Greater Phoenix Economic Council Virtual Exhibition
Deadline: October 23
Theme: Greater Phoenix, Greater Together!
Arizona is a state known for its rugged pioneering spirit, which became even more evident during the COVID-19 pandemic. While our entire planet faced new challenges never before experienced, the people of Greater Phoenix dug deep into their ancestral roots and came together in ways that will forever change the fabric of our community. In our first ever, virtual exhibit, we want to showcase pieces that archive those moments that transpired both locally and across the globe.
All 2d, or 2d intended-display mediums are welcome.
Pieces must be submitted as a jpeg at 300dpi or higher. Files must be under 10 MB.
You have the option to make your piece available for purchase. If someone chooses to purchase your piece, all sales will be handled directly between the artist and buyer.
Deadline: October 31
Voices and Visions of Arizona creatives
AIGA AZ announces the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Poster Exhibition, a call to creatives during Phoenix Design Week 2020. We invite you to share your voices about what Diversity, Equity & Inclusion means to you in our creative community. How does it show up in your life, profession, and creativity?
The exhibition is part of a process our chapter is exploring to define and create dialogues and safe spaces where all are welcome. Entries will be showcased on AIGA AZ’s Flickr gallery and unveiled at the PHXDW 2020 Closing Party.
How do we create change, awareness, dialogue, and impact? Subjects can include but are not limited to, community progress and opportunities, the struggles and celebration of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the creative professional industry, or personal storytelling.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and 480-782-2695
Artists interested in being considered for exhibition must submit the following, collated into a
single PDF, to email@example.com.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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.
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.