Five Calls to Phoenix Creatives

Summer's around for a few more weeks, which means plenty of time to get creative (and finish a few projects) before the school year kicks in and the weather cools down. 

Lucky you, there happen to be a handful of great opportunities for local artists to have their work displayed and recognized. 

From paintings to posters to films, here are five current "Calls for Artists."

Zia Record Exchange: Call for Films (deadline: September 1)
The Zia Records chain is gearing up for their third annual Zia Records Film Fest and their second DVD film compilation, You Saw Us Back When: Zia Film Fest Compilation Vol. 2. They are currently taking submissions from filmmakers in the Las Vegas, Tucson, and Phoenix areas. Submissions can be movie trailers, short films, music videos, or animation (in any genre), but must not be longer than 10 minutes and must be submitted in DVD format only. Entry forms are available at all Zia locations, and also online.

Copper Star Coffee: Art Challenge (deadline: Prior to First Friday, August 5) 

Copper Star, one of the hippest coffee shops in town, is currently advertising for artists on their Facebook page

They're seeking people who can cover the shop's "naked walls" with art in just three days. The chosen artists will get a month of gallery space and a First Friday opening party.

To submit work, send samples to copperstargallery@gmail.com, along with an estimate of how much of Copper Star's walls you think you can fill.

For its third annual poster exhibition, the folks who run Phoenix Design Week are seeking submissions on theme of "Perception." 

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