Peoria, Arizona, January 22, 2009 — The Peoria Arts Commission has announced
a call for entries for its upcoming “Celebration of Artists” exhibit in March.
The Celebration of Artists event is a juried art exhibit that showcases the
talents of Valley artists and is open to the public from March 16 through March
26, 2009. A reception featuring refreshments and music by the Sunrise Mountain
High School Orchestra will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2009.
Artists who are at least eighteen years of age may submit up to two art
entries. All art entries shall be original artwork created in the past twelve
months and consist of original paintings, drawings, sculptures and ceramics,
mixed media, and photography. All paintings, photography, graphic arts, and
two-dimensional mixed media must be framed and matted. Due to limited space,
framed entries accepted into the exhibit must be 28 x 36 inches and smaller.
Artists submitting sculptures and three-dimensional artwork accepted into the
exhibit must provide pedestals or other appropriate displays for their artwork.
The award categories include Best of Show, Mayor's Award, Chairman's Award,
Honorable Mention, and first, second, and third place awards in the categories
of Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Drawing, Mixed Media, Photography, and
3-Dimensional (sculptures and ceramics). Cash awards will be given to artists
for Best of Show and first place in each award category.
Award winning entries and submitted art will be on display weekdays from 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Pine Room of City Hall from March 16 through March 26.
The Celebration of Artists Program is part of the Peoria Festival of Arts which
will be held at the Peoria Municipal Complex on the weekend of March 13 -15. The
Peoria Festival of the Arts brings a world class collection of fine arts for
sale by artists. The festival will also feature live entertainment such as jazz,
classical, blues, rock and world beat as well as wine tasting. The Peoria
Library will also be holding its annual Library Fest on Saturday, March 14 from
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and will feature a Friends of the Library book sale and
activities for the entire family. The Peoria Festival of the Arts is in
association with the Arizona Art Alliance.
Artists may upload their entry forms and photographs of their artwork at
www.peoriaaz.gov. For more information about the Celebration of Artists event,
please call Suzanne Stewart at (623) 773-7282.