2018 Call For Art
Tempe Galleries (formerly Tempe Community Galleries) is a satellite program of the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts sponsored by Northern Trust. Tempe is seeking Arizona visual artists to participate in unique exhibitions in high traffic public spaces such as the Tempe Public Library and the Tempe Post Office on Mill Avenue. Each location receives hundreds of visitors each week.
Instructions for Online submission
1) Create a ZIP folder for your application materials: application form, artist statement/bio, resume, Art Submission list with thumbnails and up to 5 jpeg images.
2) Name the ZIP folder with your last name.
3) Click on the “Apply Now” link below.
4) Type your email address in the “From” section.
5) Type your last name and Call for Art in the “Subject” section.
6) Type your full name, address and phone number in the “Message” section.
7) Add Files: attach ZIP folder.
Alternate submission format: Hard copy/CD applications will be accepted. Send to:
TEMPE GALLERIES | 2018 CALL FOR ART | 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway |Tempe, AZ 85281
- Materials must be received by 5 p.m. on Oct. 13, 2017. No late applications will be accepted. No extensions will be granted.
Local artists, local themes and local interest.
Artwork by Kyllan Maney.
About the Galleries
Tempe Galleries are satellite exhibitions coordinated by the Gallery at Tempe Center for the Arts. Gallery spaces include the TCA, Tempe Public Library and the Post Office on Mill Avenue. The program provides original art encounters that broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects. Exhibitions are meant to inspire thought, enjoyment and discussion. Tempe Galleries features a variety of curated, traveling, juried and permanent collection exhibitions ranging from contemporary original art by local and internationally recognized artists to themes of popular culture and interest.
Tempe Galleries is managed by the city of Tempe Arts and Culture Division of the Community Services Department, which is dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of life for residents.
Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tempe Public Library
3500 S. Rural Road
Galleries at the Tempe Public Library, provide art encounters that broaden the mind, relate to multiple age groups and create interest in a variety of fields and subjects. Exhibitions are meant to inspire thought, enjoyment and discussion.
Youth Library, Connections Café
9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday-Wednesday
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m., Sunday
(Closed on city-observed holidays)
United States Post Office windows
500 S. Mill Ave. (5th Street and Mill Avenue)
This space, located in the heart of downtown Tempe, highlights local artists working in a variety of media and themes. Special emphasis is placed on work that is fun, eye catching and unusual. Artwork appears in the windows on the north and east side of the building. Past exhibitions
Visible from the street 24-hours-a-day; 7-days-a-week
The city of Tempe has supported several exhibitions in other facilities and locations. Information.
Showing in the Tempe Galleries
Gallery at TCA
Tempe Xhibition: celebrating 10 years
Sept. 9 - Jan. 6, 2018
U.S. Post Office
Featuring Zarco Guerrero, Melody Smith and Marco Albarran
through Dec. 13
About the exhibition
Tempe Youth Library
It's a Wildlife
Featuring April Howland, Thomas Strich and Maria Mahar
through Oct. 11
About the exhibition
Do I Have Your Attention
Featuring Heather Freitas and Nick Rascona
through Dec. 6
About the exhibition
Exhibition schedules subject to change.
What artists are saying about Tempe Galleries
"[The Tempe Galleries offer] one of the best opportunities to show locally. People from all over the Valley and out of state saw my artwork [who] normally would not have."
“Tempe Cultural Services knows and understands the importance of Arizona based artists showing their art here in the state. Not just because is it home, but because the visitors who frequent the state take their cultural stories home. The word gets out that Arizona is a contemporary cultural dynamo.”
Joe Willie Smith
“My exhibition experiences [in Tempe] over the years have always been very positive. The public response to my work exhibited at the various Tempe spaces has been wonderful. The media coverage that I've received has been very beneficial. Thank you!”
Monica Aissa Martinez
"A library is not a traditional art environment. Consequently, the exhibition introduced my work to a different audience - maybe a broader audience. Libraries are educational facilities and are most known for the general public that frequents them - a good combination. I also enjoyed receiving personal emails from a few guests that liked the work.”
“I find the entire team is consistently professional and fantastic to work with. I would sincerely encourage artists from any stage in their career, working in any media to consider these unique galleries.”