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce and is credited for increasing membership from 2,400 to 4,000 members.

She was recognized by The Journal Record as one of the “Top 50 Women Making a Difference in Oklahoma,” in 1997 and 1998 and inducted into their “Circle of Excellence” program in 2004. High Noon, Inc., one of Oklahoma City’s professional and philanthropic organizations, recognized Donna as the 2006 Woman of the Year. She also received the Ken Arbuckle Fellow Award from Sales and Marketing Executives International.

Senior Staff
Lori Brooks
Jeremiah DavisArtistic Director
Julie Delliquanti Education and Studio School Director
Salvador OntiverosDirector of Finance
Donna Rinehart-keeverExecutive Director
Jennifer ScanlanCuratorial and Exhibition Director
Jennifer ThurmanDevelopment Director
Number of Full-time Staff 19
Number of Part-time Staff 4
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 200
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 405
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 2
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 10
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant Yes
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Oklahoma Contemporary collaborates with schools in the Oklahoma metropolitan area, including public and charter schools.  We work closely with area artists and organizations that support artists. We are collaborating with our future neighbors in the Midtown/Automobile Alley district of Oklahoma City.
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Board Chair
Name Mr. Christian Keesee
Company Affiliation Kirkpatrick Bank
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Email ck@the4th-floor.com
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 23, 2018
Board of Directors List
Catherine Blaik-James Voting
Kim Bruno United MechanicalVoting
Lori Burson Stella’s ItalianVoting
Robert Clements Clements Foods CompanyVoting
Todd Edmonds HSE ArchitectsVoting
Rand Elliott Elliott + AssociatesVoting
Tricia Everest GableGotwalsVoting
Joshua Fahrenbruck JPMorgan Private Bank
Kirsten Griffin Kirsten Griffin PhotographyVoting
Mary Ellen Gumerson Community VolunteerVoting
Nathaniel Harding Antioch EnergyVoting
Aimee Harlow Community VolunteerVoting
Ann Johnstone Community VolunteerVoting
Christian Keesee Kirkpatrick BankVoting
Joan Maguire VersateqVoting
Louisa McCune Kirkpatrick FoundationVoting
G. David Neff Community VolunteerVoting
Kim O'Connor Community VolunteerVoting
Marran Ogilvie Community VolunteerVoting
Larry Ottaway Foliart, Huff, Ottaway & BottomVoting
James Pickel Smith & Pickel ConstructionVoting
Kelly Pipkin Surface Solutions: Statewide PaintingVoting
Amy Ritcher Bankhead McCaffrey and Associates, PLLCVoting
Rachel Shortt Shortt Communications LLCVoting
Glenna Tanenbaum Community VolunteerVoting
Molly Tolbert Crowe & DunlevyVoting
Tony D. Vaughn Devon Energy CorporationVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 25
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 18
Standing Committees
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Liz Eickman Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Tricia Everest Elliott + Associates
Louisa McCune Kirkpatrick Foundation
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year July 01, 2017-June 30, 2018
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $3,002,561
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $3,002,561
Financial Documents
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$3,448,140$14,811,463$2,080,093
Total Expenses$2,193,121$2,281,206$1,859,284
Revenue Less Expenses$1,255,019$12,530,257$220,809
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$65,741$48,816$55,695
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$140$32$80
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues------
Special Events$25,822$17,181($9,948)
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$1,120,713$1,017,055$745,187
Administration Expense$732,113$914,987$821,953
Fundraising Expense$340,295$349,164$292,144
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.576.491.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses51%45%40%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue372%529%639%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$14,730,679$13,431,591$993,967
Current Assets$3,137,811$712,032$258,143
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$251,275$207,206$299,839
Total Net Assets$14,479,404$13,224,385$694,128
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities12.493.440.86
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $3,097,740Contributions $14,503,377Contributions $1,701,021
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $258,624Earned Revenue $236,888Earned Revenue $325,676
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountGovt - Unspecified $65,741Govt - Unspecified $48,816Govt - Unspecified $55,695
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Campaign Purpose A new building at 11th and N. Broadway in the Automobile Alley district of Downtown OKC.
Campaign Goal $26,000,000
Campaign Dates Jan 2015 to Dec 2019
Amount Raised To Date $18,699,882 as of Mar 2018
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.
Organizations with a GiveSmartOKC profile are responsible for updating information annually within 45 days following the end of their fiscal year.
Address 3000 General Pershing Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Primary Phone 405 951-0000
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/cntac/
CEO/Executive Director Donna Rinehart-Keever
Board Chair Mr. Christian Keesee
Board Chair Company Affiliation Kirkpatrick Bank


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