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The Shemer Art Center is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Arizona artists.  

Listed below are all of the upcoming opportunities for which Arizona artists are invited to exhibit and participate at the Shemer Art Center.




Inside Perspectives

Desert Jewel” by Patrice Al-Shatti, Oil Painting Instructor

An annual exhibition showcasing recent works of art created by Shemer instructors, students and staff.

July 19, 2023 – August 24, 2023

Entries due by June 30, 5 pm

Call to Artists | Online Submission

Architectural Spaces

Grand Bridges” by Mary Lucking

Artwork showcasing the architecture around us, inspired by the built and designed world. 

Juried by Mary Lucking

August 30, 2023 – October 26, 2023

Entries due by July 28, 5 pm

Call to Artists | Online Submission

Small Works

More information coming soon!  Open to all Arizona artists.

 November 1, 2023 – January 4, 2024

Entries due by October 6, 5pm


To see our upcoming list of all exhibitions click HERE!





Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, 2023 | 10 am – 4 pm

The Shemer Art Center is pleased to announce the dates of its 2023 Shemer Arizona Arts Festival, just in time to kick-off Winter holiday shopping!  This annual festival will once again be held for two days and feature works of art created in a variety of mediums by over 40 Arizona artists!  Additional highlights include hourly artist demonstrations, Arizona book authors, children’s interactive art activities in a $5 Kid’s Zone, live entertainment, food and beverage vendors, possible visits by Arizona celebrities, and a silent auction.

Call to Artists | Online Submission

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

On Saturday, February 24, 2024 we will hold our 8th FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL!

Voted 2022 BEST ART FESTIVAL by the Phoenix New Times!

This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family, sure to be a “dog-gone” fun day to remember!




Saturday and Sunday, April 2024 (Dates TBD) | 10 am – 4 pm


Standby for information about our fifth anniversary event: ART IN THE GARDEN and SPARKLING TEA!

The ART IN THE GARDEN portion of our event will be held on the front lawn and sculpture area of the Shemer Art Center.  This fun, all-day event will feature a colorful display of garden-themed artist tents, full of a wide variety of artists from all over Arizona showcasing the latest in florals, botanicals, ceramics, wood and wearable art.  Plus there will be hourly art & garden demonstrations, live music, food & beverage vendors, and a garden art raffle! Guests can also view our two exhibitions currently on display inside and visit our gift shop!


Solo and Small Group Exhibition Opportunities:


The Shemer Art Center encourages Arizona artists to submit solo and small-group exhibition proposals for our 2024 and future calendars.  Solo and small-group exhibition submittals will be reviewed once per year, in March.  Deadline for 2023 submittals:  February 28.

All artists selected to be showcased in a solo exhibition will be required to become a member of the Shemer Art Center ($50 per year). 

To apply please follow the instructions listed in this Solo and Small-Group Exhibitions Proposal.

If you have any questions please email


Teaching Opportunities:

Call For Instructors

The Shemer Art Center is always interested in speaking with potential instructors interested in leading workshops for children, teens and adults.  Current topics of interest include mosaics, sculpture and fiber art for adults, and ceramics, painting and drawing for teens.   After-school and Spring/Fall-break art classes for kids ages 6-13 are also of interest.

Whether your medium is drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, metal-smithing, sculpture, jewelry design, ceramics, glass, calligraphy or book arts, please consider presenting us with your ideas!  

If you are interested in teaching at the Shemer Art Center, send an email to with the subject line “[Topic] Class Proposal from [Your Name]” and include:

  1. New Call for Instructors worksheet per class/workshop
  2. Course Description
  3. Materials List for students (if required)
  4. CV/Resume
  5. Artist Statement or Biography
  6. Contact Information for three Recent Professional References  (can send us this later, once we have contacted you)
  7. Images of Your Work
  8. Images of Your Students’ Work (Optional, but Preferred)

Incomplete proposals will not be accepted!  

All candidates for instruction are subject to background review by the Shemer Art Center. 

Sales Opportunities:


Shemer Gift Shop

The Shemer Art Center’s gift shop showcases a variety of unique works of art created by Arizona artists and artisans. Since opening in 2012, the gift shop has grown in popularity and size, and now features the work of over 60 artists!

Because our mission is to support and showcase Arizona artists, the Shemer Art Center works with artists in exchange for only a 30% commission on the sale of all works consigned. 

Please Note: New, individual artist work is typically reviewed twice a year, in March and September, which means artwork must be received by the end of February for the March review, and by the end of August for the September review.  

Upon acceptance, selected works for the gift shop must be received and inventoried within 30 days. All artists showcased in the gift shop are also required to become members of the Shemer Art Center ($40 per year).

If you are interested in having your work for sale in our gift shop, please read and fill out our Gift Shop Application, and email it to with the subject line “[Your Name] Gift Shop Submission Proposal.”  Additional items to be submitted include:

  1. Images of your work (please indicate approximate sizes)
  2. Range of prices
  3. Your CV/resume or artist biography (as attachment)

All works submitted will be reviewed in accordance with our bi-annual submission policy.  All submitting artists will be notified, and if accepted, will be contacted to arrange an appointment to further discuss the consignment of selected works of art.

Thank you for your interest in the Gift Shop at the Shemer Art Center!  Your participation and the contribution of your work allow us to continue supporting and showcasing Arizona artists, and sharing the beauty of visual art with the community!