Call to Artists - Fountain Hills 2018 Juried Art Exhibition  $700.00 in Awards

The annual January Fountain Hills Juried Art Show is open to all area resident artists in the greater Fountain Hills area, including the Verdes, Goldfield Ranch and Fort McDowell, and FHAL members.

We are pleased to announce two judges for this exhibition:


Dr. Meryl P. Epstein

Dr. Gingher Leyendecker

Meryl P. Epstein is an educator and creative artist with an EdD in Educational Leadership, an MFA in Fine Art (photography) and BFA in Graphic Design. She currently teaches graphic design courses for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division as well as works and teachesfor the University of Phoenix, School of Advanced studies. Dr. Epstein, previously served as the Dean of Academic Affairs for the Art Institute of Phoenix and worked on the design teams that opened three local museums (SMoCA, Arizona Science Center and Arizona Historical Society). She is an award winning designer, AIGA Fellow and exhibiting artist. Her current artwork is on display at the Fearless Artworks Gallery in Carefree, AZ.

Dr. Gingher Leyendecker is Chair of the Art Department at Mesa Community College where she has taught life drawing and art anatomy for 17 years. She has a Bachelors degree from New Mexico State Univ in painting and drawing, a Masters in painting and drawing from Arizona State University and a Ph.D. from Walden University in Education/Adult Cognitive Development. She has authored a video series titled, Dynamics of Art Anatomy used by educators and artists in the area of life drawing and has reviewed and edited college textbooks in the field of studio art education.

Artists are invited to compete, this year, for 13 ribbons and $700.00 in prizes. The application is due December 15 , 2017. The entry fee of $25 will allow you to enter two pieces. Awards will be announced at the reception on January 10 from 6-8 PM. Bonnie Schweihs of the FH Art League is chair for the event which is sponsored by the FHAL and FHCCA.  Official Call for Entry and Application will be provided to artists and available on websites by November 1.

Delivery of art will be on January 8 , 2018, between 12:30 and 2 PM . The show will hang through 1/31.

Plan now to join us and compete in this beautiful show. The respective websites and forms are:

Fountain Hills Juried Art Exhibition 2018 Application

FHCC Artist Agreement

Bonnie Schweihs, Chairman; Fountain Hills Art League, 480-467-9333Pamela

Shearer, Assistant Chairman, Fountain Hills Art League, 480-628-2072