The Heat is ON 2023

A Juried Fine Art Exhibition | July 30-August 31,  2023

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The Heat Is On” is open to member artists of the Arizona Art Alliance’s Member Arts Organization.  The theme is open to individual interpretation by the artist.  As it heats up outside, we will feature your cool art on our website.  And since this competition & exhibit is online, you may enter from some cool location far from the Valley of the Sun!

Eligibility:  Open to the member artists of the Arizona Art Alliance member Arts Organizations

Location:  Virtual Exhibition on the Arizona Art Alliance website and posted on social media.

Eligibility:  The 2023 Arizona Art Alliance The Heat is ON virtual exhibition is open to artist-members of the Arizona Art Alliance Member Arts Organizations.  All art must be the artist’s original work.  Open to all 2D and to 3D work.  NFS artworks may be submitted.  The Arizona Art Alliance reserves the right to NOT post artwork it deems inappropriate.

– 2D artwork
– 3D artwork
– Jewelry.

Entry Fees (non-refundable):
$30 for up to 3 pieces

Cash & Ribbon Awards:
First Place: $250 cash & ribbon
Second Place: $150 cash & ribbon
Third Place:  $100 cash & ribbon
Honorable Mention, ribbon only
(As this is a virtual show award recipients may make arrangements to pick up their check, ribbons and award certificate at the Arizona Art Alliance offices)

Entries are submitted online through the Arizona Art Alliance Website.
Be sure to have the following information prepared for your submission:  title, medium, dimensions and price,  a short bio and artist statement.
Images must not exceed 5MB or 6 inches on the longest side.
Image files requirements:  name your files with your last name, a space, entry number. Example:  Smith 1; Smith 2; Smith 3.
Be sure your image number corresponds with your entry number.
Information required: your name as you would like it to appear,  title, medium, dimensions and price.
Payments are made online.

Prepare a 75 word (maximum) biographical statement about yourself and your artistic journey.  This information will be posted on social media along with the images of your work if your work is included in the show.

Prepare a 75 word (maximum) artist statement about your art.  This information will be posted on social media along with the images of your work if your work is included in the show.

No substitute or additional images will be accepted after completing the application process.
If you do discover a problem with information you submitted, please email
2-D Artists:  images of artwork should have no background or frame visible.
3-D Artists:  image may show a simple background.
Collaborative artworks may be entered in this show.

All artwork must be:

–  the artist’s original work.  No copy giclee prints allowed (photography & digitally-produced prints are allowed as originals).
–  Artwork that has shown in the Interpretations VI exhibit in 2021 will not be accepted.

The Arizona Art Alliance will not be handling sales of this exhibition.  Arizona Art Alliance does not request a percentage on sales.  Any sales that may result from this online competition must be negotiated solely by the Artist him/herself with the interested party and the Arizona Art Alliance assumes no responsibility for the integrity of the transaction.  Artists are reminded to be cautious with online payment negotiations.

Important Notes:
Artists retain copyright to the artwork; however Arizona Art Alliance reserves the right to publish the supplied images of artwork for this and future exhibitions, and for use in the Arizona Art Alliance marketing.

Jurors:  TBA

click here for a printable prospectus

Important Dates:
Exhibition Dates:
July 30 – August 31, 2023 | virtual
Entry Dates: 
June 20 – July 16, 2023
Notification to artists via email:  July 24, 2023:
Virtual reception and award ceremony:  August 6, 2023- 2:00 PM | via zoom
July 31-August 31, 2023 – award recipients may arrange to retrieve their checks, ribbons and certificates at the Arizona Art Alliance office.

Submissions open June 20, 2023.  Click the button below to enter the show.