The Arts Council has an exciting lineup of programs now available; workshops, educational opportunities, and calls for entry available for favored reoccurring exhibitions as well first time shows at the Coconino Center for the Arts.

Calls for Entry 

It’s Elemental 

It’s Elemental celebrates the talent and creativity of regional craftspeople by showcasing fine craft work that demonstrates a command of the medium and a high level of workmanship and design. The exhibition will include art created from clay, wood, fiber/paper, metal, and glass. Submitted pieces can be functional or nonfunctional. Artists residing in one of the northern Arizona counties of Coconino, Navajo, or Yavapai may apply for this fine craft exhibition, which offers
$1,000 in cash awards. Deadline to apply online is September 20, 2016

Info & Application

Fine Craft Sale 

The 10th annual Fine Craft Sale will be held in conjunction with It’s Elemental on the first weekend in December. The Fine Craft Sale is a 2-day artist marketplace with 18-20 artists selling their work in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Deadine to apply is September 20, 2016. Artists may apply to have a booth at the Fine Craft Sale without having art in the It’s Elemental exhibition.

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Foundations is a juried exhibition of artwork by local college student artists, showing jewelry, ceramics, glasswork, wood, furniture, fabric, sculpture and more, in the Jewel Gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts. Foundations accompanies the Main Gallery exhibition, It’s Elemental, which showcases works of art by the finest craftspeople in Northern Arizona. Deadline to apply is October 7, 2016.

Info & Application


Uranium Mining Educational Program 

This is an educational opportunity for artists to learn about uranium mining and its impact on Navajo people and land. Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land is a project that will culminate in a major art exhibition. It will bring a vital issue – uranium mining and the consequences of contamination and exposure on the people and their land – to the public’s attention. Artists must participate in this training to have art considered for the exhibition. Register by: October 3, 2016

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Breaking the Barrier

For Spring 2017, Flagstaff Arts Council is seeking artworks for entry in Breaking the Barrier, an exhibition which will present work in any media that asks the viewer to interact using two or more of their five senses (sight, touch, hearing, smell, or taste). Deadline to apply is January 17, 2017.

Info & Application



Stone Balancing: September 18th 

Workshop and demonstrations led by experts in stone balancing will take place at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Sunday, September 18 from 9 am to 12 pm. The workshops will be held by instructors, Peter Juhl and Pieter Schaafsma teaching people the art form of stone balancing. The art of stone balancing involves working with different stones and their surfaces to get them to balance on one another in intriguing ways.

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Open Figure Drawing Sessions: September 19th – October 24th

This fall, the Flagstaff Arts Council will host open sessions for artists to draw from a live model. The sessions will be held in the gallery at the Coconino Center for the Arts on Monday evenings, 6-9pm, for six weeks from September 19 through October 24, 2016.  Please note that there is NO instruction provided. Advance registration is strongly encouraged even for a single date; drop-ins are welcome but may be turned away if the session is full.

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Introduction to Watercolor: October 15th

The Arts Council is pleased to present this opportunity for new and experienced artists to explore the medium of watercolor with accomplished artist and educator, C. Tanner Jensen. This workshop will introduce participants to the basics, as they will learn about the materials for watercolor and how handle the medium while exploring methods to create pattern and texture. Jensen will show participants a variety of Watercolor media that is available as well as different types of paper and where you may find them.

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