Artist Opportunties

Call to Visual and Performance Artists
Solo and Annual Thematic Group Exhibitions

Alwun House is a transformative urban arts pioneer, entering its 43rd year as a multidisciplinary collaborative arts crucible, in downtown Phoenix. Today, local, regional and national artists thrive, as the fire in their belly is given opportunity to define and refine their passions in Alwun’s multi-use space.

Alwun House provides an intentional aesthetic gathering place, space with green lush gardens, gallery and stage open to total immersion in installations, dance and theatre; from sacred to profane. That is the deep-rooted purpose envisioned by our prescient cultural arts incubator.

The House welcomes experimental collaborations. Multicultural inclusiveness nurtures native people’s stories into contemporary dialog. Artists invited to spark the imaginations of tomorrow’s creatives.

logoOctober through Halloween Oct 26
15th Monsters Menagerie
Pre-Reg, Sept 13; Registration & Delivery, Sept 27-28, 12pm-6pm.
Exhibit: Oct 3-31
Expose unworldly, noir fantasies, blood-curdling creations screaming for attention, sardonic political sarcasm, sacred and profane, Dia de las Muertos. Open to all media. artists interested in exhibiting click here for artist registration info.

Lighthouse – December

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Exhibit: Dec 5, 2014 – Jan 2, 2015
Pre-Reg, Friday Nov 7 – $10 saves $10; Registration & Delivery, Nov. 22-23, 12pm-6pm. $20
All works are self-illuminated, displayed with gallery lights off. Examples include: light boxes, shrines, shadow boxes, sculpture, lamps and furniture; using florescence, black light, LED, neon, video, fire.. ASU Neon Club demonstrates neon-bending outside. Exhibit Curator, Landy Headley, artist and popular art lighting designer. Vending items accepted.
Artists interested in exhibiting click here are registration info.

Friday, Dec 5, Concert Opening featuring “The Haymarket Squares”
Jan 2, First Friday; LightHouse closing event story telling by Polly Frost
Performance artists; stage, walk-about performance illuminating interludes — click here!

Exotic Art Show – around Feb 14, Valentines Day

Exhibit: Feb 14 – Mar 21;

Pre-Reg, Jan 17; Registration & Delivery, Feb 1-2, 11am-6pm.
Exotic, “out the ordinary” art, provocative, playful, sensual or audacious. Uninhibited passions push the envelope, in a variety of media. Longest running exhibit of erotic and exotic art in the country. Exhibit Registration – click here.

Feb 14, Fri, Phantasmagorical Spectacular Performance
: Overall, a total sensory eye-poppin’, heart-thumpin’ Valentine experience. Two stages available for tribal-fusion dance, eclectic, bizarre, circus sideshow, and provocative cabaret acts. Performance Interest — click here!

Feb 21, Fri, Erotic Poetry & Music Festivus
The broadest range of off the wall, scintillating performances of romantic/tragic/comic lust-filled poetry, song, vaudeville variety acts, spoken word, improv and music..
Performance Interest — click here!

Mar 21, Fri, “Rites Of Spring” Ball
(closes Exotic)
Performance: Celebrate Spring’s Evocative Embrace with primal world beat dancers, musicians and percussion; Latin Middle Eastern African or indigenous performances.
Performance Interest — click here!

Intertemporalist Steampunk Exposition

April 5 – May 3,
Pre-Registration, Mar 22; Registration & Delivery, Mar 29-31, 10am-6pm.
The evolving Steampunk aesthetic displays a whimsical juxtaposition of time and place. This genre has been adapted by all the arts; literature, film, dance, music, contemporary arts, design and fashion. Initially an amalgamation of Victorian aesthetic principals with modern sensibilities and technologies, past works included; clockworks, guitars, computers, television, steam-era spring and gear driven reconfigurations, fantastical contraptions, illustrations and paintings, fashion adornments and costume “props.” Vending items accepted. Exhibit Registration – click here.

APRIL 5 Wild West Burlesque Show
Eclectic Wild West Saloon roving characters, time twisted dancers, Tribal Fusion Middle Eastern dancers, and musicians.
Performance Interest — click here!

MAY 3 FF

Performance opportunity for Intertemporalist Steampunk Expo closing gig.
Performance Interest — click here!

Solo or Group Exhibit Proposals

Artists interested in presenting their own exhibit may write up an exhibit proposal not more than one page and email it with several representative images of the art you propose to exhibit. Selected artists must have capacity to cover $350 PR fee for production of publicity invitation, mailing & printing. Artists are encouraged to consider Group exhibits as the crossover audience will help generate a greater audience for your art. For example: artists with 2D/wall hanging art may wish to consider teaming up with a sculptor to help fill gallery space other than the walls. Proposals expressing familiarity with Alwun House’s facility and approach to exhibiting will have greater chances of acceptance.

Pond Works
Alwun House is seeking sculptors to create splashing water or kinetic sculpture for two of our larger ponds. We will consider applying for matching funds for high-quality proposals.

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