Exhibitions

Call For Art! Artlink’s 19th Annual Juried Exhibition

 

Deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2019— 11:59 p.m. (local Arizona time)

Artlink Inc. is now accepting entries for the 19th Annual Juried Exhibition presented by True North Studio, featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. The exhibition is hosted by Park Central and DPR Construction, and will take place at the newly renovated Park Central from February 7 – 9, 2019.

The schedule coincides with a series of Arizona arts and culture events:

Thursday, Feb 7: Juried Exhibition Opening Reception
Friday, Feb 8: AZ Governor’s Arts Awards Finalists Reception, hosted by Arizona Citizens for the Arts
Saturday, Feb 9: To be announced

 

Park Central is partnering with Artlink Inc. in spearheading the development of an Arts and Culture Plan by engaging key stakeholders and connecting with relevant arts and culture assets of this community. Submitted artwork will be reviewed by a panel of esteemed members of the Phoenix arts community. Past juried panelists include:

  • 2016- Ann Marshall, Fred Tieken, Nancy Hill
  • 2015- Bentley Calverly, Dana M Tepper, John Tuomisto-Bell
  • 2014- Jim Ballinger, Louise Roman, Randy Slack
  • 2013- Gordon Knox, Robrt Pela, Angela Ellsworth
  • 2012- Tim Rodgers, Adriene Jenik, Cory Weeks
Three winners of the many pieces in the 2019 Exhibition will receive cash awards, including a first place acquisition prize funded by True North Studio.

 

  • The first place award of $5,000 will be given to a jury-selected artist for an original work. The winning artwork will be on public display as part of True North Studio’s permanent collection.
  • The first runner-up will receive $1,500.
  • The second runner-up will receive $750.
SUBMISSION DETAILS
All selected artists will be eligible for awards. A variety of artworks are welcome for submission, including: oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, printmaking, textile, mixed media, new genre, performance, video, and sculpture/three dimensional pieces.
The online submission deadline is January 2, 2019, by midnight. Participants who have exhibited in the past are permitted to submit but may not submit a piece included in any previous Artlink Juried Exhibition. NOTE: By submitting artwork for consideration, the artist agrees to the following:

 

  • All artists selected for the Juried Exhibition will be eligible for awards. Only works that are for sale will be considered for the first place award.
  • The artist agrees that they will deliver their selected artwork to Park Central for installation on Wednesday, February 6, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Artist agrees to pick-up selected works from Park Central on Sunday, February 10.
Submission Checklist:
Please follow ALL guidelines and complete the entire submission form. Submissions that are either incomplete or do not follow provided guidelines will not be accepted.
1. You may submit up to (three) 3 artwork images in .jpg format with a minimum 72 dpi per image. No greater than 6 inches on the largest size. Selected artists will be asked to provide a high resolution image for publication. Please see the submission form for acceptable files.
2. The $30 application fee is to be paid at the time of the submission. NOTE: Artlink All Access Artist Articipants (paid level), student articipants (discounted paid level) and Artlink volunteers are exempt from the application fee.
3. All artists must be signed up as Artlink Articipants before submitting your application (if you are already registered, you may skip this step):

 

  • A la Carte (free level): For more information and to register, click here.
  • *All Access (paid level): For more information and to register, click here.
  • *Student (discount level): For more information and to register, click here.
*The $30 Juried Show application fee is waived at these registration levels.
4. The artist agrees that they will deliver their selected artwork to Park Central at 3121 N 3rd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013 for installation on Wednesday, February 6, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.
5. All sales will be handled by Artlink, with the exception of the True North Studio acquisition, which will be a direct purchase from the artist. In the event of a sale Artlink will retain a 10% commission.
6. Application fees are non-refundable, regardless of acceptance.
7. Not all artwork will be accepted. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by a jury of experienced arts professionals.
8. Artists will be notified by email. Please do not call for results.
9. Artlink Inc., Park Central ownership and event sponsors are not liable for any damage or theft that may occur to any person or property. Artists will be asked to sign a waiver and may insure their own artwork, as desired.
10. Artist agrees to pick-up selected works from Park Central on Sunday, February 10.
If registered as a (paid level) All Access Articipant: Apply Here
If registered as a (free level) A La Carte Articipant: Apply Here

 

Email with any questions to submissions@artlinkphx.org

 

Deadline: Wednesday, January 2, 2019— 11:59 p.m. (local Arizona time)

 


‘Hello, Sunshine’ Exhibition by TAFF Recipient Daniel Mariotti Opens December 6, 2018

Hello, Sunshine by Daniel Mariotti features 30 photographs, taken over 30 days of journaling, that capture the fluctuations of his chronic depression. The exhibition of The Artist Forward Fund award recipient opens Thursday, December 6, 2018 and runs for two nights only!

