January 9, 2016 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coconino Center for the Arts
Dreamy Dragonfly by Tania Bolin

Dreamy Dragonfly by Tania Bolin

Our receptions are the hottest ticket in town! Come see the new Southwestern Invitational exhibition, featuring 50 of Arizona’s finest artists (including 6 from Flagstaff). Enjoy live music, good food and drink, and the company of many of the participating artists who will be in attendance.

The Southwestern Invitational began in Yuma, the southwest corner of Arizona in 1966. The year-long traveling exhibit of contemporary art was an institution in the Arizona visual arts world for nearly three decades before its discontinuation due to lack of funding.

In April 2015 this exhibition returned through the efforts of Yuma Fine Arts Association and five prestigious galleries:

The exhibition opened at the Yuma Art Center April 10-May 30, 2015. It will be shown at Flagstaff Arts Council’s Coconino Center for the Arts from January 12 through February 14, 2016. The work of the 100 selected artists will be juried for $3500+ in awards and 50 of the 100 works will be selected to travel as an exhibit to the 5 additional outstanding galleries.

All 100 artists work will be documented in a full color catalog that will be available at all six galleries and online.

In the Jewel Gallery, we’ll be featuring Precursors and Remnants, photographs by Steve Nyktas, which will be open alongside Southwestern Invitational.

Some of the art in Southwestern Invitational: