The Present Is Perfect at ArtNow - 405 Magazine

The Present Is Perfect at ArtNow

Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center celebrates the present at its all-new ArtNow fete and sale.


Normally, the general public being familiar with your fundraiser would be a good thing, not a potential cause for concern. But since this event’s organizer and beneficiary is the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center, and the fete is called ArtNow, doing the same thing year after year would hardly be ideal.

So while the exhibition and sale on Jan. 22 still combines art, cocktails and company for a can’t-miss evening, guest curators and local creativity all-stars Kelsey Karper and Julia Kirt have ensured an all-new viewing experience.

“With the ArtNow exhibition now in its fifth year at Oklahoma Contemporary, Julia and I decided to bring a fresh approach by including only artists who have never been featured in this show before,” Karper says. “Oklahoma has an abundance of artistic talent, and we think ArtNow is a perfect venue to introduce audiences to new artists.”

"Monarch," by Marissa Raglin.

From ceramics to CGI, painting to photography, fine metals to light-emitting diodes, this year’s 25 artists span a wide range of media, attitude, traditions and technology. Guests will also find a variety of price points, with artworks starting as low as $50.

You can get a sneak peek at these fresh creations when the exhibition opens Jan. 11, and more than 100 works will go on sale at the party on Jan. 22. To get tickets or more information, visit or call 951.0000. And this might go without saying, but: act now.