FOUND:RE PHOENIX HOTEL ANNOUNCES MARCH GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURING INFOCUS MEMBER ART
Date(s) – 03/13/2018
Phoenix Art Museum Photography Support Group’s Submissions on Display Throughout the Month
The FOUND:RE Phoenix, located at 1100 North Central Avenue, is collaborating with INFOCUS, a support group of Phoenix Art Museum made up of fine art photographers and enthusiasts, for their 2018 Members’ Exhibition in the hotel’s Studio Gallery. Featuring all local artists’ work, the exhibit will be on display from March 2 through 30, and is set to feature upwards of 60 pieces that can range from abstract, portrait, landscape or any other fine art photographic medium of the artist’s choosing.
The exhibit will be honored with a public opening reception held on Friday, March 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m., including light bites and refreshments. Artists will be on hand during the event to meet and mingle with guests to discuss their art. Many pieces are available for purchase during the entire course of the exhibit.
“Part of our efforts with the INFOCUS group is to promote and support the Arizona photography community, and with Phoenix Art Museum being in such close proximity to the FOUND:RE’s art-centric hotel, this collaboration seemed like a natural fit,” says Kathy Morgan, Marketing Committee Chair for the INFOCUS Board of Directors, of the group’s location for their annual Members’ Exhibition. The display also gives photographic artists their chance at additional publicity by way of the Viewers’ Choice Award. During the exhibit, guests are encouraged to vote for their favorite art piece. The artist that receives the most votes receives the coveted award along with an opportunity to present their work during an artist talk at the Phoenix Art Museum the following year. Original replicas of the winner’s piece are also provided as the annual membership gift to benefactor-level members of the INFOCUSprogram.
Michael Oleskow, the FOUND:RE’s cultural curator, adds, “ Since FOUND:RE has previously featured Catherine Slye’s beautiful photography in the hotel lobby, I was delighted when Catherine and Ray Carns approached me about hosting the annual INFOCUS Members Show this year during the 30th Anniversary of Art Detour.
The Studio gallery is open on First and Third Fridays, Art Detour Weekend, March 16-19, and by checking availability at the front desk. For more information about FOUND:RE Phoenix and the ever-evolving art program, visit www.foundrehotels.com. For regular updates, please follow along on social media, Facebook: FOUND:RE Phoenix, Twitter and Instagram: @foundrephx.