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Calendar of Events - Sonoran Arts League

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Events in the month of February 2022


Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Do you want to learn how to draw and paint and so much more? This is the class is for you! Explore different kinds of drawing ,painting, compositional design, and  three dimensional techniques with a professional artist. Develop your own style and ideas.

Spiral bound Sketchbook required 11 x 14.

Please feel free to Bring you favorite art supplies, but not required.

Ages 5-14

4-week Session
 

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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - Thursday, February 3, 2022
The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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Thursday, February 10, 2022 - Thursday, February 10, 2022
The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

February 10, 2022 - Bracketing (Color Mixing) with oil paints
Instructor:    Casey Cheuvront

 

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Monday, February 14, 2022 - Monday, February 14, 2022
Each month the Sonoran Arts League brings together its members to discuss upcoming events, current arts trends and news from the organization. League membership meetings are also key opportunities for members to network amongst each other, develop new relationships, and stay up to date on all things Sonoran Arts League. 

This month's meeting will be streamed via Zoom and we will be taking a tour of the new website before it goes live. In addition, there will be reports on the board and operating committees, as well as an opportunity to get any questions you have answered.

The February agenda is as follows:

General Membership Monthly Meeting - February 14, 2022
AGENDA

 

Welcome                                                Carol Brook, Membership Events Committee Chair
Presidents Report & Updates                Jim Bruce, President, Board of Directors
Operating Committee Reports               Warren Davis, Executive Director
Overview of the New Website                Warren Davis, Executive Director
Q&A                                                        Members
Conclusion                                             Jim Bruce, President, Board of Directors

 


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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Tuesday, January 18, 2022
The Sonoran Arts League Board of Directors determines the strategic direction of the organization while addressing economic development, growth, and unity amid a global pandemic. Board members will work to continue to build strong partnerships and connections that benefit the Sonoran Arts League members and the surrounding community. 

Board meetings are held monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. Sonoran Arts League members are invited to attend board meetings as guests or submit items to be added to the agenda for presentation during a meeting. 

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Thursday, February 17, 2022 - Thursday, February 17, 2022
The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

 

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 - Thursday, February 24, 2022
The Sonoran Arts League is proud to offer a Veteran Art Program to our military community, both active and retired, including free art classes, workshops, and open studio time, bridging the United States Armed Forces and the arts community by bringing the arts and art education to veterans and military.

Free for Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
Guests and Spouses are invited to join pending available space for $12. 

February 24, 2022 - :Paint Your Pet with oil paints
Instructor:    Kathleen Eaton

 

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Thursday, February 24, 2022 - Thursday, March 3, 2022


Gelli Printing: A Two-Part Class

This is a two-part class where you will learn to create collage papers for card making, journaling, bookmaking, Washitape, or any art projects! Learn how to make gorgeous and quick collage papers using a soft gelli plate.  Make quality prints with inexpensive materials. No experience necessary! You will learn how to add texture and develop your images with rubber stamping and basic texture tools. 

During this two-part class you will make:
  • Washi tape
  • Double sided envelope with unique cards
  • Mini book
Class Instructor:    Mimi Damrauer

When:    Thursday, February 24 &* March 3, 2022
               6 pm to 8:30 pm

Where:    Sonoran Arts League
                Arts Learning Studio
                7100 E Cave Creek Road
                Suite 164
                Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Cost:        $125.00 Class
                $  20.00  Materials

TOTAL COST: $145.00 per student

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Friday, February 4, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022

This 4-week class is designed for adults of beginner and intermediate experience levels. Students will learn handbuilding techniques tailored to their experience level and surface treatments to works created.
 

 

Instructor: Robin Ray

 

4 Week Series - Class Dates:

  • February 4. 2022 - 9:00am to Noon
  • February 11, 2022 - 9:00am to Noon
  • February 18, 2022 - 9:00am to Noon
  • February 25, 2022- 9:00am to Noon


Registration includes:

  • 4 Weekly live lessons
  • Hands on instructor support
  • Ceramics materials provided at the Studio (clay, tools, wareboards, plastic, underglazes)
  • 2 rounds of firing
  • Glazes


Class Fee: $175
Materials Fee: $25

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Adult Only (must be 18+)

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.
 


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Explore the art of fused glass. Students in this two day class will complete two flowers. The first day will be designing, cutting and arranging the glass to form a flower. Once this is done the flowers will be put in a kiln to fuse, then slumped over a mold that will create the flower shape (a total of 48 hours in the kiln). The flower will then be drilled. The second day of class the flower will be assembled to give it a stem and gold or silver paint can be added as an embellishment. Flowers will be ready to take home at the end of the second week. Please wear closed toed shoes to class for safety.


