Artist Opportunities

Artist Opportunities:

The Shemer Art Center & Museum is dedicated to supporting and showcasing Arizona artists.

Listed below are current opportunities for Arizona artists to exhibit at the Shemer Art Center:


Annual Instructor & Student Exhibition

An annual exhibition highlighting the works of art created by Shemer Art Center instructors and their students during the past 12 months.

July 18 – September 7, 2017 |  Reception July 20, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Arizona: From the Outside

A juried exhibition featuring a variety of works relative to the Arizona landscape

September 10 – November 2, 2017 | Reception: September 14, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 pm

More information and prospectus COMING SOON!

Seth Fairweather | Industrial Asceticism I | Glass and Steel |50” x 50” x 96”

Silica Soliloquies: Stories in Glass

An exhibition of Arizona artists working primarily in glass, to be juried by Seth Fairweather

November 5, 2017 – January 6, 2018 | Reception November 9, 2017 | 6:00-8:00 pm


online submission



A fun, animal-themed arts festival  for your pets, and family!

Saturday, September 16, 2017 | 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Furry Friends Prospectus

Our signature family arts festival and annual fundraiser, held every year since 1988!

Sunday, November 5, 2017 | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shemer’s annual art gala that each year recognizes an Arizona artist who has achieved great success in his or her career.

Friday, November 17, 2017 | 6 – 10 p.m.

A family-oriented home & garden festival featuring
micro living | micro gardening | micro art | micro brews

February 17 – March 10, 2018 | Hours TBD

 Solo-Exhibition Opportunities:

The Shemer Art Center and Museum greatly encourages Arizona artists to submit solo-exhibition proposals for our 2017 and 2018 calendars.

To apply please follow the instructions listed in this Solo-Exhibition Proposal.


Teaching Opportunities:

Call For Instructors

The Shemer Art Center is currently seeking instructors to lead workshops in glass jewelry making, mosaics, basic drawing for teens and zentangle.  After-school art classes are also of interest.

Whether your medium is drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, metal-smithing, sculpture, jewelry design, ceramics, glass, calligraphy or book arts, please consider presenting us with your ideas!  We also welcome proposals for Family Fun Nights or Summer Camp programming.

If you are interested in teaching at the Shemer Art Center, send an email to with the subject line “[Your Name] Class Proposal” and include:

  1. New Call for Instructors worksheet per class/workshop
  2. Course Description
  3. Materials List for students (if required)
  4. CV/Resume
  5. Artist Statement or Biography
  6. Contact Information for three Recent Professional References
  7. Images of Your Work
  8. Images of Your Students’ Work (Optional, but Preferred)

Incomplete proposals will not be accepted!  All candidates for instruction are subject to full review by the Shemer Art Center Executive Director and Staff. 


Sales Opportunities:

Shemer Gift Shop

After assuming management from the City of Phoenix, the Shemer Art Center’s staff and non-profit board created a gift shop that showcases Arizona artists and artisans.  Since its opening in 2012, the gift shop has grown in popularity and size, and now features the work of over 60 artists!

Our mission is to encourage and support local artists, therefore the Shemer Art Center works with artists in exchange for a 25% commission on the sale of all works consigned.  Starting September 1, 2017 this percentage will increase to 30%.  All artists showcased in the gift shop are also asked to also be members of the Shemer Art Center, also part of our new policies starting September 1, 2017.

Please Note:  We accept new artist work for gift shop consideration two times per year, in February and August.  At this time we are not reviewing submissions again until January 2018.  

If you are interested in having your work for sale in our gift shop, please read and fill out the Gift Shop Application, and email it to us at with the subject line “[Your Name] Gift Shop Submission Proposal” and:

  1. Images of your work (please indicate approximate sizes)
  2. Range of Prices
  3. Your CV/Resume or Artist Biography (attached)

Our selection committee will review your work and contact you to arrange an appointment to further discuss the consignment of your pieces.

Thank you for your interest in the Shemer Art Center!  Your participation and the sharing of your work allows us to continue sharing visual art with the community!