In This Together

For nearly 60 years, the ACLU of Arizona has worked in courts, the Legislature, and communities statewide to protect the constitutional rights of all people. With the help of more than 22,000 members and tens of thousands more supporters, we are able to take up the toughest civil liberties fights.

Although our work never stops, we know it's important to pause and reflect on all that we have achieved together over the past six decades. That's why we're celebrating in 2019, our 60th anniversary year!

As part of our festivities, we are inviting artists to submit original artwork that reflects the ACLU of Arizona's mission. Artworks selected through a juried process will be displayed in a statewide traveling exhibition, In This Together: Sixty Years of Daring to Create a More Perfect Arizona.

Our work isn’t about one person, one party, or one issue. It’s about all of us, we the people, coming together and daring to create a more perfect Arizona. We're in this together.

Call to Artists

The link to submit artwork is at the bottom of this page. Please read the full call to artists before submitting work.

Call type: Exhibition
Eligibility: Arizona Artists (whether you are from Arizona originally, or currently reside/work/study in Arizona either full- or part-time)
Fee: None
Entry Deadline: EXTENDED through June 15, 2018
Juried Art Exhibition: In This Together: Sixty Years of Daring to Create a More Perfect Arizona
Dates: October 2018 through October 2019

  • October 31 to December 16, 2018 at ASU Gammage in Tempe
  • December 17 to January 26, 2019 at Etherton Gallery in Tucson
  • January 27 to February 27, 2019 at the Arizona History Museum in Tucson
  • March 1 to April 7, 2019 at the Tubac Center for the Arts
  • April 8 to May 18, 2019 at the Sedona Library
  • Summer 2019 (dates TBA) at the Sam Hill Gallery in Prescott
  • Summer 2019 (dates TBA) at the Winslow Arts Trust Museum
  • Other venues TBA

This is an open call to Arizona artists (whether you are from Arizona originally, or currently reside/work/study in Arizona either full- or part-time) for a statewide traveling exhibition to celebrate and honor the ACLU of Arizona’s 60th anniversary and decades of achievements. Selected artwork may also be reproduced in an ACLU of Arizona-produced 2019 wall calendar. The exhibition will reflect the ACLU of Arizona’s mission through painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and other art forms. Forty artists will be selected for the exhibit. Artists who work in other mediums and are interested in helping celebrate the ACLU of Arizona's 60th anniversary may contact 60thAnniversary@acluaz.org.

ABOUT THE JURORS:

  • Roberto Reveles is a social justice force in Arizona. The former president of the ACLU of Arizona also advocates on behalf of Arizona Hispanic Community Forum, Unidos in Arizona, and Somos America. He is co-founder and a current board member of Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. Prior to his second career as an activist, Reveles, served for 24 years as a Congressional staffer and 12 years as vice president of government affairs for a gold mining company. He is also an accomplished artist whose work has been exhibited at the Phoenix Art Museum.
  • Shelley Cohn served as the Executive Director of the Arizona Commission on the Arts for 29 years. She is currently chair of the Arizona Community Foundation and a longtime board member of Childsplay.
  • Eric Faulhaber managed the Public Art Program for the City of Chandler for twenty years. He developed the Vision Gallery of Chandler, an arts educational program called Vision Kidz, and directed exhibition programs throughout the city. Mr. Faulhaber has served on numerous community and non-profit boards. 

ARTWORK SUBMISSION TIMELINE:

  • Call Announcement Date:  March 30, 2018
  • Final Submission Deadline: EXTENDED through June 15, 2018
  • Notification Letter Date: July 15, 2018

ELIGIBILITY: This call for submission is open to all artists in the state of Arizona (whether you are from Arizona originally, or currently reside/work/study in Arizona either full- or part-time). This is a juried exhibition for artists working in two-dimensional and three-dimensional media.

JURYING: All artwork selections will be based on artistic merit, interpretation of subject and use of medium. All images submitted must represent the artwork in accurate detail.

SUBMISSIONS:

  • Only original artworks may be submitted.
  • Each artist or artist team may submit up to three artworks.
  • Artwork submissions created by more than one artist must identify each artist and provide all required information.
  • All entries must be received by midnight June 15, 2018.

ACCEPTANCE: Notification of acceptance of work will be made via e-mail by, July 15, 2018. A return confirmation of participation is required by July 30, 2018, to hold a spot in the exhibition.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTED WORK:

  1. Maximum Size: 48” X 60” X 4” D for 2-D and 20” x 20” x 20” for 3-D.
  2. All work must be suitably framed to a professional standard. No clip frames, saw-tooth hangers or taped edges.
  3. All framed conventional work must use Plexiglas, except hand-delivered work less than 24” x 30”.
  4. Canvases may have gallery wrapped edges providing they are finished for unframed hanging.
  5. Wall-mounted work must be wired and ready for hanging. A label must be affixed to the back of the work that indicates which end is the top and includes the following: Artist Name, Title, Medium, Dimensions. This information must correspond with the accepted image as listed on notification form.
  6. No artwork may be substituted.
  7. Artwork valued above $5,000 will require an independent appraisal for insurance purposes.
  8. Each accepted artist will be required to sign a loan agreement upon delivery granting the ACLU permission to exhibit selected artworks and defining responsibilities between both parties including insurance coverage and promotional uses. 
  9. All shipped artwork must arrive at the ACLU of Arizona between August 1 and 15, 2018. Shipping instructions will be provided at time of acceptance.

TO SUBMIT ARTWORK: Please click here to submit your artwork (you will be taken to https://action.aclu.org/webform/60th). If you experience a problem uploading your artwork via Dropbox, please email us your: name, phone, brief bio, the title of your submission(s), its dimensions and medium, its year of creation, and a statement describing why the work reflects the mission of the ACLU. Please attach jpeg images of your work titled with your name and either a number or the title. Example: johndoe1.jpeg or johndoeliberty.jpeg. Emails should be sent to 60thAnniversary@acluaz.org.

CONTACT/QUESTIONS: If you have a conflict with the timeline or size guidelines but think you have a piece that is suitable for this exhibit, please contact Tracey Locke at 60thAnniversary@acluaz.org or 480-534-0664. When in doubt, submit.

Please direct all questions about the exhibition to Tracey Locke at 60thAnniversary@acluaz.org or 480-534-0664. 

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