50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition

  • 11 Jun 2010
  • 08 Aug 2010
  • North Gallery @ Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa Arts Center, One East Main Street Mesa, Arizona

Arizona Designer Craftsmen
50th Anniversary Juried Exhibition


The Arizona Designer Craftsmen organization was founded in 1959. Over the years it has remained a constantly evolving collection of artists and ideas with the declared mission to foster and advance contemporary crafts related activities in Arizona. This juried exhibition is dedicated to enhancing the public’s awareness of contemporary craft and quality workmanship while providing a venue for established and emerging artists to share their creative endeavors.


Cash awards will be determined by the juror on site after the accepted works are received and will be announced at the June 11th opening reception.


Artists who are ADC members will be eligible to enter their original, handcrafted art. Entered works must not have been exhibited in a previous Mesa Contemporary Arts or ADC exhibition. Artists wishing to join ADC may do so Here: New membership


Patty Haberman grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Patty received her Bachelor of Science in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics from Arizona State University.  Following her graduate studies, she was an Artist-In-Residence with the Arizona Commission on the Arts, conducting residencies and workshops with school children Kindergarten through High School. 
After several years, Patty took the position of Curator of Exhibitions and Education at the Tempe Arts Center. In this capacity, Patty was able to bring to Arizona nationally recognized artists in a variety of media for exhibits, lectures and workshops.  In 1987 Patty became Curator of Mesa Contemporary Arts, a program of the Mesa Arts Center and the City of Mesa’s contemporary visual arts space.  As Curator, she was involved with and contributed to the design of the new Mesa Arts Center and Mesa Contemporary Arts which opened in 2005.  Under Patty’s leadership, Mesa Contemporary Arts has exhibited solo exhibitions of Deborah Butterfield, Joyce Scott, Luis Jimenez, Sandow Birk, Daniel Martin Diaz and others, as well as the exhibitions, Low and Slow: The Art of the Lowrider, Beneath the Skin: Artwork Inspired by Tattoos, Beyond the Cel: Contemporary Artwork Influenced by Animation and Papel Chicano: Works on Paper from the Collection of Cheech Marin.

The juror will view slide and digital entries and will base selections on mastery of materials, creativity and craftsmanship.


April 9th-
Deadline for submissions
April 16th
Selection notifications mailed/emailed to artists
May 14th
 -Shipped or hand delivered work must be received by 5pm
June 11th -Exhibition Opening 7-9pm
Aug 10th
 -Pick up of work begins by appointment contact Betty Florez (480)644-6567 All shipped work will be sent back to artists on or before Sept. 3rd

Additional details and entry form

Powered by Wild Apricot. Try our all-in-one platform for easy membership management