Hidden Light Gallery
All applications for exhibitions in the Jewel and Hidden Light Galleries must be submitted online through this website. At the bottom of this page, click on the green “Apply” button to access the application.
Please keep in mind that while the application asks several questions, your proposal does not need to be “polished,” nor does it need to answer all questions. The Arts Advisory Council, which reviews these proposals, views the Jewel Gallery as an opportunity for artists at any career stage to show their work to a sophisticated audience in Northern Arizona. The most important aspects of your application will be the quality of the art work images submitted, and the quality and appropriateness of the exhibition concept.
If you are proposing an exhibition of new art work that has not been created yet, please upload images of art work that are similar in nature to the art work to be exhibited, or that show the historical quality of the participating artist(s).
If you do not have other details prepared that the application asks for, simply answer that question with “to be determined.” This will not hurt your chances of success. Again, it is most important that you provide quality images, a quality description of the exhibition concept, and the types of art work to be shown.
A volunteer group of artists and arts professionals, the Arts Advisory Council, reviews all proposals and makes recommendations to Arts Council staff. They consider the following criteria below as their primary guide for decisions. However, other factors may contribute to final decisions.
- Quality of art work images presented (10 points)
- Quality of exhibition concept (10 points)
- Appropriateness of exhibition for the Center and northern Arizona (5 points)
- Ability of the applicant to complete the exhibition successfully (5 points)
- Budget and projected costs (2 points)
Deadline to apply online: Sunday, December 31, 2017, 11:00pm.
Notification to applicants: no later than January 31, 2018.
Exhibitions typically are open to the public between five and ten weeks. Applications considered in this round are for Jewel Gallery exhibitions that will be scheduled in these available time slots:
- Fall 2018
- Jan/Feb 2019
- March 2019
- April/May 2019
- June/July 2019
- Fall 2019
Applicants must be willing to collaborate with an Arts Council Curator on the execution of their exhibition. The Curator will assist accepted applicants with exhibition concept, selection of art work and layout of the exhibition. The Curator is primarily responsible for installation of the exhibition, however, applicants may propose to handle the installation.
Art work to be displayed in the Jewel Gallery must be delivered ready to hang or display. It is the responsibility of the artist to cover costs associated with framing or preparation of art work and insurance to and from the Center.
Costs associated with installation materials and equipment (paint, fixtures, lighting, labels, etc.), opening reception, events, and marketing are typically covered by the Flagstaff Arts Council. The applicant is typically expected to cover costs for shipping of art work or any extemporaneous costs, however we will consider requests for the Arts Council to incur these costs. If an applicant has a funding source to assist with exhibition costs, this is considered helpful but is not a necessity for a successful application.
To assist with a small portion of the costs associated with processing applications and the jury review effort, a $25 application fee is required to be paid with each corresponding application. When you complete your application and click the “Submit and Pay” button, you will be taken to PayPal where you can pay with a credit card. If you prefer, you can mail a check (must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2017), payable to Flagstaff Arts Council, c/o Jewel Gallery Application, PO Box 296, Flagstaff, AZ, 86002, with the Applicant Name clearly written in the memo line.
For questions about this opportunity, or to learn more about the selection process, contact John Tannous by email or at (928) 779-2300 x101.
Click the button below to view the application form.