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Artlink Annual Meeting

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Artlink Inc. hosts its 2016 Annual Meeting, Wednesday, June 1, at Phoenix Art Museum’s Singer Hall.

The event links stakeholders of the Phoenix arts community to learn about Artlink’s plans for the coming year, and beyond.

Join Artlink board members, volunteers, and Articipants at this event to discuss the 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, the expansion of Art Detour, new partnerships, and more.

Be a part of planning the future of Artlink!

Event: Artlink Annual Meeting
When: Wednesday, June 1, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Phoenix Art Museum – Singer Hall (Administration Bldg.), 1625 N. Central
RSVP: Facebook


Inspired Soles Bidding Ends April 1

Inspired close-up5th ANNUAL “INSPIRED SOLES” ART SHOW AND AUCTION BENEFITS ARTLINK!

Exhibition features more than 70 stilettos transformed into art

INSPIRED SOLES – A WELL-HEELED EXPERIENCE

The annual “Inspired Soles” auction and art show is back, and this year, attendees have even more reason to be pumped (pun intended), since two new exciting components have been added to the show- online bidding and Inspired Soles wearables!

Inspired Soles showcases the creative minds of local artists who use a stiletto as their blank canvas to transform into one-of-a-kind works of art. More than 70 participating artists and designers have volunteered thousands of hours in this annual event that has become an organic showcase of local soul.

Inspired Soles wearables is the answer to every fashionista’s prayers. For all the women who have swooned over stilettos exhibited at past shows, now you have an opportunity to actually wear them! A selection of artists will create a limited number of wearable designs and work personally with the buyer on recreating the design on a stiletto of her choice and size.

All Inspired Soles stilettos will be sold to the highest bidders of the online auction which begins the week prior to the event, and closes at 9:30 p.m. on First Friday, April 1. As with past years, net proceeds benefit Artlink Phoenix, a nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, businesses and the public to better understand, appreciate and promote a thriving arts community in central Phoenix.


RELEASE: Artlink Invites Phoenix Artists, Arts Organizations and Businesses to Become Year-Round ‘Articipants’

Artists, organizations and businesses that contribute to the arts experience in greater downtown Phoenix will be featured during Art Detour, on First Friday maps and more.

Artlink Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes the downtown Phoenix arts community, invites artists, arts organizations and businesses that contribute to Phoenix’s vibrant downtown culture to become Articipants. Those who sign up for Articipation are included in the promotion of Art Detour, First and Third Fridays and more throughout 2016.

Articipant-DefinitionWith Artlink’s Fourth Annual Art d’Core Gala (March 10, 2016) and 28th Annual Art Detour (March 19-20, 2016) approaching soon, now is the best opportunity for Articipants to sign up and make the most of their year-round Artlink benefits. Articipants receive a wide range of benefits based on different categories (Artists; Galleries/Art Spaces; Restaurants/Bars/Retail). Designed to help promote the artistic and cultural endeavors of participating Articipants, year-round benefits begin February 1, 2016 and continue through January 31, 2017.

NEW Performing Arts Categories of Articipation

Recognizing the value of downtown’s range of arts organizations, Artlink has expanded eligible categories of Articipation. Previously open only to the visual arts community, Artlink—for the first time in its near 30-year history—now invites performing arts organizations that contribute to downtown’s vibrancy to also become Articipants and benefit from year-round promotion.

“As downtown Phoenix evolves, so does Artlink,” said Artlink Board President Catrina Kahler. “We are excited to promote the full spectrum of arts and culture experiences accessible in downtown Phoenix.”

Articipants are Invited to Participate in Signature Events

Art d’Core Gala – NEW Co-Host and Venue! Held under the stars in Margaret T. Hance Park, this fourth annual celebration spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic urban core. The Art d’Core Gala is held in partnership with the Office of the Mayor, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department, Downtown Phoenix Inc., and the Hance Park Conservancy.

Art Detour 28: The event that helped launch the First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon, Art Detour provides the public with an opportunity to meet visual artists in their working environments. By encouraging conversation and inquiry, Art Detour helps educate and connect the public with the artists in their community. The annual event also provides the public the opportunity to see inside many of downtown Phoenix’s hidden and otherwise private creative spaces. It is named as “one of the most important events in Phoenix’s calendar” by City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton,

First Friday Trolley Tour: Over the past two decades, the First Fridays Art Walk has evolved into a major monthly celebration that draws anywhere from 12-20,000 people every month. Artlink publishes the official map of First and Third Fridays.

Artlink provides complimentary trolley service enabling the public to park and ride from four information hubs, and hop on or off at galleries along the way. As it circulates through downtown Phoenix, the trolley connects arts venues and districts including Phoenix Art Museum, Heard Museum, the popular Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts, as well as CityScape and Arizona Center. Knowledgeable docents staff the trolleys helping to guide new and returning visitors.

Expanded Benefits

While Art Detour and the Art d’Core Gala remain signature events for Artlink, the organization’s programs have expanded to provide year-round promotional opportunities for downtown artists, arts organizations and arts spaces.

These opportunities include a Pop-Up Gallery program featuring exhibitions by local artists in unique and nontraditional public spaces; guided Downtown Art Tours that shine a spotlight on artists and galleries; an annual Juried Exhibition; and a variety of calls for artists throughout the year.

In addition, restaurants, bars and other downtown retail spaces benefit from year-round promotion on the Artlink Art Detour maps, First Friday maps, and the Artlink website, as well as additional promotional opportunities to be announced in coming months.

Artlink Ariticipant registration deadline is January 18, 2016. Full details on Articipant levels and benefits are available at http://artlinkphoenix.org/articipants/.

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 country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; a year-round Pop Up Gallery Program featuring exhibitions in non-traditional spaces; the annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Members Association. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Call for Artists: Inglorious Arizona UPDATED

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NEW DEADLINE: This call has been extended until Friday Dec, 4.

In partnership with The Arizona Republic, Artlink is pleased to announce a unique artist opportunity: Inglorious Arizona.

Inglorious Arizona is a project about the past. It’s about Arizona’s history and the old West.

But this project isn’t what you think it’s about. The Arizona of the old west was not just about cowboys and rugged individualists. It was also about drifters, drunks and thieves. Murderers and swindlers. Mining-town riots, polygamists and prostitutes. Think of the television series Hell on Wheels or Deadwood and you get the picture.

If the old west is a place where facts died, we’re going to dig up a little dirt. And – we’re hoping – that’s where you come in!

Over a several month period, a series of stories about Inglorious Arizona will be published: the unwashed and unlucky characters from the grittier side of the past. We’re looking for art that captures, embodies, explores and/or deconstructs Inglorious Arizona. We’re not just looking for an old world traditional style though – we want to see you imagine something new.  

We invite you to review the details below and encourage you to participate. This type of collaboration hasn’t been done before, so we hope you will join us in making history as we spotlight our history.

Details and Timeline

Fri, Nov 27, 2015: Initial Application Deadline: FRIDAY, DEC 4

DETAILS

INITIAL APPLICATION to include:

1. Email submission to submissions@artlinkphoenix.org, subject line “Inglorious Arizona SAMPLE”.
2. Three SAMPLE images attached:

  • .jpg format, 72 dpi,  each image labeled with artist’s name/ title.
  • Samples of your work are requested to determine if you will be a good candidate for the project.
  • This work does not need to be related to Western history.
  • If you are chosen to participate in the project, you’ll then be asked to complete a NEW work that fits the character’s description outlined in your assigned story.

3. Text File that lists:

  • Your contact info
  • Artist name
  • Titles of individual SAMPLE submissions
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)
  • Medium

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by a jury of experienced arts professionals. Due to a limited number of stories, not all artists will be accepted. Please do not call for results. Artists will be notified by email.


TIMELINE (Updated 12/29/15)

NOVEMBER 30, 2015 – DECEMBER 11, 2015
Artlink/AZ Republic approves artists accepted into the project and pairs the stories for artists using lottery system.

MONDAY, JAN. 4, 2016
Notification Date of accepted artists/selected stories provided to artists (via email).

Chosen artists will receive:

  • High quality image of your work (accompanying a story) published in the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com.
  • Description of you, your work and your website in the Arizona Republic and azcentral.com
  • Participation in group exhibition during Art Detour, in March of 2016
  • Accepted artists will be asked to sign a Letter of Agreement for an unpaid contribution (artwork) to Arizona Republic.

Artists will create new artworks inspired by the story provided to them.

