Exhibition call for art — Scottsdale Civic Center Public Gallery 

Entry deadline: November 15, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. MST (AZ)  

COLORLOVE — on display from January 8 to March 30, 2024, at the Civic Center Public Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

This juried exhibition of artwork by Arizona artists in any media celebrates the full rainbow of color and stands as a statement of the power of color. Please note size restrictions below. 

Throughout history, humanity has examined, philosophized, questioned, and celebrated the full spectrum of color. The most basic extraction of color seen in nature is the rainbow—sunlight, seen through tiny drops of water, split into its most intense, pure hues. The transcendent beauty of this vision is hardwired into our brains.  Colors can signify one’s tribe, group, or identity. Team colors, flags, banners, and standards signify identities and alliances from afar. Color can relate value and importance, joy, and sadness. Color is culturally significant and psychologically effective.   

Exhibition co-curated by Tucson visual artist Lex Gjurasic, who has exhibited her work nationally for more than 29 years. Her artwork is in public and private collections. Gjurasic most recently exhibited her work in a solo exhibition, Radical Happiness, at Chandler Center for the Arts and collaborated with Meow Wolf in Denver at Convergence Station.  

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 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 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 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:  

  • A paragraph of (no more than) 250 words, stating the intent of your work for exhibition. Include your name on this document. 
  • Up to 5 artworks with 2 views for individual submission. Digital photographs ONLY uploaded to Submittable.com form. If we are unable to open the image files, the application will be rejected. 


Entry deadline via Submittable.com is 11:59 p.m., MST (AZ), Nov. 15, 2023 


Exhibition Dates: Jan. 8, 2024–March 30, 2024 

Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2023 
Notification Date: Nov. 21, 2023 
Delivery of Artwork by Hand: Jan. 2, 2024, 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) by January 2, 2024 
Pick-up date: April 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery