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What to do in Oklahoma on Nov. 9, 2012: Support the arts at IAO's Red Dot Art Auction

by Brandy McDonnell Published: November 9, 2012
Oklahoma City painter Trent Lawson's portrait of Einstein is among the more than 100 works that will be on sale during IAO's 2012 Red Dot Art Auction. (Photo courtesy Trent Lawson.)
Oklahoma City painter Trent Lawson's portrait of Einstein is among the more than 100 works that will be on sale during IAO's 2012 Red Dot Art Auction. (Photo courtesy Trent Lawson.)

Today’s featured event:

The Individual Artists of Oklahoma, 706 W Sheridan, will host its annual Red Dot Art Auction from 7 to 11 tonight. The auction, which is meant to raise money for the operation of the gallery and organization, will feature the artwork of nearly 100 Oklahoma artists, all of which will be sale via silent auction. Tickets for the event are $25 and are available for purchase at the IAO Gallery, Blue Seven and Full Circle Bookstore.

“Red Dot is one of our most exciting events we host each year,” IAO Executive Director Kendall Brown said in a news release. “The auction gives us a chance to showcase some of the best artists working in Oklahoma, while giving all in attendance a chance to walk home with a spectacular piece for their own collection.”

The auction will include work from Marilyn Artus, Dylan Bradway, J Don Cook, Romy Owens, Trent Lawson and more than 100 other artists. The event also will feature the culinary creations of restaurants around the metro area.

“We hope that everyone will come out … to help support IAO and check out the great artwork, wonderful food and fantastic drinks,” Brown said. “IAO is possible through the generous support of the Oklahoma community and events like Red Dot.”

Individual Artists of Oklahoma is a nonprofit arts organization with a multimedia gallery and event space located on historic Film Row in downtown Oklahoma City. IAO is committed to sustaining and encouraging emerging and established artists in all media who are intellectually and aesthetically provocative or experimental in subject matter or technique.

IAO creates opportunities for Oklahoma artists by curating and developing socially relevant exhibitions in one of the finest gallery spaces in the region. The IAO Gallery features works and exhibitions that display innovative and thought-provoking concepts and approaches that broaden the dialogue with the community and enhance public understanding of the role of contemporary art and the artist.

For more information, go to http://iaogallery.org.

For more events, go to www.wimgo.com.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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