Oklahoma Contemporary encourages artistic expression in all its forms through education and exhibitions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. For information about participating in any of our Education Programs, please contact the Education Department at (405) 951-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Allied Arts represents and supports 26 local arts groups in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas and serves as the advocate for central Oklahoma's arts and cultural community.
Founded in 1971 as Oklahoma's only United Arts Fund, Allied Arts champions the arts by:
Mobilizing critical resources to foster the dynamic growth of the arts
Providing technological, administrative and ot...
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