Pima County Call for Artists

Pima County Library System has issued a Call for Artists for the 2016-2017 season. If you are an artist living and working in Pima County, you’re eligible to apply.

Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2015.

You can learn more about the Call To Artist process, best practices, how to write an artist statement, and what to expect when exhibiting at the Library by attending one of the free workshops at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Idea+Space on the 2nd floor.

Preparing Your Call to Artists Submission Workshop
Wed, Aug 12, 2015, 6-7 pm
Sat, Aug 22, 2015, 11-12 noon

For detailed information about the Call click here Call to Artists for Pima County Library

First Annual Pomegranate Festival

Yes, you read it right. And it’s going to happen in Ajo! This will be a regional festival but the first year it will be held in Ajo to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the heirloom orchard — now part of Many Hands Urban Farm and Learning Center — at Curley School.

The festival will be on Saturday October 31, with a pre-festival gathering the evening before.

A Call to Artists to design a festival poster will go out soon — we’ll post the details here when they’re available. Deadline for poster submissions will be August 15.

Call for Artists: Redrawing Borders

The International Sonoran Desert Alliance (ISDA)issues the first bi-annual call for artists to submit artwork to a curated exhibition in the Ajo Plaza Gallery. The title of the exhibition is Redrawing Borders.

This exhibition is part of the Tri-National Symposium — Celebrating the Sonoran Desert. The exhibit Redrawing Borders seeks to promote a dialogue and collaboration between governmental agencies, NGOs, Native American and human rights organizations at the national and international level to help create greater understanding and support for humanitarian and ecological solutions to the U.S./Mexico borderlands crisis.

The exhibition Redrawing Borders is open to all media and artwork should explore the following themes:

    • Human and environmental impacts of the current border situation, including immigration, labor policies, human rights violations, and enforcement procedures.
    • Humanitarian and environmental responses to the border crisis.
    • Collaborative, cross-border, multi-national, cross-agency efforts to address human and environmental impacts.
    • International humanitarian crisis and other border issues.

Important Dates:

Send three images of your artwork, bio, statement, works list via email by February 17, 2014 at 11:49 pm. Notification of artists selected and mailing instructions will be sent via email by February 21, 2014.

Opening Reception is Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Time 5:30-7:30 pm. Exhibition will close April 18, 2014.

To learn more about submitting work and the curator for this event, click here for the full Call for Artists document.