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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.


Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017 – Call For Artists

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017 has issued a call for all artists who depict sexuality, gender, identity, and relationships for the 15th annual festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Jan 2017

All artists 18 years old and over are encouraged to submit works of erotic art in any medium. Sculptors, multimedia artists, painters, and those creating interactive art are particularly encouraged to apply.

Call is open noon on December 1, 2016 through 11pm on January 15, 2017.

Regular submission fee is $35 for: 5 pieces of art submitted in in Visual and Literary categories; 3 proposals for Interactive Installations and Performances; 20 items for the Festival Store. In honor of our 15th anniversary, the Early Bird submission fee is $15 between December 1st and December 14th.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017  jury is comprised of five individuals: an artist, an art professional, an art collector, a sex-positive activist, and a Festival committee member. Jury members are selected by the Festival Director and the Steering Committee and change each year except under special circumstances or on the basis of expertise in the realm of erotic art. The jury will select pieces based on: quality of execution, depth of emotion, originality of subject, and thought-provoking elements that ignite conversations about sexuality, erotica, art, and/or societal mores.

There are many benefits to submitting your work to the Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017. Everyone who pays a submission fee receives a discounted admission to the Festival.

Accepted visual, literary, and installation artists:

  • Receive a full pass to the three-day Festival for their personal use
  • Receive an invitation for self and a guest to our exclusive Artist Reception with our Art Activists, VIPs, and other artists
  • Featured in the Festival, for an audience of thousands
  • Part of an exhibition with high art sales (avg. 25%) and competitive commissions
  • Featured in a keepsake Festival program
  • Promoted on the Festival website
  • Offered printing and framing opportunities and artists’ workshops (for visual artists)
  • Included in a professionally produced Anthology, and have an opportunity to be a part of the popular Poets’ Tour (for Literary artists)

About the Seattle Erotic Art Festival

Seattle Erotic Art Festival encourages the creation, enjoyment, and purchase of erotic art – sparking conversations to ignite personal and cultural evolution. It began with a desire to showcase stunning erotic art – to create a place to celebrate, discuss, and support pieces that were rarely seen in mainstream galleries and museums. We dreamed of sexy people in a lush environment devouring amazing art and an event that joyfully encouraged people to be as open and expressive as they wanted to be.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival is the flagship program of the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization promoting healthy expression of sexuality and creating consent culture through education, the arts, and community outreach.

The Foundation for Sex Positive Culture offers the Foundation Award to one artist whose work will be purchased to be showcased in the Foundation’s collection and will be an invited artist at the next year’s Festival.

For more information, contact info@seattleerotic.org.

Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017


Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival

Othello Park Alliance announces a call for artists fro the Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 5 Aug 2016

Othello, Seattle’s most multi-cultural neighborhood, located on southeast Seattle’s LINK light rail line, will host the annual Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival August 14, 2016 from noon to 6:00pm. Admission is free.

Over 3,500+ participants from the Seattle area will be present. Vendors have earned up to $500 in sales.

As in years past, southeast Seattle’s mélange of East African, Asian, Filipino, Fijian, African-American, and other immigrant communities will gather in Othello Park just a short block from the Othello Station to demonstrate their solidarity as one international community. Othello Park’s permanent performing arts stage will transform its surrounding pastoral meadow into an amphitheater for music, dance, and art performances beneath a high canopy of trees. A dance floor laid out in front of the stage will invite Festival participants to join in the fun of learning steps and rhythms of many cultural dances. Featured guest performers this year will include the Women’s Steel Pan Project, Global Heat, Clava Kubana, and many more.

Encircling the meadow will be an array of vendor, craft, and community information booths. Food choices will include Asian, Jamaican, Ethiopian, and Mexican cuisines to name a few. Besides dancing, features of special interest to children of all ages will include art creation stations, a petting zoo with a variety of animals, bouncy houses as well as Othello Park’s playground and giant hillside slide.

To fulfill its mission of enhancing the Park as a beautiful community gathering place, the Othello Park Alliance convenes the Festival every year to culminate the Rainier Valley Culture Fest Weekend, an official Seafair event.