FINAL ARTWORK SUBMISSION guidelines:

  • 2D work that can be hung on the wall
  • Work does not exceed 20 lbs.
  • Work is no more than 18″h, 14″w, 5″depth
  • All accepted work must have proper wire hardware for hanging (no sawtooth hangers)
  • In order for artwork to be considered for display all of the above guidelines must be met and artwork must be ready to hang.

Restrictions:

  • Nothing that incorporates overt nudity or profanity will be accepted.
  • If an artist is accepted for the project following the initial application stage but fails to comply with these restrictions for the final artwork, the artist will NOT be allowed to participate in the project and the final submission will be disqualified and not be published or exhibited.
  • This rule is set at Arizona Republic’s request and must be adhered to.

Helpful Hints:

  • Your work can reflect a broad interpretation of the portrait
  • The landscape and other elements of a scene can and should be included
  • All styles of 2D work will be considered
  • Bring your own eye and ideas to these collective memories

FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016
Final works to be submitted for publication
 to Artlink (via email).

FINAL ARTWORK SUBMISSIONS to include:

    1. FINAL image:
      • .jpg format, 72 dpi,  labeled with artist’s name/ title.
  • Text file that lists:
    • Your contact info
    • Artist name as you would like it to appear on labels
    • Title of your submission
    • Dimensions (HxWxD)
    • Medium
    • Sale price or NFS

WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2016:
Delivery date for photography session to be scheduled w/AZ Republic (Details TBA).

Drop-off Directions for Publication: If selected, artists must be available to drop off their work to the Arizona Republic for photographs to be taken for publication. (Time and Location TBD).

Artlink will then store all the works until the group exhibition.

MARCH 19-20, 2016:
Group Exhibition to be held during Art Detour. (Details TBA).

Artlink Inc. and The Arizona Republic 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. Artlink board members and volunteers will install the art and handle sales. Artlink Inc. will facilitate and retain 10% of each sale to cover transaction cost. Please email any questions to submissions@artlinkphoenix.org.

Important Dates to Remember (Updated 12/29/15):

  • DECEMBER 4, 2015: Initial Application Deadline (SAMPLE work submission)
  • JANUARY 4, 2016: Notification Date of accepted artists/selected stories provided to artists (via email).: Notification. 
  • WEEK OF FEBRUARY 8, 2016: Delivery date for photography session to be scheduled w/AZ Republic (Details TBA).
  • MARCH 19-20, 2016:  Group Exhibition to be held during Art Detour. (Details TBA).

For more information about Arizona Republic visit: http://www.azcentral.com/

Artlink Inc., founded in 1989, is an all-volunteer run 501(c)3 arts organization based in downtown Phoenix. Our mission is to link visual artists, businesses, and the public to better understand, appreciate, and promote the arts, and to further develop a strong, vital arts community.

 


17th Annual Juried Exhibition Opens Thursday Oct. 15

Artlink’s 17th Annual Juried Exhibition Opens Thursday, October 15 at Oasis on Grand

Juried flyerArtlink’s 17th Annual Juried Exhibition presents the work of seventeen exceptional Arizona artists. A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the exhibition pieces from over fifty submissions. This year’s jurors included Phoenix artist John Tuomisto-Bell, Bentley Projects owner Bentley Calverley, and ASU Art Museum Chief Conservator Dana Mossman-Tepper.

The 17 artists featured in this year’s show are Julie Anand & Damon Sauer, Chris Boyd, Carlos Encinas, Page Filson, Valerie Hunt, Sam W. J. Johnson, Ann Langlois, Ann Lillqvist, Harold Lohner, Dan Nearing, Jill Roig, Chris Scott, Lacey Shelton, Lucretia Torva, A.O. Tucker and Joan Waters.

The top three selections will be announced at the Opening Reception, this Thursday, October 15 from 6 – 10 p.m.

RSVP to the Opening Reception on Facebook

The show will remain in place for Third Friday, October 16, from 6 to 10 p.m.

About Artlink

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 country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; a year-round Pop Up Gallery Program featuring exhibitions in non-traditional spaces; the annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Members Association. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 


Call for Entries: 17th Annual Juried Exhibition – UPDATED

Artlink to Host Event Featuring Works of Arizona Artists

Submission Deadline is Extended! The new deadline is midnight September 20, 2015.

Call-for-Artists-graphicArtlink Inc. is now accepting submissions for its 17th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. Submitted artwork will be reviewed by a panel of prominent members of the Phoenix arts community.

The show will take place at The Oasis on Grand, 1501 NW Grand Ave., on Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16, 2015. The Opening Artists Reception will be held on Thursday, October 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibition will be on display for Third Friday, October 16, from 6 to 10 p.m. A cash prize will be awarded to the top three artists.

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 submission deadline is September 20, 2015.

Participants that exhibited in the past are permitted to submit; however, it is asked that they refrain from submitting the same piece that was in a previous Artlink Juried Exhibition.

All submissions should be e-mailed to submissions@artlinkphoenix.org with “ATT: Juried Submission” in the subject line.

Artists must be available on October 10 or 11 to drop off work with Artlink board members at The Oasis on Grand, 1501 Grand Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

All sales will be handled by Artlink. In the event of a sale Artlink will retain a 10% commission.

Submission Checklist:

All images should be jpgs or tiffs, and documents MS Word or PDF.

  1. Up to 3 artwork images in .jpg format with a maximum 72 dpi per image
  2. Image List: Name of artist, written description of artwork to include title, media, sale price, and dimensions next to thumbnail images of the artworks in either MS Word or PDF format
  3. Contact Information: phone number or email to best reach you
  4. Artist Statement: should not exceed 1 page
  5. Resume: should not exceed 3 pages. Name of artist and page number on top left corner of each page
  6. $25 application fee: paid through PayPal (link below) or by check made out to Artlink Phoenix and sent to the address below with ATT: Juried Submission and the artist name included. Post marked checks after deadline will not be accepted and submission will not be reviewed. Artlink Articipants and volunteers are exempt from the application fee.

Application fees are non-refundable, regardless of acceptance to The Juried Exhibition. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by a jury of experienced arts professionals. Not all artwork will be accepted. Please do not call for results. Artists will be notified by email. The Oasis on Grand and Artlink Inc. 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.

Artlink Phoenix Address: P.O. Box 3426 Phoenix, AZ 85030

Email with any questions to info@artlinkphoenix.org




About Artlink

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 country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; a year-round Pop Up Gallery Program featuring exhibitions in non-traditional spaces; the annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Members Association. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Release: Art Detour 27: An Invitation to Connect the Dots in Downtown Phoenix

Art d’Core Gala Hosted by Mayor Greg Stanton, Downtown Phoenix Inc. and Artlink Inc.
Kicks Off a Slate of Community Events

Art Detour, the first event to link the downtown Phoenix arts community, returns for its 27th year on March 7 and 8, 2015. The two-day celebration invites Valley residents and visitors to meet the artists, arts entrepreneurs and businesses that contribute to a thriving downtown Phoenix. Artlink, Inc. produces the event in partnership with its “Articipants”—downtown Phoenix arts districts and destinations that participate in and contribute to the arts community.

More than 100 of these Articipants are expected to make this the largest, two-day, all-access, downtown Phoenix arts event in Art Detour’s 27-year history. It will be kicked off by the second annual Art d’Core Gala on February 21, coincide with the March First Friday, and will be highlighted by neighborhood celebrations and activities, resulting in a full schedule of downtown Phoenix discovery.

Kick-Off Celebration

The City of Phoenix’s Office of the Mayor, Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and Artlink, Inc. will kick off the festive season with the second annual Art d’Core Gala at 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 21 at Crescent Ballroom. Mayor Greg Stanton will give his “Celebrate Downtown Address,” where he will toast business leaders, small business entrepreneurs, neighborhood groups and the flourishing arts community in an expression of shared pride in Phoenix. This free, fun and formal affair features a live performance by Phoenix Theatre, music, dancing and an eye-popping virtual tour of downtown Phoenix. Guests are encouraged to dress colorfully in creative formal attire.

Connect the Dots

With a map in hand, the public is invited take to the streets of downtown Phoenix on March 7 and 8 to explore working artists’ private studios, standing galleries, “pop-ups”, unique art spaces and colorful murals. There will also be special neighborhood-specific celebrations on both Saturday and Sunday to add to the fun. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days Artlink will provide free tours with Ollie the Trolley. On-board docents will guide visitors to destinations, highlighted as dots on the map, as the trolley makes stops in Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue and other locations, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy the fun, festival environment. Restaurants and bars will provide special offers to those who wear Art Detour 27 stickers picked up at the arts destinations.

