Sonoran Arts League hosts Grand Canyon State Games Art Contest

The Sonoran Arts League has partnered with Grand Canyon State Games on its nationwide art contest open to children and adults.

Sonoran Arts League

The league will host the awards presentation and reception 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 13 at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art’s new exhibit venue for artist exhibitions at the FCF-Holland Community Center.

The Grand Canyon State Games Art Contest promotes creativity through art as an effective method for artists of all ages to express their dreams and ideas for a successful life and a better community.

Participants submit one two-dimensional pieces of artwork with an array of colors supporting one of the seven themes: What is Beauty?, What is a Good Friend?, Get Up!, Get Active!, Get Involved!, Get Healthy!, and American Heroes.

The league will participate as judges this year awarding first-, second-, and third-place honors for each grade level (kindergarten-12th), adults ages 19-24, and adults 25 and over.

Scholarships will be awarded into the Foothills Art Academy, courtesy of the Sonoran Arts League Youth Art & Education Committee’s “Visual Arts Scholarship Programs.” Winning artwork will be on exhibit at the Holland Gallery of Fine Art from June through August 2015.

For more information about the Sonoran Arts League, contact Pat Bell-Demers at 480-575-6624 or

The Sonoran Arts League is a nonprofit organization serving local, regional and statewide members, drawing friends and followers throughout the United States and Canada.

Formed in 1975 as the Cave Creek Craft Council, the organization’s 515 members actively participate in community outreach programs, youth mentoring and art education.

The league produces several events, such as the annual Hidden in the Hills Studio Tour & Sale, and the yearly Sonoran Festival of Art, and partners with the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center on the annual Empty Bowls Project.

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of the Grand Canyon State Games hosted by the Arizona Sports & Entertainment Commission. The Grand Canyon State Games fosters healthy competition, provides a sense of accomplishment to all participants, and encourages individual creativity and original expression.

Over the years, more than 458,000 participants have had the chance to enjoy the spirit of competition in sports, games, and Art/Essay contest.


General meeting:

The Sonoran Arts League will hold its next general meeting 7 p.m. May 11 at Desert Foothills Lutheran Church, 29305 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

The program features the Hidden in the Hills Showcase winners Sharon Brening, Christopher Heede and Roxanne Vise.

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