Arizona artists are asked to contribute works that represent, relay, conjure, and evoke the otherworldly sense of wonder and the extra-terrestrial vibe this magnificent state possesses: in its sky, in its creatures, in its earth, in its history, and in its artists. The possibilities are endless.

To visitors and lifelong residents alike, the Sonoran Desert can feel otherworldly — it might be a plant, a rock, a vista, a cloud, or a creature; but, whatever it is, what they are truly starting to get their head around is the desert, the Sonoran Desert. Everything about it offers a unique perspective; simultaneously familiar and alien, it is unlike anywhere else.

ARIZONA OTHERWORLDY will gather fascinating artworks generated by imaginative Arizona artists who challenge themselves to create art that starts in the desert and ends up somewhere else. Artists from the region are invited to submit 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional works in any media for consideration.

A complete prospectus can be found here:


Organization/Company: Tohono Chul
Location: Tucson, AZ
Deadline: March 4, 2018
How to Apply: Artists may submit images of work digitally via email ( or on a CD to this address: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704. Artists may submit images of up to 3 artworks in JPEG format (at least 72 dpi, no more than 6 inches in any direction – PREFERABLE If available: 300 dpi, no more than 6 inches in any direction). Each image file should be “renamed” with the artist’s last name, first name, title of work, medium,size of the work (in inches), and price. Entries must also contain a list of images that includes the title, date completed, media, dimensions, and price of each work submitted. Submitting artists must include a brief artist statement about the submitted work and an artist biography with complete contact information. These must be submitted in either a Word document or pasted within the body of the submission email. Any questions, please call 520-742-6455 ext. 218 or 217.