For more information, contact eden.teng@gmail.com.

Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival


Kingston Festival – Call for Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts seeks craft vendors for July 29-31 Kingston Festival at new Village Green Community Center in Kingston, WA.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 16 Jul 2016

This is the 57th annual festival which includes handmade crafts, food, music, kid’s corner, and beer garden. It is a great location within walking distance to the Kingston/Edmonds Ferry and new Community Center.

All proceeds from the festival support renewable College Art Scholarships. Over 195 scholarships have been awarded since 1975.

Kitsap Arts and Crafts was founded in 1959 to promote the local art community and student artists. That is 57 years of support for all artists. Your participation helps us continue and grow.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

Kingston Festival


Clay? VI – Call for Artists

Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) is proud to present the sixth installment of its international biennial contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VI.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 8 Apr 2016

Juried by University of Washington Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Michael Swaine.

Clay? VI explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of subject matter, scale, and technique, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and a particular glimpse into the future of the field.

There is a $25 entry fee per artist and up to three pieces can be submitted for consideration. Please submit images in .jpg format according to the instructions on the application. All artists working with clay as a primary medium are eligible. Late applications will not be considered. Kirkland Arts Center will insure all artwork while in the KAC Gallery. For insurance purposes, all work, even if not for sale, must have a stated insurance value. Artists are responsible for insuring their work while in transit. Sales are encouraged. KAC charges a 40% commission on all work sold.

First place receives $500, second place receives $350, people’s choice receives $200. All accepted artists get exposure in marketing materials for the exhibit.

KAC was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by a group of artists and citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and concerned about the preservation of a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For over 50 years, the Kirkland Arts Center has owned and maintained this historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts studio, and education facility serving students of all ages and skill levels. Kirkland Arts Center promotes artistic mastery and community participation in the visual arts through innovative educational programming, contemporary exhibitions, and dynamic events while providing stewardship of the historic Peter Kirk Building. Kirkland Arts Center contributes to the region through an exploration of the visual arts, cultivation of artistic growth, and service to a diverse community. KAC builds community through art, advocates for teaching artists, and inspires others to address challenges with creativity and visual thinking.

For more information, contact exhibitions@kirklandartscenter.org.

Clay? VI


Yesler Terrace Artist Residency Programs – Call for Artists

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is seeking qualified artists to participate in Artist Residency or Artist Works Programs associated with the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 24 Mar 2016

In August of 2015, the Seattle Housing Authority initiated a multi-year art plan, funded by the Kresge Foundation, to bring the arts and artists to the Yesler community. SHA is currently in the process of a complete redevelopment of the Yesler Terrace site, which SHA initially developed in the early 1940’s as the city’s first publicly subsidized housing. The overall transformation of Yesler has consistently been guided by core values of social equity, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability and stewardship as well as ensuring the continued availability of low income housing. The low-rise, wood frame buildings that served low income households for seventy years are being replaced with mixed-income, mixed-use buildings that will range from low- to high-rise. The population of Yesler will increase from the roughly 1,200 people in the past to 12,000 people in the next decade or so. There will also be several thousand workers within several high-rise office buildings. New streets are being built, along with several new parks, public spaces, and pedestrian walkways. The community will be well-served by transit, including a new streetcar connecting Yesler to other nearby neighborhoods.

The following positions for artists are available and will commence as early as April 2016. For these programs, artists are defined as dynamic thinkers interested in engaging with the world through creative forms. Artists working in all disciplines (including but not limited to visual arts, social practice, digital media, performance, dance, and literary arts) are encouraged to apply. Artists may elect to apply for more than one program, but final candidates will only be selected to participate in one program at a time.