There will be four park-and-ride hubs where visitors can park, pick up a map, ask questions, and hop on a trolley to explore the full spectrum of arts activities and events along the route. These hubs will be located at the Burton Barr Public Library, Oasis on Grand, CityScape and Arizona Center. Art Detour is transit-friendly with many locations within walking distance of METRO Light Rail stations. GRID Bike Share also has locations along the trolley route and throughout the central corridor. The trolley route also conveniently intersects with METRO light rail.

EVENT SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

In addition to the exhibitions and activities hosted by the over 100 Articipants, the following are events and celebrations that culminate in an artful early 2015.

Art d’Core Gala

  • 6 to 10 p.m. on February 21, 2015.
  • Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. 2nd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85003
  • There is no charge for this event. For additional information and to RSVP please visit artlinkphoenix.org/art-detour/gala/
  • Creative formal attire encouraged for this event hosted by the City of Phoenix’s Office of the Mayor, Downtown Phoenix, Inc. and Artlink, Inc.

March First Friday

  • 6 to 10 p.m. on March 6, 2015
  • Throughout downtown and central Phoenix
  • Typically one of the most popular First Fridays of the year. The Artlink First Friday Trolley Tour will take place as normally scheduled.

Art Detour 27

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 7 and 8, 2015
  • This free weekend event offers programming appropriate for all ages, including the family-friendly “Kids’ Detour” activities at select venues.

PaintPHX – 5th St. Block Party

  • 2 to 10 p.m. on March 7, 2015
  • 5th Street in Roosevelt Row
  • Paint Phx is locally organized, mural painting event and celebration of outdoor mural arts in the city of Phoenix happening in conjunction with Art Detour 27. Local community artists and muralists will be creating multiple new mural projects throughout the city over the Art Detour weekend. The 5th St. Block Party will take place in the epicenter for Phoenix’s mural art scene. The street will be closed to traffic from Roosevelt to Garfield and activities will include new murals being painted, live music, DJs, skateboard demos, a live art battle and live painting on a vintage bus.

Outdoor Screening of Stop Making Sense

  • 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on March 7, 2015 (weather permitting)
  • What Should Go Here Pop-Up Park, 1005 N. 2nd Street
  • Artlink Inc., No Festival Required Independent Cinema and Palm Pictures Present Stop Making Sense: Talking Heads, hosted by monOrchid and The Lot: What Should Go Here Pop-Up Park. 1980s attire, spontaneous singing and dancing will be encouraged. Please bring blankets or low-back beach chairs for seating.

Detour de Grand

  • 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 8, 2015 (Group bike ride begins at 10 a.m.)
  • Grand Avenue, 1028 NW Grand Ave. (between 10th and 12th Avenues)
  • The Grand Avenue Members Association (“GAMA”) will celebrate one of Phoenix’s most iconic and authentic streets. Activities include a group bike ride at 10 a.m. before Art Detour 27 that will follow the route of the Artlink trolley: from Grand Ave., to the Warehouse District, through the core to Roosevelt Row, through historic downtown neighborhoods, and back to Grand Ave.
  • Detour de Grand visitors will be able to visit galleries, shops, local vendors, artist’s tents and food trucks. The main event will be a beer garden and stage with local beers and bands open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bring your own bike or grab a GRID bike on Grand Avenue. Attendees can use Grand Ave as their park and ride hub to enjoy Detour de Grand and to catch a trolley to explore the rest of Art Detour 27.

OTHER KEY EVENTS HOSTED BY ARTLINK ARTICIPANTS

Devoured Culinary Classic

  • 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 7 and 8
  • Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave.
  • This culinary arts event hosted by Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and Devour Phoenix is the perfect pairing for arts patrons. Devour – then Detour!

57th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

  •  9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 7 and 8
  • Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave.
  • The iconic cultural event will celebrate the tradition of basket making and other arts.

LINK UP AND GET INVOLVED

About Artlink  

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 country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; a year-round Pop Up Gallery Program featuring exhibitions in non-traditional spaces; the annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, 12 News, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Gammage & Burnham, Attorneys at Law, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Members Association.

 


Release: Artlink Invites Phoenix Artists and Businesses to Become Year-Round Articipants

Artists, arts entrepreneurs and businesses that contribute to the arts experience in greater downtown Phoenix will be featured during Art Detour, on First Friday maps and more.

FINAL_LOGO ICON 2012PHOENIX (December 12, 2014) – Artlink Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that promotes the downtown Phoenix arts community. Artlink invites artists, arts entrepreneurs and businesses that contribute to our vibrant downtown culture to become Artlink Articipants. Articipants can take advantage of a variety of promotional opportunities throughout the year like First Friday, Art Detour and more.

As Artlink gears up for the Third Annual Art d’Core Gala (Feb 21, 2014) and the 27th Annual Art Detour (Mar 7-8, 2015), registration to become an Artlink Articipant is now open. Based on different categories (Artists; Galleries/Art Spaces; Restaurants/Bars/Retail), Articipants receive a wide range of year-round benefits designed to help promote their arts and culture endeavors (beginning February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016).

“The programs promoted by Artlink are tied to the activity of this arts community,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Board President. “Artlink supports the effort of artists and businesses in the creative sector to produce diverse and accessible arts experiences for the public throughout the year.”

Signature Events

Art d’Core Gala: In partnership with the Office of the Mayor, Downtown Phoenix, Inc., Artlink and other community partners host an exceptional celebration that spotlights the significant contribution of the arts in creating a dynamic urban core. The festivities include music and dancing; fabulous food and drink; a special address by Mayor Greg Stanton; and an eye-popping virtual tour of downtown art spaces.

Art Detour: Art Detour is the event that launched the First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon. The annual event provides the public with an opportunity to meet visual artists in their working environments, to invite questions about their work and their work processes, and to see into the creative spaces tucked throughout downtown Phoenix that are not generally open to the public.

First Fridays Trolley Tour: Over the past two decades, the First Fridays Art Walk has evolved into major monthly celebration that draws anywhere from 12-20,000 people every month. Artlink provides complimentary trolley service that enables the public to pick up a First Friday map, park and ride from four information hubs, and hop on/hop off at galleries all along the way. The trolley circulates throughout downtown connecting downtown arts venues and districts, from the Phoenix Art Museum, to the popular Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue arts districts, as well as CityScape, the Warehouse district, and the Arizona Center. Knowledgeable docents staff the trolleys and help guide new and returning visitors.

Year-Round Benefits

While Art Detour and the Art d’Core Gala remain signature events for Artlink, the organization’s programs have expanded to provide year-round promotional opportunities for downtown artists and arts spaces.

These opportunities include a Pop-Up Gallery program that features exhibitions of local artists in unique and nontraditional public spaces; guided Downtown Art Tours that shine a spotlight on artists and galleries; an annual Juried Exhibition; and a variety of calls for artists throughout the year.

In addition, restaurants, bars and other downtown retail spaces benefit from year-round promotion on the Artlink Art Detour maps, First Friday maps, and the Artlink website, as well as additional promotional opportunities that will be rolled out over the coming months.

The registration deadline is December 31, 2014. Get full details on Articipant levels and benefits at http://artlinkphoenix.org/articipants/.

About Artlink

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 country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; a year-round Pop Up Gallery Program featuring exhibitions in non-traditional spaces; the annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, 12 News, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Gammage & Burnham, Attorneys at Law, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Merchants Association. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org.

 


Release: Artlink Seeks 2-D Work for Art Detour 27

your-art-here-homepageARTLINK SEEKS 2-D WORK FOR ART DETOUR 27

Artlink Inc. seeks to commission an artwork for Art Detour 27.  The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 27 poster, postcard and other marketing materials. Local artists are encouraged to apply for this juried award that carries a $300 prize.

ABOUT ART DETOUR

Art Detour 27 will take place on March 7 & 8, 2015, throughout downtown Phoenix and beyond. Art Detour is the event that helped launch the First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon. The annual daytime event provides visitors the opportunity to meet visual artists in their working environments and to see into the creative spaces tucked throughout downtown that are generally not open to the public. The event gives the artists the opportunity to invite questions about their work and work processes.

GENERAL THEME/GUIDELINES

Art Detour invites the public to discover the downtown Phoenix arts community by offering premiere access to downtown artists and art experiences.

The submitted artwork should create excitement and embody this sense of discovery and intimacy that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.

Specifications:

  • The artwork (s) must be a flat work in any size and medium – but versatile enough to be represented digitally in a variety of paper and electronic collateral. These include the poster (11” x 17”), postcards (4” x 6”) and online communications (varied dimensions).
  • The original piece will be displayed during Art Detour 27 and/or during the Gala on February 21, 2015.
  • Artlink will retain all rights to use work in any manner chosen.
  • The artist may be asked to work with designers to help format the poster, etc.  The original artwork will remain the property of the artist.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.

