Scottsdale Public Art exhibition opportunities for local and regional artists

Entry deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (MST) 

On display from March 15 – June 21, 2021, at the Civic Center Public Gallery, located in Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, Arizona. 

I Am You, You Are Me—Portraits is an exhibition of portraits featuring artists and friends of the artists as subjects. Artwork of the artist’s friend(s) can be in any media. If two artists depict each other, the artworks can be shown together. Paint, draw, sculpt, stitch, or collage portraits. Whether realistic or abstract, contemporary or traditional,portraits can represent the unique personality of the individual and say much about their relationship to the artist.  

GALLERY INFORMATION: Artworks can be any size up to 36 inches wide by 48 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: https://www.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 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 10 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 https://scottsdalepublicart.org/opportunities/ 

OR 

Send to our Email:  ExhibitionsSPA@ScottsdaleArts.org  

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 ExhibitionsSPA@ScottsdaleArts.org. Make sure that your folder is titled Portrait andincludes your name.  

LIST ENTRIES 1. (IMAGE NUMBER)  

Artist’s Name:___________________________________________________  

Title: __________________________________________________________ 

Medium: ________________________________ Production date:________  

Dimension: height__________width____________depth _______________  

CALENDAR  

Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m., MST, February 14, 2021. 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR: I Am You, You Are Me—Portraits 
 

Exhibition Dates: March 15 – June 21, 2021 

Entry Deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2021, 11:59 p.m., MST 

Notification Date: Thursday, February 18, 2021 
Delivery of Artwork by Hand: March 8 and 10, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery, inside Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 E. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251 

Delivery of Artwork by Shipping: (we do not pay for shipping) March 8, 2021, to 7380 E. 2nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251  

Closing Pickup Location and Date:  June 23, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery, inside Scottsdale Civic Center Library, 3839 E. Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251. 

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