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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.com.

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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.com 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.com 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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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.com 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.com 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.


17th Annual Juried Exhibition Opens Thursday Oct. 15

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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.

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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.com or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 


Call for Entries: 17th Annual Juried Exhibition – UPDATED

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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.com 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.com




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.com or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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

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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.

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“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

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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.com 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.com


Artlink Annual Meeting News

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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!


15th Annual Juried Exhibition

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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.com 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.com. 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.com