Dear Arizona artists,

Artlink works to connect artists of all disciplines, arts venues, arts supporting businesses and advocates in an effort to strengthen and promote the arts community and economy. You are the most important part of this process. Thank you for your continued engagement and contributions to Arizona's growing creative culture.

- Artlink

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SUBMIT BELOW

The following opportunity for the 2022 Mayor's Arts Awards is presented by Phoenix Center for the Arts in partnership with the City of Phoenix Mayor's Office, and supported by Artlink Inc.

The Mayor's Arts Awards serve to identify outstanding artists in three areas + one organization:

  • Dr. Eugene Grigsby Visual Artist Award
  • Youth Artist Award
  • Jerry Lawson Memorial Performing Artist Award
  • Lou and Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award

The event takes place October 13, 2022 from 6pm-8:30pm in Hance Park. 

Winners will be chosen based on the criteria of innovation, impact, and integration. For more information please visit phoenixcenterforthearts.org/maa.

STEP 1: SUBMISSION CRITERIA
All nominees must be Phoenix-based. As an artist or organization, do they have a Phoenix address?

Dr. Eugene Grigsby Visual Artist Award 

This category is for visual artists. Muralists, painters, sculptors, digital media artists, mosaic artists, and affiliated art mediums are encouraged to apply. Work will be judged on creativity and originality. 

Submission Criteria:

  • Must be a Phoenix resident
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Must submit 3 images of their work

Youth Artist Award 

This category is intended for any artist under the age of 18. This award is open to all art disciplines. Work will be judged based on creativity and execution.

Submission Criteria:

  • Must be a Phoenix resident
  • Must submit 3 samples of work
  • Must be 18 years old or younger

Jerry Lawson Memorial Performing Artist Award 

This category is for all performing art disciplines. It includes musicians, actors, dancers, comedians, spoken word, and any other affiliated disciplines. Work will be judged on creative expression and engagement.

Submission Criteria:

  • Must be a Phoenix resident
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Submit 3 samples of work (recordings,videos, reviews, etc.)

Lou and Evelyn Grubb Community Innovator Award 

The Community innovator award highlights philanthropists and community members making a positive impact in Phoenix. The nominees will be evaluated on social consciousness.

Submission Criteria:

  • Must be a Phoenix resident
  • Must be over 18 years old
  • Must submit 3 philanthropic projects (articles, website references, volunteering photos etc.)

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE NOMINATION FORM
Please fill out the nomination form, and provide three (3) supporting files (images, examples, or links of/to their work)

You may nominate more than one person in any area. Simply return to the form for each new nomination.

NOTE: Submissions are received through this Submittable platform only. Please create an account or sign in below.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS 11:59pm, August 31, 2022

NOTE: Email any questions directly to Phoenix Center for the Arts at info@phoenixcenterforthearts.org (do not send to Artlink).

The following open call for proposals is presented by Artlink Inc. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

OPEN CALL FOR SOLO OR GROUP SHOW PROPOSALS

Do you have, or are working on, a cohesive body of work and looking for a venue to exhibit?

Does your artist’s group have an exhibition concept in mind for a group show?

Do you have a concept that you want to help facilitate?

The mood room is now accepting proposals for programming concepts, including but not limited to solo and group show exhibitions, starting October 2022 and throughout 2023. These monthly exhibitions and experiences will be hosted at mood room, Artlink's gallery space located at Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85013.

The submission deadline is open until August 23, 2022.  

HOST VENUE:  mood room gallery

The mood room is a gallery concept by Artlink, Inc., a 501(c)3  non-profit organization, that seeks to address the needs of 21st-century artistic practice. More than just an exhibition venue, the mood room is an interdisciplinary art space that was founded in 2020 via a partnership with Park Central and with support from Flinn Foundation and the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust. Located in midtown Phoenix, the mood room aims to connect the services that Artlink provides to artists, art venues, and partner organizations while supporting cultural creatives through new opportunities to exhibit, engage, and grow the influence of their art practice.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

The call is open to creatives of all mediums including, but not limited to, oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, mixed-media, fashion, performance, video, and sculpture/three-dimensional pieces.

Submission requirements: Please follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form. Submissions that are either incomplete or do not follow provided guidelines will not be considered.

Eligibility: All applicants must be registered as Artlink Articipants before submitting a proposal application. Click here to register.

Submission Criteria:

  • A letter of interest that speaks to motivation behind the show you're proposing.
  • A description of the solo or group show you are proposing, in as much detail as possible (including medium, how many artists featured, etc.). 
  • Identify the exhibition dates that you prefer.
  • Up to 5 (five) images as examples of work from you or your group with a minimum 72 dpi per image. Please see the submission form for acceptable files.
  • Descriptions of the works, including title, date, size, location, and a brief description of the artwork.

Timeline*:

  • Call for proposals: Wednesday, July 20, 2022.
  • Submissions Due: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time).
  • Notifications will be sent out on August 30, 2022.  

