The Arizona Biennial 2015 opens July 25, 2015 at the Tucson Museum of Art. First organized in 1948, the Arizona Biennial is the oldest running juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists.

More than 1,490 works were submitted to Arizona Biennial 2015 and 50 pieces were selected from 33 Arizona artists representing a wide range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, video and installation art.

Among this year’s featured artists are three recipients of Arizona Commission on the Arts Artist Research and Development Grants: David Emitt Adams (2015), Lauren Strohacker and Kendra Sollars (2015) and Patricia Sannit (2010).

According to Dr. Julie Sasse, Tucson Museum of Art Chief Curator and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, “This Arizona Biennial represents ambitious and thought-provoking ideas as well as works that captivate the senses. It shows that contemporary art in Arizona is fully competitive with the rest of the country in formal concerns while addressing the specific qualities of place and culture that make this state so unique.”

The Arizona Biennial 2015 exhibition will remain on view until October 11, 2015.

The Arizona Commission on the Arts is currently accepting applications for 2016 Artist Research and Development Grants. To learn more about the program and how you can apply, please visit our Artist Research and Development Grant page.

Image: Animal Land by Lauren Strohacker & Kendra Sollars, 2015. Photo by Kendra Sollars.