Exhibition call for art — Scottsdale Civic Center Public Gallery in the Civic Center Library, 3839 N Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale AZ 85251

COLORLOVE - on display, January 8, 2024 – March 30, 2024 

This juried exhibition of artwork by Arizona artists in any media celebrates the full rainbow of color and stands as a statement of the power of color. Throughout history, humanity has examined, philosophized, questioned, and celebrated the full spectrum of color. The most basic extraction of color seen in nature is the rainbow; sunlight, through tiny drops of water, split into its most intense, pure hues. The transcendent beauty of this vision is hard-wired into our brains.   Colors can signify one’s tribe, group, or identity. Team colors, flags, and banners signify identities and alliances from afar. Color can relate value, importance, joy, and sadness. Color is culturally significant and psychologically effective. Co-curated by Tucson visual artist, Lex Gjurasic. Gjurasic’s artwork is in public and private collections, and she most recently exhibited her work in a solo exhibition, Radical Happiness at Chandler Center for the Arts, and collaborated with Meow Wolf in Denver, CO at Convergence Station.  

GALLERY INFORMATION: Artworks can be any size up to 52 inches wide x 52 inches long for wall hanging. Recommended sculptural dimension limits for pedestals are 20 inches high x 15 inches deep x 15 inches wide. The gallery is 680 square feet, with 8-foot-tall walls, electric and data availability in the floor, and a cable and latch-hook hanging system. The gallery walls shall not be pierced or affected by the art installation and the hanging system must be used. D-rings must be on the back of work to accommodate the hanging system. Wall-hung artworks shall be at most 90 pounds each. Artworks are insured while on display. Exhibiting artists are eligible for an honorarium. 

The Civic Center Public Gallery is open during library hours, check hours here: ScottsdaleLibrary.org/locations#civic 

Selected artists are responsible for delivery and pick-up of artwork. We do not cover shipping. The artwork will be installed under the direction and support of the Scottsdale Public Art preparatory staff. Work must meet gallery standards, be professionally presented, and be ready to hang/install when brought for installation.  

Please note: Existing artwork that fits this theme may be submitted for this call. The artwork must be acceptable for all ages. Artwork is not for sale at the gallery. All purchase inquiries are directed to the artist. 

CALENDAR- Exhibition Dates: January 8, 2024-March 30, 2024

Entry deadline is 11:59 p.m., MST (AZ), November 15, 2023 


Entry Deadline: November 15, 2023
Notification Date: November 21, 2023
Delivery of Artwork by Hand: January 2, 2024, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery, 3839 N Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Shipping: to Scottsdale Public Art Curatorial, 7380 E 2nd Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (we do not pay for shipping) by January 2, 2024
Pick-up date: April 2, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Public Gallery 

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Collaborative Community Engagement Program (CCEP) is a program that gives support and a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work. CCEP revolves around executing a public, ticketed performance in collaboration with teams at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. Mentorship will be given to projects in the areas of marketing, ticketing, production, and administrative support. This program is designed to have a low-risk budget model with a public performance presented by Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

Projects that foster diversity in thought, fill community needs, and spread awareness of cultural heritage will be valued highly. One to two projects will be selected each year. CCEP projects will be programmed through an application process open to independent artists, producers, nonprofit organizations, and producing collectives based in Arizona.

Application Process:

Phase One:

Phase One of the CCEP application is on a rolling basis, on the first of the month. Applicants will be notified by the end of the month if they are selected for Phase Two. 

Phase Two:

Projects that are selected for Phase Two will be notified of the selection timeline within 30 days. Phase Two projects are reviewed by a public panel biannually. Final projects selected will be scheduled no less than three months in advance of the performance.

For questions regarding CCEP, contact Diandra Adamczyk, Programming Manager

Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation offers programs and experiences to inspire the hearts and minds of our diverse community. One of Learning & Innovation's most expansive programs, Cultural Connections Through the Arts, offers a broad range of school residencies to support classroom curriculum and to elevate aspiring artists to the next level. We are seeking artists and/or educators to lead classroom-based poetry and spoken word residency services.

Service Summary

Artist-educator will lead weeklong, in-school residencies for English language arts classes for grades 6-10 with goals of inspiring students to write, encouraging a deeper level of understanding of and appreciation for poetry’s usages, and, ultimately, helping them to break down barriers and build communities through stories.

Each residency is an independently contracted service. Services may begin as early as September 2021 and extend through May 2022. Residencies are typically formatted five days (one week) with one hour per day, per class. The number of classrooms served will vary by school. Residency service dates can be flexible based upon the availability of the teaching artist and classroom teacher(s). The teaching artist should be prepared to provide a structured lesson plan on each date of service.


Artist must be able to:

  • Travel throughout Phoenix, Paradise Valley, and Scottsdale.
  • Obtain an IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card through State of Arizona Department of Public Safety.
  • Educate and engage students in a classroom setting.
  • Be consistent and reliable.
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines as set by local school districts and Scottsdale Arts while performing contracted duties.


  • Artist will be paid for residency services at a rate of $55 per hour.
  • Additional preparation hours are included.
  • Approved supplies will be purchased or reimbursed.
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