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Call for Artists@Central Gallery Call for Artists 2017

@Central Gallery, located on the first floor of Burton Barr Central Library, presents fine art exhibitions featuring the work of Arizona artists.  Exhibitions are approximately six weeks in length and are open to the public during normal library hours and First Friday. The deadline to submit a proposal for exhibition in 2017 has passed. Proposals for exhibition in 2018 will be accepted beginning in late-summer of 2018.

About​ the Call

Artists working at all levels of their career are invited to submit work for consideration.  @Central Gallery is open to the public during normal library hours and provides artists with an exceptional opportunity for exposure.  Work submitted should represent the artist’s current style and ability. Artists may be asked to exhibit existing work or create new work for an exhibition. @Central Gallery reserves the right to reject artwork that varies significantly, aesthetically or in quality from the work proposed in the submission.


Artists residing in Arizona, 18 years or older, who are not currently represented by a gallery, may submit work for consideration. Submissions must be original works of art completed by the artist within the last two years. Works previously exhibited in @Central Gallery and artists who have had a solo exhibition in @Central Gallery in the past two years are not eligible for consideration.  Artists may submit work in any media; however, artists may be asked to provide pedestals or other display materials required for three-dimensional artwork or artwork that requires special installation.  Artists selected for exhibition will be responsible for delivery and retrieval of their artwork and must assist with installation. The artist will also be responsible for framing and any costs incurred to ensure that the artwork is exhibition ready. 

​​Every effort will be made to ensure the safe handling of submitted materials; however, @Central Gallery, Phoenix Public Library, City of Phoenix and Friends of the Phoenix Public Library are not responsible for any loss or damage.