DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES |
MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th 2018 | please have entries submitted by 10:00a.m. on Tuesday 10/16/2018
EXHIBITION DATES | November 16 – February 6, 2018 | Main Gallery
Reception with the Artists | Friday, November 16th | 5:30 – 8:00 pm
Arizona is nicknamed the Copper State. The mining of copper in Arizona got seriously underway around the mid-19th century, so much so, a quarter of the population were miners. Although, Arizona now accounts for about 60% of copper production in the U.S.A., copper is not as important to the state’s economy as it once was. Over the past century, times have changed and populations have shifted and grown. Through the years, booming mines have been shuttered, the towns surrounding them abandoned. Some rising again, creatively reinvented.
COPPER STATE will provide proof that amongst the five C’s that formed the core of Arizona’s early economic success, it is COPPER, more than Climate, Cattle, Citrus, and Cotton, that has become artistic ‘ore’ for artwork, nostalgia, and inspiration.
The element copper and the minerals it plays a role in creating are filled with color and content for the artist to explore. Artists are asked to contribute works of art that reflect the importance of copper to the history, blight, and beauty of Arizona. Scratch the surface or dig deep, the possibilities are endless. Artists from the region are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration in this curated exhibition.
Image | William Lesch | Green Pool No. 8 | archival pigment print
10 x 10 | A Fundraiser
October 5 – December 16, 2018 | Entry Gallery
10 x 10 is an invitational exhibition with the many artists who make Tohono Chul‘s galleries such a unique experience. 10 x 10 features a wide range of sculpture and paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed-media works no larger than 10 inches in any dimension. Each artwork is priced at $100 and can be taken home immediately upon purchase. Artwork on display will change periodically over the course of the exhibition, with new works constantly being revealed. The curators will be available Monday – Friday to show additional works that are waiting in the wings. 50% of each sale will fund programming at Tohono Chul.
Image | Clark Trujillo | Inside Out V | found metal
Entry Gallery Project Space
The Entry Gallery Project Space offers Arizona artists an intimate space for cohesive projects. A “Call for Proposals” is posted below and will be sent out to artists who have signed up for “News and Opportunities For Artists” (see link below). The deadline for proposals is Monday, October 22, 2018. The 2018-2019 Exhibition Calendar will see four slots – about five weeks each – December 21 – January 27, February 1 – March 17, March 22 – April 28, and May 3 – June 9.
2017 – 2018 Project Gallery Artists
Images (cropped) | clockwise from top left | Keith Marroquin | Shell Trails and Other Stories, Phil Lichtenhan | Desert Dialogue, Kathleen Velo | Water Flow, and Jerry Jacobson | The Rust Farm Project
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