Class Fee: $70
Materials Fee: $10 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Instructor: Kathleen Nelson


Explore the art of fused glass. Students in this two day class will complete two flowers. The first day will be designing, cutting and arranging the glass to form a flower. Once this is done the flowers will be put in a kiln to fuse, then slumped into a mold that will create the flower shape (a total of 48 hours in the kiln). The flower will then be drilled. The second day of class the flower will be assembled to give it a stem and gold or silver paint can be added as an embellishment. Flowers will be ready to take home at the end of the second week. Please wear closed toed shoes to class for safety.


Class Fee: $70
Materials Fee: $10 (to be collected by instructor)

Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Age Limit: Minimum age of 12. Ages 12-17 ok, but must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 

Click here to view the terms and details of the Sonoran Arts League Refund Policy & Cancellation Notice.


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Thursday, February 10, 2022 - Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Desert Foothills Gallery, located at 38443 N Schoolhouse Rd., Cave Creek, Arizona will be the site of the Trending Art Show exhibiting works by members of The Sonoran Arts League. The exhibit will run from March 17, 2022 to May 11, 2022..

Eligibility: Open to all Sonoran Arts League members. You may submit up to three (3) pieces for consideration.

Key Dates: Note: Please be sure you can commit to the delivery and pickup dates or have someone who can act on your behalf before you apply.

  • Submission Timeframe: February 10, 2022 to March 10, 2022 at 5:00PM
  • Notice of Acceptance (via email):  Monday, March 14, 2022
  • Artwork Delivery Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022, between 9:30am and 10:30am at the Desert Foothills Gallery inside the Desert Foothills Library. Note: If your artwork is not delivered by 10:30am, when we start curating the show, it will not be included in the show.
  • Show Dates: March 17, 2022 to May 11, 2022.
  • Artist Reception: Saturday, April 9, 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Presentation with Q & A: Thursday, April 14, 2022 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Pick Up Unsold Artwork: Thursday, May 12, 2022 from 9:15am to 10:15am at the Desert Foothills Gallery

Prospectus
Loan Agreement


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Saturday, February 12, 2022



Free Art Workshop for Students in Grades 3 - 8.

Valentine Tie Dye Fun! 


Instructor: Julia Garina

This hands on workshop will guide participants how to make a tie dye masterpiece! Instruction will include a step-by-step demo, participants will experiment with twisting, scrunching, and swirling techniques to create fun and beautiful patterns. The instructor will also provide tips and tricks to make sure your tie dye creations are made to last.

Each participant will be provided with 2-3 small articles to dye (like a tea towel, socks, etc.) but are also encouraged to bring a plain white t-shirt in their size to dye as well. 

This workshop is presented free to the community through the generous support of Kiwanis of Carefree. 


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Monday, February 14, 2022 - Friday, February 25, 2022

Call for Art

Her Point of View
March 2022 Exhibition

Exhibition Dates: March 4, 2022 - April 3, 2022
Submission Deadline: February 25, 2022

 
About: Celebrating Women's History Month “Her Point of View” invites self-identified female artists to show their work and contribute to the developing exchange of ideas around how women have shaped the arts - from on their terms and with their point of view.

All submissions are processed online, to submit scroll to the bottom of this page and click 'Register for this Event'. If you need assistance submitting your artwork to be juried, please contact the Sonoran Arts League office at 480-575-6624.     
 
Important Dates:
Application Deadline: February 25, 2022
Jury Date: February 26, 2022
Artist Notification Date: February 28, 2022
Drop Off Date: March 1, 2022
Install Date: March 2 & 3, 2022
Opening Reception Date: March 4, 2022
Exhibition Run Dates: March 4 – April 3, 2022
Artwork Pickup: April 5, 2022

Accepted Artwork: Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Glass, Fiber, Jewelry, Functional, Digital, Photography, Installation, mixed media and New Genres. Proposals may include multiple disciplines.
 
Call Fees:
  • $30 with 2 volunteer hours* for up to 5 submissions.
  • $80 with no volunteer hours for up to 5 submissions.
 *Volunteer hours must be completed in the 2022 calendar year with the Sonoran Arts League or be bought out at a rate of $25/hour.
 
Commission: The Sonoran Arts League retains a 25% commission on all exhibition sales.
 
