Co-curators Alyson Atchison and Patrick Reynolds traveled from Locust Grove to Frederick, and all points between, to build an exciting survey of contemporary art being created in Oklahoma today. Hear their stories at this private, curator-led tour for Oklahoma Contemporary’s ArtNow 2019 exhibit.

Oklahoma Contemporary’s signature ArtNow celebrates Oklahoma’s vibrant contemporary art community. The 2019 exhibition, opening November 16, 2018, provides a snapshot of Oklahoma’s diverse art scene. The exhibit wraps up with an art sale, the “party with a purpose” on January 18, 2019.

ArtNow 2019 - photo by Dennis Spielman

ArtNow is Oklahoma Contemporary’s annual exhibition of Oklahoma-based contemporary artists. It closes with an art sale and celebration — the first big party of the year with cocktails, tastemakers and the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works. Funds raised help keep Oklahoma Contemporary exhibitions open free of charge, year-round. You won’t want to miss this year’s celebration — the last ArtNow and major event at our fairgrounds location.

Tickets for the event sold out in past years, so eager attendees are advised to purchase theirs early at

ArtNow 2019 - photo by Dennis Spielman

ArtNow is both the exhibition and the event as Artistic Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis sums it up: “An annual survey of the arts landscape in Oklahoma, an opportunity to connect audiences to contemporary creativity, a party with a purpose. ArtNow is more than an exhibition: The funds we raise for ArtNow keep exhibitions free to the public year-round at Oklahoma Contemporary and support the diverse artists creating work across our state.”

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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at