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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: foundrehotels.com and foundrecontemporary.com.

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 artlinkphx.org.

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.

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