Flinn, Artlink Inc. partner on program to showcase local artists at foundation building

February 10, 2022

By brianpowell

The Flinn Foundation, a longtime supporter of arts and culture in Arizona, is launching an effort that will showcase local artwork throughout the lobby, conference center, and grounds of the foundation’s building near downtown Phoenix.

The Flinn Foundation Art Program, in partnership with Artlink Inc., is issuing a call for artists who live and work in Arizona for the program’s inaugural exhibition.

The deadline to submit is Thursday, Feb. 24.

The new program will complement the Flinn Foundation’s arts grantmaking, an ongoing initiative since the mid-1980s that funds organizations throughout the state.

A committee representing the foundation will select the artwork to be displayed, which can include oil, acrylic, watercolor, graphite, charcoal, pastels, photography, ceramics (wall-hanging ceramics only), printmaking, textile, mixed media, and exterior sculpture.   

The art will be available for purchase and the sales will be facilitated without a commission. In addition, the selected artists will receive a $200 honorarium.

The opening of the inaugural exhibition will be March 30 at the Flinn Foundation. The artwork will be displayed for about six months.

The Flinn Foundation is a privately endowed, philanthropic grantmaking organization established in 1965 by Dr. Robert S. and Irene P. Flinn to improve the quality of life in Arizona to benefit future generations. The foundation awards grants and operates programs in four areas: the biosciences, the Flinn Scholars, arts and culture, and the Arizona Center for Civic Leadership. The arts and culture program recognizes both Irene Flinn’s love for the arts, and the importance of the arts to Arizona.

Founded as a nonprofit organization in 1989 by artists, Artlink Inc. supports a variety of community-based art events and initiatives, connecting artists, businesses, and the community and amplifying its collective strength.

For more information about the Flinn Foundation Art Program and the call for artists, email Julie Anderson at the Flinn Foundation or Artlink Inc.