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Submission Deadline: August 28th 2022


OVERVIEW
West Valley Arts Council is seeking Chicanx and Latinx artists to submit 2D and 3D artwork for consideration for the IMPRINT: Viva La Cultura! exhibit at the Arts HQ Gallery and City Hall Gallery in Surprise. The exhibit will house works at both locations and provide a comprehensive scope of representation and recognition to one of Arizona's most prominent cultures.   


This opportunity is open to professional artists 18 and older living in Arizona.


Viva La Cutura! is a part of WVAC's IMPRINT: Celebrating Cultural Diversity in Arts program, created and launched in 2020. It is specifically designed to recognize artists of color in and around the valley.  We believe artists of color have made significant and positive contributions to our communities through the arts. WVAC seeks to highlight those impressions through ongoing exhibitions, workshops and lectures, and our annual IMPRINT Festival. Learn more about WVAC at www.westvalleyarts.org


CRITERIA:

  • Each entry must be the artist’s original work. No giclee or other types of prints will be accepted.
  • Visual themes and media are open, however please consider the nature of viewership as the Arts HQ Gallery does cater to families and children.
  • All 2D artwork must be properly framed and/or wired, not to exceed 20 lbs (no saw tooth hangers permitted).
  • Selected work must include a label or identification on the back/bottom of the work, including the name of the artist and title, medium and price.

*WVA board and staff reserves the right to refuse any work based on its inability to meet the criteria, inability to be displayed safely and without difficulty, or inappropriateness in themes or content.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Up to 3 entries per submission.
  2. Entries must include an image of each piece (images must be at least 300 dpi and .jpg or .png format.), along with the title, size, medium, and price for each.
  3. Biography of the artist
  4. Statement of Work
  5. Website and Instagram
  6. All entries must be completed and received by midnight on the deadline date. Late submissions will not be considered.



SELECTION
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of WVAC staff members and key partners.


EXHIBIT INFORMATION
IMPRINT: Viva La Cultura! opens Friday, September 23rd, 2022 with an opening reception from 4-7pm at the Arts HQ Gallery in Surprise, AZ.  During the opening, artists are encouraged to attend, mingle and network with fellow artists, visitors, and patrons. The exhibit will run through October 28th.  Artists are responsible for delivery and pick up of their artwork to the Arts HQ Gallery.  Pick up will be following the exhibit, October 29th or 31st. 

Exhibit will be featured on the West Valley Arts Council website and social media via Facebook and Instagram. Artists are also encouraged to promote the exhibit in tandem on their own social media platforms.


SCHEDULE / TIMELINE
Submission Deadline…………………..…Sunday, August 28, 2022
Notice of acceptance…………………..Friday, September 2, 2022
Accepted works delivered to gallery……….Friday, September 10th or or Monday, September 12th, 2022
Exhibition Opening Reception……………...Friday, September 23, 2022
Artwork Pickup…………Saturday, October 29th and Monday, October 31st, 2022


QUESTIONS - Email gallery@westvalleyarts.org

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