The Heat is ON 2024

A Juried Fine Art Exhibition | July 7 – August 18, 2024

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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!

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

Eligibility:  The 2024 Arizona Art Alliance The Heat is On virtual exhibition is open to artists who are 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.
Not sure you are eligible, click here for a full list of member organizations.

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 office.

Entries are submitted online through the Arizona Art Alliance Website.
Be sure to have the following information prepared for your submission:  title, medium, dimensions, 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.
Entry fees 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.
2-D Art:  images of artwork should have no background or frame visible.
3-D Art and Jewelry:  image may show a simple background.
Collaborative artworks may be entered in this show. Be sure to attribute all collaborators.

All artwork must be:

–  the artist’s original work.  No reproductive giclee prints allowed (photography & digitally-produced prints are allowed as originals).
–  Artwork that has shown in 2022 and 2023 AzAA exhibitions will not be accepted.
– 2D, 3D artwork and Jewelry will be considered.

The Arizona Art Alliance will not be handling sales for artwork in 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 directly 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

Important Dates:
Exhibition Dates:
July 7 – August 18, 2024 | virtual
Entry Dates: 
May 26 – June 23, 2024
Notification to artists via email:  June 30, 2024
Virtual reception and award ceremony:  July 14, 2024 10:00 AM
July 15-August 31, 2024 – award recipients may arrange to retrieve their checks, ribbons and certificates at the Arizona Art Alliance office.

Submissions open May 26 – June 23, 2024.  Click the button below to enter the show.