Deadline for submissionsMonday, October 20, 2014 (midnight)

Digital representations must reach the Artlink board via email or flash drive. The work will be chosen and the announcement made on October 27, 2014.

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.

HOW TO APPLY

Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

  • A high quality digital representation of the piece. Minimum 300dpi. This should be a JPG, TIFF. PDF or PNG file. Submission files will not be returned.
  • A note with current contact info.
  • A maximum of three works.
  • Titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, any other background information deemed necessary.

Please submit all materials to submissions@artlinkphoenix.org.

About Artlink

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. Ongoing community projects include support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; the year-round Pop Up Gallery Program; an annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, 12 News, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Gammage & Burnham, Attorneys at Law, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal, Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Merchants Association.


Release: 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Opens Thursday Sept. 4

Artlink’s 16th Annual Juried Exhibition Opens Thursday, September 4 @ The Icehouse

Icehouse-juried-bwPhoenix – Artlink’s 16th Annual Juried Exhibition presents the work of twenty-six exceptional Arizona artists. A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the exhibition pieces from over fifty submissions. This year’s jurors included Phoenix Art Museum Director, Jim Ballinger; Phoenix artist, Randy Slack; and avid art supporter, former gallery director, and downtown community advocate, Louise Roman.

The twenty-six artists featured in this year’s show are AztecSmurf, Malena Barnhart, Chris Boyd, Ryan Carey, Samuel Dahl, Mary Helsaple, Jeff Jones, Maggie Keane, Peter Brian Klein, Lindsay Kraemer, Constance McBride, William Mullins, Lisa O’Riley, Sandra Ortega, Rockford Orvin, Amanda Phipps, Alicia Robles, Julio Rodarte, Jill Roig, Patricia Sannit, Stacie Schimke, Ingrid Shults, Edward Taylor, Lucretia Torva, A.O. Tucker, and Joan Waters.

The top three selections will be announced at the Opening Reception, this Thursday, September 4 from 6 – 10 p.m.

RSVP to the Opening Reception on Facebook

“This year’s exhibition is extraordinary. We were inspired by the diversity of submissions we received from so many talented Arizona artists. We’re looking forward to sharing this amazing show in the iconic Icehouse white column gallery,” said Sarah Levi, Vice President of Artlink.

The show will remain in place at The Icehouse, 429 W. Jackson Street (Jackson and 5th Ave.), throughout the month of September 2014. The exhibition will be open during the Opening Reception on the Thursday, September 4 from 6 – 10 p.m. (with refreshments provided by Phoenix Ale Brewery); on First Friday, September 5; and Third Friday, September 19, also from 6 – 10 p.m.

About Artlink

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. Ongoing community projects include support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Downtown Arts Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; the year-round Pop Up Gallery Program; an annual Juried Exhibition; the annual Art d’Core Gala, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS,  Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, 12 News, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Gammage & Burnham, Attorneys at Law, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal , Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Merchants Association.

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16th Annual Juried Exhibition Call for Entries – UPDATED

The 16th Annual Juried Exhibition

September 4-23, 2014

Submission Deadline is Extended! The new deadline is midnight August 20, 2014.

Artlink is excited to present The 16th Annual Juried Exhibition. Artlink is now accepting submissions for its juried exhibition featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. Submitted artwork will be reviewed by a panel of prominent members of the Phoenix community.

The show will take place at The Icehouse throughout the month of September 2014. The Opening Reception will be held on the Thursday, September 4 from 6-10 p.m. The exhibition will be on display for First Friday, September 5, through Third Friday, September 19. A cash prize will be awarded to the top three artists.

We are accepting many types of artworks including: oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics, print making, textile, mixed media, new genre, performance, video, and sculpture/three dimensional pieces.

The submission deadline is midnight August 20, 2014.

Participants that exhibited in the past are permitted to submit; however, we ask that you refrain from submitting the same piece that was in a previous Artlink Juried Exhibition.

All submissions should be e-mailed to info@artlinkphoenix.org with “ATTN: Juried Submission” in the subject line.

The Icehouse and Artlink Inc. 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.

You must be available on August 30, 31, or September 1 to drop off your work with Artlink board members at The Icehouse at 429 W Jackson Street, Phoenix, AZ.

All sales will be handled by Artlink. In the event of sale Artlink will retain a 10% commission.

Submission Checklist:

All images should be jpgs or tiffs and documents MS Word or PDF

  1. Up to 3 artwork images in .jpg format with a maximum 72 dpi per image
  2. Image List: Name of artist, written description of artwork to include title, media, sale price, and dimensions next to thumbnail images of the artworks in either MS Word or PDF format
  3. Contact Information: Phone number or email to best reach you
  4. Artist Statement: Should not exceed one (1) page
  5. Resume: Should not exceed three (3) pages. Name of artist and page number on top left corner of each page.
  6. $25 application fee: Paid through Paypal or by check made out to Artlink Phoenix and sent to the address below with ATT: Juried Submission and the artist name included. Post marked checks after deadline will not be accepted and submission will not be reviewed. Artlink Articipants and volunteers are exempt from the application fee.



Application fees are non-refundable, regardless of acceptance to The Juried Exhibition. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by a jury of experienced arts professionals. Not all artwork will be accepted. Please do not call for results. Artists will be notified by email.

Artlink Phoenix Address: P.O. Box 3426 Phoenix, AZ 85030

Email with any questions to info@artlinkphoenix.org


Release: Three Artists Selected for Reinvent PHX Wayfinding

Artlink Announces Artist Selections for

Reinvent PHX Wayfinding Project:

Lucretia Torva, Jeff Jones, and Robert Jackson

PHOENIX – Artlink Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of three Arizona artists for a Reinvent PHX wayfinding project involving three Valley Metro light rail stations:

  • Lucretia Torva was chosen as the artist for the McDowell and Central Ave. station (Midtown);
  • Jeff Jones was chosen for the Roosevelt St. and Central Ave. station (Roosevelt/Evans Churchill);
  • Robert Jackson was chosen for the 12th Street and Jefferson (Eastlake/Garfield).

Through the Reinvent PHX grant, in partnership with the City of Phoenix, Artlink collaborated with Valley Metro in identifying three light rail stations for the display of artwork that will depict adjacent neighborhood’s critical cultural experiences.

A panel of stakeholders from each community met on Friday, July 25, at Phoenix Art Museum to review 28 Arizona artist portfolios that were submitted for the RFQ. Each group chose the artist that they felt would best capture the spirit and energy of their neighborhoods. Panelists included Jennifer Boucek, Dorina Bustamante, Ide Flores, Calvin Goode, Art Mobley, Kim Moody, Diane Miller and Tel Tucker.

The stakeholders will meet with the artists over the next week to begin the process. Concepts will be approved in mid-August, and finished pieces of art will be completed by early September. The finished pieces will be digitally reproduced as 94”H X 106”W mesh banners that will be affixed to the station platforms. In addition to the platform banners, the final images will be reproduced as posters and distributed to cultural organizations and businesses in the neighborhoods surrounding each station. All three stations are scheduled to have banners installed by the end of September.

About Reinvent PHX

Reinvent PHX is a collaborative partnership between the City of Phoenix, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Arizona State University, St. Luke’s Health Initiatives and numerous other organizations committed to developing walkable, opportunity-rich communities connected to light rail. Reinvent PHX will create action plans for districts along the light rail system. The plans will establish a community-based vision for the future and identify investment strategies to improve the quality of life for all residents. This process will establish a new, transit-oriented model for urban planning and development along the city’s light rail system. For more visit http://reinventphx.org.

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 the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; guided Downtown Phoenix Art Tours; an annual Juried Exhibition; a year-round Pop Up Gallery Program, and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink is supported by Downtown Phoenix, Inc., City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, CityScape, APS,  Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Phoenix Convention Center, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, Valley Metro, 12 News, City of Phoenix Aviation Department, Support Sky Harbor Coalition, Gammage & Burnham, Attorneys at Law, Arizona Center, Downtown Voices Coalition, Downtown Phoenix Journal , Invexi Web Development, Simply Adam Mann, Roosevelt Row CDC, and the Grand Avenue Merchants Association. For more visit http://artlinkphoenix.org.

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Media Contacts:
Jill Bernstein, jillbcreative@gmail.com, 602-358-9292
Catrina Kahler, catrina@artlinkphoenix.org 602-579-2988

Light rail photo by Jack London


Artlink Annual Meeting News

The board of Artlink Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit behind the promotion of Phoenix’s monthly First Fridays Art Walk and the annual Art Detour, held its Annual Meeting on June 30, 2014.

