Artist Opportunities

CALL FOR WORK – Art Quilts XXV: Fleeting Moments

Deadline: Monday, August 17 at midnight

Description:

Within the swirl and frenzy of life, there are ephemeral moments that remind us of our inner beauty, our strength, our fragility, earth’s wonder, and the cycle of life and decay. Remnants of debris on a pathway, a faded color on a crumbling wall, a glimpse of light and shape in a darkened space, an unexpected texture, a footprint in sand. Being mindful of these moments and capturing them reminds us of the connections that live eternally beyond us.
Submit your most significant work to this annual exhibition of contemporary art quilts, showcasing some of the finest textile art on display in the regional Southwest. This exhibition is produced by the Vision Gallery and is presented at the Chandler Center for the Arts.
Now in its 25th year, this annual exhibition has grown from a local and regional quilt show to a respected vehicle for contemporary works. The yearly exhibition draws national and international entries and allows hundreds of visitors each year to experience quilting as an art form.

Entry Requirements:

For a $15 fee, artists may submit up to 3 works via email with the subject “Art Quilts XXV” to vision.gallery@chandleraz.gov. Entries MUST be accompanied by the following information:
1. Artist name and contact info: Your name, email address, physical mailing address and cell phone number.
2. Images of art quilts: For each submitted work, include a full view and a detail view, meaning one image of the quilt as a whole and another zoomed in view of details you would like the juror to notice. Images should be .jpeg files, up to 3000 pixels in the longest direction, and no shorter than 1000 pixels in the shortest direction. This allows the images to be considered for printed marketing materials. ***Please include your images as attachments in your email – please do not embed them in the body of the email***. Please title digital files with your full name and the work’s title. Example: Smith_Theresa_Cholla_det.jpg would indicate the piece titled: “Cholla”, detail view by Theresa Smith.
3. Information and Description: A .pdf or .doc file describing the artworks which includes: artist name, piece titles, dimensions in inches (width x height only), sale price (or “NFS” and insurance value), techniques/materials used, and a brief artist statement about your work as a whole. Please share whatever will help us understand your particular artwork and how it pertains to this exhibition.
4. Payment: the $15 submission fee can be paid either online at visiongallery.org or by calling 480-782-2695. Submissions are considered incomplete until the submission fee has been paid.

Submission Information
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West Valley Arts Council looking for Gallery Director

The West Valley Arts Council is looking for a Gallery Director. The primary function of this position is to coordinate and oversee the programming and display of visual arts for the West Valley Arts Council HQ and The City of Surprise City Hall. This position also manages the gallery operations.

Resumes can be sent to: Info@WestValleyArts.org

A complete job description can be found here.

Unsolicited Exhibition Proposals

Unsolicited exhibition proposals for both the Vision Gallery and Chandler Center for the Arts Gallery are accepted for jury bi-annually during the months of January and June. 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

Artists interested in being considered for exhibition must submit the following, collated into a
single PDF
, to vision.gallery@chandleraz.gov.

  • Up to 10 digital images of artworks
  • Artist statement, resumé (including contact information), and biography
  • Narrative of up to 500 words explaining your exhibition concept, background, and any important details If the PDF is too large to send, artists can send a link to a folder on dropbox, google drive, or a similar cloud-based service.

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!
  • 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.

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

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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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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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