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Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project – Call For Artists

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project – Call For Artists

The City of Shoreline seeks an artist or artist-team to design, fabricate, and install a dynamic, site-specific artwork for the Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project. The primary goal is to serve as a landmark for the center of a young and growing city directly to the north of Seattle.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jan 2018

Placement will occur on an approximately 1-acre triangular-shaped project area located along the city’s main arterial, Aurora Avenue (aka SR 99), between North 175th Street and North 178th Street, and Aurora Ave North and Midvale Ave North. Currently, the site is flat, with a few small trees and a preserved section of historic brick road, a relic of the Interurban trolley line (1902 – 1940). The site is frequently used by trail riders, dog-walkers, families, and numerous others, with many thousands driving by in cars at maximum speeds of 40 mph. As a work of public art located along a transportation corridor, it should not create a distraction for drivers.

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project artwork that includes solar panels, sound, kinetic, or interactive elements, projections, water features, time-based components, landscaping / earthworks, or light elements are especially welcome as a reflection of the city’s environmental ethic. Shoreline is culturally diverse. The City values working with artists of color who can incorporate the community’s cultural and ethnic identities into public art. Applicants should provide evidence of broadly similar projects. Evidence should reflect an ability to work on a tight schedule and within budget.

Shoreline Town Center Public Art Project Artist Benefits

Commission budget is $140,000 (all inclusive). Finalists paid $1,500 plus airfare to make formal proposal. The awarding of this commission will contribute to public art portfolios of artists that have similar project experience ($100,000). The project location is directly adjacent to Seattle. It is in the core Puget Sound metro area, with about one million residents. Exposure will be national. Following successful completion of this project, artists will be eligible for similar public art commissions nationwide. Benefit can be derived from the interdisciplinary work during the project with civic engineers, city planners, and public art curators. Artists will be eligible to have the work for this project submitted to a national database of public art projects.

About The City of Shoreline

Incorporated in 1995 and nine miles north of downtown Seattle, Shoreline remains a young city. It has three decades of unprecedented growth and change. As the City’s Vision 2029 statement recognized in 2009, “people are first drawn here by the city’s…trees [and the] value placed on arts, culture, and history.” The Public Art Program supports the Shoreline City Council’s 2016 – 2018 goal of strengthening the City’s economic base by creating exciting cultural programs that draw people from the surrounding region and contributing to place making and community engagement, especially through programs and initiatives at the neighborhood level.

For more information, contact dfrancis@shorelinewa.gov.


722 East Pike Street – Call For Mural Artists

722 East Pike Street – Call For Mural Artists

Johnson & Carr and Urban ArtWorks invites experienced public artists to paint a mural at 722 East Pike Street. This is on a new live/work and retail development in the heart of Seattle’s Capitol Hill/Pike Pine neighborhood.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 26 Aug 2017

The Pike Pine corridor is a heavily trafficked area both day and night. It is home to many local businesses and serves as the main access point to Seattle’s famous Capitol Hill neighborhood. This call for artists provides a unique opportunity to work on a large scale as the building is one of the tallest and most visible in the area. Also, the historic neighboring building, Pike Motorworks, will have a public facing courtyard that includes this wall, creating an unobstructed canvas. Three finalists will submit concept designs for public voting. The final design will be selected upon public input.

Artists must be at least 18 years of age. Urban ArtWorks will provide insurance for artists who do not have it. The stipend is $7,500. Scaffolding and safety equipment will be provided.

722 East Pike Street Mural Timeline

  • Deadline for submissions August 26, 2017
  • Finalists selected and announced – September 2, 2017
  • Finalists submit fully developed designs – October 2, 2017
  • Voting by the public will begin October 10, 2017 and commence December 29, 2017
  • Finalist notified and announced – January 5, 2018
  • Artwork installation – May 2018 (exact date to be determined)

About Urban ArtWorks

Urban ArtWorks is a Seattle-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for contemporary artists and local youth to work together to create public works of art. Their goal is to empower young people through professional opportunities in the arts.

Since 1995, Urban ArtWorks has collaborated with more than 2,000 youth to bring art to spaces throughout Seattle neighborhoods. Their pre-employment training and subsidized employment programs foster a renewed sense of self-esteem, self-motivation, and self-sufficiency in the young persons. As they expand their reach throughout the city, they look forward to continuing to help nurture strong communities by bringing contemporary public art to the streets of Seattle and beyond.

For more information, contact studio@urbanartworks.org.


Kingston Festival 2017 – Call for Artists

Kingston Festival 2017 – Call for Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts (KA&C) announces a call for artists for the 58th Annual Kingston Juried Fine Art Show and Kingston Festival 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Jun 2017

All artists over 18 years of age and residing in the US and western Canada are eligible. All work must be original, two years old or less, and produced without the supervision of an instructor. The show is held for three days in the Village Green Community Center. Significant prizes in all categories for the Kingston Festival 2017 include $1,000 for best of show.

There is a $40.00 entry fee for the first three images and $5.00 for each additional image up to six total. All artwork must be for sale and KA&C deducts a 30% commission for the scholarship program. All 2D art must be framed and wired and 3D needs to be stable please. The width of 2D and photo art cannot exceed 48″.

The three jurors (one for each medium) include the curator of the Bainbridge Island Art Museum, Greg Robinson; Steve Parmelee, a local celebrated assemblage artist; and Harry Longstreet, award winning photographer.

