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First Nations Contemporary Biennial – Call For Artists

First Nations Contemporary Biennial – Call For Artists

The Tubac Center of the Arts presents the First Nations Contemporary Biennial, an exhibition of contemporary art created by First Nations/Native American artists. Artists are urged to enter work which is innovative in concept and approach. Work must have been completed within the last 36 months. All work must be the original creation of the artist. Any media is eligible.

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Deadline: 2 Aug 2018

Juried by Nez Perce-Onondaga contemporary artist Frank Buffalo Hyde. This exhibition is open to any First Nations artist in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Pieces will be for sale and eligible for prizes. This is Tubac’s first major exhibition of First Nations/Native American contemporary art. It offers artists the opportunity to explore their medium and have gallery space. Tubac is considered one of the finest art towns in America (Los Angeles Times) and provides substantive publicity for artists and their work.

Timeline

  • August 3 to 8, 2018: Jury process
  • August 9, 2018: Notifications to artists
  • September 8 – 10 , 2018: Shipped art due
  • Monday, September 10, 2018: Hand delivered art due
  • Friday, September 14, 2018: Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony, 5:00-7:00 pm
  • Monday, October 22, 2018: Art must be picked up
  • Week of October 29, 2018: Shipped work returned

First Nations Contemporary Biennial Awards

  • Best of Show $500
  • Award of Excellence $300
  • Award of Merit $250
  • Juror’s Award $100
  • Honorable Mention $75
  • Honorable Mention $75

About Tubac Center of the Arts

The Tubac Center of the Arts has featured work from a variety of nationally known artists including Felice House, Maynard Dixon, and Olivia Barrionuevo. Within the three galleries, Tubac has sought to offer challenging exhibitions that present thought-provoking and innovative art. As a nonprofit entity, Tubac can take aesthetic chances that for-profit galleries may not. The center offers a performing arts series, open studio tour, and educational programs for adults and children. Located just south of Tucson, the Tubac Center of the Arts seeks to re-imagine the borderlands as a place of vibrant artistic, cultural, and economic possibility.

For more information, contact exhibitions@tubacarts.org.

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48th Scottsdale Arts Festival – Call For Artists

48th Scottsdale Arts Festival – Call For Artists

Scottsdale Arts announces a call for artists for the 48th Scottsdale Arts Festival. The festival is held every March during the height of the city’s tourist season. It has established a reputation as the premier arts festival in the Southwest.

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Deadline: 9 Oct 2017

The festival has been named “Best Arts Festival” by Phoenix New Times and one of Art Fair SourceBook’s “‘Elite 20’ Fine Art Fairs.” The Scottsdale Arts Festival showcases 170 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada, live music on two stages, gourmet food trucks, wine tastings, creative activities for families and children, an online benefit art auction, and free admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art.

The 48th Scottsdale Arts Festival will take place at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and surrounding grounds of the Scottsdale Civic Center. They are a beautifully landscaped, 21-acre urban park, a short walk from Scottsdale’s Old Town and gallery districts. Arizona’s glorious spring weather complements the Festival’s park-like setting. This creates a unique experience that attracts up to 25,000 seasonal and year-round residents and tourists in the metropolitan Phoenix area.

48th Scottsdale Arts Festival Artist Benefits

An on-site panel of judges selects one “Best of Show” artist to receive a $1,000 award, acceptance to the 2019 show, and a complimentary booth space. Additional merit awards are given to one artist in each category. These artists are invited to the 2019 Festival with their application fee waived. The Scottsdale Arts Festival values artists and strives to make their exhibiting experience as enjoyable as possible.

  • Complimentary continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided in a special Artist Hospitality suite
  • Roving booth sitters and runners
  • Complimentary Festival passes for returning buyers
  • Discounted hotel rates
  • Images of each artists work on the Scottsdale Arts Festival website
  • Complimentary admission to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Overnight roving security is provided; however, no responsibility is assumed by the Scottsdale Arts Festival for the loss of exhibitors’ artwork or equipment

About Scottsdale Arts

Scottsdale Arts manages the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, and Scottsdale Public Art.

For more information, contact festival@scottsdalearts.org.

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