Artlink Inc., in partnership with the Artlink Artist Council (AAC), announces the art exhibition Hello, Sunshine produced by the second grant recipient of The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF), Daniel Mariotti. Hello, Sunshine will be a two-night exhibition and will open with an artist reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6 2018, at Arizona Center, 455 N 3RD St, Ste. 1007, Phoenix. The exhibition will be open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on First Friday, Dec. 7, 2018.

Daniel Mariotti’s new photographic series explores how perception is affected by emotional and metaphysical masses that operate like gravity. Hello, Sunshine draws from Einstein’s theory of relativity and explores the specific gravity of depression. In space-time, objects that travel through the fabric of the universe are warped, bent and twisted by the masses and motions of the other objects within it; similarly, Mariotti describes the mass of depression as one that obscures his focus and gradually changes the way he experiences the world. For the installation, Mariotti created 30 photographs over 30 days of journaling to capture the pull and fluctuations of this chronic disease.

Title: “May 23”

Size: 8.5″x11″ (framed)
Medium: Archival Pigment Print
Price: $125

“Even on my best days, where the world appears most vivid and colorful, depression is ever-present, a force physically seen in each picture. Depression is visually mimicked by altering the camera; poking holes into the shutter creates the fog seen in the images, a fog that contracts and grows at the mercy of space-time.” Mariotti continues, “It wasn’t until adolescence that I realized not everyone was moving through this, sometimes thick, fog. It wasn’t until much later I found words and images to help bridge the gap between my experience and how others live their lives.”

A series of poems accompany Mariotti’s images to represent a broader spectrum of time. They offer observers another entry to the work in an attempt to make what is an ethereal, enduring experience more concrete, tangible, and most importantly human.

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About TAFF and the AAC
Formed in February of 2017, the AAC has identified key areas where the Council, which is comprised of professional artists, can provide support to emerging artists: mentoring, exhibition planning, sharing connections/networking support, portfolio review and practical advice on mounting exhibitions. For the second annual TAFF call, the AAC sought an artist recipient demonstrating potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways, who is at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be most impactful.

About Daniel Mariotti
Daniel Mariotti (1992, Mesa, United States) makes photos, drawings, prints, and films. By manipulating the medium he works with, Mariotti creates intense personal moments created by means of rules and structure from a chaotic design. His intent is to create instances of chance to result in a visual output that can be tweaked and tested until further questions arise. Through abstraction he makes the viewer focus on the materiality of the object and delve into what happened to it. Layering helps him create a story and a history that is visually documented to be read and solved. His works feature coincidental, accidental and unexpected connections which make it possible to lead to surprising analogies. By experimenting with aleatoric processes, he formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind the seemingly random works. The thought processes, which are supposedly private, highly subjective and unfiltered in their references to dream worlds, are frequently revealed as assemblages. See more of her work at www.danielmariotti.com.

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 trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third 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, Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Art d’Core Gala Celebrates 30 Years of Art Detour

SIXTH ANNUAL ART DCORE GALA CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF
ART DETOUR WITH A SHOWCASE OF ACCLAIMED PHOENIX-AREA ARTISTS AND EMERGING ARTIST INVITATIONAL

Mayor Greg Stanton to give annual ‘Toast to Downtown,’ his last as Mayor of Phoenix

Tickets are now available on Eventbrite.

The sixth annual Art d’Core Gala will feature a one-night-only exhibition of works by 13 members of the Artlink Artist Council (AAC) paired with works by 13 emerging artists to kick off the 30th Annual Art Detour. The evening celebration of the Phoenix arts and culture community, will take place 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at Warehouse 215 at Bentley Projects, 215 E. Grant St. This creative spin on a traditional gala is hosted by Artlink Inc. in partnership with the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc. and serves as opening night to an Art Detour event that has grown to an expanded six-day, multi-faceted exploration of Phoenix’s arts and culture.

