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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: curatorial@phxart.org 

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

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.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.