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A Statement on the Juried Exhibition

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We Choose Love

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“Meditating on Love” by Onna Jeanna Voellmer

Over the last several years, Artlink has made tremendous strides in connecting artists to both business and the general public, and the 18th Artlink Juried Exhibition event on September 15 was no exception.

For the first time in the history of the exhibition, the prizes were significant and the number of submissions for the exhibition quadrupled. Over 250 artists submitted work to the call; nearly 400 people attended the one-night event at the Heard Museum’s Steele Auditorium; and buyers spent over $16,000 on local work. See the photos from the event here

While the feedback from artists has been extremely positive, a recently published review was unfortunately informed by one particular point of view, focusing on the work of one photographer.

While his photograph was beautiful and succeeded at making a statement, it was not chosen by the jury panel as one of the selections worthy of a prize. Everyone has an opinion. It just so happens that the independent jury’s opinion is the one that counts in this particular instance.

If the review simply stated a preference or disagreement with the jury there wouldn’t be an issue. But the review went further. It provided a platform for a disgruntled participant, including a quote of a Facebook tirade made by the photographer after not being awarded a prize, and somehow conflated his disappointment with a vague notion of perceived actions that Artlink should have taken.

Unfortunately, the net result was a review that was filled with inaccuracies as it cast aspersions on the exhibition process based on one participant’s discontent. We’d like to correct the article’s factual errors and set the record straight.

The sponsor, Baron Properties, was not the only purchaser of artwork that night. In addition to the $5,000 purchase “Baron Prize,” Baron bought three additional pieces. Guests of the event purchased two others.

The jury selected ALL of the top selections, not the sponsor. Baron only chose the top prize-winner from those jury selections. Neither Baron nor Artlink representatives instructed or guided the jurors or the participating artists in a direction.

We may not all like the same work; we may find some pieces “predictable” and others “provocative” and that is as it should be. Critics will debate the merits of different pieces, but to assume that the jurors were “playing it safe” and made choices that were somehow dictated by Baron is a discredit to the honorable jurors and artists who participated in this process.

We simply reject the notion that the successful Juried Exhibition was a tale of one sponsor and one photographer, who happen to be neighbors. The empirical evidence is clear. The sponsor of the prize obviously did not effect the selections. Why else would the photograph have been included in the exhibition in the first place? And we can’t help but wonder, what if the photographer had won?

The winner’s name is Onna Jeanna Voellmer (misspelled in the review), and she submitted a compelling piece entitled “Meditating on Love.” In a post she writes how she came to create this work:

“Everyday is a decision …a decision about how to respond….Can I acknowledge the bad in the world without becoming negative, feeding into the power of fear, and the squabbles, and the hatred? …because really, it is easier to be negative, to complain, to be scared, to live in fear, to get into an argument. It is easier to give in to the power of anger and of fear, than it is to stand up and say I choose love and I see the beauty in the world…”

We’re going to take a cue from this artist, and believe in the power of beauty and love too.

With this in mind, we are unequivocally unapologetic about this successful event and proud of the number of submissions received, the clean jury process, the number of art purchases and the warm energy that filled the Heard’s beautiful Steele Auditorium.

As previously stated, we are looking forward to further developing the long-standing connection between artists and patrons with future events and initiatives.

Artlink is very much alive. We are firmly focused on our mission and looking forward to next year’s exhibition.

UPDATE: Phoenix New Times has posted the following correction to their review.
Correction: This post has been edited from its original version to reflect the correct spelling of Onna Jeanna Voellmer’s name. It has also been updated to reflect that the $16,000 spent on art at this exhibition was a total amount including Baron’s purchases and those of other patrons, and that Artlink paid for the runner-up prizes.

 


‘Meditating on Love’ Wins Baron Prize; Six Artworks Purchased at Artlink Juried Exhibition

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“Meditating on Love” by Onna Jeanna Voellmer

For a painting titled “Meditating on Love,” Artlink Inc. awarded its first-ever Baron Prize of $5,000 to artist Onna Jeanna Voellmer of Tucson at its 18th Annual Juried Exhibition Sept. 15 at the Heard Museum.

