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  • 11 Jun 2012 11:58 AM | Charity Hall
    Jeanne Jerousek-McAnich

    This article discusses how Jeanne began and improved the studios at Tucson Parks and Recreation.
  • 03 Oct 2011 4:08 PM | Anonymous

    CALL TO ARTISTS           

    For the 12th Annual


    Saturday, January 28, 2012

    General Information

    The Gold Canyon Arts Festival is a 1-day event held on the 4th Saturday of January each year.  The sponsor of the event is the Gold Canyon Arts Council.  This year’s Festival will again be held on the grounds of the United Methodist Church at 6640 S. King’s Ranch Rd. in Gold Canyon. This venue offers extensive parking and good visibility.  Typically 80 artists show their work.  Last year’s attendance was 3,500 during the Festival hours of 9 AM to 4 PM.  Artist spaces are 10 ft X 10 ft and cost $45.  The use of tents is strongly encouraged but not required.  Restrooms are available inside the church.  Complimentary early morning coffee and assistance setting up and taking down are available on request. 

    The Festival also features food vendors and musical entertainment throughout the day.  Artist Hospitality volunteers are available to sign you in, help you find your assigned space and “tent sit” to allow you to take breaks during the day.


    All artists will be juried into the show.

    Categories: Your submitted work will be juried in one of the following categories:









    Mixed media



    If your work is not described by the above, please submit for special consideration (see the application form).  You may submit in more than one category but you may sell your work at the Festival only in those categories approved by the jury.


    October 1, 2011 - Call to Artists and Application                                forms

    November 1, 2011 – Reminder Call to Artists

    November 28, 2011 – Deadline for receipt of submitted work.

    December 15 – Notification to applicants re jury decision on or before this date.

    What to Submit:

    Please submit four 4 in X 6 in glossy photographs typical of the work you wish to display or show at the festival.   If you plan to sell in more than one category, please submit four photographs of each type.   All photographs must be identified on the back with your name, the category for jurying and (optional) the name of the work.  Electronic submission of photographs of work by email is also acceptable but be sure to indicate in the email text your name and the category of your submission.  It will be easier for the jury if you send separate emails of photos for each category you are submitting – for example, one email with pictures of your paintings and another email with pictures of your ceramics.

    Where to Submit:  Send photos along with your completed application form and your check to:

                Festival Jury

                6641 S. King’s Ranch Rd.

                Suite 5, P.O. Box 197

                Gold Canyon, AZ  85118

    Send email photos to:  artsfestival.2012@msn.com

    If you wish your photos returned, enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your submission.   

    If you are not accepted into the show, your check will be returned to you by regular mail after Dec 15, 2011.

    Arizona Sales Tax

                Artists retailing their work to the public at this event are responsible for displaying their TPT sales tax license as required by state law.   If you do not yet have one, information about applying for an AZ TPT license may be found at www.azdor.gov.  Click on the “Forms” tab at the top of the page, then click on “TPT” and fill out the short form application (10759).  The fee is $12.

    Terms and Conditions

                Certain important terms and conditions apply to artists showing at the Gold Canyon Arts Festival.  These are listed on the application form and require your signed agreement to be admitted to the show.

    For questions, contact:

    Bob Homann, Festival Coordinator



  • 03 Oct 2011 3:05 PM | Anonymous

    Green Etching With NC Black

    (See link below)

    Galvanic etching is an electrolytic process, the principles of which have been known since the early 19th
    century, and the original process was patented in 1840 and called electro-etching.

    This workshop will demonstrate the galvanic process on a small scale for studio applications. Students will
    learn to electrically etch with minerals bronze, copper, and sterling silver. This is the ONLY non-industrial
    etching technique available that allows All the etched silver material to be recovered. The projects in this class include several image transfer methods as well as resists and intaglio techniques that will be used to create several etched bracelet blanks. After students etch a bracelet blank in each material, they will then learn to anticlastically raise them into cuff bracelets using NC BLACK Co's end hook stakes and mallets.

    Saturday and Sunday, November 12-13 9am-5pm
    $200 for Arizona Designer Craftsman members (let us know you are a member and we'll issue the discount)
    $225 for non-ADC members.


    To sign up for class The link for the class is http://www.haroldstudiojewelry.com/classesworkshops.html.
  • 02 Oct 2011 3:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Members of the ADC have an opportunity to exhibit their work at AZ Art Alliance (AAA) art gallery. Each member art league is given an opportunity to exhibit yearly at the AAA art gallery. We have been fortunate to get our show scheduled at the same time as the AAA holiday show. Our "mini-show" is scheduled for November 30 - December 23. In other words, this is NOT part of the AAA holiday show, but it is concurrent with the holiday show. There will be a reception and many shoppers at the gallery during this time! The gallery is located at the Indian Bend Pavillions shopping center in Scottsdale, located at Indian Bend Rd and hwy 101. The AAA web site is www.azartalliance.com 

    For our "mini-show", we are assigned a limited space - the last alcove on the left with the mirror on the wall. The AAA is allowing us to use the locking jewelry case in the alcove. The jewelry case is 48" vertical and 50" in length. So, the same rules do NOT apply as if it were the holiday show. Therefore, ADC members do NOT have to be AAA juried. It's open to ALL ADC members who want to put their jewelry or small 3D art in the locking case.

