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Call for Artists: Inglorious Arizona UPDATED


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



1. Email submission to, 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
  • Description of you, your work and your website in the Arizona Republic and
  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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).


    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

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

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).

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