Art Calls

West Valley Arts Council in partnership with The Vista Center for the Arts and Ground Floor Artists is currently seeking artists to participate in Surprise’s inaugural Mayor’s Exhibit. The exhibit, A Tribute To Our Heroes, marks the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 and aims to reflect on how the heroes of this day have shaped, and continue to shape, our nation into one of support, togetherness, and collective endurance.
Individual artists are invited to submit works thematically tied to the events of September 11, 2001 and/or works remembering and celebrating those who gave their lives through heroic acts. The 2021 Mayor’s Exhibit will be juried by a select panel of partners and community members, along with Mayor Skip Hall.
A Tribute To Our Heroes opens September 3, 2021 at The Vista Center for the Arts in Surprise, and will coincide with performances to be held at this location.
 
Deadline extended: August 8th 2021 11:59 pm MST.
Notification by: August 15
Show run date: September 3 – November 11
Open Reception: September 3 | 4-7pm

Now accepting submissions for WVAC’s 2021 Holiday Market!

The Holiday Market will coincide with the WVAC Members’ Salon to take place Saturday, November 13th from 3pm – 7pm. This event seeks to provide WVAC patrons, supporters, and community members an alternative holiday shopping experience with opportunity to buy local.

All artisans and makers who create beautiful and functional works are welcome to apply, however space is limited and preference will be given to WVAC Artist Members. Product submissions are open and not limited to small visual works, sculpture, prints, décor, greeting cards, jewelry and accessories, kitchenware, specialty candles and soap. We encourage artisans from diverse backgrounds who create unique products.

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,

 
Deadline to Submit: September 24, 2021

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.

Deadline to submit: September 24

Acceptance Notification: October 8

Show runs November 13 – December 18

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