The meeting was hosted by Phoenix Art Museum in Singer Hall. An estimated 80 people were in attendance, along with members of the Artlink Board and honored guests.

The Board Members present included: Catrina Kahler, Sarah Levi, Jill Bernstein, Phil Jones, Hugo Medina, Cole Reed, Kirby Hoyt, and Sally Russell. Board member Lisa Olsen was absent.

OPENING REMARKS

The meeting began with brief remarks by three guests: Jim Ballinger, Director of the Phoenix Art Museum, City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, and David Krietor, President & CEO of Downtown Phoenix, Inc.

Jim Ballinger, Mayor Greg Stanton and Dave Krietor.

  • Jim Ballinger spoke briefly on his 45-year tenure at the museum and the massive changes in the downtown art scene during that time. He graciously thanked Artlink for the long collaboration and establishing PAM as an essential trolley hub for First Friday visitors, and mentioned the Andy Warhol portrait exhibition coming to PAM next spring!
  • Mayor Greg Stanton thanked Jim Ballinger for his long and illustrious service to the arts in Phoenix; spoke to the importance of the arts being leaders in creating the increased vibrancy in downtown; briefly touched on some new city policies; and accepted the role of Honorary Chair for both the Art d’Core Gala (Feb 2015), and Art Detour 27 (Mar 2015).
  • David Krietor talked about Artlink, connectivity in downtown, and how both millennials and baby boomers are deciding to move downtown. On behalf of the Artlink board, and as a thank you for Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s support and partnership, Catrina Kahler and Sarah Levi presented to Krietor the original painting by Marina Rynning, entitled “Living in Color,” the inspiration for this year’s Art Detour poster art and theme.

BOARD ELECTIONS

Welcome a-board Hillary Foose and Stephanie Lieb!

The first order of business for the evening focused on the unanimous election of two Artlink board members:

PROGRAM/COMMITTEE UPDATES

What is an “Articipant?”

Artlink President Catrina Kahler defined the Articipant approach to how Artlink functions: artists, galleries, art spaces and retail spaces are invited to sign up as Articipants annually in conjunction with Art Detour.

When you become an Articipant, you get included on the Art Detour Map, along with EVERY First and Third Friday map throughout the year; and as an Articipant you are eligible to apply to participate in Artlink’s Pop-up program, ticketed tours, and other promotional opportunities that arise throughout the year.

Apply to be an Articipant. Click here to review the application.

First Friday Trolley Tour
Artlink Board Member Phil Jones updated attendees on the current route, which includes four Artlink park and ride information hubs:

In addition to thee Hubs, there are a number of other stops along the route where the public is encouraged to hop off and hop on to get the full range of downtown arts experiences available on a First Friday – or any Friday!

Future plans include additional trolley tour signage, and working with the Downtown Phoenix Partnership Ambassadors to create more engaging and interactive Hubs.

Downtown Phoenix Art Tours
Artlink Vice President Sarah Levi provided information on the transition of our ticketed tour program. Originally launched as the Artlink Collectors Tour in Fall of 2012, the program has evolved. As we are developing our relationship with downtown hospitality venues, including the Phoenix Convention Center, the program has re-calibrated its scope to reach a broader audience of participants, beyond those who self-identify as “art collectors.” The new name of “Downtown Art Tour” broadens the scope of what we offer and to whom, but will retain the curated element, to insure an in-depth experience of the arts for participants.

Pop-up Gallery Program
Sarah reviewed the successes of the pop-up in the CityScape lobby during Art Detour and the current call to artists for “Refresh” the second pop-up exhibition in that location. She also shared the success of our pop-up in conjunction with the Eight’s Check Please! Arizona Festival, and Artlink’s plan to get art into many different downtown venues.

Juried Exhibition
Board Member Sally Russell announced this year will be Artlink’s 16th Annual Juried Exhibition. Sally provided background on the past exhibitions and the strategy behind changing the date from spring to fall this year. She let attendees know that the Call to Artists for the show would be going out soon, and that the opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, September 4. Location at the time of the meeting was TBD. There are small cash awards for the winner(s).

Reinvent Phoenix Grant
Board Member Kirby Hoyt provided a quick overview of the three main activities covered under Artlink’s grant for this program, which is focused on areas along the light rail, beyond the downtown core.

Activity One – Introduced by Board Member Hugo Medina. This is a series of mural projects being done in conjunction with schools. Final decisions on all of the sites is still in process, however, one school – Crockett Elementary – has already taken part in the process and has a fabulous new mural done by the students in conjunction with the artist Hugo Medina.

Activity Two – Introduced by Artlink Secretary Jill Bernstein. This activity involves the creation of community specific art banners at three different light rail stations: McDowell & Central, Roosevelt & Central, and 12th & Jefferson. A Call to Artists has gone out (with a deadline of July 21) and the project will be completed in September. This is part of a way-finding strategy that will brand each neighborhood that surrounds the station, and invites people to explore.

Activity Three – Introduced by Catrina. This is another element of way-finding that has two distinct elements:

  • The addition of arts and culture destinations to the new maps at light rail stations. Artlink was a major contributor to this content.
  • The creation of additional site-specific web content pages on the Metro Light Rail site that will enable people visiting that station/neighborhood to go deeper and learn more about surrounding neighborhoods at approximately 10-12 stations between 19th Ave and Glendale and 12th Street and Jefferson.

Art Detour/Art d’Core Gala
Catrina shared the Artlink calendar for the year (available on the Artlink website), which includes planning committee dates beginning in September, known dates for calls to artists, and all Detour, Gala-related, and general Artlink deadlines through next June.

We will be presenting the Art d’Core Gala once again in February and the City of Phoenix and Downtown Phoenix Inc will partner with Artlink once again on this great event. Stay tuned for the confirmed date and location.

  • Kids’ Detour – we are looking for someone to spearhead this element of next year’s event to make it better and more visible.

Volunteers
Catrina introduced our new Artlink Volunteer Coordinator – Brooks Werner. He will be recruiting and organizing the volunteers that Artlink needs throughout the year:

  • Information table staffing on First Fridays
  • Tour Docents on First Friday Trolleys
  • Assisting marketing efforts for special events: flyering, etc.

OPENING REMARKS – AND THANKS!

Artlink Board Member Cole Reed, spoke to the importance of communication. There are so many strong programs, and we as a community need to spread the word to make them successful.

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Annual Meeting! We appreciate your support and look forward to another great year linking downtown through the arts.

The 2014-2015 Artlink Board: (l-r) Cole Reed, Kirby Hoyt, Sarah Levi, Sally Russell, Jill Bernstein, Hugo Medina, Hillary Foose, Phil Jones, Catrina Kahler, Stephanie Lieb. Not pictured: Lisa Olson.

Special thanks to Andrew Pielage Photography!


Call for Artists: Refresh Exhibition

Refresh Exhibition
Length of Show: August 11- September 26, 2014
Submission Deadline: Monday July 28, 2014 at midnight
Location: CityScape, 1 E Washington St, Phoenix, AZ

Artlink Inc. will present refreshing work from local artists in a group exhibition at Cityscape in downtown Phoenix.

Refresh at CityScape will be a tranquil oasis in the middle of a bustling and broiling city. Refresh is an exhibit on the power of water to soothe us as the temperature spikes. This can come in the form of dancing in a summer storm, swimming at a beach or pool, or taking a big swig of an ice cold beverage. We are looking for work inspired by water.

The display space for the event will be open to the public, Artlink board members and volunteers will install the art and handle sales.

Artwork submission guidelines: Artlink will accept 2D work that can be hung on the wall, does not exceed 20lbs. and is no more than 36″w, 48″h, 5″depth.

CityScape Pop-up Gallery from Art Detour 26.

All accepted work must have wire hardware for hanging. In order for artwork to be considered for display all of the above guidelines must be met and artwork must be ready to hang.

APPLICATION to include:

  • Email submission to info@artlinkphoenix.org of files in .jpg format, limited to three, with each image labeled with the artist’s name and title of art. We recommend submitted images to have a resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Text file that lists:
    • Your contact info
    • Artist name as you would like it to appear on labels
    • Titles of individual submissions
    • Dimensions (HxWxD)
    • Media
    • Sale price or NFS
  • A submission fee of $25, unless you have previously signed up as an Artlink Articipant. Process your payment through PayPal here:



Application fees are non-refundable, regardless of acceptance to gallery shows. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered by a jury of experienced arts professionals. Due to limited space, not all artwork will be accepted. Please do not call for results. Artists will be notified by email.