1. Two Year Artist Residency: One artist will be contracted to work directly with Yesler Terrace (YT) communities for approximately two years. Generative in nature, this residency is centered on creating experiences, enabling collaboration, and building relationships through direct involvement with YT residents and related communities. The residency prioritizes engagement with issues and ideas over the formal production of art works. Residency activities and outcomes are not predetermined, but will be developed by the artist in consultation with SHA staff and YT stakeholders over the period of the residency. Programs developed by artists may include but are not limited to dialogues, performances, social actions, temporary art installations, and workshops. Residency activities may take place at various sites around the YT neighborhood, including communal indoor and outdoor spaces, gardens, resident buildings, and a mobile art studio dedicated to residency use. The role of the Two Year Artist-In-Residence is to instigate thoughtful, stimulating, and potentially provocative ideas through art forms and processes.

Budget: The Seattle Housing Authority has a $40,000.00 budget which is inclusive of artist’s fees, permits (if applicable), all associated program costs, applicable City of Seattle licensing costs and/or Washington State sales/use tax.

2. One Year Artist Residency: One artist will be contracted to work directly with YT communities for approximately one year. The activities and programs associated with this one year residency are similar in nature to the two year residency, with the exception of a shorter term of commitment.

Budget: The Seattle Housing Authority has a $20,000.00 budget which is inclusive of artist’s fees, permits (if applicable), all associated program costs, applicable City of Seattle licensing costs and/or Washington State sales/use tax.

3. Artist Works Program: An artist or artists will be selected to develop permanent art works sited at various locations at YT. The selected artist(s) will work with SHA staff to choose a location of interest as well as design, fabricate, and install an art work as part of the SHA Yesler Terrace redevelopment project. Preference will be given to those artists interested in integrating the YT community in some aspect of the development and/or production of work. Public engagement activities might include discussions with YT residents on related topics, art workshops, or community events.

Budget: The Seattle Housing Authority has a $60,000.00 per artist budget which is inclusive of artist’s fees, permits (if applicable), materials, fabrication, on-site installation, travel or per diem costs, and any applicable City of Seattle licensing costs and/or Washington State sales/use tax costs. Fabrication and installation must be paid at Washington State Labor and Industries prevailing wage rates for the appropriate work/skills classifications.

The selected Artists shall be asked to perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct research related to YT history and culture, including through resident interviews, meeting with SHA staff, and reviewing available media and materials related to YT and the YT redevelopment project.
  • Work with SHA staff and planning teams to strategize and fulfill relevant plans for development, implementation, and assessment of artist programs or, in the case of artists selected for the Artist Works Program, permanent physical works of art.
  • Work independently and with SHA staff to initiate, set, and implement project goals, deliverables, schedules, and work plans.
  • Directly engage YT community members and stakeholders at various points during the planning, implementation, and end phases of their respective projects.
  • Integrate the interests and preferences of YT residents into all activities as appropriate.
  • Contribute to supporting activities associated with the overall program of art activities for YT, including a youth media project, comprehensive evaluation program, community celebrations, and other reflection protocols occurring both in progress and at the end of the program term.
  • Manage administrative aspects of the position as needed, including budgeting and schedule management, submission of proposals and program descriptions to SHA staff over the course of the term of commitment, participating in regular programmatic meetings with coordinating SHA staff, and documenting all project activities from beginning to end.

The overall transformation of Yesler has consistently been guided by core values of social equity, economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and stewardship as well as ensuring the continued availability of low income housing.

For more information, contact jennifer.song@seattlehousing.org.

Yesler Terrace Artist Residency Programs


Tapestry Unlimited – Call for Artists

American Tapestry Alliance presents a call for artists for Tapestry Unlimited, the 11th international, unjuried small format tapestry exhibition, open to all weavers.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Jan 2016

American Tapestry Alliance invites entries which work within more traditional definitions of tapestry, but also entries that expand upon the core principles of the medium as they explore new techniques and processes. Multimedia work is welcome. Tapestries may not be any larger than 10″ x 10″.

Tapestry Unlimited will hang at the Milwaukee Public Library, July 26 – August 11, 2016.

Everyone who enters will be in the show. Every participant receives a free catalog.

American Tapestry Alliance is the largest non-profit supporting tapestry weavers.

For more information, contact info@americantapestryalliance.org.

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