Friday, June 25, 2010

Around Town




You can find Sherry's music at, Itunes, CD Baby, Rhapsody and more.


Historical Society Museum at Papago Park - 1300 N. College Ave Tempe, AZ 480-929-9499


ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts School of Art Events


Musical Instrument Museum

4725 East Mayo Boulevard, Phoenix AZ 85050 | 480.478.6000 |


AZ Culture Building community and collaboration between like minded people dedicated to Arizona's music, art, food and cultural exchange. Visit


Ballet Arizona - For info visit



The World's First Global Musical Instrument Museum - Visit - ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­


The Shemer Art Center and Museum – Visit -


BRIO Fine Arts Center is an art space. For all info visit - & click on "Schedule & registration")


For a complete list of Scottsdale events, visit

For Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts events, visit or call (480) 994-ARTS.


For Tempe Center for the Arts performances 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway Visit or call the box office (480-350-2822) for event times and ticket information were applicable. Read the latest Art Newsletter at


The city of Tempe - For Exhibitions at city of Tempe facilities Visit or call 480-350-2867 for information. Exhibitions are free. For information on accessing Tempe and other popular arts and culture destinations via public transportation, access the “Arts & Culture Ride Guide,” provided by Valley Metro, at For bus route and schedule information visit or call 602-253-5000.


Whether it’s community news, food, shopping or sports, let the Downtown Phoenix Journal be your guide to an urban lifestyle. Visit -


Artlink- - First Friday of every month from 6-10 p.m. - the nation's largest, self-guided art walk!


The Trunk Space - 1506 NW Grand Ave - For ALL events visit Or call 602-256-6006


Practical Art - 5070 N Central Ave PHX 85012 • 602/264-1414 • For all events visit


The Volunteer Legal Assistance for Artists (VLAA) -


First Fridays in Heritage Square-


Rosson House Museum- for all events visit


Volunteer Arizona Live -


Phoenix Public Market - Open-Air Market: Urban Grocery and Wine Bar: Tuesday – Thursday- 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. First Friday’s - 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Saturdays - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Open-Air: Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. Saturdays 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Location: 721 N. Central Ave. (SE Corner Central and McKinley, 2 blocks south of Roosevelt and the new Roosevelt Light Rail stop!) Free parking-- MasterCard, VISA, food stamps accepted (cash is also welcome!) Sun Cards are welcome too! The Downtown Market is now able to accept ASU Sun Cards at the Information Booth. For more information please visit


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Arizona Events Calendar Visit


Mesa Events Calendar -

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Phoenix New Times Calendar of Events

Downtown Phoenix Event Calendar

Great Volunteer and Support Opportunities

Below are several ways you can join and support Arizona Consortium for the Arts.
Satisfy your urge to be part of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts community by volunteering. We are all volunteers.We need your skills and expertise. We need Ambassadors for our cause, we need help at our events, with special projects, just to name a few. Let us know how many hours you can volunteer and we will give you some specific task to complete. Please contact Elena @ 602-263-5373 or email Here are more ways to help us.

Our Wish List:
1. Our Special Edition of the Blue Guitar magazine printed so we can distribute it for FREE to senior centers, hospitals, schools, etc.

2. Seeking sponsors for our Annual Blue Guitar Festival of the Arts and our Annual Fall Festival of the Arts.

3. Seeking people, businesses and organizations to benefit our consortium at their events

4. Silent auction/raffle items needed for our ongoing fund-raising efforts/events/ benefits

5. Share your skills and expertize with us, including, Grant Writing, Marketing, Social Media, Web Design, Donor Development, Individual Giving, Corporate Giving, Sponsorships, Special Events, Community Outreach, Community Partnerships, Giving Circles, Organize a Friends of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts Group, form a painters circle, a poetry circle, and other various interest arts groups
1. Support our consortium without spending a dime! Simply open a new BBVA Compass checking account and tell your BBVA Compass Banker to apply our organization code – 93098. BBVA Compass will pay us a royalty of $50 for your account opening. If you are already a BBVA Compass customer, simply tell your banker to update your account to include our organization's code - 93098. You can also do this by calling 1-800-COMPASS or at any BBVA Compass Banking Center. For more information- visit: and use affinity code - 93098

