Exhibition call for art — Scottsdale Civic Center Public Gallery 

Entry deadline: November 25, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. MST 

Maps: Contours of a Story exhibitionon display from Jan. 9–March 27, 2025, at the Civic Center Public Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ.  

Artist maps are imaginative representations of locations, moments in time, or ideas that engage us on an emotional and intellectual level. They can be mystical, directional, and obscure. This exhibition will be juried and curated by Saskia Jordaan interdisciplinary artist working on drawings, fiber-based sculpture, and site-specific installations. Jorda is a Phoenix-based artist and educator who recently represented Arizona in the New Worlds:Women to Watch 2024 exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.   

GALLERY INFORMATION: Artworks can be any size up to 52 inches wide by 52 inches long for wall hanging. Recommended sculptural work dimension limits for pedestals are 20 inches high by 15 inches deep by 15 inches wide. The gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library is 680 square feet, with 8-foot-tall walls, electric and data availability in the floor, and a cable and latch-hook hanging system. The gallery walls shall not be pierced or affected by the art installation and the hanging system must be used. D-rings must be on the back of the work to accommodate the hanging system. Wall-hung artworks shall be no more than 90 pounds each. Artworks are insured while on display. Exhibiting artists are eligible for an honorarium. The Civic Center Public Gallery is open during library hours; check hours here: ScottsdaleLibrary.org/locations#civic 

Selected artists are responsible for the delivery and pick-up of artwork. We do not pay for shipping. The artwork will be installed under the direction and support of the Scottsdale Public Art preparatory staff. Work must meet gallery standards, be professionally presented, and be ready to hang/install when brought for installation.  

Please note: Existing artwork that fits this theme may be submitted for this call. The artwork must be acceptable for all ages. Artwork is not for sale at the gallery. Purchase inquiries are directed to the artist. 

Please submit an application that must include the following:  


Entry deadline via Submittable.com is 11:59 p.m., MST, Nov. 25, 2024 


Exhibition Dates: Jan. 9, 2025–March 27 
Entry Deadline: Nov. 25, 2024, 11:59 p.m. MST 
Artist Notification Date: Dec. 2, 2024 
Delivery of Artwork by Hand: Jan. 2, 2025, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery, 3839 N Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Shipping: to Scottsdale Public Art, 7380 E 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (we do not pay for shipping)  
Pick-up date: March 28, 2025, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery