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Works by 45 Arizona Artists to be shown at 18th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition at Heard Museum, Phoenix
Fifty artworks by 45 exceptional Arizona artists will be presented in a special one-night-only event, the 18th annual Artlink Juried Exhibition, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in the Steele Auditorium at the Heard Museum in midtown Phoenix.
The Heard Museum, located at 2301 N. Central Ave. in midtown Phoenix’s Central Arts District, is hosting the Juried Exhibition for the first time.
A panel of three jurors from the Arizona arts community chose the 50 exhibition pieces from 256 submissions, the most entries in the history of the competition. The jurors were these prominent members of the Phoenix arts community: Nancy Hill, owner of Chartreuse gallery, artist Fred Tieken, and Ann Marshall, Ph.D., the Heard Museum’s director of curation and education.
Three winners of the 2016 Exhibition will receive cash awards. Winners will be announced at the exhibition.
For the first time, the top award will be an acquisition prize, funded by Baron Properties.
- The “Baron Prize” of $5,000 will be given to a jury-selected artist for an original 2-D work. The winning artwork will become part of Baron Properties’ permanent collection, and will be installed in a prominent position in the iluminate residential apartment community, located at 290 E. Roosevelt St., in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.
- The first runner-up will receive $2,000. Artworks in all media are eligible for this award.
- The second runner-up will receive $750. Artworks in all media are eligible for this award.
All selected artists will be eligible for awards.
“We are thrilled to host to host this showcase of Arizona artists,” said Catrina Kahler, Artlink board president. “The strong response to the call for submissions is just the most recent evidence of an engaged arts community. We’re looking forward to bringing this fantastic show to the Heard Museum’s Steele Auditorium.”
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The following 45 artists’ work was selected to be part of the exhibition. The top prize winners will be announced at the Sept. 15 reception and exhibition:
Samantha Aasen, Bob Allen, Gary Beals, Brian Boner, Lexi Coburn, Heidi Dauphin, Jeff Falk, Page Filson, Gloria Gaddis, Jose Giron, Zarco Guerrero, Isadora Hale, Charles Harker, Dan Hoglund, Carlos Ibarra, Damian Jim, Kristine Kollasch, Lauren Lee, Rachel Linnemeier, Cheryle Marine, Hugo Medina, Rocco Menaguale, Ann Morton, Danny Neumann, Dan Pederson, Diego Perez, Wayne Rainey, Jill Roig, Melissa Schleuger, Mary Serantoni, Diane Silver, Jason Smith, Laura Spalding Best, Kathy Taylor, Mohan Toopal, AO Tucker, Zach Valent, Chris Vena, Onna Voellmer, Jon Wassom, Joan Waters, Esther Wodrich, Niki Woehler, Danielle Wood and Frank Ybarra.