Call For Art

DACA Exhibition

This exhibit will feature work related to the theme of DACA, DREAMers, immigrants, and children of immigrants and will be held at the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine in downtown Phoenix. The galley walls are concrete and are equipped with cables and hooks, so artwork must be hung by a wire. Digital artwork that is projected is eligible.

President of the University of Arizona’s ACA statement:

The University of Arizona is urging Congress to deliver expedient legislative solution that provides all DACA students with certainty in fulfilling all of their educational potential. In concert with our governing board, the Arizona Board of Regents, we are providing all of the support possible to DACA students as permitted by law.

The University of Arizona is dedicated to providing quality higher education to advance our communities, our country and our world.  In that regard, it is our goal to make education accessible to all students and lifelong learners. In the meantime, the UA is offering resources through the Immigrant Student Resource Center with the goal of assisting DACA students with the completion of their educational ambitions, and we continue to explore available options.

https://president.arizona.edu/news/2017/09/statement-regarding-daca-students

Original Diversity statement:

The University of Arizona is dedicated to providing quality higher education to advance our communities, our country and our world.  In that regard, it is our goal to make education accessible to all students and lifelong learners. In concert with our governing board, the Arizona Board of Regents, we are providing all of the support possible to DACA students as permitted by law.  The UA is offering resources through the Immigrant Student Resource Center with the goal of assisting DACA students with the completion of their educational ambitions, and we continue to explore available options. The university joins the Arizona Board of Regents in urging a legislative solution that provides our DACA students with certainty in fulfilling all of their educational potential.

College of Medicine-Phoenix’s Diversity statement:

We believe in fostering a culture of Inclusive Excellence, where all identities and differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds and geographic region are embraced and valued. A culture of Inclusive Excellence creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide world-class health care for all.

http://phoenixmed.arizona.edu/diversity

 

Xico, Inc. Diversity Statement

Xico, Inc. is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment that feels welcoming and accepting of people of all races, ages, sex, religions, colors, national origin or ancestry, disability or medical condition, pregnancy, childbirth, marital status or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status.

 

Timeline

Exhibition Dates: May 18th - August 17th 2018

Entry Deadline: April 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Artists’ Notification: On or before May 4th, 2018

Delivery Deadline: May 10th, 2018 by 5:00 pm at Xico’s main office: 1008 E. Buckeye Rd Suite 220  Phoenix, AZ 85034

Opening Reception: May 18th from 6-9pm

Artwork pickup: August 20th at 10am at Xico’s main office: 1008 E. Buckeye Rd Suite 215-220  Phoenix, AZ 85034

All works must be retrieved from Xico’s galleries by September 15th, or else the work will become the property of Xico.

Entry Guidelines

  • Artists must be at least 18 years of age
  • Up to 5 entries may be submitted
  • Artwork must be original (not copied from other art or made from a kit).
  • Artwork must be hung by a wire, or be equipped to be displayed via a cable with a hook. If not able to be displayed this way, artist must suggest a reasonable method for installation.
  • Completed within the last two years.
  • Work must be priced and marked for sale or not for sale (NFS).
  • Commissions: Sales are encouraged. Xico retains a 40% commission on all works sold from this exhibition.
  • All artwork must arrive in a condition ready to professionally display or hang.  If framed, work must be suitably matted, (white, black or neutral colors preferred), simply framed and firmly wired. No sawtooth hangers.  Xico reserves the right to disqualify any selected entry upon arrival that does not meet the above requirements or is deemed unsuitable for display. Artwork must be hand delivered to Xico’s main office

How to Apply

Email info@xicoinc.org the following information in a single PDF:

  • Subject line should read: DACA Exhibition
  • Up to five images of artwork can be submitted. Each image is allowed an additional two detail images.
  • Corresponding image list with name of artist, title, medium, size, date of completion, price (if for sale).
  • Artist statement and website
  • CV or resume, 3 pages or less

Sales

Sales will be encouraged where works are offered for purchase, but work need not be for sale to enter. Artwork sales are split 60/40 with you as the artist receiving 60% of the total price. We encourage you to price your artwork accordingly. As such, artists will be required to submit a W9 when dropping off artwork for processing sales.

 

Please email info@xicoinc or call 480-833-5875 if you have questions.