Call to Artists
Desert Artisans’ Gallery is currently looking for local 2-D artists. We are also looking for 3-D artists who create mixed media art, metal, fiber art, blown glass and unusual pottery and ceramics.
Please read the Jurying and Membership Guidelines below. If you are interested in jurying with our gallery, please email info@DesertArtisansGallery.com with your name, your art medium, email, and phone number. Please use the title: “Call to Artists”. You do not need to include any photographs at this time; after you email the gallery, you will be contacted in about a week and given further information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Jurying & Membership Guidelines:
All artists considering membership or consignment in the Gallery must have their artwork juried by the membership. Juries occur four to six times per year. All candidates must live full time in Tucson or the surrounding area.
Also, all candidates for jurying must complete and deliver paperwork two weeks prior to jury date. Paperwork includes:
• Inventory List
• $20 Check payable to Desert Artisans’ Gallery (Jury Fee)
All candidates must deliver 5 to 6 pieces of original artwork to the Gallery one day prior to jury date.
2D artists are eligible for full membership only; 3D artists are eligible for full membership or consignment.
Members pay a one-time $450 membership fee and monthly dues; Gallery retains 25% commission for all artwork sold through the Gallery. Members are required to work the front desk at the Gallery 2 half days or one full day per month, attend monthly meetings, and reside on one or two committees related to Gallery operations.
Consignors pay no membership fee or monthly dues; Gallery retains 50% commission for all artwork sold through the gallery. Consignors are required to change out artwork every three months at show change.
Desert Artisans’ Gallery is a very special gallery with fantastic artists and a wonderful sense of community. The Gallery is over thirty years old & is a destination for local art lovers as well as visitors to Tucson. We hope you will visit and see for yourselves soon. Thank you for your interest in our Gallery.