Artist Opportunities

 

ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

LARGE GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

 

 

GEOMETRIC REPETITIONS

A juried exhibition featuring artwork by Arizona artists emphasizing geometric patterns that occur in math, science, textiles and nature, created in all media.

August 31 – October 27, 2022 | Artist Reception September 8, 2022

Call to Artists

Online Submission & Payment

 

EARTH ELEMENTS

A juried exhibition that features artwork by Arizona artists inspired in concept by fire, air, water or wind, created using materials such as paper, wood, glass, metal or clay.

November 2, 2022 – January 5, 2023 | Artist Reception November 3, 2022

(Call to Artists Form Coming Soon!)

 


 Events:

 

 

 

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2022 | 10 a.m – 4 p.m.

Call to Artists

Online Submission & Payment

 


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.

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 exhibitions@shemerartcenter.org

 


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 info@shemerartcenter.org 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.  In 2022, however, we will only being doing one review, in September. 

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 giftshop@shemerartcenter.org 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)

Our Gift Shop Manager will review, with members of our Artist Advisory Committee, your work in accordance with our bi-annual submission policy.  If you are accepted, she will contact you to arrange an appointment to further discuss the consignment of your 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 sharing visual art with the community!