Artist Opportunities

Deadline: September 29, 2019

The City of Chandler Cultural Development Department is currently seeking qualified individuals to fill the full-time position of Exhibitions Curator at the Vision Gallery and Chandler Museum. The primary functions of this position are to perform a variety of Museum and gallery functions including the development, and coordination of both permanent and temporary artifact exhibitions and displays including on-site, offsite, and traveling exhibitions that enhance the educational mission of the museum and support the arts and culture division. Salary starts at $54,500 annually.

Complete information and application available here.

Deadline: October 8, 2019

The Vision Gallery is accepting proposals to fill a limited number of spaces in our Spring 2020 Vision Kids season! We would like to invite you to send in your fine art project proposals for these fun classes. Teaching artists receive a stipend of up to $400 for two, two hour classes, and Vision Gallery purchases all materials. Proposals featuring strong themes and unique methods are encouraged!

Complete information and application available here.

Deadline: 8 a.m. MST Monday, Sept. 30, 2019

This project was established as part of the Serrano family’s 100-year anniversary as a small business owner in Downtown Chandler and 40-year anniversary of the Chandler restaurant! The goal is to provide a space for an artist to share his/her talents, pay homage to the City and Serrano family’s history, and beautify a piece of downtown Chandler. Many people take pictures at the currently blank wall and we expect that tradition to continue and grow with the addition of a mural. The artist who is selected to paint his/her design will receive $4,000, which will cover all project costs including but not limited to: design, materials, installation (including ladders, scaffolding, other means of reaching the top of space), transportation and insurance.

Complete information available here.

Deadline: Monday, September 30 – Art Quilts XXIV: From Ordinary to Extraordinary. Juror – Georgia Heller.

“Something extraordinary goes above and beyond what is expected. Extraordinary magic can be woven through ordinary daily life, and heroes are ordinary people who do extraordinary things.”

More information here.

Image: Georgia Heller, Magic Carpet – Latin Style, 26″ x 28″, 2017

Deadline: October 11, 2019

The City of Tempe is undergoing a complete redesign of the City Council Chambers. To enhance this process, Tempe Public Art invites artists to submit previously created and completed artworks for consideration to be displayed in the newly designed Council Chambers. Selected works will be on display for one year and artists will be offered a stipend for this time. Artworks may be considered for purchase and inclusion in the Municipal Portable Works Collection at the end of the exhibition period. Multiple artworks will be selected as part of this opportunity.

More information 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

Vision Kids 2019 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.

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