    There is NO FEE to participate....but the AAA takes 30% of the sale, and does the payment process. (You do not need a sales license or credit card merchant account). Participating artists will need to volunteer some time to be at the show and help out, and sign a "Hold Harmless" agreement to the AAA. If you would like to participate, please contact your AAA liaison, Alyce Tartell at alycenow@yahoo.com for more information.

  • 19 Feb 2011 8:46 PM | Chris Eggers (Administrator)

    We are pleased to announce a call for entries for the 2011 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize, a $5,000 cash prize plus award.  Presented in conjunction with a juried exhibition at the Society for Contemporary Craft (SCC), a corresponding catalogue and a feature video on the winning artist, the biennial prize is funded by the daughters of Elizabeth R. Raphael, the founder of SCC and a nationally known figure in the contemporary art scene for several decades.

    This year’s prize will be awarded in the category of small metals and jewelry, on the basis of an entry that addresses the theme of “transformation.” Artists are asked to submit Mac compatible CD with 4 images, CV, support materials and $45 application fee to SCC by June 3, 2011. Mail to Contemporary Craft, 2100 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Entry form at contemporarycraft.org or email exhibitions@contemporarycraft.org.In addition to the prize-winning entry, entries by all of the finalists will be included in the Founder’s Prize exhibition to be held at SCC from February 3undefinedJune 30, 2012. 

    The selection review committee for the 2011 prize will include guest jurors Bruce W. Pepich, executive director of The Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; Natalya Pinchuk, internationally know jeweler, Pittsburgh, PA; Alexandra Raphael, enamel artist, London, England; Catherine Raphael, metalsmith and storyteller, Pittsburgh, PA; Margaret Raphael, filmmaker, Hunker, PA; and Kate Lydon, director of exhibitions, Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA.


    Kate Lydon
    Director of Exhibitions
    Society for Contemporary Craft
    2100 Smallman Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222
    412.261.7003 ext. 15
    Member, Board of Governors, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts


  • 25 Jan 2011 7:13 PM | Anonymous member

    The AZ Art Alliance (AAA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, and the ADC is a member art league.

    The AAA Spring Show, will be MARCH 3 - APRIL 3, 2011.  www.azartalliance.com

    Show hours are 10 AM - 5 PM, with an ARTIST RECEPTION MARCH 5, 5-8 PM at the AAA gallery. The gallery is 6,600 sq. ft and is located at The Scottsdale Pavilions shopping center, 9011 E. Indian Bend, Suite E-1, Scottsdale, AZ. (on the south side of the street, next to the Sports Authority)

    This year a portion of the gallery space will be used to show art that promotes the 250th Anniversary of veterinary medicine. The AZ Veterinary Medical Association is providing $2011. prize money. This "theme related" juried art competition is OPEN TO ARTISTS STATEWIDE. You do not need to be a juried AAA member to be in the veterinary portion of the exhibit, but you must follow their guidelines for animal themes. The entry should be in by February 15, and the entry form is online.

    To be in the AAA portion of the show, you will need to be a juried member of the AAA. This part is NOT a themed exhibit. The NEXT DEADLINE to become a juried AAA member is January 31. The jury committee meets every four months. Please see the AAA web site for the jury form, and the show prospectus. Please contact your ADC rep Alyce Tartell, at alycenow@yahoo.com before February 15, so we know how many spaces to reserve for the ADC.

    The fee for the Spring show is $50. per space. View the prospectus for info on the size of the space provided. Artists are also required to volunteer some time and give 30% of the sale price to the AAA if a piece is sold. For more information about the AAA, please see their web site. All entry forms can be downloaded from their website: www.azartalliance.com

    The AZ Art Alliance also has space available at their Scottsdale gallery for artists wishing to teach a workshop. Please contact Nancy Troupe for more info about renting space: nancytroupeartist@gmail.com





  • 19 Jan 2011 4:42 PM | Anonymous

    The Business of Art

    Meeting the Third Sunday of each month

    Times may vary

    2011 Schedule


    January  23 


                 Cynthia Taylor, Business Banker for BVVA Compass        

                 Mustang Library

                 Book Discussion Room

  • 07 Apr 2010 11:12 PM | Deleted user

    As of March 18,2010 Joyce White African Jewelry LLC was selected the First Place Winner in the Spring Show. Vist my blog www.joycewhiteafricanjewelry.blogspot.com

  • 07 Apr 2010 1:29 PM | Rameen Ahmed
    Rameen Ahmed was awarded a Grant for Professional Development by Tucson Pima Arts Council & The Southern Arizona Community Foundation.
  • 20 Feb 2010 10:02 AM | Deleted user
    MITATE - A Point of View -  three fiber artists, Judy Harmony, Alice Hill and Loraine Sample will exhibit works inspired by the Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix.  Our art will hang out in the garden.  Artists' Reception is Friday, March 5, 2010 - 5:00 to 6:30 PM.  The show will hang week ends begining Feb. 27th.  www.japanesefriendshipgarden.org for direction & hours.

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