Visual Arts

5 New Calls for Art in Phoenix Seeking Actors, Artists, and Writers

Cover art for the first In Sight writer and artist collaboration.
Cover art for the first In Sight writer and artist collaboration. Four Chambers Press
Looking for ways to strut your stuff in metro Phoenix? We’ve found five opportunities for actors, artists, and writers – ranging from an art exhibit focused on Carrie Fisher’s Leia role in Star Wars to a literary journal pairing writers with some of the Valley’s best-known artists. Here’s the rundown on all five, complete with deadlines.

In Sight II: Literature + Art
Four Chambers Press, a Phoenix-based small press and literary magazine, is looking for 17 writers to collaborate with 17 artists on creating works to be featured in both the In Sight II: Literature + Arts publication and an exhibition at {9} The Gallery in November. In Sight II is a partnership between Four Chambers Press and artists Ashley Czajkowski and Cherie-Buck Hutchison, who spearheaded In Sight I for an Eye Lounge exhibition in Spring 2016.

Participating artists for In Sight II are Samantha Lyn Aasen, Malena Barnhart, David Bradley, Daniel Funkhouser, Dani Godreau, Regan Henley, Saskia Jorda, Kim Lyle, Emily Matyas, Cydnei Mallory, Ronna Nemitz, Ryan Parra, Estrella Payton, Swapna Das Singh, Claire Warden, Denise Yaghmourian, and Angeline Young. Individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is Sunday, April 23. Find details on the Four Chambers Press website.

click to enlarge Previous exhibition at Art Awakening's Warehouse 1005 in Roosevelt Row. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Previous exhibition at Art Awakening's Warehouse 1005 in Roosevelt Row.
Lynn Trimble
“Leia”
Art Awakenings, which operates the Warehouse 1005 gallery and studio space in Roosevelt Row, is looking for artwork to feature in its “Leia” exhibition, which opens during First Friday on May 5 and continues through Saturday, May 19. The exhibition, which takes place during Mental Health Awareness month, honors the life of cultural icon and mental health advocate Carrie Fisher. Submissions in all media are welcome, and due by the art delivery dates, which are Saturday, April 29, and Sunday, April 30. Learn more on the Art Awakenings website.

click to enlarge Previous exhibition at ASU Gammage in Tempe. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Previous exhibition at ASU Gammage in Tempe.
Lynn Trimble
ASU Gammage Art Gallery
ASU Gammage, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed performing arts venue located on ASU’s Tempe campus, is looking for art to feature in upcoming exhibitions. Selected works will be exhibited during the venue’s 2017-18 season, which includes a 10-show Broadway series featuring musicals that include Hamilton and Fun Home. Submissions are welcome for works in any media that can be hung on the venue’s lobby walls. The deadline to submit work for consideration is Friday, May 12. Find details on the ASU Gammage website.

click to enlarge Previous exhibition at Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Previous exhibition at Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale.
Lynn Trimble
“Infinite Possibility: Imagination & Creation”
Tilt Gallery is looking for works in several media that “reflect a connection to curiosity and innovation.” Works selected by juror Lisa Volpe, associate curator at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, will be featured in the “Infinite Possibility” exhibition that runs from Thursday, July 6, to Saturday, August 26. The international juried show is accepting submissions in five media: painting, mixed media, 3D, photography, and wearable art. Awards will be announced during the opening reception, and winning works will also be featured in Tilt’s “Who’s in the House” exhibit in December. Submissions are due on Monday, May 15. Get more information on the Tilt Gallery website.

click to enlarge Arizona Theatre Company performs Fiddler on the Roof. - TIM TRUMBLE
Arizona Theatre Company performs Fiddler on the Roof.
Tim Trumble
General Season Auditions
Arizona Theatre Company is holding general season auditions, in both Phoenix and Tucson, for Equity and non-Equity actors for its 2017-18 season in May. The upcoming season includes six productions (one is fully cast already). Phoenix auditions take place on Monday, May 23, and Tuesday, May 24, at Herberger Theater Center. Auditions are limited to actors above the age of 18. Callbacks for specific productions will happen throughout the season. Find audition details on the Arizona Theatre Company website.
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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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