AAG Exhibitions 2017-2018

Vortex, ceramic, David Knorr

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport Museum is presenting an exhibition of AAG members’ artwork in honor of AAG’s 90th Anniversary!
Exhibition Dates: October 28, 2017 – May 13, 2018
Location: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Terminal 4, Level 3.  The exhibit will be displayed in eight cases.

Gallery of Exhibited Work

Important Dates:
October 28, 2017-May 13, 2018 – Duration of exhibition
TBD-artists will be notified Return of artwork will be arranged



 Click here to see Artists of the Month

 Arizona Artists Guild’s
Exhibition at First Studio
Open to AAG Juried members
June 1, 2018 to July 27, 2018 
First Studio | 631 N. 1st Ave | Phoenix. AZ 85003

Entry Fees
One Work: $30 | Two Works: $35 | Three Works: $40

Best in Show: Workshop Gift Certificate ($65 value)
Award of Excellence: AAG annual membership ($45 value)
Award of Merit: Gift Certificate ($25 value)

Kris Kollasch
Artist, First Studio Curator
Ellen Nemetz
Artist, First Studio Curator
Tess Mosko Scherer
Artist, Arizona Artist Guild President

Important Dates
May 1, 2018 Submit images via entry form
May 14, 2018 Notification of accepted work
May 20, 2018 Drop off art at First Studio from 10:00 – 2:00pm
June 1, 2018 Reception at First Studio, 6:00 – 10:00pm
June 15, 2018 Reception at First Studio, 6:00 – 9:00pm
July 27, 2018 Closing Reception at First Studio 6:00 – 9:00 pm
July 27, 2018 Artwork can be removed after 9:00pm if there is no crowd, otherwise;
July 28, 2018 Artwork pick up at First Studio, 10:00 – 11:00am

Submit your online entry here

AAG Statewide Exhibition | May 10 – July 6, 2018
West Valley Art HQ | 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374

This exhibit is open to all residents of Arizona. Membership in AAG is not required for this exhibition.

2018 Statewide Exhibition Prospectus.
Location: West Valley Art HQ | 16126 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374

The following awards will be made:
Best of Show $1000 cash
Award of Excellence $500 cash
Award of Merit $250 cash
plus special recognition awards to be announced

Important Dates:
Submissions:  February 16 – March 30, 2018  On line entries only.  To enter the exhibition via entrythingy.com*
Jurying:  April 6-17, 2018
Notification to Artists:  April 20, 2018
Drop off to WVAHQ: May 4 & 5, 2018 | 10-2pm
Reception: May 10, 2018 | 5-7 pm
Pick up: July 6 & 7, 2018 | 10-2 pm

*NOTE: March 25, 2018, AAG will host a submission assistance day.  Services include photography and uploading the submission.

  For more information Submissions Assistance Day

Meet the Jurors:
Chris Jagmin A multi-disciplinarian artist, recipient of the 2017 Contemporary Forum Artist Grant, from the Nathan Cummings Foundation Endowment.

Saskia Jorda An interdisciplinary artist working on site-specific installations, soft sculptures, and drawings, recipient of Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Award in 2015

Melissa Martinez An artist, designer, and museum professional for over 15 years. She has worked at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Heard Museum, and Children’s Museum of Phoenix, also received the Contemporary Forum Award in 2012

AAG Associates Body of Work Exhibition | February 25 – April 6, 2018

This exhibition is open to AAG Associate members only. Associate members are required to submit three works that are consistent in medium, artistic style, and subject. Jurors will look for quality of technique and artistic concept originality that is consistent across all three works. Jurors will either accept all three works or none of the three. Acceptance of all three works in this exhibition counts as one exhibition towards juried member status.   Prospectus

$900 in prize money will be awarded!
$500 – Best in Show
$250 – Award of Excellence
$150 – Award of Merit

