Artist Opportunities

Open Call to Visual and Performance Artists; 2023-2024 Season

Alwun House nationally recognized contemporary arts pioneer, enters its 50th season, showcasing and promoting local and regional visual and performance artists. Emerging artists, mid-career, and established professionals, are provided opportunity to exhibit and preform in Alwun’s multi-disciplinary space.

Annual Thematic Group Exhibitions

40th Exotic Art Show, Valentines February 9 – March 10, 2024

Theme: “beyond the ordinary,” evocatively passionate, surreal fantasy, unbridled taboo erotica. This is your opportunity to dare to show your most personal works or your most shockingly erotic artworks to an audience seeking unusual envelope-pushing artwork. This is a juried exhibit with three peer jurors: Lalo Cota, Maggie Keene and Kyllan Maney. Jurors will award three artists with $1,000 Critic’s Choice Awards. Also, there’s is a popular vote where the audience votes throughout the term of the exhibit for People’s Choice Award of $500 where the audience votes throughout the term of the exhibit to determine winner.

Artists interested in exhibiting Please click here to register.

Monsters Menagerie, October 6 – 28, 2023

Registration for Monsters Menagerie 2024 will be available by June 2024.

Theme:  Monsters Menagerie is a juried art exhibit, creaking the doors open for the grotesque and profane art in a variety of media from local artists. Demented creative works from menacing dark noir fantasies, satirical political demons, to monstrous and blood-curdling creations that scream for attention. Even politicians aren’t exempt from this artistic depictions of the social demons among us. Open to all mediums. Jurors will award three artists with $500 Critic’s Choice Awards. This year’s Monsters Menagerie jurors are: Jill Krantz Bernstien, Stephanie Carrico, Joe Ray.

Lighthouse, December 1, 2023 – January 5, 2024

Registration for Lighthouse 2024 will be available by June 2024.

Theme: This annual exhibit has an extra spark of creativity as artists experiment learning to make light their art, and there’s so many new technologies that open opportunities and possibilities. Open your creative vent and let the light out! Let’s celebrate gyrate and illuminate. This LIGHTHOUSE exhibit is your opportunity to have a dark gallery setting for your illuminating art. Create your most illuminating artworks, experiment with light. From darkness to LIGHT that’s the essence of what this exhibit is about.


Solo – Duo – Group Exhibit or Performance

Alwun House is seeking creative vibrant emerging artists for solo (or group) exhibitions for our 2023-24 season. We are looking for prolific artists who display a high level of craftsmanship in their form or artworks, yet remain eclectic edgy and current.

Interested artists should submit Letter of Interest to Alwun House –

In letter provide preferred dates and contact information: Name, Address, Email, Phone, Facebook. Attach also bio, images of your artworks (three minimum, five maximum.- jpeg images approx. 4”x6” 300 dpi). Artists will be contacted for personal interview.

Small Gift Item Sales
Artisans, of small artifacts, collectible gifts, interested in display-case sales? We are expanding marketing opportunities to our vibrant Arizona makers of objects d’arte. For marketing purposes, Gallery requests four photographic samples (jpgs, hi res), description of pieces, medium, and price. Accepted items will be initially up for 3 month consignment, with 25% house commission. Contact us.

Alwun House provides a venue for your production: fundraisers, theatrical and dance companies, Circus and Burlesque, Film screening, or Band CD release Party. Contact us. We are your Venue.

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