Friday, July 1, 2022

Thank YOU to our Volunteers and Supporters!

Thank you – Gina Ruggiero; Elena Kohn; Susan Kavanaugh; Linda Herold; Diana Davis; Jennifer Hanscom; Patricia Shepherd; Dana Ritter; Jorge Ramirez; Monica Ruiz; Nellia Nektalova; Tina Marie Ferguson; Nancy Osborn; Melodie D. Moore; Pat Gillum; Sisterhood Extravaganza; Christianne Acosta; Influential Women and Men in Arizona; Robert Morales; Morales Business Network; Annela Group; George Nemeh; Steven P. Black; Duann Black; Anne Lupica; Eva Louis; Toy Taylor; Yesenia Michelle; Stacy Wallack; Frank Ybarra; Jane Kwa; Linda Michaels; Zena Contreras; Alysia Rachel - Dahir/TEDx Fountain Hills; Michelle Micalizzi; Christina Wagner; Corinne McAuley; KellyAnn Bonnell; OD Harris; Dr. Brenda Combs; Chris Kawashima and Laine Seaton; Katrina Shawver; Kris Tine; Melanie Tighe, Thom Butcher; Zhanna Tevan; Oana Niculae; Jon Bonnell; Anna Chepikova; Paul Sherman; Robert Rogers; Denise Landis; Roger Kirk Nelson; Jessica Moore Aikin; Rick and Rebecca Dyer; Tosca Kerr; Jonathan Gabriel; AZ Culture; Carmella Dimond; Cathryn Hugger; Mai De Koch Garr; Tonya Denise Allen; Lori Landis; Carla Keaton; Gabriel Bey; Keiko Conn; Warren Chu; Eduardo Cervino; Lesley Sudders; Denise - Bella Q; (Alan Black); Ronald Auguste; Michele Venne; Joe Costello; Alisa Glutz; David Walter; Linda Andrews; Lively Mind Art Studio; Nicole Royse; Roberta S. Hanson; Jarrett Ransom; Kara Roschi; Roman P. Reyes; Jennifer Cole; Jeremie Bacpac Franko; Sara Vannucci; Gail Phoenix; Andrea Nicole King; Jennifer Rothstein; Brittany McEnnis; Liz Losio; ArtWORKS PHX; Carol A. Poore; Kia Bess; Joe Costello; Kathleen Gramzay; Clarisse Ringwald; Judy Hillman-Butzine; Dana Chiordi; Deb Showers and friends; Tristan Marshell; Bridges Conner; Debra Lee Murrow; Kathy Blaze Jefferson; Kate Marquez; Kimberly Silva; Kathi and Vernon Williams; Eduardo Haramina; Tyler Butler; Teah Pollard; Robert and Julie Rosen; Nancy Stouffer; Beverly Brown; Peter and Kimberly Tocco; Colleen McKenna Katz; Lisa Ruth; Diana Anghelus; Ellen Dayan; Liz and Brian Arnold; Machel Elizabeth; Amy Stephens; Amanda Petersen; Barbara Kaplan; Abigail Gazda; Janet McMillan Rives; Natallia Bor; Peter Koskinen; Angela Totman; Carmen Ray; Elena Eros; Olga Szakal; Asia Climaco; Albert Lin; Lea Woodford; Amy Corben; Debbie Allen; Angel Marie Monachelli; Peggy Coleman; Marcia Bench; Sharise Erby; Heather Kirk; Deborah Stone Bateman; Lisa Perfetti; Suzanne Sitrick Sosnowski; Judy Butzine; Daphne Azzi; Kimber Leigh; Paula Ashley; Jean Carmichael; Tiesha Harrison; Margaret Anderson; Jarrett Ransom; Carla Keaton; Beverly Brown; Dr. Brenda Combs; John Kestner; Svetik Sambell; Joanna Deshay; Cathy Droz; Nancy Meek; Jac M. Arbour; Alex Koupal; Camille Ridley; Jo Finks; Jo Ellen Verna; Leonid Tulchinsky; Sasha Dotson; Cristina Serrano; Kristiana Fox; Sunny Wight; Paul Torres; AK Cruz; Tareita Nephew; Susan Hwang; Dineta Williams-Trigg; Anna Yakupovich; Heather Kitchen; Sandra Walters; Sandra Tone K; Kindra Maples; Karen Nowicki; La Donya Yvette; Gabriela Chaidez; Sonja Sapien Ramirez; Merche Brita; Bella Denise Vee; Carole Rajkovski; Moni Barret; Raven Wilson; Mechelle Tucker; Jenny Johnson Patton; Nancy Haggerty Osborn; Sheri Brooks; Eric Laubach; Gail Mitchell-Panella; Jane U Ary ; Bobbie Bennett; Elizabeth Andari; Kim Huenecke; Sandra Walters; Jane Fendelman; Nicole Royse; Paula Obeid; Buffie O'Neill; Frank Ybarra; Sally Ann Francis; Sherry Anshara; Robin Cote; Lisa Chow; Step Raptis; Bridges Conner; Melissa Farley; Sherry Finzer; Phyllis Smolens; Nydia Stuart; Elena Mitchell; Jenn Czep; Dr. Roxane Zamora; Pat Bennett; Jo Kaleta; Maria Montgomery; Sandra Bassett;                               

