Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light

Request for Temporary Public Art Proposals

Entry deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021, 11:59 p.m. Arizona time (year-round Mountain Standard Time) 

Scottsdale Public Art seeks proposals for outdoor, temporary public artworks to be featured in, around, and suspended above the Arizona Canal in Scottsdale, Arizona, as well as in pre-selected sites throughout downtown Scottsdale during Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light. Canal Convergence will be on view for 10 days, from November 5–14, 2021. Some projects may be selected to stay installed for an additional 1–2 months after the Canal Convergence event dates. This year’s central theme is Art and Technology

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I Am You, You Are Me—Portraits

Exhibition call for art

Entry deadline: Monday, February 22, 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.  

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No internships available at this time

Scottsdale Public Art offers challenging and comprehensive internships for undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students who are interested in gaining experience in the arts and business/arts administration fields. The mission of Scottsdale Public Art is to serve as a leader in defining art in the public realm through creative placemaking, signature cultural events, exhibitions and installations that contribute to the community’s creative, cultural and economic vitality. Scottsdale Public Art internships are on a volunteer basis and can be coordinated with staff to aid in receiving academic credit.

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