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FOUND:RE Contemporary Announces Call to Artists for “Portraits and Icons” Exhibit Oct. 1

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FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, located at 1100 North Central Avenue, has announced an open call to local artists to have their works included in the upcoming “Icons & Portraits” exhibit, which will coincide with the celebration of the FOUND:RE Contemporary gallery’s grand re-opening on Thursday, October 1. 


“‘Icons & Portraits’ celebrates the human spirt and the stories that representational imagery can tell through the depiction of a single individual or individuals,” says Audrey Galat, art and culture curator for FOUND:RE Contemporary. “We believe this new exhibit will inspire hotel patrons, collectors and visitors with images that celebrate our common humanity.”


This fall, with the re-opening of FOUND:RE Contemporary, FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel debuts a new cycle of exhibitions based on a 360-degree view of arts and culture that includes all of the traditional mediums of art such as painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, fiber art, printmaking, as well as video, fashion, performance, music and more. As part of this new cycle, FOUND:RE Contemporary’s hotel-wide exhibition “Portraits & Icons” is set to showcase inspired images of cultural icons and people from all walks of life through every artistic medium. 


Artists can apply to have their works included in the exhibit through Thursday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. Selected artists will be notified on Monday, September 21; selections will be based upon quality, originality, and craftsmanship of their work. A limited number of artists will also be awarded a solo exhibition in a gallery dedicated entirely to their work. All of the works selected for exhibitions are for sale and will be represented on the gallery website for purchase. Complete details about how to submit can be found at

The inspiration, skill and diversity of the selection of works included in “Portraits & Icons” encourages patrons to explore the various exhibition spaces throughout the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. The hotel and gallery strictly adhere to state, national and CDC guidelines for safety measures including social distancing, the requirement of masks, and enhanced sanitization protocols. “Portraits & Icons” will be on exhibit from Thursday, October 1 through mid-February. 

FOUND:RE Contemporary serves to promote events (virtual and otherwise) that embrace art, culture, film, fashion, music, design, and the entire spectrum of today’s cultural production in collaboration with the programming at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel. Comprised of three galleries, an art lounge, exhibition halls and a number of auxiliary showcase spaces including murals, a sculpture yard, and much more, FOUND:RE Contemporary and FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel are located in the Roosevelt Artist district and participate in every First and Third Friday ArtWalk. 


For more information about FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, FOUND:RE Contemporary and their ever-evolving art programs that aim to provide guests with unparalleled and one-of-a-kind experiences, visit and or keep up with the latest via social media via Facebook and Instagram.


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