45 Arizona Artists Selected for Artlink Juried Exhibition

Works by 45 Arizona Artists to be shown at 18th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition at Heard Museum, Phoenix


18th Annual Juried Exhibition.

Fifty artworks by 45 exceptional Arizona artists will be presented in a special one-night-only event, the 18th annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum in midtown Phoenix.

The Heard Museum, located at 2301 N. Central Ave. in midtown Phoenix’s Central Arts District, is hosting the Juried Exhibition for the first time.

A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the 50 exhibition pieces from 256 submissions, the most entries in the history of the competition. The jurors were these prominent members of the Phoenix arts community: Nancy Hill, owner of Chartreuse gallery, artist Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D., the Heard Museum’s director of curation and education.

Three winners of the 2016 Exhibition will receive cash awards. Winners will be announced at the exhibition.

For the first time, the top award will be an acquisition prize, funded by Baron Properties.

All selected artists will be eligible for awards.


Selected artists.

“We are thrilled to host to host this showcase of Arizona artists,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink board president. “The strong response to the call for submissions is just the most recent evidence of an engaged arts community. We’re looking forward to bringing this fantastic show to the Heard Museum’s Steele Auditorium.”

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The following 45 artists’ work was selected to be part of the exhibition. The top prize winners will be announced at the Sept. 15 reception and exhibition:

Samantha Aasen, Bob Allen, Gary Beals, Brian Boner, Lexi Coburn, Heidi Dauphin, Jeff Falk, Page Filson, Gloria Gaddis, Jose Giron, Zarco Guerrero, Isadora Hale, Charles Harker, Dan Hoglund, Carlos Ibarra, Damian Jim, Kristine Kollasch, Lauren Lee, Rachel Linnemeier, Cheryle Marine, Hugo Medina, Rocco Menaguale, Ann Morton, Danny Neumann, Dan Pederson, Diego Perez, Wayne Rainey, Jill Roig, Melissa Schleuger, Mary Serantoni, Diane Silver, Jason Smith, Laura Spalding Best, Kathy Taylor, Mohan Toopal, AO Tucker, Zach Valent, Chris Vena, Onna Voellmer, Jon Wassom, Joan Waters, Esther Wodrich, Niki Woehler, Danielle Wood and Frank Ybarra.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and support a thriving arts community in downtown Phoenix. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events, including complimentary Trolley Tours during the monthly First Friday Art Walk, one of the nation’s largest self-guided art walks; a pop-up gallery program; and the annual Art Detour, Juried Exhibition, and Art d’Core Gala. Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, David Wright House, BJ Communications, Heard Museum, Phoenix Convention Center, Valley Metro, Downtown Voices Coalition, Invexi Web Development, Urban Affair, Roosevelt Row CDC, and Historic Grand Avenue. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Heard
Since 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, has enchanted visitors from around the world with the art, culture and history of American Indians, with an emphasis on tribes of the Southwest. With more than 40,000 fine artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection, several long-term and changing exhibit galleries, an education center, an award-winning Shop, the Books & More boutique bookstore, Coffee Cantina and Courtyard Café, the Heard Museum is a place of learning, discovery and unforgettable experiences. Visit Heard.org

About Baron Properties
Baron Properties specializes in multifamily housing, with corporate headquarters located in Colorado, and a regional office based in Arizona. Driven by professionalism, extensive property knowledge, and operational expertise, we provide an elevated experience of extraordinary service. Their Phoenix developments, the iluminate and Linear apartment communities, located at 290 and 295 E. Roosevelt St. respectively, will bring 215 new apartment homes to Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District. The properties are scheduled to open in Fall 2016. Visit baronproperties.com for more information.