Call to furniture artisans from IAO

Calling all Furniture Artisans!

Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO) announces a call for entries to design and build the new reception desk for the organization’s future home at 708 W. Sheridan.

Attached are two dimension options for the needs of the space (note: The dimensions are not attached. Call the gallery for details). Please use these dimensions as a guideline for your design, but not as specific requirements for the piece. Other needs for the piece are to have ample storage and a hidden workspace area. The L-shaped version will need some way to pass through to the West side of the gallery and the piece must stay at 4-feet from the South wall and no more than 6-feet, 6-inches out into the gallery space. The workspace area must be 30” to 32” above finish floor; other heights may vary.

The dark black line on the outer part of the dimensions signifies the need for IAO’s mission statement and a way to conceal the office door.

The winning piece will be selected based on aesthetics/creativity, function, materials used (specific materials must be submitted with entry) and the total cost of the project, including the design and build fees.

Submissions must be made on one 24" x 36" board presentation to include the design and specified materials. The name of the artist should be placed on the back (not the front) as the judges will be considering the submissions without knowledge of whose piece it is.

Submissions must be delivered to IAO’s gallery at 811 N. Broadway by 5 p.m. Friday, May 22. The winning piece will be announced June 1 and the piece must be finished and delivered to IAO’s new location by Thursday, August 1.

IAO members will be allowed to submit one entry for free; non-members may submit one entry for $20.

Special thanks to Chip Fudge for donating the funds to IAO for the competition.

Gallery hours to drop off submissions are Noon – 5 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday; Noon to 8 p.m. Friday. The gallery is located at 811 N. Broadway.

For more information, please call IAO at (405) 232-6060.