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Entries are now being accepted for the “Arizona Invitational” hosted by the inaugural Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week, March 20-23, 2025. The submission deadline is December 4, 2024, at 5 p.m. local AZ time. 

The Arizona Invitational will present exemplary contemporary fine art produced by Arizona artists within the inaugural Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week. A curatorial panel will invite select artists to present their work and artists from around Arizona to submit their work for consideration. 

Opportunity: “Arizona Invitational” hosted by Scottsdale Art Week

Address: Westworld of Scottsdale (North Hall), 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW

Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week is a confluence of the dynamic culture of one of the country’s remarkable Southwest cities and the international contemporary art scene. The fair will showcase 120 leading galleries at the scenic and famous Westworld of Scottsdale alongside cultural performances, sculptural installations, and innovative programming including collaborations with institutions, galleries, artists, and prominent collectors.  

Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week seeks to celebrate the vibrant, diverse cultural history of Arizona and the region while highlighting the local arts community and home to the wealth of the West. 

It all takes place in a suburb of Phoenix, the country’s 5th largest city, during the height of tourist season when the region’s many 5-Star Resorts are awash in visitors due to idyllic weather and Major League Baseball’s spring training. 

In partnership with Artlink Inc., the event will be a featured highlight of the annual Art Detour in March 2025, a celebration of Arizona’s arts and culture. 

Scottsdale Ferrari Art Week is a ticketed event. Selected artists will receive four (4) complimentary event pass/tickets. For the event schedule and additional details visit scottsdaleartweek.com 

Exhibition Details: 

The Arizona Invitational exhibition occupies 1000 sq’ expanse of prominent space within America’s most captivating new art fair. The exhibition area will feature professionally constructed walls measuring 100’ long and 10’ in height. 

SUBMISSION DETAILS 

The intent of the Arizona Invitational is to present exemplary works of contemporary fine art produced by professional working artists who reside in Arizona. Organizers anticipate a competitive selection process as exhibition space is limited and in high demand.

The majority of exhibited works will be selected via this open call. Select invitations will be sent to artists at the discretion of Scottsdale Art Week. Scottsdale Art Week reserves the right to directly invite any artists to participate in the exhibition, regardless of professional experience or affiliation.  

Criteria: This call is open to visual artists of all mediums including, but not limited to, oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, mixed media, fashion, performance, digital, and sculpture/three-dimensional pieces. Works of an estimated value of less than $5,000 will not be considered

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

  1. Artist name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number 
  2. Letter of Interest (150 words or less)
  3. Artist CV 
  4. Up to (three) 3 artwork images with a minimum 72 dpi per image. Please see the submission form for acceptable files and requested artwork details
  5. Artist website and social media handles
  6. Three (3) professional references

Eligibility Requirements: This opportunity is open to artists who can produce exemplary contemporary fine art and reside in Arizona.

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

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

  • Delivery of selected artwork to Scottsdale Art Week at WestWorld of Scottsdale’s North Hall, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale AZ 85260 (specific dates times TBA).
  • 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/Scottsdale Art Week representatives. 
  • All selected art must be ready to hang and delivered with necessary hardware. 
  • Artists submitting floor sculptures for consideration will include an image of the accompanying pedestal for review and approval and provide same pedestal for exhibition if selected.
  • Submitted artwork must have been produced within the past year. 
  • Artwork will be installed in public areas. Roaming security will be on-site all hours of the event, including overnight.
  • The artwork will be on exhibition for the entirety of Scottsdale Art Week, March 20-23, 2025.
  • All sales will be handled by Scottsdale Art Week. Thirty percent (30%) of sales will be retained by Scottsdale Art Week. Artists receive 70% of the sale price of works sold. Commissions to representing galleries or other representation will be included in the remaining 70%. Scottsdale Art Week is only responsible for distributions to the submitting artist. 

Timeline:*

  • Submissions Due: December 4, 2024, by 5:00 p.m. (local AZ time)
  • Artists Notified: by early January, 2025
  • Artwork Drop-Off: mid-March, 2025 (dates/times TBA)
  • Opening Reception: Wednesday 19, 2025
  • Artwork Pick-up: Monday, March 24, 2025

*Timeline is subject to change. 

Not all artwork will be accepted. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.

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

Artlink Inc., Scottsdale Art Week 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 any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org 

*Note: While being an Artlink Articipant does not require payment, there are additional benefits to paid levels. Visit artlinkphx.org for details. Questions about Artlink? Please email info@artlinkphx.org.  

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 Thursday, July 25, by 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time).

Project: Portland on the Park Collection Exhibition | Cycle 15

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

BACKGROUND AND OVERVIEW 

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 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 25 artworks have been purchased for the collection to date, and 56 additional works have been purchased by residents.

Cycle 15:  The architectural niches on each residential floor display purchased artworks of 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 considered. 

A variety of artworks are welcome for submission, including oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textiles, and mixed media. 

Sculptures suitable for exterior settings are also encouraged.

SUBMISSION DETAILS 

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. 
  • Artworks without reflective glass frames are 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 artlinkphx.org. 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.
  • Artwork will be installed in public areas. Only artwork appropriate for all ages will be considered for purchase. 
  • The artwork will be on exhibition for approximately four months. 
  • 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:* (all dates are year 2024)

  • Submission deadline: Thursday, July 25, 5:00 p.m. (local Arizona time)
  • Artists notified: Week of August 5
  • Delivery of artwork: August 17 (12-4 p.m.)
  • Opening reception: August 22 (6-8 p.m.)
  • Exhibition ends: December 6 (artwork pick-up December 7, 12-4 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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