A brief program celebrating the arts and culture community’s contribution to the development of a dynamic downtown Phoenix will be capped by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton’s annual “Toast to Downtown,” his last as Phoenix Mayor. In 2017, Mayor Stanton spoke to this contribution by stating, “If you love our downtown…it’s because the artists were here first. They made it for us.” Art Detour 30 embraces this history by spotlighting each of Phoenix’s arts districts that have developed as a result of an engaged arts community.

Artlink Artist Council/Emerging Artist Invitational Exhibition at Art dCore Gala

Click to enlarge

The AAC is comprised of Arizona-based, established professional artists who have worked 10 years or more in exhibiting and/or producing exhibitions that shine a spotlight on Phoenix. One of the goals of the AAC, created in 2017, is to provide a platform for these professional artists to share their experience with emerging artists, as peer mentors.

In the spirit of this collaboration, this year, each member of the AAC has chosen an up-and-coming artist to be included in the one-night Art d’Core Gala exhibition, doubling the amount of artwork on view in comparison to last year’s event. Works by the following artists will be on view and for sale during the Art d’Core Gala celebration:

  • Marilyn Szabo and Hunter Zelner
  • Joe Ray and Armondo Williams
  • Randy Slack and Megan Koth
  • Joan Baron and Heather Couch
  • William Legoullon and Blake Quinn
  • Christine Cassano and Cydnei Mallory
  • Bill Dambrova and Eric B Jones
  • Pete Deise and Sam Fresquez
  • Patricia Sannit and Amy Manning
  • Constance McBride and Dani Godreau
  • Rembrandt Quiballo and Malena Barnhart
  • Annie Lopez and Katie Owens
  • Fortoul Brothers and Elizabeth Brice-Heames

The featured art for Art Detour 30, “Salud” by Phoenix artist Michael Viglietta, will also be on display. DJ Rani G will provide the entertainment for the festive evening that includes art, music, dancing and a no host bar. The “Detour” portion of the six-day event begins the following day on Friday, March 16 with tours of arts districts tours and other special events that showcase the culture of the nation’s fifth largest city. See more about the expansion of Art Detour here.

“The invitational exhibition embodies the spirit of Phoenix’s artist community as we kick off the 30th anniversary of Art Detour,” said Artlink President Catrina Kahler. “This special opening night will honor our city’s rich cultural history, point to a bright future, and extend an invitation to all to experience the six-day, 30-year milestone celebration.”

Tickets are $20 per person, $30 per couple and are available until 6 p.m. March 14 at artdetour.com. Tickets will be available at the door day-of for $25 per person, $40 per couple. Event is open to the public. Come as you are; creative cocktail attire encouraged.

The Art d’Core Gala event is a fundraiser for Artlink Inc., an active all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF) a new artist development fund designed to help provide direct financial support to local artists.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

MORE INFORMATION:

  • IMAGES: Download media images of Art d’Core graphics and featured Art d’Core Gala artwork by Artlink Artist Council and partner artists here. All images are courtesy of the artists and are for promotional use only.
  • ATTEND: Purchase your Art d’Core Gala tickets here – get them before the sell out!
  • LEARN MORE: Artists and business who would like to learn more about participating in Art Detour 30 are urged to attend the Artlink Mixed Media Happy Hour from 5:30-7:30 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Desoto Central Market. Register here.
  • PLAN your Art Detour 30 – see a day-by-day schedule of events here!
  • FOLLOW Artlink to stay up to date on Art Detour 30 events, calls for art work, exhibition information and art tours around downtown Phoenix: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Art Detour:
Art Detour is Produced by Artlink Inc. in partnership with City of Phoenix Mayor’s Office and Office of Arts & Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc. (DPI), and support from Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, Valley Metro, AZCentral/The Arizona Republic, City of Phoenix Public Works Department, City of Phoenix Water Services Department, Muse Apartments, Legends Entertainment District, and Warehouse215. District and programming partners include Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District, Historic Grand Avenue, and also Modern Phoenix Week, Phoenix Urban Design Week, and On Central Fashion + Art Weekend and the Artlink Artist Council (AAC). The new six-day event format of the event will kick off with the opening night Art d’Core Gala celebration; span the weekend with a scheduled exploration of key arts districts and artist studios; and end with a symposium that will spur interest in art collecting, foster artists’ career development, and identify actionable items to create a culturally rich and economically diverse city. For more details on how to sponsor, see this link.

