IAO Presents the 20th Annual Biting the Apple:

Gallery de Grindhouse: Silk-Stocking Sirens & Beefcake Boys

Oklahoma City, Okla. (March 18, 2010) Individual Artists of Oklahoma celebrates the 20th annual Biting the Apple, April 15th and 16th from 7pm to midnight at IAO Gallery on Historic Film Row. The 2011 art show appropriately themed Gallery de Grindhouse: Silk-Stocking Sirens & Beefcake Boys features the original works of many Oklahoman artists as well as live performances.

Tickets for the event can be purchased for $20 per night or $35 for both Friday and Saturday night. Tickets can be purchased online at www.ticketstorm.com or in person at Blue 7 (7518 N May Ave, OKC). A bourdoir-themed photography area provides a tantalizing Grindhouse experience with a photo memento by Fabulous Foto to capture the moment ($10 each).

Entertainment for the two-evening event will be provided by DJ j2o, DJ Kelly Trance, the TNT Showgirls of Teaze, the 7 Deadly Sins Burlesque Revue, Brian Lee Dunning, Lauren Zuniga, Rob Sturma and the Red Dirt Wayward Poets, and many more.

Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.



Artists interested in participating can find the call for entries at: http://www.iaogallery.org/pdfs/bta/BTA2011/2011%20BTA%20CFE.pdf  “Gallery de Grindhouse: Silk-stocking Sirens & Beefcake Boysencourages artists of all media to explore the genre and the glamour of the burlesque that originated in the New York City ‘grindhouse’ theatres of the 1940s, so named for the dances performed in these theatres and the iconic paintings and photographs of the ‘pin up’ that followed.



Individual Artists of Oklahoma (IAO), is a nonprofit arts organization with a multimedia gallery and event space located on historic Film Row, at 706 W Sheridan in Downtown Oklahoma City. 

Individual Artists of Oklahoma 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 about IAO and contemporary art in Oklahoma, please visit IAO’s Web site: www.iaogallery.org.