The Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is looking for Arizona artists and poets to feature as part of the yearly 7th Avenue Streetscape exhibition. This is open only to Arizona artists and poets who have not received a City of Phoenix public art commission. Two-dimensional artwork from up to three artists will be selected for display in the art panels at 7th Avenue and Glenrosa Street. Poems from up to three Arizona poets will also be selected for display as part of this popular outdoor gallery. The artwork and poems will be on display for approximately one year.
Artists should submit images of original artwork for consideration. Selected works will be enlarged and displayed on three double-sided translucent Lexan panels at the 7th Avenue and Glenrosa site. The panels will display artwork on one side and poetry on the other. The panels are approximately 5’6” h x 7’10” w, and backlit for vivid nighttime display. This outdoor gallery has become a highly visible cornerstone of revitalization efforts along 7th Avenue, and a place for the community to gather and see the finest examples of works from Arizona artists. Combining visual art and poetry will turn the gallery into a “street book” worth stopping to read. The Office of Arts and Culture encourages interested artists and poets to visit the site at 7th Avenue and Glenrosa to view the art panels. For more information, see the full project description here. Deadline: January 2 & 9, 2009.