Sales: The Sonoran Arts League will make payment of the sale price less the commission (25%) of all sold artwork directly to the artist. If work is purchased by credit card, credit card processing fees will be deducted from the payment to the artist. Checks will be available 10 days following the close of the show. With the sale of work, the artist is encouraged to bring in new artwork as approved by the League office as replacement for the sold piece.
 
Display Requirements: Art must be in gallery ready condition and each piece must have a gallery title card on the back.
  • Gallery Ready works include D-rings or screw eyes and wire for paintings.
  • Pieces with saw-tooth hangers will not accepted.
  • No filament fishing line is acceptable, all mounting systems must be strong enough to support the weight of the artwork.
  • For 2D artwork on canvases, artwork must be gallery wrapped or framed.  
  • For wall-mounted sculpture, if you require a system other than a standard picture hanger, the artist must provide the hanging system and must either mount the piece and/or supervise the hanging process.  
 
Selected Works: Artists selected for an exhibition will be given sufficient time to prepare their work and make drop off/delivery arrangements prior to the exhibit date. There is no maximum or minimum number of artists.

All work must be original, unsold work, & the artist must own the sole copyright to art.

Once your artwork is accepted there will be no substitutions and your work must remain in the Center for the Arts through the end of the show or until it sells. 

Artwork Loan Agreement: By registering for this event / call to art you agree to the terms and conditions outlined in the Artwork Loan Agreement. CLICK HERE to download the Artwork Loan Agreement. 
 
 

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Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - Monday, March 21, 2022


Juried member designation is awarded to those artists who have submitted a body of work that has been deemed by a panel of independent art professionals to meet an elevated standard of excellence based on criteria established by the league. The opportunity for an artist to seek juried status is offered annually and includes submission of 2-D and  3-D art, as well as jewelry.
 

Why become a Juried Member?

Juried Member Designation is awarded to Sonoran Arts League artists who have met our high standards of artistic excellence. This jury designation is recognized with the letter “J” next to the artist’s name in various publications, including the “Hidden in The Hills” Directory, booklets for Pop-Up Shows and Exhibitions, and on the Sonoran Arts League website.

 

Important Dates to Remember:

Registration Opens: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Registration Closes: When 25 slots are filled or Monday, March 21, 2022 (whichever comes first) 
Jury Day Basic Info Sessions (via Zoom): Tuesday, March1st at 4pm and Saturday, March 5th at 9am (participation encouraged but not required) 
Jury Day Critique (In Person): Thursday, March 17th (must be registered before critique date & by appointment only call Marlene: 602-919-9233) Center for the Arts
Jury Day (In Person): Saturday, March 26th (drop off between 9am and 10:30am, pick up between 2:30pm and 3pm no later than) will be held in the Arts Learning Center.

 

Types of Media to be Juried:

You may submit work to be juried in the following media types per category of work (2D or 3D & Jewelry):
2D Art
  • Batik: Cloth / Paper Collage
  • Drawing: Charcoal / Ink / Pen & Ink / Pencil Colored / Pencil Graphite
  • Encaustic
  • Fiber Art: 2D
  • Mixed Media: 2D, all types
  • Painting: Acrylic / Pastel / Oil / Oil Pastel / Watercolor
  • Photography: Traditional / Non-Traditional Printmaking
3D Art & Jewelry
  • Ceramic / Pottery
  • Fiber Art: 3D
  • Gourd
  • Jewelry: Fine / Constructed
  • Leather
  • Mixed Media: 3D, all types
  • Mosaic
  • Sculpture: Bronze / Cement / Clay / Glass / Metal / Paper / Stone / Wood
 

Who Juries the Work?

Artwork submitted to the Jury Process will be evaluated by a three-juror panel of accomplished art professionals not associated with the League, who have expertise in the class of work being juried. Jurors’ identities remain anonymous.

 

Criteria for Evaluation

Jurors evaluate whether the submitted pieces rise to the level of a consistent and professional body of work, based on the following criteria:
  • Composition / design
  • Originality / creativity
  • Masterful technique
  • Color/harmony
  • Tonal contrast
  • Values and color, hues
  • Anatomy (if applicable)
  • Edge treatment
  • Linear perspective
  • Relationship between foreground / background
  • Framing and presentation
  • Positive / negative space
 

Keep in Mind:

Jurors evaluate against set criteria but their decisions are, to some extent, subjective. Artwork is not professionally hung in a gallery style for the Jury Process. Rather, it is leaned up against a wall or chairs or placed on a table. Jurors will be able to consider a specific criterion as “N/A” if it does not apply to the work being judged.

 

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