Requests for Qualifications
DEADLINE: March 18. The Chandler Arts Commission is looking for qualified artists or artist teams to create a series of 30 vinyl banners that will be displayed on and around Vision Gallery in Chandler City Hall for about two years. The vinyl banners will be 30” W x 60” high, double sided, and should celebrate the Vision Gallery and Chandler’s commitment to the arts. There do not need to be 30 separate designs, but there should be at least 5 different designs depending on the artist’s vision. There will be 4 along Washington St, 7 along Chicago St, and 19 along Arizona Avenue – see attached graphic for exact placement. The artist fee is $1,000, which will cover all design costs. Production and installation costs will be covered by the city.
For full RFP, please download PDF.
DEADLINE: March 24. The Vision Gallery and Gallery at CCA are accepting works for a Juried Exhibition with the theme of botanicals. Arizona is known for the saguaro cacti that populate much of the state, but it is also home to a wide variety of other plant life. This exhibition will display artworks depicting and inspired by botanicals from inside and outside the state. Exhibition-ready works in two, three and four dimensions will be accepted. Each artist is allowed to submit up to five artworks.
For complete information, please download PDF.
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 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.