Important Dates:
drop off : Friday, February 23 |  9:00 – 12:00
jurying: Friday, February 23 |  1:00 – 2:00
notification: Friday, February 23 |  3:00 – 4:00
installation: February 23 & 24 
reception: Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 2:00 – 4:00
pick up:  Saturday April 7 | 1-2:00 pm & Monday April 9 | 9-12 pm (during Open Studio)
To pay entry fee in advance, click below:

Body of Work -Exhibition

Legacy Members Exhibition  |  April 15- 28, 2018 

Don Kirschner | Boot

David L. Bradley

Reception and round table discussion on April 17, 2018 7:30-9:00 pm – (during the general meeting)

Another exhibition and conversation celebrating Arizona Artists Guild’s 90 years.
AAG is honoring Past President and Lifetime Members by this special exhibition, reception and 90th Anniversary Celebration.

Pictured, artwork by past presidents and lifetime members, Don Kirschner and David L. Bradley



 AAG Outreach Programs Exhibition | May 13 – June 23, 2018
Reception: Tuesday, May 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm (during the May meeting)                    john_reniesen

This exhibition is open only to participants of the current year.  Programs include: Veterans Art Programs, The Mosaics, The Mona Lisas, and Suicide Survivor Program.

“Great Art Program!! Sometimes I surprise myself on some art projects, that I did not possibly could do. Doing Art is giving part of me to you. And that is a good thing!! Thank you!”This program is supported by AAG donations and funding from the Arizona Arts Alliance, and is designed to provide meaningful art instruction to Veterans of US Military Service for free to the Vets. Since June 2014, this program has helped, on average, 15 vets each month, learn how to be an artist. – participating veteran

“I love this, I like the variety of mediums and projects. I look forward to coming here, very much, so relaxing. I’m grateful for having the opportunity. Instructors are so helpful and knowledgeable. Thank you” – participating veteran

“This program is really great. Since I’ve been coming here, I have learned how to deal with my PTSD in a more positive way. The staff is very respectful and knowledgeable. I love and look forward to each and every class!” – participating veteran


Devonshire Senior Centerquarterly exhibitions
Acceptance in Devonshire Center Exhibition does NOT count toward juried status. This is a curated show which offers AAG artists a venue to display to the public.  The Denvenshire Senior Center has approximately 150 visitors per day.

Details and Entry Guidelines 



AAG Artist of the Month Exhibition | TBA – September 2018

This exhibition is of the winners of the monthly Artist of the Month competition, September 2016-April 2017, and of the Artist of the Year, voted at the May 2016 meeting.

Exhibition dates: September 7 – October 1, 2017
Drop off:  Saturday September 2, 1-2 pm & Monday September 4 during Open Studio, 9-12 pm
Reception: Tuesday, September 19, 6-9pm,  during the monthly meeting
Pick up:  Monday October 2, 9-12 pm during Open Studio or Wednesday October 4, 6-9 pm during Open Studio


past 2017-2018 Exhibitions:

AAG Winter Exhibition | November 19, 2017 – January 16, 2018

This exhibition is open to all current AAG members in good standing. Prospectus

2017 Best of Show “Heartstrings” by Anne Howey-Flavey | charcoal

$900 in prize money will be awarded!
$500 – Best in Show
$250 – Award of Excellence
$150 – Award of Merit

Important Dates:
Drop off:  Friday,  November 17  |  9-12pm
Notification of non accepted work:  Friday,  November 17  |  3-5 pm
Pick up of Non-Accepted Art:  Friday,  November 17  |  3-5 pm or Saturday November 18 TBA
Reception: Sunday  January 14, 2018 | 2:00-4:00pm
*sold work can be picked up prior to the holidays if necessary
Pick up: 
January 16, 2017  |  9pm (after monthly meeting)
Wednesday Jan 17, 6-9pm | during Open  Studio
Monday Jan 22 | 9-12pm  | during Open Studio



VP Exhibitions, Dave Knorr | exhibits@arizonaartistsguild.net


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