             Help us leave a Legacy!
THE Arizona Consortium for the Arts'  FUND DRIVE 2023! click here   

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    TEDx FountainHills;  Burton Barr Central Library; Cholla Public Library; South Mountain Community Library; ArtWORKS PHX; Color My Credit; Young Artist Society; Author Alan Black; Arizona Masters of Poetry; Micalizzi Enterprises; Influential Men and Women in Arizona; AAAA; Photos by Elena and Jim; Annela Group; John Kestner; Angel Marie Monachelli; Svetik Sambell; Joanna Deshay; Cathy Droz; Jac M. Arbour; Alex Koupal; Colleen Katz; Camille Ridley; Jo Finks; Jo Ellen Verna; Jennifer Hanscom; Leonid Tulchinsky; Zhanna Tevan     


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Help us leave a legacy! THE Arizona Consortium for the Arts' FUND DRIVE 2022!

 THE Arizona Consortium for the Arts'  FUND DRIVE 2022! 

Please consider giving to our Arizona Consortium for the Arts Charity.  In the last few years we donated over $11.000 to individuals and organizations in need! Did you know that we award the $1,000,00 stipends to AZ Classical Kids upon their graduation from High School?  We awarded the first one in 2017, 2 in 2018,  2 in 2020 and 1 in 2021. The stipend is named after the late author Alan Black. Alan was a huge supporter of our consortium. His wife, Duann continues his legacy.
In 2018, 2019 and 2020 we donated $1,000.00 to Bella’s Summer Children’s Dance Camp. Every summer, the program impacts 80 children! In 2019, we sponsored one child to spend one week in AZ Russian Theater's Art Summer Camp.  In 2019, $1000.00 to ASU Preparatory Academy's Leadership Team.  In 2019, we awarded $250 to Sisterhood Extravaganza's writing workshop;
 $250 to BOOKS for TROOPS. In 2020, $250 to Arizona Masters of Poetry; $250 to AAAA organization; $25 to Full Color Movement organization; $100 to AZ Citizens for the Arts; $50 to AZ Apparel Foundation; $50 to Artsy Smartsy; $50 to WHAM on Wheels traveling art studio; $1000 to an artist in need; $100 - a tutoring program for children; $100 to "Forgotten Seven" Film project. in 2021, $500 to an artist in need. Just click here to make a gift today and also read the Fund Drive Letter.  You can make your contribution today, fast, easy and securely via PayPal.  Your contributions are tax-deductible. For other options to donate, please email your questions and comments to or call 602-263-5373.

Help us leave a legacy!

Thank you to all!  May you be healthy, joyful and prosperous.

The Board and all the Volunteers

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Artist Opportunities!

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

11. Are You Turning Away Art Buyers?

An Artist’s Behavior Can Either Sell or Repel


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


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
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