Scottsdale Public Art exhibition opportunities for local and regional artists

Entry deadline: November 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (MST) 

On display from January 10, 2022, to March 30, 2022, at the Civic Center Public Gallery, located at Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85251

FIRST: Native American Arizona Artists is a juried group exhibition of artwork by Native American Arizona artists, who express a unique point of view of their traditions and life they know in the West. Any media and style of artwork will be considered, including influences from both popular culture and Native traditions. Co-curated by Ron Carlos, a potter, musician, and member of the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community.  

GALLERY INFORMATION: Artworks can be any size up to 52 inches wide by 52 inches long for wall hanging. Sculptural work dimension limits are 20 inches high by 15 inches wide by 15 inches deep. 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 rod hanging system. The gallery walls shall not be pierced or affected by the installation. 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. 

The Civic Center Public Gallery is open during library hours, which are subject to change. For the latest hours visit the library website. (Link: ) 

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 socially acceptable for all ages.  

PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL. 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. Please include your name on this document. 

• Up to 5 images for individual submission. Digital photographs ONLY (All digital images must be JPEG, 300 dpi, and sized approximately 5 by 6 inches). 

• A list of the images that you have submitted. The identification list must include your name, address, phone number, image number, title of artwork, medium, and dimensions in height x width x depth. (See SAMPLE below). 

• A self-addressed, stamped envelope to assure notification and return of CD or thumb drive. 

Online application for this show at 


Send to our Email:  

SAMPLE Name:____________________________________________________  

Mailing Address: ________________________________________________City:_____________________________ State:_________ Zip:____________  

Shipping Address: _______________________________________________City:_____________________________ State:_________ Zip:____________  

Phone: (day)(_____) _________________ (night)(_____) _______________  

E-mail Address: _________________________________________________ 

IMAGE TYPE SUBMITTED:  DropBox from email:_________ * 

* Send DropBox link to Make sure that your folder is titled Portrait andincludes your name.  


Artist’s Name:___________________________________________________  

Title: __________________________________________________________ 

Medium: ________________________________ Production date:________  

Dimension: height__________width____________depth _______________  


Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m., MST, November 15, 2021. 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR: FIRST: Native American Arizona Artists 

Exhibition Dates: January 10 – March 30, 2021 

Entry Deadline: Monday, November 15, 2021, 11:59 p.m., MST 

Notification Date: Monday, December 6, 2021 

Delivery of Artwork by Hand: Monday, January 3, 2022, 10 am to 5 pm at Civic Center Public Gallery

Delivery of Artwork by Shipping: to Scottsdale Public Art, 7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251 (we do not pay for shipping) by December 24, 2021

Closing Pick-up Location and Date:  Pickup date: April 4 from 10 am to 5 pm at Civic Center Public Gallery

You must notify us of your pick-up date and time.