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 at the Shemer Art Center:



A juried exhibition that will feature outdoor sculptures combining color and whimsy with a touch of sophistication!

March 21, 2019 – March 31, 2021 | Unveiling Reception:  March 21, 2019 from 4-6 pm

Call to Artists

Online Submission



A juried exhibition that will present artworks that are small in size, but large in terms of skill, concept and ingenuity!

February 20 – March 21, 2019 | Opening Reception: February 21, 6-8 pm

Call to Artists

Online Submission


DATES:  March 23 – April 14, 2019

This multi-week event will feature up to 12 tiny home and garden structure plus various elements of living small in the Southwest, including micro-gardening, micro-art and micro-brews.  Weekend activities will also feature demonstrating artists, artist workshops, vendor presentations, live music, food and business vendors, kids art activities and more!  For more details click HERE.  A Call for Artists and Home Builders will be posted soon, but if you are interested, let us know now!

With Hats and a Balancing Act… These Three Were Ready for Hollywood” by Jules Gissler

 Date: TBD (September/October 2019) | 10 am – 4 pm

The FURRY FRIENDS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL will once again take place at the non-profit Shemer Art Center for both animal AND art lovers! This fun, animal-themed arts festival is “purr-fect” for the ENTIRE family!  Highlights include animal readings and performances, as well as pet adoptions by the Arizona Humane Society and Woofs, Wiggles & Wags!  Artists (returning and new) will showcase animal-themed paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and more. Live music, business sponsors , entertainment, and food & beverages will make it a day to remember! For information about our past Furry Friends Fine Arts Festival click HERE!

Saturday AND Sunday, Nov. 2 & 3, 2019 | 10 am – 4 pm

Each year this two-day event (formerly Sunday @ Shemer) kicks-off holiday shopping with more than 40 artists specially selected from all across Arizona showcasing one-of-a-kind works, plus artist demonstrations and interactive opportunities to create your own glass, blacksmith or pottery gifts!  There will be children’s art activities in an interactive $5 Kids Zone, live music, food & beverage vendors (including Chef Wade’s Mac N Cheese truck!), and a silent auction!   The Shemer Arizona Arts Festival is a fun, family way to enjoy the art of Arizona AND benefit the non-profit Shemer Art Center!  For more information click HERE!

Call to Artists

Online Submission


Solo-Exhibition Opportunities:

The Shemer Art Center and Museum greatly encourages Arizona artists to submit solo-exhibition proposals for our 2019 and 2020 calendars.

To apply please follow the instructions listed in this Solo-Exhibition Proposal.

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, paper flower making, basic drawing for teens, and zentangle.  After-school 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!  We are also seeking an instructor to lead our Family Fun Night classes.

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 Executive Director and Staff. 

Sales Opportunities:

Shemer Gift Shop

After assuming management from the City of Phoenix, the Shemer Art Center’s staff and non-profit board created a gift shop that showcases Arizona artists and artisans.  Since its 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 encourage and support local artists, the Shemer Art Center works with artists in exchange for only a 30% commission on the sale of all works consigned. All artists showcased in the gift shop must also be members of the Shemer Art Center.

Please Note: New artist work is reviewed twice a year: August and February, by the Shemer Artist Advisory Committee.  Artwork must be received by the end of July for the August review, and by the end of January for the February review.

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

  1. Images of your work (please indicate approximate sizes)
  2. Range of Prices
  3. Your CV/Resume or Artist Biography (attached)

Our Gift Shop Manager will review your work in accordance with our bi-annual submission policy and if you are accepted, contact you to arrange an appointment to further discuss the consignment of your pieces.

Thank you for your interest in the Gift Shop at the Shemer Art Center!  Your participation and the contribution of your work allows us to continue sharing visual art with the community!