The Mosaic Project artist returns for second weekend of hands-on workshops

Posted on April 27th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Norman Public Arts Board (PAB) on behalf of the City of Norman and Norman Arts Council, conceived the vision of “The Mosaic Project” as a community-based art project, all of us working together to create a unique piece of public art. The purpose was to foster community engagement in the creation of the mosaic, inclusive to all that wish to participate. The mosaic is looked to be a bridge to connect the city, the community working together — side-by-side — for the beautification of the city.

Artist Laura Robbins will return for her second visit to work with the community on Friday, April 29 from 2:00 – 8:00 and Saturday, April 29 from 11:00-5:00. This workshop will be held at the Scratch Annex (formerly Dreamers Concept) at 428 E. Main.

We will glaze clay pieces that were previously created during our March workshop. Laura will also assist participants in helping to create the glass border of the mosaic. The community-created pieces with be incorporated into the finished mosaic

The final mosaic will be approximately 6’ x 12’ with an additional fundraising panel of 6’ x 2’ and will be installed on the East wall of the Lions Park Pavilion building surface. The … Read More »


The Norman Arts Council Seeks Independent Contractor as Percent for Art Projects Manager

Posted on April 21st, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Contract Position Announcement:

The Norman Arts Council is seeking an independent contractor as Percent for Art Project Manager.

The Norman Arts Council (NAC) has contracted with the City of Norman, OK to administer the Norman Forward Percent for Art Projects. NAC seeks an experienced public art professional to serve as the Percent for Art Project Manager. This contract position will report to the Executive Director of the NAC and is responsible for the project management and coordination of $1.2 million in public art projects as part of the City of Norman’s Norman Forward initiative.

Percent for Art Project Manager will be responsible for:

Communication between NAC, Norman Public Arts Board, City of Norman, Norman Forward Committees, architects/project designers, and artists
Preparation of project scope, project budgets, and timelines for Percent for Art projects
Coordinating team meetings
Coordinating art selection panels
Administering RFQs and art selection processes
Coordinating with Norman Arts Council to promote RFQs
Coordinating design reviews with artist and architects
Attending Norman Forward Committee and City Council meetings
Planning public dedications and celebration activities with Norman Arts Council and City of Norman

For more information on Norman Forward: http://www.normanok.gov/cm/norman-forward

The contract period is July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 with an option to renew annually until all Norman Forward Percent for Art Projects … Read More »

Norman Open Studios Invites Community to Look Behind the Scenes of Norman Artists

Posted on April 21st, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Sometimes the process is as beautiful and interesting as the end result. That’s the sentiment behind Norman Arts Council’s Norman Open Studios, the fourth of edition takes place Friday, May 13 through Saturday, May 15 with an art exhibition that extends through Thursday, May 26 at MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman.

Open Studios will invite the public at large into the studios and workspaces of seven Norman artists, including Bobby Anderson, Alejandro Bagajewicz, Ethan Elgersma, Carlos Mendoza, Haley Prestifilippo and Jason and Amanda Wells. A full map and passport will be available soon.

“The bulk of our programming and initiatives supporting visual artists place the finished art work out there for the public to enjoy, but that’s not necessarily providing the full picture of what goes into the creative process that went into it,” said Joshua Boydston, Associate Director of Norman Arts Council. “Norman Open Studios gives people the opportunity to see where all the blood, sweat and tears were poured in creating a piece of art that was forged in hopes of bettering the world if even in the smallest of ways. More often than not, that exposure to the process only grows the appreciation for an already beautiful … Read More »


Now Accepting Summer 2016 Arts Education Scholarship Applications!

Posted on April 15th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

In 2012, the Norman Arts Council introduced the Robert Kidd III Arts Programs Scholarship Fund to provide support for students in grades kindergarten through 8th grade who are residents of Norman to attend arts education programs with an established arts organization or educator. Awards are given for fall, spring and summer class sessions and can be used for private lessons, classes with an art organization or business (in Norman or elsewhere) or any other art education opportunity.

Scholarship Program Mission:  The Norman Arts Council Arts Education Scholarships are intended to provide Norman children with the opportunity to attend arts programming that is offered outside of schools.

Applications for Summer 2016 are available now!
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2016.

Apply Online Here

Note: Please read application guidelines thoroughly to ensure timely completion of all requirements!

ELIGIBILITY:  The Norman Arts Council invites students in grades K-8 who live or go to school in Norman, Oklahoma to apply for a scholarship to offset the cost of an arts education experience provided by an established arts organization or educator.

APPLICATIONS: Only Applications submitted through the on-line process will be considered for funding.

SELECTION CRITERIA:  The NAC is seeking applications for scholarships from students who:

express a … Read More »