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 trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third 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, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


‘Renascent’ Exhibition by Ashley Czajkowski Opens Feb. 1

Renascent exhibition by Ashley Czajkowski explores tensions between natural forces and influences of control in the corporeal existence

The premiere exhibition of The Artist Forward Fund award recipient opens February 1, 2018, for two nights only

Artlink Inc., in partnership with the Artlink Artist Council (AAC), announces the premiere art exhibition, Renascent, produced by the first grant recipient of The Artist Forward Fund (TAFF) Ashley Czajkowski. Renascent will be a two-night exhibition and will open with an artist reception at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1. 2018, at 1017 N. Central Ave., in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. The exhibition will be open to the public from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, and from 6 to 10 p.m. on First Friday, Feb. 2, 2018.

Czajkowski’s work in Renascent explores the tenuous boundaries of the nature/culture divide. For this installation, she filmed a series of intimate interactions with a discarded coyote, laying bare the traits of our corporeal existence.*

Renascent, by Ashley Czajkowski, 2018. Image provided by artist.

These interactions attempt an intimate relationship with nature, forging a bond from what has been lost. The work exposes how little control we actually have over these natural forces – time, change, aging, death – and endeavors to discover what we can choose to control – destruction, transformation, creation.

“The ways we enact upon the natural world are often synonymous with the ways in which we interact with our own animal bodies. Taming things on the surface, and ignoring the depths of internal issues,” said Czajkowski. “In this work, the coyote represents a version of ourselves; a beast within which must be nurtured, understood, deconstructed, and re-birthed.”

“The large number of strong TAFF submissions made any final decision by the panel a difficult one, and yet speaks to the volume of talented and committed artists are making work right here in Arizona,” said Christine Cassano, Artlink Artist Council member. “From her submission it was evident that Ashley had a keen interest in pushing through boundaries in her exploration of complex contemporary themes relating to various social constructions and psychological manifestations within the human-animal. As an interdisciplinary artist using film, projection and installation, Ashley felt an exhibit space would enable her to expand her approach to subject matter, methods and materials. This would be a large part of how the Artist Council and Artlink supported Ashley’s vision while working to highlight the importance of contemporary art in Phoenix. ”

*The coyote featured in the video was found and collected postmortem by the artist and has been respectfully preserved. No animals have been harmed for the purpose of this artwork. Due to the nature of the installation content, viewer discretion is advised.

About TAFF and the AAC
Formed in February of 2017, the AAC has identified key areas where the Council, which is comprised of professional artists, can provide support to emerging artists: mentoring, exhibition planning, sharing connections/networking support, portfolio review and practical advice on mounting exhibitions. For the inaugural TAFF call, the AAC sought an artist recipient demonstrating potential in their practice through risk-taking and pushing their work in dynamic ways, who is at a critical juncture in their career when this support would be most impactful.

About Ashley Czajkowski
Ashley Czajkowski is a photography-based artist working in a number of interdisciplinary methods. Driven by personal experience, her research explores social constructions related to femininity, mortality and the psychological manifestation of and the human-animal. Though she considers herself a photographer, Czajkowski also works in video, installation, and alternative print processes, pushing the expected boundaries of the photographic art medium. Czajkowski achieved her Bachelor’s of Fine Art in 2009 from Emporia State University in Kansas, and earned her Master’s of Fine Art in photography in 2015 from Arizona State University. Czajkowski’s work has been exhibited across the United States and internationally. Most recently, her work was shown at the Soho Photo Gallery in New York, The Millepiani Art Space in Rome and the CICA Museum in South Korea. She currently resides in Tempe, Arizona and was the recipient of the inaugural TAFF Award from Phoenix Artlink in 2017. Czajkowski teaches photography courses, works as the sound technician and story editor for the Creative Push Project, and is a member and former President of Eye Lounge Gallery and artist collective in downtown Phoenix. See more of her work at www.ashleyczajkowski.com.

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 trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third 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, Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.