Exhibition Expands to Four Months and Waives Submissions Fees for Artists as part of the ongoing response to COVID-19 restrictions
Arizona Artists of all mediums are invited to submit to the open call by December 30, 2020
First prize is $5,000; Second prize is $1,500; Third prize is $750
Artlink is pleased to announce the return of one of the Valley’s most eagerly anticipated art events of the year at a new venue. The 21st Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition will be hosted by FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and will be expanded to a four-month run to allow for greater artist participation as well as safe visitation in line with COVID-19 safety restrictions. The exhibition opens to the public on February 20 and runs through June of 2021. Arizona artists of all mediums are invited to submit to the call online via Submittable before the 5 p.m. deadline on December 30, 2020.
This Artlink signature event is one of the largest exhibitions held in Arizona each year, and this iteration will take place throughout the whole of FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel as part of FOUND:RE Contemporary art program’s regular schedule of rotating exhibitions. This venue can hold more than one hundred works by visual and performing artists, and is open to the public on a 24/7 basis, which allows for social distancing and gives art lovers the opportunity to see the exhibition at their leisure. The works will also be shown online at foundrecontemporary.com.
Submitted artwork will be reviewed by a panel of esteemed members of the Phoenix arts community: Julie Akerly, Dancer/Choreographer and Co-Founder of nueBOX; Antoinette Cauley, Artist (Juried first prize winner in 2019); Tiffany Fairall, Chief Curator of Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Rafael Navarro, Artist; Mark Pomilio, Artist and Professor of Painting and Drawing at ASU.
For the 21st Annual Juried Exhibition, all submission fees are waived for visual and performing artists of all mediums who reside in the state of Arizona. As one of the biggest celebrations of contemporary art in the state, this exhibition awards a first prize of $5,000, and second and third prizes of $1,500 and $750. This open call to submit to this premier showcase is open to emerging and established artists and will include painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, printmaking, video art, fiber art, performance art and fashion design. The submission deadline is Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Submit online via Submittable.
About Artlink Inc.: Artlink keeps the arts integral to our development by connecting artists, businesses, and the community. Founded as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by artists in 1989, the Artlink name is a guiding principle for the organization as it supports the stakeholders of the arts and culture community, amplifying its collective strength. Visit artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
About FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel: FOUND:RE Phoenix is a 104-room hotel with details, designs, public spaces and amenities inspired by contemporary art, culture, fashion and music. The hotel enhances the city’s arts offerings with an impressive collection of contemporary art and creative guest programming woven into the entire guest experience for visitors and locals to enjoy. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, MATCH Market & Bar and art gallery, FOUND:RE Contemporary. Visit foundrehotels.com, matchphx.com and foundrecontemporary.com.
New Artist-Centric Arts Program to Include an Expanded Focus on Art, Culture, Fashion, Music and Design
Downtown Phoenix’s arts and culture hotspot, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, located at 1100 North Central Avenue, is pleased to announce FOUND:RE Contemporary, a new elevated arts experience for locals and hotel guests.
FOUND:RE Contemporary will feature visual and performing arts in three galleries, an art lounge and a number of auxiliary showcase spaces including mural walls, a sculpture yard, and much more. The innovative program will present emerging and established artists through a regular series of art exhibitions and special events in partnership with Artlink Inc., 501(c)3 a nonprofit that promotes art events and initiatives.
The launch of FOUND:RE Contemporary is Thursday, February 20, from 6 to 10 p.m., with two opening exhibitions that are free and open to the public:
“Geometric Elegance: Art in the Age of Computational Beauty,” is the first property-wide exhibit in a cycle of exhibitions that will be revolving three times a year. It will feature the very best painters and sculptors working today, each approaching geometric art from a different angle, expanding on the visual opulence of Hard Edge painting, the optical effects of large-scale murals and the monumental impact of sculptural forms. Artists included this show are James Angel, Rowan Burkham, Hollis Cooper, Jeff Davis, Peter Deise, Leenie Engel, Lori Fenn, Daniel Funkhouser, Richard Galling, Danielle Hacche, Lisa Von Hoffner, Travis Ivey, Mike Jacobs, Carrie Marill, Mark Pomilio, Travis Rice, Rembrandt Quiballo, Jayson Ward, RJ Ward, Grant Wiggins, and Ben Willis.
“In Sequence,” is a two person exhibition featuring the work of Jeff Davis and Grant Wiggins. Both artists work in series to create abstract, graphic, and bold imagery but use radically different means and subject matter as inspiration for their individual artistic practices. This month long exhibition will be held in the new FOUND:RE Contemporary gallery, which is a standalone building on the property at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, just off the historic Portland Street.
“In addition to the First and Third Friday Art Walks and upcoming Art Detour, FOUND:RE Contemporary will invite art lovers from throughout the city and across the nation to enjoy exhibits embracing the entire spectrum of visual art as well film, fashion, and music,” said Tim Sprague, Managing Partner.
The expanded program in concert with Artlink will support the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel’s 360-degree view of greater Phoenix, by connecting cultural tourists with the region’s thriving arts and culture community. “With the exceptional growth of the Arts District and that of the metropolitan area, the launch of FOUND:RE Contemporary is a natural next step in the hotel’s connection with this exciting environment,” said General Manager, Renee Gonzales.
For more information about FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, FOUND:RE Contemporary, and its ever-evolving art program that aims to provide guests with an unparalleled and one-of-a-kind experience, Please call 602-875-8005 or visit www.foundrehotels.com.
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About FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel: FOUND:RE Phoenix is a 104 room hotel with details, designs, public spaces and amenities inspired by contemporary art, culture, fashion and music. The hotel enhances the city’s arts offerings with an impressive collection of contemporary art and creative guest programming woven into the entire guest experience for visitors and locals to enjoy. The hotel has an on-site restaurant, MATCH Restaurant & Lounge and art gallery, FOUND:RE Contemporary.