Drop-off Directions: If selected, there is one drop off date and location for artists.
Artists should be available to drop off their work to Sarah (VP of Artlink Board of Directors) on Saturday, August 9th from 10 am to 2 pm at Cityscape (1 E Washington St). Further instructions to follow about drop-off and pick-up for those selected.

Artlink Inc. and Cityscape 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. Artlink Inc. will facilitate and retain 10% of each sale to cover transaction cost. Please email any questions to info@artlinkphoenix.org. For more information about Cityscape, please visit: cityscapephoenix.com.


Call for Artists: RFQ for Light Rail Installations

Artlink Seeks 2-D Work For Neighborhood Way-Finding Program

Submission Deadline: July 21, 2014

Through a Reinvent Phoenix grant from the City of Phoenix, Artlink will provide fabricated signage connecting three Valley Metro light rail stations to critical historic institutions, cultural organizations, emerging businesses and entrepreneurs in the surrounding neighborhoods. The three stations include: McDowell and Central Ave.; Roosevelt St. and Central Ave.; and 12th Street and Jefferson.

The signage will:

  • Incorporate the unique vision of each neighborhood as expressed through Reinvent Phoenix and Roosevelt Row community outreach workshops
  • Incorporate culturally rich aspects of each neighborhood
  • Create an engaging, accessible “welcome mat” for residents and visitors as they come off the light rail
  • A different artist will be selected for each station by community panels that will include neighborhood stakeholders along with representatives from Valley Metro, the City of Phoenix and Artlink. After being chosen, the artist(s) will meet with the community stakeholders to create the concept for the original piece for that station.

Project Specifications:

  • The finished product will include an original piece of art
  • A digital image of the work will be reproduced as 94″H X 106″W mesh banners affixed to the station platforms.
  • In addition to the platform banners, the final image will be reproduced as a poster and distributed to cultural organizations and businesses in the neighborhood surrounding the station.
  • The City of Phoenix and Artlink will retain the right to use the final image to promote the way-finding program in other outlets.

Project Award:

  • Winning artists will receive a $2000 stipend

Project Timeline/Important Dates

  • Deadline for RFQ submissions:  Monday, July 21, 2014 at midnight.
  • Panel selection meetings: Week of July 21
  • Winning artist(s) notified: Friday, July 28.
  • Artist(s) must meet with neighborhood stakeholders to discuss their vision as soon as possible after notification and will be required to meet again with the stakeholders to get concept approvals by: Monday, August 11.
  • Finished images delivered to Artlink: Monday, September 8.
  • Banners installed at stations: week of September 22
  • Posters distributed throughout neighborhoods: week of September 22
  • Opening/artist reception: TBD

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.

Eligibility

  • Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.
  • The artist must be prepared to complete the project within the project timeframe.

How to Apply
Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit:

  • A resume or c.v. (Word doc)
  • An artist bio (Word doc)
  • Up to 10 images (pdf’s or jpgs), with titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, and any other information deemed necessary.

Submission Deadline: Please submit all materials to info@artlinkphoenix.org by midnight, July 21.

 


Artlink Annual Meeting

Join Artlink board members, volunteers, and Articipants at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

We are honored to welcome special guests:

  • Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton (Honorary Chair of Art Detour 26)
  • Jim Ballinger, Director of Phoenix Art Museum
  • David Krietor, CEO of Downtown Phoenix Inc.

We will be electing new board members, and sharing both the accomplishments of the last year and plans for the coming year, including updates on:

  • Articipants
  • First Friday Trolley Tours
  • Artlink Pop-up Program
  • 16th Annual Juried Exhibition
  • Collector’s Tour Program
  • Artlink’s partnership with Reinvent Phoenix
  • Art Detour 27, Articipant opportunities, and more!

Be a part of planning the future of Artlink!

Event: Artlink Annual Meeting
When: Monday, June 30, 5:30 – 7:00
Where: Phoenix Art Museum – Singer Hall (Administration Bldg.), 1625 N. Central
RSVP: Facebook


Release: 26th Annual Art Detour is ‘Living in Color’

Winning Art Submission by Marina Rynning Celebrates a Community Filled with Art and Vitality

“Art Detour is one of the most important events in Phoenix’s calendar.” – City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Honorary Host Committee Chair of Art Detour

PHOENIX (December 5, 2013) – Art Detour, the event that launched downtown Phoenix’s First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon, returns for its 26th year on March 8 and 9, 2014. The two-day celebration invites the public to meet the artists and explore the art spaces that fill our downtown with color.

Living in Color

Looking for an image to represent this year’s celebration, Artlink issued a call for artists to submit artwork that would “create excitement and embody the sense of discovery and intimacy the public experiences when visiting private working studios and art spaces.” An image submitted by Marina Rynning entitled “Living in Color” was the final choice. Her abstract, colorful painting captures the invigorating spirit of the arts and the dynamic impact they have on our downtown life.

“Living in Color” by Marina Rynning

“When you do a painting it goes on to have a life of its own,” said Marina Rynning when asked about being chosen as the winning artist. “I was thrilled that the painting was chosen. I live in Phoenix and like what’s going on. I ride my bike and look at houses being renovated, and there is art everywhere. Phoenix is moving forward, becoming more colorful and exciting.”

“Art Detour is our community’s signature celebration,” said Catrina Kahler, President of Artlink’s board of directors. “Marina’s vibrant painting will serve as an invitation to fellow Phoenicians and Valley visitors, encouraging them to meet the working artist community and experience a downtown infused with the energy of the arts.”

A Weekend Arts Festival

Art Detour will coincide with March First Friday, resulting in a weekend chock-full of arts related tours, exhibits and activities. “Detour-ists” will be invited to visit galleries and artist studios, learn about public art and murals from artist and knowledgeable docents, and much more.

A shuttle will circulate throughout downtown, making stops at neighborhood “hubs” in Roosevelt Row, Grand Avenue and more, where music and performance art will provide a unique opportunity to explore Phoenix’s art scene in a fun, festival environment.

Schedule of Events:

3/1 – Special Celebration Event to be announced.

3/7 – Pre-Detour First Friday. March First Friday is typically one of the most popular of the year.

3/8-9 – Self-guided studio and art space tours. A map and shuttles will guide visitors to the open art stops.

The weekend event is free and offers programming appropriate for all ages, including the family-friendly “Kids’ Detour” presented by Phoenix Center for the Arts.

About Art Detour Art Detour is an annual free, two-day, arts festival and self-guided tour of artist studios, art spaces, galleries and other art venues in downtown Phoenix organized by Artlink, Inc. in cooperation with the participating venues. Art Detour draws thousands of enthusiastic arts supporters each year providing a unique cultural experience for people new and not so new to the downtown Phoenix Arts Community. The launch of Art Detour preceded and brought about the creation of the now-famous First Fridays Art Walk.

About Artlink 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 the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; guided Collectors Tours; an annual Juried Exhibition; and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink Inc. is supported by: Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Phoenix Center for the Arts, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Urban Affair, 6th Ave. Gallery and Invexi Web Development.

For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org.


Art Detour 26 Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS – ARTLINK SEEKS 2-D WORK FOR ART DETOUR 26

Artlink Phoenix seeks to commission an artwork for Art Detour 26.  The work will be used in a designed format as the basis for the Art Detour 26 poster, postcard and other marketing materials. Local artists are encouraged to apply for this juried award that carries a $300 prize.

ABOUT ART DETOUR

Art Detour 26 will take place on March 8 & 9, 2014, throughout downtown Phoenix and beyond. Art Detour is the event that helped launch the First Fridays Art Walk phenomenon. The annual daytime event provides visitors the opportunity to meet visual artists in their working environments and to see into the creative spaces tucked throughout downtown that are generally not open to the public. The event gives the artists the opportunity to invite questions about their work and work processes.

GENERAL THEME/GUIDELINES

Art Detour invites the public to discover the downtown Phoenix arts community by offering premiere access to downtown artists and art experiences. 

The submitted artwork should create excitement and embody this sense of discovery and intimacy that the public experiences visiting private working studios and art spaces.

Specifications:

  • The artwork (s) must be a flat work in any size and medium – but versatile enough to be represented digitally in a variety of paper and electronic collateral. These include the poster (11” x 17”), postcards (4” x 6”) and online communications (varied dimensions).
  • The original piece will be displayed during Art Detour 26 and/or during the Gala on March 1, 2014.
  • Artlink will retain all rights to use work in any manner chosen.
  • The artist may be asked to work with designers to help format the poster, etc.  The original artwork will remain the property of the artist.

Eligibility: Any artist currently living and working in Arizona.

