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SUBMIT BELOW

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and the FOUND:RE Contemporary art program (“FC”), with support provided by Artlink Inc., for a new exhibition cycle entitled “STOP! Motion RE:moved.” The deadline to submit is Monday, June 13, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

PROJECT

Exhibition: STOP! Motion RE:moved

Address: FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel at 1100 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Request: For art in every medium, style, and size that depict scenes of inanimate and everyday objects that would be considered a still life. Space for 3-Dimensional work is limited.

OVERVIEW

FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel regularly presents exhibitions based on a 360-degree view of arts and culture that includes all of the traditional mediums of art such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, fiber art, printmaking, etc., as well as video art, film, fashion, performance, music and much more!

As part of this next four-month cycle of exhibition programming, FOUND:RE Contemporary is inviting artists to submit works to be included in the hotel-wide exhibition “STOP! Motion RE:moved." This survey of talent from across the state of Arizona is meant to showcase artworks that depict scenes of inanimate, common day objects that could be considered still lifes, as well as artwork pushing the boundaries of still lifes. Neo-traditional still lifes are encouraged.

For “STOP! Motion RE:moved" FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel will use the entire property to showcase the works that are selected for this exhibition. This diverse survey embraces different styles and mediums of still life art in both 2D and 3D works. All of the works selected for exhibitions are for sale and will be represented on the gallery website for purchase by hotel patrons and art collectors from across the nation.

Art Tours of “STOP! Motion RE:moved'' will be scheduled throughout the course of the exhibition, with tickets available for purchase through foundrecontemporary.com

Additionally, each participating artist in “STOP! Motion RE:moved" will be put into a raffle to win a staycation at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel.

BACKGROUND

FOUND:RE Contemporary (“FC”) is a premier commercial gallery space in the heart of downtown Phoenix. It represents both emerging and established artists through a regular series of bi-monthly exhibitions and special events that happen in conjunction with the art programming at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. FC comprises three galleries, an art lounge, a number of exhibition halls, auxiliary spaces, and much more.

Located in the Roosevelt Row Arts district, FC is a part of every First and Third Friday Artwalk, as well as being a destination location for art lovers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. FC exhibits visual art as well film, fashion, music, and the entire spectrum of cultural production today.

The Installation: This hotel-wide installation at FOUND:RE is intended to “Wow” the patrons of the hotel and art collectors alike. The selection of work will be unique to the spaces at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel where the exhibition halls and galleries are as large as a major museum. A dynamic selection of works and mediums will be included in this exhibition, where the inspiration and skill behind each and every piece are sure to make FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel into the perfect place for a staycation as well as an inspired destination for people from around the nation.

Legal: Selected artist(s) will permit the photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with the media. Being accepted in the show is only a commitment to have the works in the show represented for sale and any further terms and conditions about representation will be negotiated by the hotel curator and the artist.

Content: This open call is to identify artists who make still-life art who want to exhibit at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, or who are looking for representation by FOUND:RE Contemporary. Artists are encouraged to submit works that demonstrate visually satisfying and thought provoking still-life work.

Throughout history, still life art has been used for a variety of purposes. From establishing a skill via trompe-l’oeil, to using symbolism, to demonstrating a new way of looking at a common day object using a non-traditional style.

FOUND:RE Contemporary welcomes submissions in all uses of the term “still-life” presented in a wide range of mediums. 3-Dimensional works are welcome, however, space is limited. Artists whose work regularly utilizes the term “still-life” are strongly encouraged to apply. Works that expand the traditional definition of still-life are also encouraged.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Interested artists are encouraged to learn more about FOUND:RE Phoenix and FOUND:RE Contemporary via the following websites: foundrehotels.com and foundrecontemporary.com.

Eligibility: This opportunity is only open to artists, designers, creative individuals and creative teams living and working in the state of Arizona. 

Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org. 

There will be approximately 100 artists selected, depending on the number of works submitted and how many can be shown. 

Honoraria: Artist will receive a standard 50% commission on all sales.

Criteria: Selections will be based upon the quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their work.

