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Phoenix Art Museum will be accepting submissions for the 2023 Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards from January 20 through March 10, 2023. Applications are accepted online only and are due March 10, 2023.

A panel of judges, who will be announced to the public on June 30, 2023, will select the recipients. The selection committee will award up to two grants of $2,500 each, and each recipient will be invited to present work in the Museum's 2023 Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards recipients’ exhibition, scheduled to open July 15, 2023. There is no fee to submit to the open call.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Artists must be considered emerging artists, meeting at least one of the following criteria: 

  • Artists with at least five years of professional experience who are currently making and exhibiting new work;
  • Artists whose work has been shown in Arizona but not extensively out of state;
  • Individuals returning to art after a hiatus;

- Artists must have been living in Arizona for at least one year at the time of application

- Artists working in all media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, installation, new media, performance, photography, and video, may apply.

- Submitted artwork must have been produced within the past three years.

- Artists must be registered as an Articipant.  Register as an Articipant* with Artlink here.

Applicants are ineligible if they are:

- Artists who have resided in Arizona for less than a year

- Enrolled in a college-degree program at the time of application

- Individuals who engage in art-making as a hobby

- Previous winners of the Emerging Artist Award

- Current Phoenix Art Museum staff, board, or volunteers

Submission Requirements:

- Applications must be submitted through Submittable and include:

- Artist name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number

- Resume/CV

- Artist statement (optional; 150 words or less)

- Six (6) images or three (3) videos of different examples of your work. 

  • Videos exceeding three minutes will not be accepted.
  • A combination of materials will be accepted, please edit accordingly for no more than a total of 3 minutes of reviewing time (2 images = 1 minute) 

- Work sample descriptions of each submitted artwork 

  • title, date completed, medium, and dimensions

Submissions Deadline: 

All materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. MST on March 10, 2023.

Questions? Please email: 

*Note: While Articipation with Artlink does not require payment, there are additional benefits to paid levels. Visit for details. Questions about Artlink? Please email

The Sally and Richard Lehmann Emerging Artist Awards are made possible through the generosity of Sally and Richard Lehmann with additional support from Cattryn Somers and Michael Cafiso.

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and the FOUND:RE Contemporary art program, with support provided by Artlink Inc., for a new exhibition cycle entitled "The Surreal World" The deadline to submit is Friday, February 10th by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).


Exhibition: “The Surreal World” A Surrealism Exhibition

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

Request: For art in every medium that draws influence from themes of surrealism.


FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel regularly presents exhibitions based on a 360-degree view of arts and culture that includes all 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 “The Surreal World.” This survey of talent from across the state of Arizona is meant to showcase imagery that embodies the art movement of Surrealism, including realistic scenes inspired by dreams and nightmares to abstract, automatic works.

All 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.

For "The Surreal World,” FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel will use the entire 1st floor of the property to showcase the works that are selected. This diverse survey embraces the strengths of the art movement and is intended to link the real and the surreal, and highlight the significance of art history in contemporary art.

Art Tours of "The Surreal World" will be available through FOUND:RE Contemporary’s website.


FOUND:RE Contemporary is a premier commercial gallery space in the heart of downtown Phoenix. It represents both emerging and established artists through a regular series of 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 and auxiliary spaces which include mural walls, a sculpture yard, and much more.

Located in the Roosevelt Row Arts district, FOUND:RE Contemporary 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. FOUND:RE Contemporary 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 efforts 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 surrealism-inspired art who want to exhibit at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, or who are looking for representation by FOUND:RE Contemporary. Works included in the show can range from abstract “automatic” works to realistic images inspired by dreams/nightmares or unconscious thoughts. Works can include a wide range of subject matter and concepts. Artists whose work regularly depicts aspects of surrealism are strongly encouraged to apply.


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

Eligibility: All Arizona artists, designers, creative individuals, and creative teams are encouraged to apply.

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

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

Honoraria: Artists 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 transporting and delivering 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.