Deadline for submissionsMonday, November 18, 2013 (end of day)

Digital representations must reach the Artlink board via email or flash drive. The work will be chosen and the announcement made on December 4, 2013.

The Artlink board reserves the right to change the project timeline.

HOW TO APPLY

Artists interested in this project must prepare and submit the following:

  • A high quality digital representation of the piece. Minimum 300dpi. This should be a JPG, TIFF. PDF or PNG file. Submission files will not be returned.
  • A note with current contact info.
  • A maximum of three works.
  • Titles, dates of completion, materials used in the original work, any other background information deemed necessary.

Please submit all materials to Nancy Hill, Art Detour Chair: nancy@artlinkphoenix.org


Artlink Announces Fall Collectors Tours

Dr. Sara Cochran

Phoenix, AZ (August 22, 2013) – Artlink, Inc. will conduct two ticketed, guided gallery tours on Saturday, September 21, and Saturday, November 16, from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

These “Collectors Tours” will visit three galleries chosen by Dr. Sara Cochran, curator of modern and contemporary art for the Phoenix Art Museum and Gabriela Muñoz, her curatorial assistant from more than a dozen submissions. Tour participants gain intimate access to the galleries and have a chance to talk with the artists and curators one-on-one.

“The purpose of the Artlink Collectors Tours is to promote the range and quality of work being created and exhibited in downtown Phoenix, and to nurture opportunities for artists and galleries to connect with new buyers,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink Co-President. “It’s a don’t-miss opportunity to go behind the scenes with wildly talented downtown artists, gallerists and curators.”

Dr. Cochran said, “I’m always happy to see the energy and diversity of the downtown scene. It’s always good to see new work by artists I know and to see new work by artists I have not yet met.”

On Saturday, September 21, the Artlink Collectors Tour will feature Gabriela Muñoz as the host and guide and will include visits to:

  • monOrchid Gallery78 Years in the Fast Lane a retrospective of work by painter Fred Tiekken and Fata Morgana, photographs by Sean Deckert focused on the intersection of urban landscape and human development.
  • Five 15 Arts  – a “fabricated plants” installation by Mary Shindell exploring the contemporary affinity people have with gardening and the unforgiving forces of nature.
  • Frontal Lobe GallerySex: A Woman’s Perspective, a group show of established local artists

Gabriela Muñoz

In commenting on her participation in the selection process for the September tour, Muñoz said, “The most enjoyable part of the selection process…was getting to see the wonderful diversity of events and exhibitions planned by the different art spaces downtown in the coming months. I had known of the commitment of our artistic community in exhibiting in downtown Phoenix, but I was reminded of the quality and serious engagement of our local artists. This process was also a moment to reflect on all the hard work that so many professionals undertake every month, in the running of art galleries and creative spaces around town.”

As encouragement to everyone to participate, Munoz concluded, “The arts community is only as strong as we choose to make it with our engagement—so please come on in, the water is warm.”

What: Artlink Collectors Tour – September

When: Saturday, September 21, 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Tour departs from the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue

Cost: $35 per ticket; or two for $60, includes transportation to the galleries, refreshments, and an expert guide.

Click Here To Buy Tickets for September

On Saturday, November 16, Dr. Sara Cochran will be host and guide for the tour, which will include:

  • Willo NorthLa Figura, a new body of work by painter Hugo Medina focused on the human figure.
  • Eye LoungeFamily Portraits: The Demography of Us, a group show by Eye Lounge artists using the framework of the family portrait.
  • R. Pela Contemporary Art – all new work by Janet de Berge Lange featuring large-scale quilt panels made from tin and other metals, then cut and placed in a “sewn” pattern that depicts women’s struggles in the early 21st century.

Dr. Sara Cochran, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Phoenix Art Museum, chose the galleries featured in the November tour.  During her tenure at PAM, Dr. Cochran has organized a number of exhibitions including: Kehinde Wiley: Memling (2013); Ahmed Alsoudani: Redacted(2013); And the Land Grew Quiet: New Work by Matthew Moore (2012); Seeing is Believing: Rebecca Campbell and Angela Ellsworth (2011); Living for Art: Gifts from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection (2011) and Locals Only (2009) – an exhibition of Chicano and Latino artists working in the metro-Phoenix area. Previously, she lectured in contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Cochran noted the diversity of work submitted by the galleries for consideration, “It’s great to see the different type of spaces reaching out to new audience and building their networks. I fundamentally believe any art scene is an eco-system and it’s all about keep the whole eco-system engaged and talking.”

When asked what she would like to say to people discovering the downtown Phoenix art scene for the first time, she replied, “For what are you waiting? It’s a nice big world with lots of exciting and interesting conversations of which you should be a part. Stand up for your community.”

What: Artlink Collectors Tour – November

When: Saturday, November 16, 1:00-4:00 pm

Where: Tour departs from the Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Avenue

Cost: $35 per ticket, or two for $60, includes transportation to the galleries, refreshments, and an expert guide.

Click Here To Buy Tickets for November

About Artlink 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 happening throughout the year and also operates the A.E. England Gallery, which is committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Artlink Collectors Tours, specially selected guided gallery tours; an annual Juried Exhibition; and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, 6th Avenue Gallery, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org.

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Press Contacts:
Catrina Kahler, 602-579-2988, catrina@artlinkphoenix.org
Jill Bernstein, 602-358-9292, jillbcreative@gmail.com


Artlink Annual Meeting News

 

Mayor Greg Stanton to Serve as Honorary Chair of Art Detour Host Committee

PHOENIX – The board of Artlink Inc., the 501(c)(3) nonprofit behind the promotion of Phoenix’s monthly First Fridays Art Walk and the annual Art Detour, held its Annual Meeting last night at Phoenix Center for the Arts.

The Artlink Board is currently led by Interim Co-Presidents Nancy Hill and Catrina Kahler. The audience in attendance, comprised of artists and gallery representatives, heard brief remarks by invited guest Dave Krietor, CEO of the newly formed Downtown Phoenix Inc. Krietor lauded the efforts of the downtown arts community, acknowledging that “the entrepreneurial energy of small business and the arts community creates a heartbeat in downtown.”

Following an approval of minutes and a financial report, Kahler invited the community to consider joining Artlink’s Board of Directors. The annual election is scheduled for the next Board Meeting, on Wednesday, July 24. Those interested in serving were asked to submit a completed board application for consideration. The newly elected will serve a two-year term.

First Fridays. Board member Phil Jones reviewed Artlink’s free First Fridays Trolley Tour. Artlink provides two trolleys for First Friday visitors, which depart from Phoenix Art Museum and circulate through downtown, with a special focus on serving the Roosevelt Row and Grand Avenue Arts Districts.

The City of Phoenix Arts & Culture Commission earlier this year piloted a program where they provided a trolley route that served galleries in the downtown core. That program may return again in the Fall, and that possibility, along with other trolley service requests, will be taken into consideration as new routes are identified for Fall.

Third Fridays. Artlink’s Third Friday Collectors Tour returns in the Fall and, as explained by board member Robert Diehl, will help extend the arts focus of Third Fridays into Saturday after. Starting in September, the bi-monthly, guided and ticketed tour will take place on Saturday afternoon of Third Friday weekends, from 1 to 4 p.m. Tour dates for Fall are Saturday, September 21 and Saturday, November 16.

The Artlink Collectors Tour program brings established and emerging collectors into downtown Phoenix galleries and nurtures opportunities for artists and galleries to connect with new buyers. The tours promote the range and quality of work being created and shown in downtown, and help define Phoenix as a vibrant arts market.

For the Fall season, the galleries featured on the tours will be selected by guest curators from Phoenix Art Museum: Sara Cochran, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, and Gabriela Munoz, Curatorial Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art. Click here for more information.

Art Detour. The 26th Annual Art Detour will return on March 8-9, 2014. Art Detour Chair Nancy Hill announced that this year a Host Committee will be formed to actively shape the event to reflect this arts community and what makes it great.

With that announcement, Special guest City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton arrived at the meeting and formally agreed to serve as Honorary Chair of the Host Committee. In addressing the audience, he invited all artist entrepreneurs into the “DPI decision-making tent” to help bring more life to downtown. Since he became Mayor, the City’s support of the arts has tripled, and he is committed to bringing that level of support to $1.00 per capita.

Nancy Hill closed her report by inviting the community to join Mayor Stanton as members of the Host Committee. Beatrice Moore, one of the founders of the original Art Detour, cited this year’s Art Detour as the best in many years. Hill acknowledged the “bones” of the event will remain, but with input from an active Host Committee the event can become even stronger.