Project Rates: The chosen artist is responsible for transport and delivery of the works. FOUND:RE will install, insure and secure all works for a period of four months, after which time they will be returned to the artists. Works can remain for sale on the website under consignment for a limited term contract to be determined by negotiation between FOUND:RE’s Curator of Art & Culture and the exhibiting artists. This is an offer that may be extended beyond the original terms and dates if the artist is interested, but it is not mandatory. A formal offer for representation may be extended to those artists of superior merit but being accepted to exhibit is neither a contract for representation nor an offer of representation. All works accepted will be on consignment for the terms of the exhibition unless other terms are agreed upon in advance between the curators and the artist.

Timeline:*

  • Submissions Due: Monday, June 13, 2022, by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Artists Notified/Finalists Announced: Wednesday, June 22, 2022
  • Artwork Drop-Off: July 25 & 26, 2-8 p.m.
  • Opening Reception: Friday, July 29, 2022; 6 to 10p.m.
  • VIP Night: Thursday, July 28, 2022; 4-7pm
  • Exhibition Dates: July 29, 2022 - October 26, 2022
  • Art pickup: October 27, 2022; 2 to 8 p.m.

*Timeline subject to change

Submission Requirements:

Please make sure you follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form, including the following:

  • A current resume. 
  • 1-10 digital images of artwork in any medium and genre you would like to exhibit
  • An image list and all files in your digital portfolio should be labeled by using your full name (First, Last) title, medium, year of completion, size, and price. All files in your digital portfolio should be labeled with your last name and the title of your work (Last name, Title).
  • A current email and phone number.  

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

Questions? Email submissions@artlinkphx.org.

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

The Carmody Foundation is now accepting applications from Arizona-based artists for the sixth cycle of its grant program to support the work of 10 artists with the Art for Good grants. The deadline to submit is Thursday, June 1, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

BACKGROUND 

In 2019, Tom and Laurie Carmody established The Carmody Foundation to expand the quality of life for families through access to affordable housing, extend health services to women for reproductive care and victims of violence, and elevate awareness of school aged children of careers in trade services.

The Art for Good Program was developed in support of these philanthropic initiatives and in recognition of requests artists receive to contribute artworks in support of nonprofits' fundraising efforts. The program demonstrates how artists and the private sector can work together to improve and impact lives in our community. Read more about The Carmody Foundation here

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Carmody Foundation is pleased to invite Arizona artists to apply for the 6th Annual Art for Good Grant Project. 

Ten grants of $1000 will be awarded to ten (10) artists selected by a jury panel to produce a new, original piece of art. The original works of art that these 10 artists produce will be donated to various nonprofit organizations to be auctioned, in further support of their fundraising efforts to provide much needed services to the community.

Partner nonprofit organizations are selected from among those currently supported by The Carmody Foundation and may include the following:

  • Sojourner Center
  • Maggie's Place
  • Free Arts of Arizona for Abused Children
  • Chicanos Por La Causa (CPLC De Colores)
  • Community Bridges of AZ
  • Hope Women's Center of Phoenix
  • Hope's Crossing
  • Native American Connections
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of AZ
  • The AZ Partnership for Immunization (TAPI)
  • A2ndAct

Art for Good Receptions: Selected artists will be invited to a reception to meet representatives of the nonprofit organizations supported by the grant program. The works created for the program will be on view in an exhibition hosted by Sisao Gallery, located on Historic Grand Avenue in downtown Phoenix. Selected artists will be invited to this opening reception on First Friday, November 4, 2022.

SUBMISSION AND GRANT DETAILS  

  • As part of the submission, artists are asked to provide a rough concept of the artwork to be produced if selected.
  • Each artist recipient will receive a $1,000 grant. The initial payment of $250 will be given during a Meet and Greet reception with the various nonprofits in August (date to be determined)
  • All Artwork must be completed and delivered to Sisao Gallery on or before October 1, 2022.
  • A group show for the Grant recipients will be in Sisao Gallery for the month of November 2021.
  • For the group show, all pieces created for the Grant will be on display. These pieces would not be for sale as they are to be donated to the charities listed above.
  • Artists who are selected will have an option to show one or two additional pieces, along with their Grant piece, for an opportunity to generate additional revenue through potential sales.
  • Final distribution of the awards ($750) will be presented at the opening reception of the group show at Sisao Gallery on First Friday, November 4, 2022. (artists are recommended to be present for the awards ceremony. However, if that is not possible, arrangements can be made)

Criteria: The Carmody Foundation advocates for the arts, education, health care, entrepreneurs, and fair housing. The selected artists will include those whose work addresses, exemplifies and/or examines these themes. 

