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Rigo Flores Awarded Top Juried Prize for ‘164K’

Exhibition to Remain Open at Park Central through February 7

“164K” and Rigo Flores

Three winners were announced at the opening of the 20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, with the top $5,000 award going to Rigo Flores of Phoenix for his charcoal and gesso on paper artwork titled “164k.”

The announcement was made during an opening night reception January 23 that drew over 700 attendees to a temporary gallery space at Park Central, the new Artlink headquarters.

First runner-up and recipient of $1,500 is “(M)used,” a performance by Nicole L Olson of Phoenix.

(M)used by Nicole L Olson. Photo by Carlos A Velarde, courtesy of CONDER dance.

Second runner-up and recipient of $750 is “Swampfish,” a painting by Eric Kasper of Phoenix.

The Juried Exhibition features 48 works by 48 Arizona artists selected from 156 submissions by a panel of esteemed jurors: Bentley Calverley, Liliana Gomez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Sally Russell, and Tricee Thomas, all of whom are esteemed members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.

“Swampfish” by Eric Kasper

The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks at the newly renovated Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., in midtown Phoenix. The space will be open by appointment between Tuesday through Friday, from 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. through February 7.

The temporary gallery space is made possible through the support of Flinn Foundation, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Park Central.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central, Marriott International, True North Studio, Valley Metro, Phoenix Convention Center, Reimagine Phoenix, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue.


Salon Forty Eight Opens Jan 23

Salon Forty Eight: The inaugural exhibition of Artlink’s new gallery space at Park Central

Salon Forty Eight is a “salon style” exhibition that welcomes 48 artists who have never had the opportunity to participate in an Artlink or Artlink powered project. It opens the same night as and directly from Artlink’s Annual Juried Exhibition, which also debuts the work of 48 artist from across the valley the very same evening. Kick off the 2020 Spring Exhibition season in style!

RSVP for Salon Forty Eight and the Artlink Juried Exhibition


20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition Presents 48 Exceptional Works

Artlink Inc. is pleased to present 48 exceptional works in the 20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition. This exhibit has been a premier showcase for emerging and established artists throughout the state, debuting a wide cross-section of the most accomplished art being made in Arizona today. The event is one of the largest group exhibitions held in Arizona, and this year it will take place in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Park Central, which has also become the new home of Artlink, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization that has been supporting artists for 32 years. This incredible venue sets the stage for a multi-media exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture, performance art and fashion design that creates a dynamic survey of contemporary forms of artistic expression from across the state.

Each year three outstanding artists receive cash awards as part of the juried process which is funded by Artlink. The first place award winner will receive $5,000, the runner-up will receive $1,500, and the second runner-up will receive $750.

Winners will be announced at the opening reception of the exhibition which takes place on Thursday, January 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the newly renovated Park Central, located at 3121 N. 3rd Ave. in midtown Phoenix. Everyone is invited to attend. RSVP Here.

A panel of prestigious jurors from the Arizona arts community has selected 48 inspired works from the 450 pieces that were submitted for consideration. For the 20th year celebration of the Artlink Juried Exhibition, a dedicated panel of gallerists, curators and artists representing the visual arts, the performing arts, and fashion design participated in curating the largest multi-media showcase ever organized by Artlink Inc. The members of the jury for this exhibition included Bentley Calverley, Liliana Gomez, Rembrandt Quiballo, Sally Russell, and Tricee Thomas, all of whom are esteemed members of Artlink’s Board of Directors.

The artists selected by the jury include: Malena Barnhart, Elijah Bourque, Rowan Burkam, Barbara Kemp Cowlin, Estevan Curiel, Ashley Czajkowski, Kenosha Drucker, Tal Dvir, Steffi Faircloth, Rigo Flores, Rick Gayle, Jenny Gerena, Estephania Gonzalez, Jay Hall, Alicia Ireland, Travis Rhett Ivey, Brendon Edward Kahn, Erik Karvonen, Eric Kasper, Yuna Kim, David Knorr, Wen-Hang Lin, Lizzy Lubitsky, Kris Manzanares, Daniel Mariotti, Abbey Messmer, Mary Meyer, John Randall Nelson, Ronna Nemitz, Danny Neumann, Brianna Noble, Nicole L Olson, Hector M Ortega, Diego Perez, Cyd Peroni, Brandi Read, Jason Ripper, Chelsi Rossi, Patricia Sannit, Melissa Sclafani, George Strasburger, Chelsie Tamala, Chris Vena, Joan Waters, Christy Wittmer, Yuko Yabuki, John David Yanke, and Hyewon Yoon.

The exhibition will be open to the public on January 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. and will remain open by appointment thereafter. The exhibition will close on First Friday, February 7. The majority of works are available for purchase.

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About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary shuttles during the monthly First Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, Park Central, Marriott International, True North Studio, Valley Metro, Phoenix Convention Center, Reimagine Phoenix, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue.


‘Excuse Me’ We have a Winner: Antoinette Cauley Awarded Top Juried Prize

Exhibition to Remain Open at Park Central through February 21

“Excuse Me I Have On Too Much Jewelry” by Antoinette Cauley

“Excuse Me I Have On Too Much Jewelry” by Antoinette Cauley

For a painting titled “Excuse Me I Have On Too Much Jewelry,” Antoinette Cauley of Phoenix received a $5,000 award as winner of the 19th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition. The announcement was made during an opening night reception February 7 at a new temporary gallery space at Park Central.

The acquisition prize, sponsored by developer True North Studio, includes the work’s purchase as it will be in True North Studio’s permanent collection and publicly displayed at a location in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.

First runner-up and recipient of $1,500 is “The Gravity of Correspondence,” a porcelain sculpture by Christine Cassano of Mesa.

“The Gravity of Correspondence" by Christine Cassano

“The Gravity of Correspondence” by Christine Cassano

Second runner-up and recipient of $750 is “Four Feet on the Ground,” a photograph by Kit Abate of Tempe.

The Juried Exhibition features 30 works by 30 Arizona artists selected from 151 submissions by a panel of esteemed jurors: Lisa Sette, owner of Sette Gallery, artist Gennaro Garcia, and Jennifer McCabe, director and chief curator of SMoCA.

“Four Feet on the Ground" by Kit Abate

“Four Feet on the Ground” by Kit Abate

Exhibition Dates
The exhibition will remain open to the public for two weeks, through February 21, at the newly renovated Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave., Phoenix. The full exhibition schedule is as follows.

  • Friday, Feb 8: ”After Hours” gallery opening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. (no host bar). Follows Arizona Governor’s Arts Awards Nominee Reception.
  • Saturday, February 9: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb 12 through Thursday, Feb 14: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 15: 11:00 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb 16: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb 19 through Thursday, Feb 21: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The gallery space is also open by appointment for groups. Email info@artlinkphx.org.

The temporary gallery space is made possible through the support of DPR Construction, DP Electric and Park Central.

About Artlink Inc.
Artlink keeps the arts integral to the development of our city by connecting artists, business and community. Artlink supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, including complimentary trolley tours during the monthly First Friday and Third Friday Art Walks, The Artist Forward Fund, Phoenix Urban Guide, and the annual Art Detour, Art d’Core Gala and Juried Exhibition. Formed as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 1989, Artlink is supported by City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Downtown Phoenix Inc., Arizona Commission on the Arts, and works in partnership with Roosevelt Row CDC, Phoenix Warehouse District, Central Arts District and Historic Grand Avenue. Visit www.artlinkphx.org to sign up for the Artlink newsletter or connect socially on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.