Sideboard by Steve Warburton and Richard Coast
A maximum of up to three images per work of art submitted may be included (one full, two detail). Digital images must be high quality, high resolution (minimum size: approx. 5” x 7”, saved at 300 dpi) and in JPEG format.
Image files must be named with the title of the work of art and labeled in this format:
Work must have been created within the last three years and created without supervision of a teacher (student artists may submit work for the Foundations exhibition of college-level student artist work in the Jewel Gallery).
Artwork must be ready for display, with specific instruction for any non-standard display methods.
Artwork that has been displayed at the Coconino Center for the Arts in the past will not be considered.
Jurors review the images of all proposed artwork blind, without knowing the names of the artists. They review images, titles, sizes, medium, year created and sale price. Their decisions are made based on the criteria listed above in the Criteria for Acceptance section. Jurors are invited artists for the 2017 It’s Elemental exhibition.
The jurors for It’s Elemental 2017 are:
Ruth Garrison – Textile Artist: During her early years in rural Tennessee, Ruth Garrison was surrounded by family quilts. Garrison has been working as a studio quilt maker since 1983, creating quilts of her own design, often using her own hand painted and printed fabrics. Her work has appeared in Fiberart International, Quilt National, and Quilt Visions exhibitions. She was the juror for the Four Corners textile exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts in 2013. Ruth’s quilts are part of the collections of the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, and Flagstaff, Arizona, the James Collection at the University of Nebraska, and many private collections.
Zac Kothrade – Jeweler: Originally from the White Mountains in Arizona, jeweler Zac Kothrade came to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University in 1999. After graduating from NAU in 2005, Zac went on to spend the next six years working as a Bench Jeweler for a local Flagstaff jewelry store. He now creates beautiful custom jewelry. He won Best in Metal and Second Prize – Overall Show in the 2015 It’s Elemental exhibition. All of Zac’s custom work is designed with the intention to be durable, compliment the wearer and inspire the viewer. He believes that “jewelry is small sculpture, the human body is an amazing place to display it.”
Elizabeth Bonzani – Ceramic Artist: Raised on a rural New England farm where she spent longs days roaming the fields and woods, Elizabeth Bonzani grew up with a deep love of nature, which influences her work to this day. She earned an A.A.S. degree in Photo Finishing and Processing Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology before moving to Flagstaff in 1983 to study ceramics at Northern Arizona University. She won best ceramic display at the 2015 Sedona Arts Festival which she will be attending for her third year, has appeared in many exhibitions at the Coconino Center for the Arts, and is represented by several galleries. You can view her work at elizabethbonzani.com.
The contact person for questions or more information about It’s Elemental is:
John Tannous | Email | 928.779.2300 x101
Fine Craft Sale & Artist Marketplace
The Fine Craft Sale is a separate Artist Marketplace that occurs during It’s Elemental. It’s the perfect art market for the holiday season, and an opportunity for artists to sell more art than what is shown in the It’s Elemental exhibition. Artists are provided a booth in the Coconino Center for the Arts.
The Fine Craft Sale is scheduled for December 2-3, 2017. The deadline to apply for the Fine Craft Sale is September 28, 2017. There is a $15 application fee (the fee is waived for Arts Council members). Artists do not need to have art in It’s Elemental to participate in the Sale.
Apply for the Fine Craft Sale separately here >
How to Apply
Before you apply, make sure you can answer yes to all of these statements:
- Artist currently resides in the state of Arizona
- Artist is not currently a student enrolled in any school or university
The application and payment to enter It’s Elemental must be completed online (click the button below). If you are having trouble using this form, contact us at 928.779.2300.