Ahha invites Native American artists with ties to Oklahoma working in all visual arts media to submit works to be considered as part of a juried exhibition of contemporary Native American Art, Re/Convening. Re/Convening will feature works by contemporary Native artists who are from, have lived or worked in, or presently reside in Oklahoma. In addition to exhibiting the finest traditional and cutting-edge works by living artists, the exhibition will emphasize Oklahoma’s past and present status as a locus of indigenous expression and innovation. Ahha defines contemporary art as work created by living artists. Work created in all artistic styles is eligible for consideration.

Re/Convening will be on display at ahha Tulsa from July 3rd, through August 23rd, 2020, with opening reception taking place during the July 3rd First Friday Art Crawl from 5:00-9:00. Exhibiting artists will retain 70% of gallery sales. $850 in prizes will be awarded.

Launching in July of 2020, The ahha Tulsa Arts Incubator, will be housed on the South Side of THE GALLERY in the former Creative Studios. The Arts Incubator challenges the traditional way in which most art is made, where art creation is the job of the professional artist and the public is generally a passive observer or consumer. The ahha Tulsa Arts Incubator is Tulsa’s only space dedicated to participatory art projects. Ahha defines participatory art as an approach to creating art that engages public participation in the creative process. The public becomes co-creators, editors, and observers of the work. This type of art is incomplete without viewers' physical interaction. 

Ahha Tulsa invites Tulsa area artists to propose and lead original concepts in the Arts Incubator. Each Incubator project will be scheduled for 3 to 4 months, depending on the ahha Tulsa exhibition calendar. 

Please carefully review the Artist Application Packet at https://ahhatulsa.org/call-to-artists/ before applying. 

Find inspiration and examples of participatory art projects HERE

Saturday, April 18, 2020

12:00–5:00 PM
Ahha Tulsa 

Tinkering is a powerful form of learning based on exploration and discovery. In this celebration of curiosity, ahha Tulsa welcomes area artists, artisans, crafters, and problem solvers to engage visitors in their passion and expertise through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and performances that inspire audience participation. 

Participation for non-profit organizations and individual artist and makers is free. We request that for-profit organizations provide a donation starting at $25 to offset the cost of setup.

Due to limited space, we will not be able to accommodate all Tinkerer applicants. Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate how they will actively engage learners of all ages and abilities.

Ahha Tulsa