About Commerce

Art at Commerce

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce is now accepting proposals for the display of artwork at the agency. Interested visual artists or their representatives should submit a proposal.

Selection of Artists for Exhibition:

Factors taken into consideration in the selection of artists include the artist's connection to the state, professional status, physical nature of artwork in relation to exhibit space, diverse ethnic and cultural background of artist and statewide representation.
Artistic excellence and artistic merit are the criteria by which artwork will be considered, taking into account general standards of decency and respect for the diverse beliefs and values of the people of this state.
Art must be appropriate to the professional environment at the Oklahoma Department of Commerce as judged by the Curatorial Committee.

Portfolio Submission Guidelines:

In order to be considered, the following materials must be submitted to the Committee preferably on a CD or submitted via e-mail:

  • A current resumé with contact information
  • A personal biography
  • An artist statement
  • 10-15 images of a recent body of work

Decisions

Submission of a portfolio does not guarantee exhibition in the galleries. If an artist is invited to exhibit in the galleries, the ODOC Curatorial Committee selects and curates the artwork in the exhibition. In addition, the Committee provides gallery space, installs the artist's work inside the gallery, writes text panels and labels based on information provided by the artist. Prices may not be displayed and sales cannot be conducted inside the ODOC office.
Portfolios can be submitted via e-mail to:
bryan_boone@okcommerce.gov

Or by mail to:

The Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Art Curatorial Committee
900 N. Stiles Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104