PROJECT

In partnership with West Valley Arts, a private business park in the metro Phoenix area is seeking artists (painters and digital artists) who can create specific works for key interior and exterior locations around the campus.

Themes are listed below.

Deadline to apply: February 5, 2021 11:59 pm

The airport adjacent business park boasts 900,000 SF of industrial and office space in 19 buildings. Its dramatic industrial architecture and modern design is slated to be home to numerous businesses developing and expanding to the Southwest Valley.


KEY OPPORTUNITIES

A single artist/work will be selected and commissioned for each of the following opportunities:

Hummingbirds (painter)

Seeking an artist who can skillfully create a colorfully vibrant, non-abstracted image of hummingbirds in flight, set among flowers and foliage. Final image will be created on a large scale canvas (approx 3ft x 7ft), which will be enlarged and scaled to a large exterior campus wall.

Satellite Sky (painter or digital artist)

Seeking an artist who can create a masterfully dynamic image of satellites in orbit within a night sky. Final image will be created on a large scale canvas (approx 3ft x 7ft) OR as a high resolution digital image, to be enlarged and scaled to a large exterior campus wall.

Pop Art Photographs (digital artist)

Seeking an artist who can work with the business park’s historic photograph collection, transforming the images into digital Pop Art (ie Warhol-esque) works. These works will be printed on canvas and/or framed, to be displayed around the campus interior.


BUDGET

Up to $3000.00 per opportunity, to be made to the selected artist upon completion of the project.

Budget includes costs of materials, labor, artist fees, artwork purchase, and any other expenses associated with the artists’ creation of the selected design.


SELECTED ARTISTS

Selected artists will receive notification of interest and invitation to work with WVA to produce final work. Final selection will be based upon the quality, strength, and feasibility of the proposed work.

Selected artists will produce final work on canvas, to be photographed, enlarged, and installed as a mural on the campus of the business park.

Final canvas work will be purchased by the business park and remain in their collection.

Artists will provide licensing and reproduction rights, and permit the photography of artworks, including their use in promotional materials. All reasonable efforts will be made to credit the artist in promotions and when communicating with the media.

Notification by February 19, 2021

If your work is selected, you will receive further information by that time. Artists will be notified by email. Please do not call for results.

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered.


ELIGIBILITY

This opportunity is open to artists living and working in the state of Arizona with proven ability to produce exemplary art. The artist must be over the age of 18.


REQUIREMENTS

Submission fee for the current art call is as follows:

  • Non WVA member artists $35
  • WVA member artists $30

To find our more about the WVA artist membership, visit https://westvalleyarts.org/become-a-roster-artist/

  • Artists must submit 3-5 individual pieces that exemplify their style and ability to execute the proposed theme.

Artists' past works should demonstrate an ability to produce high quality art that is both engaging and aesthetically pleasing. Work should evidence a potential to make a significant artistic contribution to this project. Artist must ensure high quality of images - we recommend images be between 72 and 300 dpi.

  • Must include Bio (no more than 500 words) and resume.
  • Email and phone contacts for three professional references. These references will be called only if you are a finalist.
  • All info must be uploaded directly to the submission form.

Please direct all inquiries to gallery@westvalleyarts.org

West Valley Arts is seeking local artisans and makers who create interesting and unique products to sell in our Arts HQ Gallery retail store, online store, and/or special event markets (to be scheduled 2021/2022).  We welcome artisans from diverse backgrounds who make products that are both beautiful and functional to be made available to gallery patrons and WVA audiences.

Artisans and makers (18+) living and working in Arizona are welcome to apply. Product submissions are open and not limited to small visual works, sculpture, prints, décor, greeting cards, jewelry and accessories, kitchenware, specialty candles and soap.

Deadline to submit: January 31, 2021


SELECTED ARTISANS

Selected artisans will receive notification of interest and invitation to further discuss details of products*. At the time of selection, artisan and WVA will further discuss details of vendor agreement, including inventory, commission, display timeline, etc.

*Please note, artisan may be asked to provide an in person sample, test, demonstration, or review of product before any final agreement is made.

Notifications will be made anytime between the time of submission through February 19, 2021

If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time. Artisans will be notified by email. Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered. Please do not call for results.


REQUIREMENTS

Artisans must be 18 years or older living and working in Arizona. Products submitted must be the original work of the artisan (submitter). No third party sellers/vendors/distributors will be considered. Product images, description, and artisan bio/statement must be uploaded directly to the submission form.

Artisans may submit up to 5 individual items for consideration. Artists must ensure high quality of images, we recommend:

Photos: between 72 and 300 dpi

Video: should be 1080p or less. File sizes up to 10 GB

Email questions to gallery@westvalleyarts.org

West Valley Arts is seeking artists for various events, projects, and exhibitions planned for 2021-2022. Artists are invited to submit individual works, bodies of work, and projects for review and consideration. Themes and media are open but higher consideration will be given to those working in diverse areas of cultural exploration and promotion. Installation, interactive art, and new media are highly encouraged.

Selected artists may have their work featured in Arts HQ Gallery exhibitions as well as events and spaces around the west valley.

Deadline to apply: January 31,  2021 11:59 pm 


SELECTED ARTISTS

Every submission is appreciated and will be seriously considered, however not all artwork will be accepted.

Selected artists will receive notification of interest and invitation to further discuss details of artwork, exhibition, and/or other prospects and intentions.

Notification by February 19, 2021

If your work is selected, you will receive further information at that time. Artists will be notified by email. Please do not call for results.


ELIGIBILITY

Artists (18+) living and working in Arizona are welcome to apply with works in any medium: not limited to painting, sculpture, new media, performance, printmaking, fiber arts, photography, mixed media, music, video, installation.


REQUIREMENTS

Artwork images and bio must be uploaded directly to the submission form.

Artists may submit up to 3 individual pieces or bodies of work for consideration. Artists must ensure high quality of images, we recommend:

Photos: between 72 and 300 dpi

Video: should be 1080p or less. File sizes up to 10 GB

Must include Bio or resume, as well as brief artist statement about the submitted work, no more than 300 words.


Email questions to gallery@westvalleyarts.org

West Valley Arts