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists who live and work in Arizona with the ability to produce exemplary art. Artists must be pre-registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on artlinkphx.org (Articipant fees are optional).  

Project Timeline:*

  • Submission deadline: Wednesday, June 1, 2022, 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time)
  • Artists notified: Week of July 18, 2022
  • Artists & Nonprofit Reception:  August, 2022 (date TBD)
  • Delivery of artwork: By Saturday, October 1, 2022 (specific times TBD based on all parties' availability)
  • Exhibition Opening reception: Friday, November 4, 2022 (First Friday), 7 to 9 p.m.

*Timeline subject to change 

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered. Artists will be notified by email. 

Questions? Email submissions@artlinkphx.org.

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

The following call for artists is presented by Valley Metro (“Program Sponsors”) with support provided by Artlink Inc. The updated deadline to submit is Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

BACKGROUND 

Valley Metro is inviting artists to design artwork that will promote creativity and public outreach in the transit experience. 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Valley Metro’s investment in arts and culture through Artsline programming contributes to enhancing the quality of life and producing economic support to the communities which it serves. Artsline creates a sense of place through a variety of artwork and enhances connections through art and transit. 

Valley Metro Artsline is defined as placemaking, people and community that exists in the physical space at stations, on board light rail, art programs and partnerships with community destinations and organizations. The pillars of the program are creativity, culture and community.
 
The objective of the campaign is to continue to message and promote Artsline and encourage the public to participate in the upcoming events, subscribe to Artsline communication and use public transit to access arts and cultural destinations along the rail line. The Artsline program will continue to grow through collaborations with arts and culture/community organizations as well. The goal of this call is to provide local artists an opportunity to create artwork that will be put on public display at the Roosevelt Ave/Central Station Wall; in addition to enhancing the portfolio of the artist.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Project: Artsline Spotlight Artists for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

Request: Original work(s) that will be featured on the large-scale wall at Roosevelt Ave/Central station and other various opportunities. Selected artists are responsible for providing professionally scanned or digitized original artwork. 

Stipend: $2500 honorarium



Eligibility

Must be at least 18 years of age and resident of Arizona for at least two years.

Must have a thorough knowledge of the program requirements with the capacity and capabilities to fulfill according to the dates established.

Artists must be registered as an Artlink Articipant. It is free to sign up as a working artist. Find the registration form at artlinkphx.org

This call is open to the public including artist teams. There is no fee to enter. 

Criteria

  • Applicants should demonstrate artistic merit in conceptual approach and technical execution.
  • Originality and quality of workmanship.
  • Ability to translate work in acceptable 2-D digital medium.

Application Materials

A current resume.

Letter of interest.

Portfolio of at least 10 digital images documenting previously completed creative work. Portfolio should demonstrate originality and skill in creating and executing artwork such as murals, graphic design, painting, digital content creation, illustration, etc.

  • Images should reflect work produced within the past five years.
  • When submitting your portfolio, provide title, date, size, medium and brief description of the artwork. Provide location if displayed in a public space.

Email and phone contacts for two professional or art discipline references. Your references will only be called if you are a finalist.

Project Honoraria/Artist Rights:

One artist (or team) per season (Fall 2022 and Spring 2023) will be selected with each artist (or team) being paid a $2500 honorarium. Artist will provide licensing and reproduction rights, and permit photography of artworks, including use in promotional materials. All reasonable effort will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with media. Artist will be asked to sign a contract that outlines terms and conditions. 

Timeline:*

  • Call Issued: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Submissions Due: Tuesday, May 31, 2022, by 5 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Selected Artists Notified: Before Friday, July 1, 2022

*Timeline subject to change.

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered. Artists will be notified by email. 

Please send any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org.

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

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