Three Calls for Phoenix Artists

Summer's around the corner, which means there's plenty of time to get creative (and finish a few projects) before the heat sets in.

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

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3. HEAT at Practical Art Practical Art's second HEAT exhibition will feature work from local artists during July. (Yes, the hottest month of the year.) And they're looking for work that relates to heat in any interpretation. Mountable works less than 32 inches (horizontally) submitted by April 30 will be judged by a panel of local community members including Kimber Lanning of Local First Arizona, Donna M. Valdés of Xico Inc, Kathleen Vanesian of Phoenix New Times, Kathryn Blake of Phoenix Art Museum, and more.

To submit, email up to five images in JPG format (Note: Images should be sized at 1000 pixels on the longest side with a resolution of 72 ppi. Number your files following the format: "01_lastname.jpg, and include title, medium, retail price, and dimensions of framed submission) as well as an artist statement, bio or CV to info@practical-art.com by May 15. Accepted entries will be displayed in a gallery exhibition at Practical Art, 5070 N Central Avenue, from July 1 to July 31.


ALL ART ARIZONA 2013 @ Art Intersection Art Intersection will host a juried exhibition of all media in June and July and curators are looking for submissions from visual artists in sculpture, glass, photography, painting, ceramics, wood, letterpress, mixed media, artist books, and more.

Applicants must be 18 years old and a resident of Arizona for at least four months per year. Application fee is $35 and submissions must be received by April 28. For more info, check out the Art Intersection website.

1. platFORM: Student Sculpture Lease Opportunities platFORM is a project launched this year by Scottsdale Public Art. The program joined forces with the Tempe and Chandler public art programs with an aim to create opportunities for student artists and student artist teams to propose sculptures that will be installed in public places. All students enrolled in an arts program at any Arizona university or college is eligible to apply before April 19. Eight proposals will be chosen and given a budget between $1,500 and $4,000 to create a sculpture to be installed on one of the sites equipped with concrete and metal pedestals.

For more info, including public art educational programming and Q&A sessions, check out the platFORM Facebook page.

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