About Contemporary Forum

Contemporary Forum is dedicated to promoting interest, knowledge and understanding of contemporary art through the acquisition of contemporary art for Phoenix Art Museum, through the sponsorship of exhibitions of contemporary art and through educational programs.

CF aids area artists through the Arlene and Morton Scult Contemporary Forum Artist Award, given to a mid-career artist, and through the Artists Grants Program which provides up to seven awards to emerging artists. Since the inception of these programs, CF has provided 188 grants to Arizona artists totaling over $268,000.

CF provides its members with lectures, films, seminars, artists’ studio tours, gallery receptions, architectural tours, private collection tours, and domestic and international travel.

Contemporary Forum Mission Statement:
To promote interest in and understanding of contemporary art at Phoenix Art Museum.


E-mail:     support-cf@phxart.org
Phone:     (602) 307-2029

Executive Committee

David Engel

Amy Gause
Vice President

John Balitis

James Trahan

Scott Talbot
Past President

Board of Directors

Lisa Berman
Ellee Bokharachi
Logan Browning
Elaine Cohen
Alexis Hill
Debbie Jarson
Sally Lehmann
Alexis Magness
Norman McLash
Francesca Miller
Joe Alcasar Terrell