Submission Deadline: October 9, 2022

Overview:
The WVAC Members’ Salon is one of our premier annual exhibitions featuring the works of our artist members. The Members’ Salon will be a comprehensive art show that showcases the varied creative and skilled works of both emerging and master-level artists, celebrating the talent, artistry, and originality of their works. In the tradition of the Parisian art salons of the 18th and 19th century, the WVAC Members’ Salon will present an unmatched, exclusive annual exhibition of creative work.


The theme is open ended and open to all mediums. Artist Members may submit up to 3 pieces for consideration, however only one may be chosen to exhibit.  Entries may be placed for sale at the artist’s request with a 25% commission. Artwork must be original work and not previously exhibited at any WVAC event or exhibition in the last year.


Eligibility:

  • Artist must be 18 years or older, living and working in Arizona. 
  • Artists are required to to be members of the West Valley Arts Council to enter the show. To become a member and become eligible for the exhibit, please click here. 
  • A current membership is required to enter, but there is no additional entry fee.



Criteria:

  • Entries must be the artist’s original work and not previously exhibited at any WVAC event or exhibit within the last year.
  • 2D and 3D works are welcome and encouraged. 
  • No giclee or other types of prints/reproductions will be accepted.
  • Themes and media are open, however please consider the nature of viewership as the Arts HQ Gallery does also cater to families and children.
  • All hanging 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, title, size, and price of the piece.
  • Artwork measurement should include the work’s widest and tallest points (framed works should include the mat and frame).

*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.


Entry Information

  • Artists are allowed up to 3 entries. Please note that only 1 may be selected to exhibit.
  • Entries must include an image of each piece. Digital images must be at least 300 dpi and .jpg or .png format.
  • Entries must include artist statement or bio.
  • The completed entry form and images must be received by midnight on the deadline for entries to be considered. Late submissions will not be considered.
  • Entries must be submitted through the Submittable platform.



General Show Information

  • All selected works are not required to be listed for sale, but it is highly encouraged.
  • WVAC will handle all sales and retain a 25% sales commission.
  • Artists may wish to personally insure their work. WVAC provides minimal insurance for for lost, stolen or damaged work.
  • WVAC artist members are always encouraged to volunteer. For more information click here.



Dates to Remember:
Show run time: November 12 - December 16
Deadline to submit: October 9th
Acceptance Notification: October 14th
Artwork Drop off: Nov. 4 (10am -3pm) / Nov. 5 (10am - 12pm)
Open Reception: November 12 | 10AM - 3PM (coincides with Holiday Market)
Artwork Pick up: December 17 (10am - 2pm)
*Artwork not picked up after 30 days becomes the property of WVAC


Please send any questions to gallery@westvalleyarts.org 

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.