An opening reception occurs on the Thursday before the festival starts, July 27 at 7pm. It includes live music, an auction, food, and the awards will be announced and presented at that time.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Kitsap Arts and Crafts are a 58 year old organization dedicated to promoting the arts in their community. It is a 501 (c)3 run entirely by volunteers with the prime purpose being to fund college art scholarships. They produce and encourage the student art show and give the students awards. Since 1975, Kitsap Arts and Crafts has given out over 195 renewable college art scholarships, most in the amount of $2,000. each. They have a permanent home at Village Green community center and feel the future is secure to grow into.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.


Bellevue Festival Of The Arts 2017 – Call For Artists

Bellevue Festival Of The Arts 2017 – Call For Artists

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017, an outdoor juried fine art and craft fair located just across Lake Washington from Seattle, announces a call for artists.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 20 Mar 2017

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017’s prime location by Cost Plus World Market, just north of Bellevue Square, is in the heart of a vibrant city. Produced by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, and organized by artists, it continues to support a variety of non-profits with proceeds from the festival. The festival is a proud participant of Bellevue’s Arts Fair weekend. Coupled with two close-by fairs, it is a staple of the vibrant annual community celebration. The proceeds from the Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 are donated to various local and global charities. The festival works in partnership with local educators and features local non profits.

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts 2017 artist benefits:

  • Limited to 175 artists
  • Attendance 60,000+ patrons
  • Thursday scheduled drive-up load-in starting at 6pm
  • Booth sitting
  • Shuttle service to artist parking
  • 24-hour security
  • Artist Hospitality Tent stocked with light snacks, bottled water, coffee, and tea
  • Onsite staff and fabulous volunteers
  • Organized by artists

About Bellevue Festival of the Arts

The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a 33-year strong, 3-day outdoor, fine art and craft festival. It attracts large crowds of conscious collectors, returning patrons, and a community that supports the arts with excitement. It is a chance for buyers to meet directly the artists and patrons to forge new opportunities and relationships.

Each year, the festival launches a high-end comprehensive publicity campaign to bring the fair and its talented participants to an established and ever-growing audience. The focus is sharing what sets the festival apart – its heart, commitment to the artists who participate, and giving back to the community. The festival is nationally recognized. The media campaign engages with reporters, news anchors, directors, editors, and bloggers with great success in national and local features and artist spotlights.

Festival organizers post regularly on social media to showcase the participating artist’s work and share the greater press coverage. Organizers welcome and encourage participants to engage on these platforms to cross-promote. Participating artists will receive a digital press pack for online engagement and email blasts and beautiful postcards for promotion.

History of the Bellevue Festival of the Arts

There is a compelling story that has made the Bellevue Festival of the Arts what it is today – a leader in its field. Thirty years ago, a group of artists channeled their disenchantment with the for-profit, fine art fair culture. They decided to create a show that fellow artists would be excited to be a part of with a structure that gave back to the community.

The founding ideas of the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest (CCNW) were simple: do away with the for-profit commissions that were being charged artists and give any proceeds collected from the flat booth fees back to the community. The artists of CCNW appealed to local landlords who agreed to lease their parking lots. A jury of artists was employed to ensure quality and fair selection of art and the Rest of the Best Fest was founded.

The festival changed its name to the Bellevue Festival of the Arts in 2004. The mission and organization remained the same. The model resulted in a respect and admiration between the staff and the artists who share their work. These ideals have not only proven to be a blueprint for our success, but also have inspired other festivals in the area to follow our lead with respect and support of artists.

Through diligence and respect for the community that supports it, the festival has blossomed into what it is today. The Bellevue Festival of the Arts is a product of its environment. The continued success of the Festival and the artists it supports is dependent on the relationships with our community. Organizers recognize their obligation as stewards to the artists, local community, and greater community for which they are a part.

For more information, contact info@bellevuefest.org.



Needles And Thread – Call For Fiber Artists

Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their third national juried exhibition titled Needles and Thread. Entries of fiber work will be accepted from across the nation for a month-long exhibition, April 2017.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 27 Feb 2017

Entry fee: $20 for first entry – $10 each additional entry

Fiber and textile media may include:

  • material composed of natural or synthetic fibers such as fiber, yarn or felt
  • works may include mixed media so long as the primary material is fiber
  • works may be photographic or video based so long as the primary subject matter is fiber

Images: maximum of 6 artwork entries

Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the USA. Accepted entries must be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited. Acceptance implies the use of your images and your name in any printed or online publicity. All work must have been completed within the last three years, originals only (no reproductions), and cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor or as a matriculated student.

Juror: Mandy Greer is a Seattle-based multi-disciplinary artist who creates heightened narrative space through fiber-based environmental installation, photography, performance, film and community-based action.

Needles and Thread artist benefits

To be held in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA. Gallery One houses four art galleries. Needles and Thread will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Galleries. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1000 in awards will be distributed by the juror and an exhibition catalog will be created.


  • $400 – Most innovative artwork
  • $250 – Best traditional fiber
  • $250 – Best non-traditional fiber
  • $100 – Award of merit
  • $100 – Staff pick
  • Printed catalog for all exhibiting artists
  • PDF of the catalog will be available online

Needles And Thread - Call For Fiber Artists

About Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Gallery One Visual Arts Center is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. The facilities, board of directors, and staff of Gallery One provide:

  • high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits;
  • educational programs for the appreciation and skills of the arts;
  • studios for a diverse group of resident artists;
  • networking opportunities with business organizations and educational institutions in support of the arts; and
  • a meeting place to foster community cohesion.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, inexpensive studio spaces for artists, and facility rentals for the community.

For more information, contact renee@gallery-one.org.


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