2.Place a personal/business/listings/greetings ad to be included in our next edition of “The Blue Guitar” literary and arts journal/magazine. Each edition is published on the Web site –
“The Blue Guitar” is the first project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts. Through our networking the magazine reaches thousands of readers and they are anxiously awaiting each issue. Please consider placing an ad in the magazine.
Here are the listings/greetings/ ad rates:Listing (name) - $10One-eighth of a page — $50One-quarter of a page — $100One-half of a page — $200Full page — $400To place an ad and for information please contact Elena or 602-263-5373
3.Shop online using Market America and benefit our Arizona Consortium for the Arts!!!
4. Do you buy/sell items on eBay? Would you like to buy/sell items on eBay? This is the consortium’s link to eBay Giving Works - Be the first to list an item(s) and help our cause today. Buyers - Keep checking periodically for items listed by our members/sellers, the seller will choose to donate 10% - 100% of the final sale to our consortium.
5. Support our consortium without spending a dime! If you know anyone who is buying or selling real estate in the US or Canada, ask them to use Brokers for Charity and they donate 10% of the real estate broker's commission to us! Whether it's commercial or residential, you can designate that the donation be made to Arizona Consortium for the Arts. For all information contact Janae Jaynes-Learned - Designated Broker @ Brokers for Charity - – call 888-501-GIVE (4483) Toll Free and visit
6. Help Arizona Consortium for the Arts When You Shop! Over 700 stores participate in our donation program, including, eBay, Staples, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble,,, Office Depot, QVC, Expedia, Home Depot, HSN, Best Buy, Drs. Foster & Smith, Gap,, & NORDSTROM.-- Click here to see donation rates for all 700+ stores. A penny a search and a portion of each purchase will be donated to Arizona Consortium for the Arts for free. How often do you search or shop online? As an iGive shopper, you have access to exclusive coupon codes, free shipping deals, and sale alerts. In other words, iGive is more than just shopping for a cause – we’re actively seeking out the best deals to help save you money Searching or Shopping means a donation. It's just that free and easy. A penny or more per search, a $5 bonus for your first purchase and up to 26% of your purchases at over 730 stores like Amazon, eBay, Travelocity, Home Depot, Staples, and many, many more. Plus you SAVE money with exclusive coupons/free shipping deals. Click here to participate
7. The Blue Guitar Tee Shirts are now available for purchase through* The consortium will make a percentage from each purchase. Click on* , feel free to customize.
8. Save Big, Spend Less and Give Back at Neighborhood businesses send Doozy their very best deals—such as “Get a $50 Gift Certificate for $25.” When you sign up/register at Doozy of a Deal, please select our Consortium as the benefiting organization. As a registered member/subscriber you will then begin to receive the offers in the email. Subscribers are encouraged to “share the love” by forwarding the deal to others who might enjoy it. EVERY TIME you buy a Doozy of a Deal, the consortium will receive 7.5% of the purchase. For information, details and to register - Visit

Artist Opportunities!

Join us at our Monthly Open Mic Arts, Letters and Culture Events!
This is a great chance for artists, writers, performers in all genres, spanning all disciplines and cultural representations to get together, meet one another, read, present, share, learn and enjoy! Bring your art, poetry, stories, music and songs!

WHERE: Dog Eared Pages Books, 16428 N. 32nd St. (just south of Bell)
WHEN: Every last Thursday of each month 5 PM - 7 PM
For participation and information Contact Elena @
Call to Artists: on a monthly, rotating basis.
The Dog-Eared Pages Books Store invites emerging and established artists to submit artwork for a solo show on a monthly, rotating basis. A different artist each month.

Accepted artwork includes 2-dimensional works and may not exceed 36” in width. The artwork will meet the guidelines and compliment the mission of the Books Store. This is a business/educational family place and we ask for no controversial material.
One month with the artist participating at the monthly Open Mic on the last Thursday of the month.
Application should include:
1. Email examples of your work in jpg format, up to 10 examples. Email examples to Melanie @
2. Text file with your name, contact info, titles, dimensions (HxWXD), media, and sale price or NFS.
No Entry Fee
In the event of sale the Books Store retains 30% commission and the store will generously donate 15% to the Arizona Consortium for the Arts Charity – website - click here . For further information please contact Melanie @ or call (602) 283-5423