The prize, sponsored by residential housing developer Baron Properties, includes the work’s purchase by Baron, and will be installed in a prominent position in the iluminate residential apartment community, located at 290 E. Roosevelt St., in the Roosevelt Row Arts District. This is the largest cash prize ever awarded at an Artlink exhibition.

Nearly 400 attended the exhibition, which featured 50 works by 45 Arizona artists, selected by a jury of local artists and curators from 257 submissions, the most submissions in the competition’s history.

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“Graffiti Horse” by Kathy Taylor

First runner-up and recipient of $2,000 is “Graffiti Horse,” a painting by Kathy Taylor of Phoenix.

Second runner-up and recipient of $750 is “Color Fields #4,” a painting by Gloria Gaddis of Phoenix.

The jury panel featured Nancy Hill, owner of Chartreuse gallery, artist Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D., the Heard Museum’s director of curation and education.

Six artworks were purchased at the event, totaling over $16,000 in direct purchases from artists. Baron Properties purchased the jury panel’s top selection, and in a surprise announcement acquired three additional works. They will be adding to their permanent collection that will be on display at their properties under development in Roosevelt Row.

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“Color Fields #4” by Gloria Gaddis

“We are extremely pleased with the response to the quality of the exhibition,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink board president. “The sales punctuated an event that exuded positive energy by and for the arts community, and we are looking forward to further developing the long-standing connection between artists and patrons with future events and initiatives.” For more information about Artlink, visit artlinkphoenix.org.

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About Artlink Inc.
Artlink Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to linking artists, business and the public to better understand, appreciate and support a thriving arts community in downtown Phoenix. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events, including complimentary Trolley Tours during the monthly First Friday Art Walk, one of the nation’s largest self-guided art walks; a pop-up gallery program; the Infusion arts initiative; and the annual Juried Exhibition, Art Detour, and Art d’Core Gala.

Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Phoenix Art Museum, The Arizona Republic, Dunn Transportation, The Torosian Foundation, David Wright House, BJ Communications, Heard Museum, Phoenix Convention Center, Valley Metro, Downtown Voices Coalition, Invexi Web Development, Urban Affair, Roosevelt Row CDC, Warehouse District, and Historic Grand Avenue. Interested arts patrons, volunteers, sponsors and advocates are encouraged to subscribe to the Artlink newsletter to stay up-to-date on artist opportunities, community activities, and more. Visit artlinkphoenix.org or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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

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

 


45 Arizona Artists Selected for Artlink Juried Exhibition

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

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18th Annual Juried Exhibition.

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

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

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

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

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

  • The “Baron Prize” of $5,000 will be given to a jury-selected artist for an original 2-D work. The winning artwork will become part of Baron Properties’ permanent collection, and will be installed in a prominent position in the iluminate residential apartment community, located at 290 E. Roosevelt St., in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.
  • The first runner-up will receive $2,000. Artworks in all media are eligible for this award.
  • The second runner-up will receive $750. Artworks in all media are eligible for this award.

All selected artists will be eligible for awards.

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Selected artists.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Call for Artists: 18th Annual Juried Exhibition

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RELEASE: Call for Artists Artlinks 18th Annual Juried Exhibition

Heard Museum to Host

Baron Prize to be given as Top Award

FB GRAPHIC CALLArtlink Inc. is now accepting entries for its 18th Annual Juried Exhibition, featuring the works of professional artists residing in the state of Arizona. The exhibition will take place at the world-renowned Heard Museum on Thursday, September 15, 2016, from 6 to 9 p.m. The deadline for submissions is August 3, 2016.

Submitted artwork will be reviewed by a panel of prominent members of the Phoenix arts community: Nancy Hill, owner of Chartreuse gallery, artist Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D., the Heard Museum’s director of curation and education.

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

Three winners of the 2016 Exhibition will receive cash awards.

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

  • The “Baron Prize” of $5,000 will be given to a jury-selected artist for an original 2-D work. The winning artwork will become part of Baron Properties’ permanent collection, and will be installed in a prominent position in the iluminate residential apartment community, located at 290 E. Roosevelt St., in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.
  • The first runner-up will receive $2,000. Artworks in all media are eligible for this award.
  • The second runner-up will receive $750. Artworks in all media are eligible for this award.

