Sonoran Arts Network is a collaborative arts project dedicated to facilitating communication among artists, art lovers, and other culture workers living and thriving in our shared Sonoran Desert bioregion.
We vigorously support the growth, expansion, and promotion of the arts in order to achieve our common goal of greater community and cultural development. Inspired by, and grounded in our mutual creativity, we seek to engage and transform the conversation about the arts and culture from the language of “me” to the language of “we” so that together, we can build a healthier, more sustainable, more inclusive, and more prosperous regional community for this generation and the next.
You can become part of the “we” by sending your ideas and submissions. If you have ideas for stories or news about upcoming events, email us. If you want to write a feature or review, or if you want to interview someone, submit your idea for an article to Sonoran Art Network’s managing editor, C.J. Shane, at editor@SonoranArtsNetwork.net
Sonoran Arts Network works to facilitate communication among artists of all media, art lovers, and other culture workers living and thriving in our shared Sonoran Desert bioregion. We hope to focus especially on artists that deserve attention but who have not received as much attention as deserved.
We do not charge a fee from artists who are featured, interviewed, or reviewed on Sonoran Arts Network.
We will do our very best to accurately describe you and your work. If you tell us something off the record, it will stay that way.
We consider this website, our articles and our videos to be our own form of artwork directly related to our mission and drawing on our own creativity. We follow Creative Common guidelines. We ask that if you share anything from the Sonoran Arts Network website, please give us full credit. Please do not use our work for commercial purposes, and please use only verbatim copies of our work, not derivative works based upon it. Please do not expect us to update your personal information for marketing purposes because we’re not your paid publicity agents.
Sonoran Arts Network began publishing in May, 2013.
First Place Winner 2015
Community Arts Criticism
Announced April 16, 2016: Sonoran Arts Network Editor/Publisher C.J. Shane has been honored with a First Place in Community Arts Criticism for the 2015 Arizona Press Club Awards.
The judge in this category, Evans Donnell, lead writer for NashvilleArtsCritic.com, said of Ms. Shane's reviews:
“C.J. Shane’s visual arts reviews have the authority and assurance of a journalist who knows and loves the discipline well. We get sharp insights coupled with relevant reportage in a comprehensive package with the fine narrative flow of mature writing.”