Friday, April 27, 2018

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