All selected artists will be eligible for awards.

“We are excited to bring the Juried Exhibition to the Heard Museum and to partner with Baron Properties on an award that represents a significant purchase of local art,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink board president. “The venue and the prize, as awarded by our esteemed jury panel, further establish the exhibition as an essential showcase of Phoenix’s artist community.”

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW SUBMISSION DETAILS

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.

NOTE: The Baron Prize will be awarded to a 2D work. Other media (new genre, performance, video, 3D/sculpture) is encouraged and will be eligible for the additional awards.

The online submission deadline is August 3, by midnight.

How to enter via Submittable.com:

  1. Artlink Articipants may enter free of charge. Articipants click here to submit.
  2. Artists who aren’t registered as Articipants will pay a submission fee. Non-Articipants click here to submit.

Artists who have exhibited in the past are permitted to submit but may not submit a piece that was in any previous Artlink Juried Exhibition.
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Want to be an official Artlink Articipant and submit to future calls free of charge? Click here for more info and to sign up.

Email with any questions to submissions@artlinkphoenix.org Please reference “Juried Exhibition” in your email subject line when submitting questions.

FAQ

Why is there a fee to submit?
The fees helps to support the administration of all Artlink efforts in supporting local artists. This includes a variety of year-round opportunities to promote, exhibit and sell your work. And as we grow, we will continue to look for more opportunities.

How can the fee be waived?
There is NO FEE for artists who have signed up to be an Artlink Articipant. If you are not yet signed up as an Articipant, click here to sign up now. The current prorated Articipant fee is $30 (the same as ONE submission fee!). As an Articipant, your submission fees will be waived for ALL calla through January 31, 2017, so there is a benefit to signing up now.

Can I submit to multiple calls promoted by Artlink?
Yes. Once you’ve set up your artist profile on Submittable.com, you can easily submit for this and other calls.

Can I submit the same art to multiple calls?
You can, but we encourage you to submit a variety of works and to pay close attention to deadlines, purchase dates, etc. so that the submitted works remain eligible for selection.

Is there an age minimum to submit to the Juried Exhibition?
Yes, you must be at least 18 years of age to submit.

Could I win multiple prizes?
No, only one artist will be selected to receive each of the top three prizes. However, multiple pieces from one artist can be selected for the exhibition.

If I live outside of Phoenix or only spend some time in Arizona can I submit?
You are welcome to apply even if you live outside of Phoenix or split your time between Arizona and elsewhere. As long as you can assure that you will be available to drop off your work on Thursday, September 15, between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. for installation and also attend the night of the exhibition between 6 pm and 9pm at The Heard.

How do I prove I am an Artlink Articipant in my application?
The Artlink team will check our Articipant list on file to verify we have you in our records.

What is a Professional Artist?
We are keeping this term self-defined. We are not expecting that all artists who submit to be working full-time as artists. We expect each submitting artist to have a portfolio of work that they can pull three stand-out pieces from.

How many artists will you be showing in the exhibition?
Artlink will be exhibiting the number of artists selected by the Juried Panel will be exhibited in the Juried Exhibition. This number will be dependent on quality of the submissions, sizes of the pieces, and gallery space.

How old is the work you are willing to accept?
We would prefer that all artwork submitted be new or from the last 5 years at the oldest.

What type of video can I submit?
All videos should be suitable for a wide audience and have no strong language, illegal activity, or overt nudity. Please send links on YouTube or Vimeo or submit the videos in .mov, .avi, or .mpg formats.

If I’ve submitted to past Juried Exhibitions can I submit again?
Definitely! We would like to see new work, so please submit pieces that are different from what you’ve submitted in the past.

How will my work be evaluated?
The criteria is up to the Juried Panel in determining high-quality pieces that will hang together in an exhibition. There is not a theme or prompt for the Juried Exhibition. All work submitted is expected to be pre-existing.

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

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

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