Financial Outlook. The Artlink board is continually striving to serve the community while developing sustainable revenue. Board Secretary Jill Bernstein stated Art Detour is once again receiving financial support through a grant from the City of Phoenix’s Office of Arts and Culture. A grant application was also submitted to Arizona Commission on the Arts.

Kahler spoke to Artlink’s plans to announce a new structure of support, highlighting a new Articipant category for members of the arts community, including both artists and galleries. For a one-time fee, Articipants will be promoted as a part of the annual Art Detour and be highlighted in other Artlink promotion outlets, which currently includes social media, artlinkphoenix.org and newsletters.

Those interested in volunteering are encouraged to email info@artlinkphoenix.org.

Moving Forward. Board member Laura Dragon spoke to the development of the Phoenix Gallery Coalition, a group designed to develop collaborative marketing efforts for downtown galleries. Artlink has agreed to act as fiscal agent for the group.

Artlink is exploring opportunities to develop a video library of mini-documentaries on downtown artists, reported board member Hugo Medina. Valley Hype has expressed a desire to partner with Artlink on the project.

The A.E. England Gallery at Civic Space Park is operated by Artlink and recently hosted the 15th Annual Juried Exhibition. The pieces shown in this exhibition were selected by a panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community: Arizona State University Art Museum Curator, Gordon Knox; Phoenix artist, Angela Ellsworth; and critic and curator of R. Pela Gallery, Robrt Pela. The three winners were Elizabeth Katz, Maggie Keane and Rossitza Todorova. The effort was led by Artlink volunteer Sally Russell, with support from Artlink board member and Past President Mike Oleskow.

About Artlink. 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 happening throughout the year and also operates the A.E. England Gallery, which is committed to showcasing the talents of new and emerging local artists. Ongoing community projects include, support of the First Fridays Art Walk, the country’s largest self-guided gallery tour; Third Fridays Collectors Tour; an annual Juried Exhibition; and the annual Art Detour self-guided tour, featuring open studios, pop-up galleries, family-friendly art experiences and more. Artlink’s year-round activities are supported by Phoenix Art Museum, Dunn Transportation, Snell & Wilmer, City of Phoenix Office of Arts & Culture, Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Community Alliance, The Torosian Foundation, Downtown Voices Coalition, Grand Avenue Merchants Association, Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Center for the Arts, Obliq Art, 6th Avenue Gallery, Urban Affair and Invexi Web Development. For more information, visit artlinkphoenix.org.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 27, 2013

Media Contacts:
Catrina Kahler, catrina@artlinkphoenix.org, 602-579-2988
Jill Bernstein, jillbcreative@gmail.com, 602-358-9292

 


Call for Submissions: Fall Collectors Tours

 

The Artlink Collectors Tour program brings established and emerging collectors into downtown Phoenix galleries and nurtures opportunities for artists and galleries to connect with new buyers. The tours promote the range and quality of work being created and shown in downtown, and help define Phoenix as a vibrant arts market.

DATES FOR FALL ARTLINK COLLECTORS TOURS:

  • Saturday, September 21, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

PHOENIX ART MUSEUM GUEST CURATORS:

The galleries featured on the tours will be selected by guest curators from Phoenix Art Museum, Sara Cochran, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Phoenix Art Museum (pictured right), and Gabriela Munoz, Curatorial Assistant, Modern and Contemporary Art.

Ms. Munoz will guide the tour on September 21, and Ms. Cochran will guide the tour November 16.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Submit electronically to: info@artlinkphoenix.org. If you have any questions, please call Artlink Board Member Robert Diehl, 602-503-2716.

1)  Fees. There is no fee to submit your September and November exhibit for consideration.

2)  Qualifications. You must be a paid-up gallery participant in Art Detour 25 (an Articipant) to qualify. (Didn’t participate in Detour? Contact Artlink at info@artlinkphoenix.org to find out how you can become an Articipant.)

3)  Submission requirements:

  • Name, address, website of the gallery
  • Name, email and phone number of the person curating the exhibit
  • Name and dates of the exhibit
  • Name[s] and CVs of exhibit artist[s]
  • Curator narrative on purpose of exhibit
  • Digital imagery from the exhibit, or from the artists’ corpus
  • Gallery owner, curator[s] and exhibit artist[s] will be responsive and available to the guide for answering questions, interviews, gallery and studio visits etc. during the selection process.

4)  Requirements for selected galleries:

  • Assist Artlink in promoting the tour
  • Gallery owner and curator[s] will be at the gallery during the tour
  • At least one of the exhibiting artists will be at the gallery during the tour
  • Provide liquid refreshments for tour members

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 29, 2013. 
(this deadline is for both the September AND the November tours)

Thank you for your support of the Artlink Collectors Tour program. If you have any additional questions, please contact Artlink Board Member Robert Diehl at 602-503-2716 or email info@artlinkphoenix.org..

About the Collectors Tours:
The Artlink Collectors Tours are bi-monthly, ticketed, guided tours. They will be scheduled on Saturday afternoons (1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.) following Third Fridays, and they will be considered private showings, with the gallerist, the curator and the artist(s) present to talk about the work. Artlink will work with each guide and selected gallery to determine the timing of each stop on the tour (approximately 30 to 40 minutes per stop).

Each tour will feature a different Guest Guide chosen from among local art authorities, such as Valley museum directors, curators, senior docents or members, Arizona art critics, art faculty, and private or corporate art collectors.

Guides will select three or fewer exhibits for each tour based entirely on their own independent judgment with one exception: no gallery will be selected for consecutive tours.


Artlink Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend Artlink’s Annual Meeting on June 26. The agenda will include updates on Art Detour 26, the Fall season of the Collectors Tour and the First Fridays Trolley Tours. The meeting will take place at Phoenix Center for the Arts. Please RSVP on Facebook. See you there!

 

 


15th Annual Juried Exhibition

Artlink Phoenix’s 15th Annual Juried Exhibition at the A.E. England Gallery presents the work of fifteen exceptional Arizona artists. The pieces shown in this exhibition were selected by a panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community. This year the panel was made up of Arizona State University Art Museum Curator, Gordon Knox; Phoenix artist, Angela Ellsworth; and critic and curator of R. Pela Gallery, Robrt Pela.

The fifteen artists featured in this show are Michael Joel Denson, Denise L. Fleisch, Kristin Forbes-Mullane, John Hyde, Jessica Jackson, Elizabeth Katz, Maggie Keane, Peter Brian Klein, Constance McBride, Lacey Shelton, Ray Skeet, Kenneth Steimle, Rossitza Todorova, Mohan Toopal, and Carol Ann Wagner.

First Friday Opening Reception:
May 3, 6-10 pm

Third Friday Closing Reception:
May 17, 6-9 pm

 

 

 


15th Annual Juried Exhibition Call for Entries

The 15th Annual Juried Exhibition

May 3rd-May 17th, 2013

Submission Deadline April 13th, 2013

Artlink Phoenix is excited to present The 15th Annual Juried Exhibition. Artlink Phoenix is now accepting submissions for its juried exhibition featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. The show will take place at the Artlink A. E. England Gallery throughout the month of May, 2013.

The opening reception will be held on First Friday, May 3rd, 2013 from 6-10 PM. A cash prize will be awarded to the three artists. We are accepting many types of artworks including: oil, watercolor, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, print making, textile, mixed media, new genre, performance, and video.

The submission deadline is April 13th, 2013.

Participants that exhibited in the past are permitted to submit; however, we ask that you refrain from submitting the same piece that was in a previous Artlink Juried Exhibition.

All submissions should be e-mailed to thegallery@artlinkphoenix.org with “ATT: Juried Submission” in the subject line

Submission Checklist:

All images should be jpgs or tiffs and documents MS Word or PDF

1.     Up to 3 artwork images in .jpg format with a maximum 72 dpi per image

2.     Image List: Name of artist, written description of artwork to include title, media, and dimensions next to thumbnail images of the artworks in either MS Word or PDF format

3.     Artist statement- should not exceed 1 page

4.     Resume- should not exceed 3 pages. Name of artist and page number on top left corner of each page

5.     A non-refundable $25 application fee, paid by check made out to Artlink Phoenix and sent to the address below with ATT. Juried Submission and the artist name included. Post marked checks after deadline will not be accepted and submission will not be reviewed. Members of Artlink Phoenix and volunteers are exempt from the application fee.

6.   The non-refundable $25 application fee can also be paid though PayPal. Go to paypal.com and pay this email address info@artlinkphoenix.org. Please include the name of the event and the name you are using to enter.

Artlink Phoenix Address: P.O. Box 3426 Phoenix, AZ 85030

Email with any questions to thegallery@artlinkphoenix.org