Possible Exhibition Dates: 

  1. Oct-2022: Oct 20 - Nov 4
  2. Nov-2022: Nov 17 – Dec 2
  3. Dec-2022: Dec 15 – Jan 6
  4. Jan-2023: Jan 19 - Feb 3
  5. Feb-2023: Feb 16 – Mar 3
  6. Mar-2023: Mar 16 – Apr 7
  7. Apr-2023: Apr 20 – May 5
  8. May-2023: May 18 – Jun 2
  9. Jun-2023: Jun 15 – Jul 7
  10. Jul-2023: Jul 20 - Aug 4
  11. Aug-2023: Aug 17 - Sep 1
  12. Sep-2023: Sep 21 - Oct 6
  13. Oct-2023: Oct 19 – Nov 3
  14. Nov-2023: Nov 16 - Dec 1
  15. Dec-2023: Dec 21 – Jan 5

*Timeline subject to change

Please note; All proposals are welcome, however, please understand not all proposals can be booked. Some proposals may require further communication and constructive feedback on how to make them happen. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by the Curatorial Programs Manager.

Artists/groups will be notified by email. Please do not call for results.

Artlink Inc. and mood room are not liable for any damage or theft that may occur to any person or property. Artists will be asked to sign a waiver and may insure their own artwork, as desired.

Email any questions to robert@artlinkphx.org 

Artlink Inc. is now accepting entries for the 22nd Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. The exhibition will be hosted by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, opening on Thursday, November 3, 2022, and running through February 2023. The submission deadline is Wednesday, September 7, at 5 p.m. local Arizona time.

A panel of esteemed members of the arts community will review submitted artwork: 

  • Liz Cohen, Visual Artist
  • Nicole Olson, Performing Artist and Dance Creator
  • Hermann Plank, President, TecnoKal and Chief Innovation Officer, METAXFASHION Inc.
  • Gilbert Vicario, Phoenix Art Museum Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
  • Eunique Yazzie, Cahokia Co-Founder Designer/Artist/Creative Cultural Advocate.

Three winners of the 2022 Exhibition will receive cash awards, to be announced during the opening reception Thursday, November 3:

  • First Place: $5,000
  • Second Place: $1,500
  • Third Place: $750

The exhibition schedule will include open gallery hours for public viewing and a schedule of Arizona arts & culture and design industry events to be announced, and will be on view as during Super Bowl LVII in February 2023.

HOST VENUE

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel will host the 22nd Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition as part of its FOUND:RE Contemporary Art Program, which regularly presents exhibitions based on a 360-degree view of arts and culture in downtown Phoenix. FOUND:RE features a premier commercial gallery space, which is comprised of three galleries, an art lounge, a number of exhibition halls, and much more. Visit foundrehotels.com and foundrecontemporary.com.

SUBMISSION DETAILS 

This is a call for existing work and is open to artists of all mediums including, but not limited to, oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, mixed media, fashion, performance, video, and sculpture/three dimensional pieces. All selected artists will be eligible for awards. The works of selected performing artists will be scheduled on specific dates and times TBA.

The online submission deadline is September 7, 2022, by 5 p.m. Artists who have exhibited in the past are permitted to submit, but may not submit a piece included in any previous Artlink Juried Exhibition. 

As part of Artlink's mission of connecting artists, business and community; Artlink requires no entry fee for this annual premier showcase of Arizona artists.

NOTE: By submitting artwork for consideration, the artist agrees to the following:  

  1. All artists selected for the Juried Exhibition will be eligible for awards. 
  2. Selected artists to provide a high-resolution image of selected work for a print catalogue.
  3. Delivery of selected artwork to Artlink at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, 1100 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 for installation on Monday, October 31, 2022 (specific times TBA). 
  4. Selected artwork will come with all necessary hardware to hang (if applicable), or artist will be responsible for installation of specialized works such as video and other installations.
  5. Artist agrees to pick-up selected works following the exhibition's run in late February 2023 (specific dates and location TBA).

Submission Checklist: Please follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form. Submissions that are either incomplete or do not follow provided guidelines will not be accepted. 

  1. All artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant before submitting an application. Click here to register
  2. The artist may submit up to (three) 3 artwork images with a minimum 72 dpi per image or videos. Selected artists will be asked to provide a high resolution image for publication. Please see the submission form for acceptable files.
  3. The artist agrees that they will deliver their selected artwork to Artlink at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, 1100 N Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 for installation on October 31, 2022 (specific times TBA). Artwork will be ready to hang with all necessary hardware.
  4. All sales will be handled by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. Artists receive 50% of the sale price of works sold. 

Timeline:*

  • Submissions Due: Wednesday, September 7, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Artists Notified: Week of October 3, 2022
  • Artwork Drop-Off: Monday, October 31, 2022
  • Opening Reception: Thursday, November 3, 2022
  • Artwork Pick-up: Late February 2022 (date TBA)

*Timeline is subject to change.

Not all artwork will be accepted. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by a jury of experienced arts professionals. 

Artists will be notified by email. Please do not call for results. 

Artlink Inc., FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and event sponsors are not liable for any damage or theft that may occur to any person or property. Artists will be asked to sign a waiver and may insure their own artwork, as desired.

Email with any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org

Artlink Inc.