Salon Forty Eight
Salon Forty Eight is the second iteration of Artlink’s annual unjuried exhibition. This “Unjuried” show takes place each year around the same time as Artlink’s Annual Juried Exhibition, with a call going out for participation just 48 hours before the opening of the exhibition. This non-thematic survey is based on a first come, first serve admittance process that is open to anyone living in State Forty Eight at the time of the announcement who is an Artlink Articipant. Composed of new voices and established artists working in a wide variety of mediums, all of the works in the show are chosen by the artists themselves in an effort to create a snapshot of different artistic projects from across Arizona that may not have been seen or exhibited before.
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JAM NOW: Music at mood room
JAM is a young acoustic singer-songwriter who has recorded at Jackson’s solar powered Plastic Plant studio in Hollywood, CA. His debut EP, Universal Love, was produced by Grammy award winning producer Robert Carranza. was released in February of 2018. KWSS 93.9FM featured JAM NOW as a local spotlight and added his music into the daily rotation for the entire month of May in 2019. This young artist has shared the bill with Sublime with Rome, The Dirty Heads, Slightly Stoopid and many more at the On the Grass Music Fest in Phoenix, AZ. Not limiting himself to one specific genre, JAM has been able to open for and work with artists such as Alice Cooper, Xiuhtezcatl, Katchafire and many more.
All Access Articipant Showcase: The [Indexhibit] Series
The Index Exhibits are an opportunity to get to know more about the inspired ideas, concepts and vision behind some of Arizona’s most inspired talent. This non-thematic survey is also meant to help grow a sense of shared community by providing a broader platform for the work of All Access Articipants to be seen by collectors, patrons, and art lovers from across the valley.
Clothes For Community
Give your clothes for communities in need this Nov 5-28! Join Artlink, The Garment League and Park Central in support of St. Vincent de Paul’s efforts warm up the holiday’s by donating off your clean, gently used clothes to those in need. Socks, jeans, gloves and more are needed and welcome! Stop by with your mask on and drop off your donations at the mood room at Park Central, 3121 N. 3rd Ave. #100, during regular gallery hours, 1-4pm Wednesdays through Saturdays.
The Eviction Exhibition: The Artists of the Artery
This exhibition celebrates the creativity and commitment of the core collective that ran and exhibited at the Artery as well as their enduring contribution to supporting the arts and artists for more than two decades.
PHX ART NOW III
PHX ART NOW III is an annual survey of contemporary art comprised of a wide cross-section of different concerns and mediums. It aims to be a snapshot of art production without trying to impose a theme or group ethos on the works being exhibited. Instead, PHX ART NOW III presents a glimpse into some of the most challenging, creative and diverse contemporary art being made in the valley today. Artists are selected for the exhibition by rolling nominations.
Tableau Vivant @ Park Central and The mood room
Tableau Vivant: The On Central Window Shopping Experience at Park Central is Phoenix’s first social distance window showcase. This annual event runs throughout the whole of Park Central making it a fashion show unlike any other. The wide selection of designers and styles make shopping at this On Central event a unique chance to get something special for the Fall while having it modeled by the best people working in the fashion industry today.
James Angel: Turning Points 2005-Present / Catalog Release
The breadth of Angel’s art practice includes investigations into issues like science and physics, mutation and adaptation, non-linear dynamics and quantum mechanics, as well as science fiction and speculative futures in an effort to better understand our place in the cosmos. The range of pictorial imagery in this catalog, both abstract and naturalistic, represents Angel’s ongoing investigations into the hidden relationships that define the world around us. Motifs from geometry, iconography, nature, and the digital realm all collide in Angel’s work, which speak to the different types of encounters we can have both within and beyond the visual spectrum. This survey of the artist’s work covers nearly two decades of projects and makes a great collectable monograph or an art coffee table book that will be sure to inspire guests and spark conversations. Hardcover / Softcover
Street Blues Family
Street Blues Family is its own band, and its own genre of music. Their major influences include neo-soul, jazz, rock, blues, hip-hop, and gospel. Created by Reymon Murphy and orignally organized in Tucson, the Street Blues Family have become a real force onstage. By mixing irresistible grooves with lyrical flows backed by live drums, guitars, keyboards and brass into a hip hop set, you’re sure to be drawn in by their dynamic sound.
hue + flow: Curated Dinning Experiences
hue + flow brought a night of socially distanced music and dinning to the Park Central Art Pavilion along with a private viewing of the current exhibition at the mood room. With chaf ZayZay cooking up Keto delights and live music by the Street Blues Family, this was a special one-night only event.
Recovery Exhibitions: Cycle One
The Recovery Exhibition Series is meant to help our Articipant Art Venues renew one exhibition that had to be cancelled during the Spring Exhibition Season and could not be renewed. Articipant venues in the series included Eye Lounge, FOUND:RE Contemporary, Fine Art Complex 1101, The Artery and more.