Join us at our Monthly Open Mic Arts, Letters and Culture Events!
This is a great chance for artists, writers, performers in all genres, spanning all artistic disciplines and cultural representations to get together, meet one another, read, present, share, learn, celebrate and enjoy! Bring your art, poetry, music, dance, songs and stories to share.
When: last Thursday of each month, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Dog-Eared Pages Used Books
16428 N. 32nd St. Suite 111
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 283-5423
CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Are you looking for a place to show your work? First Studio is looking for artists to show their work in our beautiful historic space in downtown Phoenix. Mixed Media, Painting, Contemporary...We have over 200 linear feet of hallway and lobby space equipped with a professional hanging system and lighting. Shows rotate monthly to bi-monthly. No Commission on sales. Artists are in charge of show promotion, sales and hosting a reception. If you're interested please email Kris Kollasch at with info and at least a few images of your work. Thanks!
Artist opportunities from the ARTS BEACON - click here

The Store Artists Cooperative Gallery is now accepting applications from artists who would like to market their work on the beautiful campus of the Mesa Arts Center in downtown Mesa.
Artists must be Arizona residents, attend the annual member
meetings, volunteer on one of five committees, and work one or two four hour shifts monthly (depending on the number of member artists) demonstrating and interacting with customers.
Annual membership fee is $75. Artists receive 70% commission. (Member discounts may lower some commissions 10-20%.) All sales are tax free and help support the Mesa Arts Center Foundation.
Don’t miss out on this fine opportunity; apply today!
To apply contact Kyllan Maney for a link to the online application,
Free art-museum admission
Many of the Valley's top museums offer free admission times year round. The Phoenix Art Museum has free entry from 3 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 6 to 10 p.m. on First Fridays. The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission all day on Thursdays, and free after 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Heard Museum is free on first Fridays during its Native + You events. There are also plenty of museums that are free every day, including the ASU Art Museum, the Arizona Museum of Natural History and the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum.
Details: Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave. 602-257-1880, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 7380 E. Second St. 480-874-4666, Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-252-8840,
By Kellie Hwang -


Free Art Classes for Veterans

In gratitude for their service, the Arizona Artists Guild is continuing to offer free instruction to veterans in Drawing and Painting using pencils, charcoal, pens, watercolor and acrylic paint.

Classes are held at the Arizona Artists Guild Building at 18411 N. 7th Avenue in Phoenix 85032.

To register, veterans may contact David Bradley at (602) 828-4713 or email him at Space is limited.

The Arizona Artists Guild was founded in 1928 to promote the visual arts in the Phoenix Community. AAG was pivotal in the founding of the Phoenix Art Museum, as well as contributing to local military servicemen and women during World War II by creating pencil- sketch portraits for each. Today, AAG encourages the growth of working artists and offers art education through regularly scheduled classes and programs. More information is available at


Check the Roosevelt Row website for listings of regularly scheduled weekly events, including poetry readings, live model drawing, music jams, book clubs, as well as restaurant and bar specials.
Helpful tips = links!

1.The guide allows artists and arts organizations to rent an array of spaces for performances, exhibits, rehearsals, workshops and meetings.
For venues and facilities with spaces available to rent, the updated site also offers the opportunity to be listed in the guide.
Take a look for yourself at website

2. Art History - to read - click here

3. How to Write an Artist’s CV in 10 Steps - to read - click here

for those who have not much experience - click here -

4. Making Contact with Art Galleries - How to Do it Right - to read click here

5. Commissioned Art – Tips to make it a Success! Read more: click here

6. Pros and Cons of Artists Showing Art at Non-Gallery Venues--Hotels, Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Boutiques, Etc. visit web link

7. Tips on Selling your art at art shows visit web link


9. Facing the Blank Canvas: Artists’ Tips for Getting Started visit website

10.Artist Tips for Successful Art Openings visit website

NEWS from The Desert Foothills Chronicle/Art Journal - the journal has expanded its Arts content substantially. We hope to reach a more regional readership, and broaden news on performance and literary art, as well as our more traditional visual artists. We will work in tandem with the Arizona Consortium for the Arts to that end. We ask you to subscribe to us by emailing directly to Sara at:

Call For Artists SunDust Gallery & Art Center Now Located In Gilbert, AZ
A Better Location To Serve the East Valley

We are reviewing work by local artists to be represented in our "Award Winning Gallery" in Gilbert, AZ. Artwork can be 2D, 3D, Jewelry, or Mixed Media. We do not accept Photography, Digital Art, Giclees, Prints, Printed Greeting Cards, Watercolor, or 2D artwork larger than 36"x36"
SunDust Gallery offers monthly, quarterly, and yearly contracts to our gallery artists. Fees, Commissions, and Agreements will be reviewed when artist has been asked to display and sell in SunDust.
Review of portfolios, and artwork carried into gallery by invitation and appointment only. We also do not review photographs, slides, or cell phone portfolios.

To submit work for review:

1. Email 3/5 images or a web site link to for review
2. Include sizes, prices, and any other unique characteristics
3. Brief bio / CV of your background and work
We will contact you if we are interested, to arrange a personal meeting and gallery visit to discusss your work in more detail. We are looking for reasonably priced work, good craftsmanship, work that in our opinion will sell, and has a "wow" factor or uniqueness. We embrace creativity and welcome emerging artists.
Check out our web site , or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We will be posting new art class schedules, expanded BYOB classes, and updates on our new location specials.

SunDust Gallery & Art Center
Now Open In Gilbert, AZ
A Better Location To Serve the East Valley
207 E Williams Field Rd
Suite 102
Gilbert, AZ 85295

Call for Art - Join our Gallery
We are always looking for unusual and creative artwork, jewelry, glassware, and small sculpture for our clients.
Call 480-464-6077 or email for more info.


Shemer Arts Center! New artist opportunities added to website! click here


Jazz in Arizona/The Nash
110 E Roosevelt St, Ste A
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 795-0464


classes at JERRY'S ARTARAMA - TEMPE / 4421 S. RURAL RD. #1-3 / TEMPE, Arizona 85282 (480) 775-6787

Register in-store or call 480-775-6787


Marjory Boyer offers classes in Acrylic Painting & Drawing each Wed. 10 a.m. - 12 p.m at Hobby Lobby, 4643 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix AZ 85032. Oil painters are also welcome with instructor permission.
For more into. and inquiries please contact Marjory at

Join Marjory Boyer's "Water Based Media" class in which acrylics, water-based oil paint and watercolors are offered each Tues. 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Paradise Valley Comm. Center, 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032. For materials list and more info. please contact Marjory Boyer at website - click here


Artist Opportunities on the Arizona Commission on the Arts link:
Kickstarter - Kickstarter is a funding platform for artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, inventors, explorers..

This section delivers up-to-date artist residency information worldwide including open-calls and fellowship opportunities with and without deadlines. visit website

Visit the Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave.,

“Find Yourself in the Arts!” at the Phoenix Center for the Arts - Visit website
The Arizona Art Alliance

Contemporary Forum - Phoenix Art Museum,
Glendale Arts Commission, City of Glendale, Arizona

ART DEADLINES LIST - A free newsletter listing - art contests and competitions, art scholarships and grants, art jobs and internships, juried exhibitions, call for entries, residencies, festivals, auditions, and other opportunities for artists, art educators and art students of all ages. Visit

Meet Veronica Hoganson - Dog-Eared Pages Used Books, Phoenix, AZ 06-27-2010 -

Meet Veronica Hoganson - Dog-Eared Pages Used Books, Phoenix, AZ 06-27-2010 -

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Place an ad in the Summer 2010 edition of The Blue Guitar Magazine

Place an ad in the Summer 2010 edition of The Blue Guitar Magazine and benefit Arizona Consortium for the Arts.
All are invited to place a personal/business/listings/greetings ad to be included in the Summer 2010 edition of “The Blue Guitar” literary and arts journal/magazine. The summer edition will be published on the Web site –
“The Blue Guitar” is the first project of the Arizona Consortium for the Arts. Through our networking the magazine reaches thousands of readers and they are anxiously awaiting the 2010 Summer issue to come out in August. Please consider placing an ad in the magazine.
Here are the listings/greetings/ ad rates:Listing (name) - $10One-eighth of a page — $50One-quarter of a page — $100One-half of a page — $200Full page — $400To place an ad and for information please contact Elena @ or 602-263-5373