Inclusion in Art is dedicated to promoting racial and cultural diversity in Oklahoma’s visual arts community through exhibitions, workshops, creative projects and lectures.

Inclusion in Art continues to support artists of color by connecting communities through socially conscious presentations that challenge the mind and embrace progressive thought.

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Marketing For Artist Workshop 5/31/18

Want to join us in a discussion about using your authentic voice in marketing? What does it take to market yourself as an artist or market your friends’ shows? How do you create the content needed to bring out the best in your show before the show starts?

Join Desiree Steeze and Michelle Bui in a discussion about what it takes to publicize and market artists in Oklahoma.

The first 10 people to come in and sign up will receive a free drink at Anthem Brewing Company, LLC from the Inclusion in Arts board!


Many refer to her as the Queen of Oklahoma Hip-Hop. She’s earned the title by intentionally being active in the scene for years and always making herself an available resource for artists in the community. Desiree Yearby, aka Dezz, aka Dezzgotsteeze staked her claim as a cultural ambassador at the age of 16 when she joined The Puzzle People collective. Since then she’s gone on to produce fashion shows, host various musical events, manage social media, and serve as a consultant to some of Oklahoma’s most influential creatives. Dezz doesn’t stop there with her diverse set of interests. She flexes her skills for local publications including her own site ( where she focuses on hip-hop in the Midwest and creating community between in the hip-hop community in the entire state and only female speaker on Oklahoma Hip-hop Podcast (Tha Rap Podcast). In addition, she contributes serving on a slew of advisory boards aimed at benefiting the youth of Oklahoma City and serves on committees of many Oklahoma Festivals such as Jabeepalooza, PlazaFest, and World Culture music festival.

Although a lot of people know Michelle for working behind the bar and being a manager at Elemental Coffee, she has worked with artists and nonprofits for almost 10 years. While growing up as an artist and performing on stage, she majored in public relations at OU to help publicize her friends and other artists from behind the scenes. After graduating and working at Bumbershoot PR for a few months, she has been a freelance publicist and social media manager for restaurants, bands, artists and nonprofits in Oklahoma City and Norman. She is also a graduate of the Oklahoma Arts Council Leadership Arts program. She currently serves on boards for Norman Music FestivalConfidence ConInclusion in ArtACLU of Oklahoma, Barista Guild of OKC, Coffee Women of OKC and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of OKC.

  • Anthem Brewing 
  • 908 SW 4th St. OKC
  • 5/31/18
  • 7:00-9:00pm 
  • Free
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Get Connected!


The CONNECT is Inclusion in Art’s database of working professional artists of color. Outreach to minority artists has been difficult despite the best efforts of organizations. By providing a centralized database we are helping organizations find these artists and connect with them! Here’s a small preview:

Andrew Akufo
Andrew Akufo
Rogelio Almeida
Rogelio Almeida
Danté Anderson
Narciso Argüelles
Narciso Argüelles
Albert Bostick
Albert Bostick
Matt Barse
Matt Barse













See the whole Connect database here!

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Featured Artist Page


Inclusion in Art will begin maintaining a dedicated page on their website for a featured Oklahoma visual artist of color beginning in January 2018. This page will serve as a virtual gallery for the selected artist that will include 5 – 10 samples of the artist’s most recent work and statements from the artist. Inclusion in Art will promote the displayed work via social media and through their website. Artist’s will be selected quarterly. Our goal is to give Oklahoma artists of color another opportunity to promote and share their work outside of a physical gallery space. We encourage artists of color at all stages of their careers to apply.

Deadline to apply for the 1st quarter is 1/12/2018. There is no fee to apply.

Please email all requirements from the list below to with the subject line as follows: Featured 1-2018 – First and Last name.



Bio (Include ethnicity/race)
Artist Statement
5 – 10 Images/Video Samples (Please include only the work you wish to be featured)
(Images/Samples must be numbered and labeled by first and last initial. ex. “IA003”)
Image List (Number, Title, Medium, Dimensions)

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Call To Artist


The Print on Paseo is Paseo Arts Association’s juried printmaking exhibition in the Paseo Art Space in July. It is open to all types of printmaking ranging from traditional style to contemporary. Through this exhibition, the PAA strives to represent and spotlight the depth and diversity of Oklahoma printmakers.


Deadline: June 15th 2018