Lena Klett: To Have and To Hold / Catalog Release
The catalog for Lena Klett’s exhibition, To Have and To Hold, is a visual exploration of different kind of performativity that are provided for by the image of impossible partners that must eventually uncouple. Just as the stark outline of the red rock has to be painted onto the wall of the gallery in order to act as a literal surface for the image to be projected onto, Klett’s art practice could be said to act as another kind of substrate, or even as an investigation into the psychological substratum that allows for the proliferation of our own projections, not to mention those slippages in meaning that enter into any isolated mise-an-scène of uneasy compromise. Recently recognized by with a Friends of Contemporary Art Emerging Artist Grant in 2019, Klett is quickly becoming one of the strongest voices from Phoenix in contemporary art today.
The works of Lena Klett explore the myriad of associations that are called to mind by different objects, the use of disparate artistic mediums and their connection to both human and non-human histories. This solo exhibition is a mediation on the power of performative acts and actions by one of Phoenix’s most prolific interdisciplinary artists.
Art d’Core Gala
The Art d’Core Gala for the 32nd Art Detour was presented in honor of the months of preparation and large scale artistic collaborations that the Gala is known for. The exhibition was open for viewing and won “Best Artist Collaboration” from the Phoenix New Times for 2020. For those who did not want to come on-site to see the exhibition there was a virtual gallery that allowed people to view the exhibition online from the comfort of their own homes.
the wrong binnale: 4th edition
Founded in 2013 by David Quiles Guilló, the wrong is an online biennale that has showcased thousands of artists as part of its radically open exhibition format. Counting a viewership in the millions, the wrong just might be the world’s largest art biennale. Now in its 4th iteration, the wrong has participation from more 180+ curators, 2,000+ artists in 150+ pavilions, embassies and routers at 100+ locations around the world and on the internet. While the Arizona pavilion is in midtown Phoenix, some of the other pavilions, embassies, and routers participating in the wrong are in Amsterdam, Athens, Oslo, Reno, New York City, Munich, Philadelphia, Barcelona, Rio de Janeiro, Beirut, Warsaw, Berlin, Krakow, La Habana, Lisbon, Paris, or Miami, to name just a few.
The Garment League: Grand Opening, New Collections and Talent Scouting
Imagine a platform where evolving Phoenix Designers can learn the business of fashion. Where they can successfully position their brand within the industry. While our focus is fashion as an art form, The Garment League supports all mediums of art and art related industries. The Garment League’s focus and mission consist of providing scholarships to fashion and art related college majors. We also aid in continued education that include fashion residencies, creative workshops, business planning, consulting, imaging and branding, technical specifications, manufacturing, as well as wholesale and retail trade. Our purpose and heart are to bring attention to local emanating designers and creative talents in our city that will place Arizona on the map as one of the leading garment industries in the Country. The Garment League’s knowledge, experience and commitment to our local creative talent will do just that!
Creative Mornings: Diana Calderon
Diana Calderon will lead us in a talk + discussion on the theme of Roots. In her artwork, Calderón investigates and documents her ancestral roots and journey as an immigrant. Calderón blends traditional and contemporary techniques such as relief printmaking, bookmaking and performance art, as she explores ideas about crossing barriers and borders both physically and spiritually, creating human connections, and referencing Mexican archaeological and architectural patterns and textures.
Salon 48 is based on a exhibition model of radical inclusivity. This “unjuried show” takes place each year on the same night as Artlink’s Annual Juried Exhibition, with a call going out for participation just 48 hours before opening night festivities. The call is open to anyone living in state 48 at the time of the announcement and the only restriction is that they cannot have shown in any of Artlink’s previous exhibitions, projects or promotions. The inaugural exhibit of Salon 48 debuted a wide variety of artworks that ranged from the political to the comedic, from classical representations to iconic pop imagery, as well as a touch of nearly everything inbetween. Painting, drawing, photography, sculpture and an installation art were on display for the opening night of the mood room with a packed house of 2000+ visitors.
20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition
Artlink Inc. is pleased to present 48 exceptional works in the 20th Annual Artlink Juried Exhibition. This exhibit has been a premier showcase for emerging and established artists throughout the state, debuting a wide cross-section of the most accomplished art being made in Arizona today. The event is one of the largest group exhibitions held in Arizona, and this year it will take place in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Park Central, which has also become the new home of Artlink, a 501c3 nonprofit arts organization that has been supporting artists for 32 years. This incredible venue sets the stage for a multi-media exhibition of painting, photography, sculpture, performance art and fashion design that creates a dynamic survey of contemporary forms of artistic expression from across the state.