The Heat is ON 2023 Virtual Exhibition

The Heat is On is an annual exhibition of member artists of the Arizona Art Alliance Member Arts Organizations.
The show runs from July 30 through August 31, 2023 and will also be posted on social media.  Be sure to like and follow AzArtAlliance on Facebook and Instagram.

Reception and awards ceremony August 13, 2023 |  2:00 pm | via zoom
click here for the zoom link.

Nearly one-hundred works of art were entered into the show.  Juror Robert Gentile a had the daunting task of selecting the work for the exhibition.  Thirty-eight pieces were ultimately selected for the show.

Meet the Juror….

Robert Gentile

Residing in Phoenix, AZ since 2008, much of Roberts work is derived from his graffiti roots as a kid growing up on Long Island, NY. He has morphed those influences into what he produces today. His identity as an artist, he believes, is constantly trying to define itself as he continuously strives to grow and learn as a professional artist. “There is an aesthetic beauty in everything around us and I try to incorporate my life’s experiences into what I produce. The therapeutic benefits of being able to express myself through art has also saved my life.” he says. He describes his work as Urban Contemporary and uses a variety of mediums in his work from spray paint and acrylics, to pastels and markers.

Professionally, he owns and operates a co-working artist studio in Downtown Phoenix called Grand Arthaus*. He also manages and curates Sisao Gallery located right next door. He holds a BFA and an MBA and has aspirations of one day running his own non-profit organization that revolves around Art therapy for kids. He has worked as a mural artist, graphic designer, art teacher, and has volunteered with Free Arts of Arizona as a mentor. You can follow him on social media @rgentileartist

Award Recipients will be announced during the virtual awards ceremony and reception. 
August 13, 2023 | via zoom | 2:00 Arizona Time
Zoom Link:

Congratulations to the Award Recipients!

Scroll down to see the artwork. Click on each to learn more about each artist.