Norman Arts Council seeks part time gallery assistant

Posted on October 17th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

Position Announcement
Gallery Assistant
Part Time
$12/hour, 20 hours per week

Flexible work hours, some evenings and weekends required

Open until: November 4, 2016

Qualifications: Arts experience preferred, event planning, volunteer coordination, administrative work, excellent computer skills, and excellent communications skills

The Norman Arts Council is seeking a part time Gallery Assistant. Applicants should have strong, independent work skill and a passion for the arts. This position will report to the Executive Director. Duties will include:

General gallery maintenance
Assistance in exhibit installs and de-installs
Gallery hospitality on Saturday’s during exhibits
Assistance during evening events and rentals
Assist in coordination of monthly Art Walks
Database entry
Answering phones
Additional administrative duties as assigned

Please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references to:

Erinn Gavaghan
Norman Arts Council
122 E. Main Street
Norman, OK 73069

2016 Governor’s Arts Awards Recipients Announced

Posted on October 12th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Oklahoma Arts Council has announced the names of 13 individuals and 8 organizations that will be honored for their contributions to the arts in Oklahoma during the 41st Annual Governor’s Arts Awards on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. 

Governor Mary Fallin will present the awards during a special ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m. in the fourth floor rotunda at the Oklahoma state Capitol. A reception will follow outside the Betty Price Gallery in the Capitol’s first floor rotunda. The event is free and open to the public.

Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Amber Sharples said Oklahomans submitted a record number of nominations this year.

“We appreciate the many grateful Oklahomans who submitted nominations,” Sharples said. “They shared inspirational stories of the generous individuals and organizations that are devoting time and resources to making the arts thrive in communities and schools across our state. We look forward to celebrating with this year’s recipients.” 
Governor’s Arts Awards recipients are selected from submitted nominations by members of the Governor’s Arts Awards Selection Committee.

The Governor’s Award recognizes longtime leadership and significant contributions to the arts. Honorees are:
Ann Lacy, Yukon
Josephine Freede, Oklahoma City
The Business in the Arts Award recognizes individuals, businesses and corporations that exhibit outstanding support of the arts in Oklahoma. Honorees … Read More »

Curiosities Creep into MAINSITE Contemporary Art this Fall

Posted on October 5th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

In honor of the spookiest time of the year, an exhibition of Curiosities will take over MAINSITE Contemporary Art, 122 E. Main, Norman. Celebrated with an opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 14, the dual exhibition features the fantastical work of AK Westerman and comic book-flavored pieces of Bombs Away Art, each capturing different aspects of the horror nostalgia, whimsical surrealism and darkly twisted sensibilities the season tends to inspire. The exhibition will run through Saturday, November 19.

Westerman’s joy in creating comes from a deep desire to comment on humanity’s place on this earth, along with the constant battle between man, nature and machine. The Oklahoma artist works primarily in acrylics and mixed media within the genres of surrealism, science-fiction and fantasy. She delights in creating highly-detailed pieces with carefully hidden Easter eggs that encourage the audience to rediscover the work each time it is viewed.

Her exhibition, Foiled, playfully explores classic children’s tales, striking a tone that skirts the edge of darkness, eschewing the saccharine finales of Disney renditions but only flirting with the fatalistic fables of the Brothers Grimm. Wonders both natural and ersatz lurk playfully amongst otherworldly tableaus.

Dustin Oswald — the man behind Bombs … Read More »

The Depot Announces 2016-17 Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concert Schedule

Posted on September 20th, by NAC in Art. No Comments

The Depot will soon move our concerts inside to the intimate setting of our Depot home at 200 S. Jones.  Winter Wind and Whistle Stop Concerts will follow close on the heels of Summer Breeze beginning in October and continuing into April.

We are pleased to announce we’re continuing our collaboration with Jazz in June, Inc., co-producing four concerts highlighting America’s rich musical traditions.

Tickets for individual concerts may be purchased on-line, by visiting The Depot at 200 S. Jones, or by phoning 405-307-9320.

Online tickets:

Ticket packages (Pick 5 and Pick 10) available here:

Our events page has short bios and videos for each artist:


Oct 2, 2016, 7:00pm
John Fullbright (SOLD OUT!)

Oct 13, 2016, 7:00pm
Tony Lucca & Alex Dezen w/ Christian Lopez*

Oct 16. 2016, 7:00pm
Susan Gibson

Oct 30, 2016, 7:00pm
Kevin and Dustin Welch

Novr 6, 2016, 7:00pm
Kim Richey

Nov 20, 2016, 7:00pm
Slaid Cleaves

Dec 4, 2016, 7:00pm
Sam Baker

Dec 18, 2016, 7:00pm
Victor & Penny^

Jan 8, 2017, 7:00pm
Caitlin Canty

Jan 15, 2017, 7:00pm
The Hot Nut Riveters^

Feb 12, 2017, 7:00pm
John Gorka

Feb 22, 2017, 7:00pm
Emily Scott Robinson and Caroline Cotter*

Mar 5, 2017, 7:00pm
Jake Armerding

Mar 19, 2017, 7:00pm
The Claudettes^

Apr 2, 2017, 7:00pm
Adam & Kizzie^

* Whistle Stop Concert
^ Winter Wind and Jazz in June Concert

The Depot accommodates audiences of 100, allowing a more personal interaction between audience … Read More »