Artist Opportunities

Call to Neighborhoods

Deadline – Sunday, February 7, 11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time

Do you want to bring some art to your neighborhood? In an effort to diversify the city’s art collection and to serve a wider variety of the city’s residents, the Chandler Arts Commission is looking for a group of residents in the city that would like to incorporate a public art project within their neighborhood.

One resident group or neighborhood association will be chosen for a project that will express the beauty, identity, and vitality of their neighborhood. Neighborhood groups can request any type of project including, but not limited to:

  • Utility Box wraps
  • Public seating
  • Artistic signage
  • Murals

The applications will be juried by members of the Chandler Arts Commission and staff from neighborhood programs. After the neighborhood and project are chosen, Visual Arts Staff and neighborhood group members will work to create a call to artists which will then be open for applications. Artist submissions will be juried by members of the Arts Commission and neighborhood group, and final designs will be subject to approval from city leadership.

The Arts Commission contribution for the project is up to $5,000 and will be paid directly to the selected artist. Matching funds from neighborhood groups or other associations or individuals are encouraged.

Qualification submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, February 7, and can be submitted digitally as a PDF to vision.gallery@chandleraz.gov. Interested, but need more information? Does this sound daunting? Visual Arts staff are happy to answer any questions you have, go over your submission info with you, and provide feedback. Please don’t hesitate to reach out at 480-782-2695 or vision.gallery@chandleraz.gov

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Unsolicited Exhibition Proposals

Installation view of the exhibition Concerned, but Powerless, by artist Safwat Saleem

Are you interested in showing your work at Vision Gallery or the Chandler Center for the Arts? We always accept exhibition proposals for both spaces and jury them on a rolling basis during the months of January and June. Please click the button below to access our submission form.

Interested artists are encouraged to contact gallery staff prior to submission with any questions they may have. Gallery staff can be reached at vision.gallery@chandleraz.gov and 480-782-2695.

Exhibition Proposal Form

Tips

  • Incomplete and improperly formatted applications may not receive a response
  • Small group exhibitions including 2-4 artists in different media organized around a common theme are more likely to be accepted than solo exhibitions. This benefits both the gallery and the artists as it attracts a wider variety of viewers, but still allows the artists to display a cohesive body of work, as opposed to individual objects.
  • Solo artists may still apply, but will be considered for both group and solo exhibitions.
  • The quality of your images matters. Make sure your photographs are in focus, well lit, and with a plain background. It is possible to take good photographs with your phone, but if you have a better option – use it! Here is a good tutorial for taking quality pictures of your artwork with a smartphone.
  • We do not have a budget for shipping artwork. If you live outside of Arizona, it may be quite costly to get your artwork to and from the gallery.
  • Take a look at our past exhibitions to get a feel for the kinds of shows we host.
  • If your primary goal is selling artwork, we might not be the right gallery for you. Although we are thrilled when artwork sells, our focus is on hosting engaging, thought-provoking exhibitions for our community to enjoy and not commercial sales.

Vision Kids Classes

The Vision Gallery offers its Vision Kids Programs in a variety of media and all classes are taught by local professional artists. The classes are offered to the Phoenix metropolitan community free of charge to the participants, and are underwritten by individuals, corporations, and grant funding.

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Gallery at the CCA

The Gallery at the Chandler Center for the Arts is curated by the Vision Gallery as part of the Arts Center Division of the City of Chandler. Both galleries are non-profit art galleries managed by the Chandler Cultural Foundation and host six to eight exhibitions per year.

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Vision Gallery in the News

The Vision Gallery, Gallery at the CCA, and Chandler’s Public Art program are regularly featured in local media outlets including the SanTan Sun News, Phoenix New Times, AZ Redbook, and KJZZ. Read recent stories and find links here.

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