The Heat is ON 2024 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 7 – August 18, 2024  and will also be posted on social media.  Be sure to like and follow AzArtAlliance on Facebook and Instagram.

Reception and awards ceremony July 14, 2024 10:00 AM | via zoom
click here for the zoom link.

One-hundred works of art were entered into the show.  Jurors Zach Valent and Dani Godreau a had the daunting task of selecting the work for the exhibition.  Twenty-seven pieces were ultimately selected for the show.

Meet the Jurors….

Dani Godreau

Dani Godreau is a feminist artist best known for her exploration of women’s traditional crafts and domestic duties through paper cutting. Her work expands the definition of drawing by creating line and form with incisions and shadow, honoring the global tradition of paper cutting and highlighting undervalued women’s labor. Dani graduated from Florida State University with a BFA in Painting and a BA in Art History, later earning an MFA in Drawing and Painting from Arizona State University. She received funding from the Nathan Cummings Travel Grant and Shangyuan Artist Residency for research in Beijing and Foshan on Chinese folk art and traditional paper cutting. Currently, Dani serves as the Community Arts Coordinator for the City of Tempe, where she plays a crucial role in fostering visual arts access and fluency within Tempe neighborhoods. Her responsibilities include developing and managing over 40 free arts events annually.

Zach Valent

Zach Valent is an interdisciplinary artist who lives in Mesa Arizona and works valley wide. His artwork ranges in size from small handheld objects to large-scale public artworks. Valent received an MFA in studio arts from Arizona State University in 2017 and a BFA in sculpture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Valant’s work has been admired, exhibited, and collected internationally. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nathan Cummings Travel Fellowship, The Rickert Ziebold Trust Award, and a Windgate Charitable Foundation for the Arts Award. In 2019 Valent cofounded Lot 14, a collective art studio located in Tempe Arizona. Valent works as a full-time artist and is currently focused on large scale sculpture and public art. He is also a Faculty Associate of Phoenix College and Arizona State University where he teaches design and sculpture courses.

Award Recipients will be announced during the virtual awards ceremony and reception. 
July 14, 2024 | 10:00 AM  Arizona Time via zoom
Zoom Link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81826968240?pwd=Wjk2MitvTGJUNzJMVUxXNXV4YWZzQT09

Enjoy the show!