  • Call Issued: Wednesday, January 18th, 2023
  • Submissions Due: Friday, February 10th, by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Artists Notified/Finalists Announced: Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
  • Artwork Drop-Off: February 27th & 28th, 2-8 p.m.
  • Opening Reception: Friday, March 3rd, 6-9 p.m.
  • Exhibition Dates: March 3rd – May 27th, 2023
  • Art pickup: Tuesday, May 30th, 2-8 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 with your full name (First, Last) title, medium, dimensions, year of completion, and price.
  • An Artist Bio.
  • A current email and phone number.

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

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

The following call for artists of all practices is presented by Portland on the Park Condominiums in partnership with Artlink Inc. The deadline to submit is February 9, 2023 by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

Project: Portland on the Park Collection Exhibition | Cycle 11

Address: 200 W. Portland St., Phoenix, AZ, 85003


Portland on the Park (PotP) is located in the Historic Roosevelt Neighborhood just a few steps away from Roosevelt Row and the beautiful Margaret T. Hance Park. PotP is home to 149 residences and three commercial tenants.

In 2018, the Portland on the Park Arts Program was created to connect the residents to the arts and culture community. An Arts Committee comprised of PotP residents was created to manage the program, and an Art Fund was established in partnership with Artlink Inc. for the purposes of developing a Portland on the Park art collection.

Through a series of exhibitions, art is displayed in the newly established first-floor gallery space and in common areas throughout the building. The art selected for the exhibition is available for purchase for the Portland on the Park Collection as well as by the residents and their guests. 

Most importantly, the exhibitions serve as a process for the PotP Arts Working Group to select works for the building's collection. A total of 17 artworks have been purchased for the collection to date, and 43 additional works have been purchased by residents.

Cycle 11: After four years, the architectural niches on each residential floor in the north tower of the building display purchased artworks from the PotP collection. This cycle is an invitation for works that do not have to conform to niche specs. Both 2D and 3D works of varying sizes will be now be considered. 

A variety of artworks are welcome for submission, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics (wall-hanging ceramics only), printmaking, textile, and mixed media. Floor sculptures are also encouraged, as they may be considered for display in the lobby area.


Criteria: PotP residents have been surveyed and their preferences range from the humorous to the thought-provoking, from the endearing to edgy, and from representational pieces to wholly abstract works. The goal of the selection committee is to curate an exhibition that will strike a dynamic balance between these interests. More than one artwork from a submitting artist may be selected. This is a call for existing work.

The following artworks will be considered for this exhibition:

  • Works in a range of sizes will be selected for display on walls, outside the above-referenced niches.
  • A limited number of sculptures will also be considered for display in the PotP lobby.
  • All works of art must be properly finished, and ready to hang. 
  • Artwork without reflective glass frames is preferred. 

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to artists living and working in the metro Phoenix area with the ability to produce exemplary art. 

Artists must be pre-registered as an Artlink Articipant. Find the registration form on (Articipant fees are optional). By submitting artwork for consideration, the artist agrees to the following: 

  • Each artist can submit up to three (3) works for consideration.
  • All submitted artworks are available for purchase (include sale price in submission details).
  • All submitted artworks will be delivered by the artist in excellent condition. The artist agrees that they will deliver their selected artwork to Artlink/PotP representatives. 
  • All selected art must be ready to hang. Works outside of glass frames are preferred. 
  • Artwork should be created within five years (no later than 2018).
  • Artwork will be installed in public areas. Only artwork appropriate for all ages will be considered for purchase. 
  • Artwork will be on exhibition for approximately six months. This is a longer time period than the previous four-month cycle.
  • Twenty percent (20%) of sales will be retained by the Portland on the Park Art Fund in support of future art purchases and programming. 

 Submission Timeline:* 

  • Submission deadline: February 9, 2023, 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time)
  • Artists notified: By February 14, 2023
  • Delivery of artwork: February 18, 2023 (12-4p)
  • Opening reception: Feb 23, 2023, from 6 to 8 p.m.

 *Timeline subject to change

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

Artists will be notified by email.

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

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