Artist Opportunities

Call to Artists – Art Quilts XXVII: Re-Vitalized!

Shin-hee Chin, Spring Mountain (Choonsan), recycled fabric, dyed, Yo yo quilt, hand stitched, 48″ x 60″, 2008
Shin-hee Chin, The Future is Female, cotton, recyled fabric, twisted fabric cords, hand quilted, 52″ x 52.5″, 2020

Art Quilts XXVII
Juror: Shin-hee Chin
Deadline – Monday, September 12
11:59 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
 

For our 27th annual Art Quilts exhibition, the theme is “Re-Vitalized!” The primary purpose of this exhibit is to encourage art quilters to create art works from previously discarded, recycled, and repurposed materials. This is an opportunity for quilters to demonstrate the plentiful, or even infinite artistic potential of the devalued aspects of unwanted and/or recycled objects.

To be eligible for Re-Vitalized!, the art quilt should incorporate recycled and repurposed materials into the quilt, which consist of at least 50 percent of the presentation. Recycled and repurposed materials may be made of any materials, including but not limited to fabric, threads, clothes, paper, and buttons. Prizes will be awarded based on the artistic merit of the works along with the creativity and innovation.

Fiber artists from across the country and abroad are invited to submit to this annual exhibition of contemporary art quilts, showcasing some of the finest textile art on display in the Southwestern United States. This exhibition will take place at the Vision Gallery and is expected to draw hundreds of visitors to experience quilting as an art form.

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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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