Exhibition to Remain Open at Park Central through February 7

“164K” and Rigo Flores

Three winners were announced at the opening of the 20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, with the top $5,000 award going to Rigo Flores of Phoenix for his charcoal and gesso on paper artwork titled “164k.”

The announcement was made during an opening night reception January 23 that drew over 700 attendees to a temporary gallery space at Park Central, the new Artlink headquarters.

First runner-up and recipient of $1,500 is “(M)used,” a performance by Nicole L Olson of Phoenix.

(M)used by Nicole L Olson. Photo by Carlos A Velarde, courtesy of CONDER dance.

Second runner-up and recipient of $750 is “Swampfish,” a painting by Eric Kasper of Phoenix.

The Juried Exhibition features 48 works by 48 Arizona artists selected from 156 submissions by a panel of esteemed jurors: Bentley Calverley, Liliana Gomez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Sally Russell, and Tricee Thomas, all of whom are esteemed members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.

“Swampfish” by Eric Kasper

The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks at the newly renovated Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., in midtown Phoenix. The space will be open by appointment between Tuesday through Friday, from 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. through February 7.

The temporary gallery space is made possible through the support of Flinn Foundation, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Park Central.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central, Marriott International, True North Studio, Valley Metro, Phoenix Convention Center, Reimagine Phoenix, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue.