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Kingston Arts Festival 2019 (Kingston, WA) – Call For Artists

Kingston Arts Festival 2019 (Kingston, WA) – Call For Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts announces a call for artists inclucing 2D, 3D, and photography, for the Kingston Arts Festival 2019. This is the 60th anniversary for this fine art show. There are generous awards and a suitable judge for each category (a professional photographer, museum curator, and established 3D artist). The show is up for four days at the community center. This community center in downtown Kingston, WA, includes the library, Boys & Girls Club, and senior center. The show opening is on Thursday, July 25th. It features live music, silent auction, appetizers, wine, and the award presentations for adult and student artists.

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Deadline: 22 Jun 2019

The Kingston Arts Festival 2019 best of show prize is $1,000.00. Award winners are invited to show their work for the month of August in the grand hallway. Visitors to the library, gym, senior center, or the myriad activities and community meetings that are held will walk past the art in the lobby. The easy walk (10 min. or 3 min. drive) from the Kingston/Edmonds ferry is a plus for the Seattle area visitors. There is a new passenger only boat that goes directly from Kingston to downtown Seattle. Advertising focuses on Seattle and surrounding counties since they have easy and scenic access by boat.

Social Equity

Kitsap believes that kids can’t envision making art without seeing what artists can do. Showing the art in the lobby of the community center enables kids and adults, who wouldn’t necessarily be exposed to fine art, to pause and talk about it.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Kitsap Arts and Crafts was established in 1959. In that time, they have given away 195 new and college art scholarships to local students. Kitsap is a non-profit with a mission to serve they community by presenting art, live local music, crafts, beer, and fun. They actively try to engage student participation at every age. Having changed locations several times in the last 60 years to find the ideal spot with an indoor showplace and outdoor large park, they have found a home at the new Village Green community center. Accessible to all and welcoming to the community.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

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Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 – Call For Artists

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 – Call For Artists

Kitsap Arts and Crafts presents the 60th annual Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019. This show is open to all artists 18 and over who reside in USA. Two and 3 Dimensional original art only, produced within the last two years without the supervision of an instructor. The show is located at the Village Green Community Center, Kingston, WA.

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Deadline: 22 Jun 2019

$40.00 entry fee includes first three entries, $10.00 each for additional images up to six entries. Notification of results July 2.

All 2D work must be framed or properly wired for hanging, no brackets please. Art must not exceed 48″ in width. Sculpture must be solid standing or securely mounted. All art must be for sale, the artist will receive 70% commission of sales. Proceeds go to our college art scholarship program.

Physical delivery of art will be on Saturday July 20th, 10-2 pm. The Preview Party Reception will start the Festival on Thursday the 25th at 7PM to introduce the artists, jurors and announce the awards.  All artwork must remain until the end of the show, Sunday, July 28th, 4 pm. Pick up is from 4-6 pm on Sunday the 29th and 10 am – 12 pm on Monday, July 29th.

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 Jurors

Amy Sawyer, 2-D juror, is the assistant curator at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Island, WA (BIMA). She is dedicated to assisting emerging and under-recognized artists to help expand their voice and bring to light art that resonates with the present moment. Before transplanting to Seattle, Amy worked as a book artist and education assistant at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2015, she began working with numerous artists throughout the Puget Sound region on exhibitions at BIMA, Olympic College, and Museum of Northwest Art. Amy is in the final preparatory stages curating a solo exhibition of Seattle paper sculptor, Patty Grazini at BIMA. She is ramping up her engagement as a junior curator in the region and serves on the board of Fremont Abbey Arts Center, a Seattle-based non-profit that advocates for local musicians, visual artists, poets, storytellers, and performance artists.

Bonnie Block, photography juror, is an award winning wildlife photographer from Kingston, Wa. In 2016 she won the Audubon Grand Prize for Photography. Her work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History with the Natures Best Photography Show and has also been featured in many nature and photography publications.

Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 Artist Benefits

Nearly $3,000 in awards will be given out. Cash awards will be given in all categories plus a Viewers Choice and $1000.00 for Best of Show. Awards are given at the judges discretion. The decisions of the judges are final. This year is the 100th anniversary of the Port of Kingston.  Kitsap Arts and Crafts is coordinating the Kingston Fine Arts Show 2019 with their event, all within 1/2 mile of each other.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Since 1959, Kitsap Arts and Crafts (KA&C) has focused on promoting the arts in north Kitsap county. They stage student art shows and adult fine arts shows. They award college art scholarships which are renewable. Since 1975, KA&C has given out 198 scholarships of an average of $2,000. each. Besides the art show, KA&C produces a crafts festival at the same time and place. There are arts and crafts booths, live local music, a kids craft corner, food, a beer garden with craft beers from a local brewery, and extra activities for KA&C’s anniversary year.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

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Kingston Fine Arts Show – Call for Artists

Kingston Fine Arts Show – Call for Artists

Call for artists to apply to the 59th Kingston Fine Arts Show at the Kingston Festival produced by Kitsap Arts & Crafts. This event is held at the Village Green Community Center and is a ten minute walk or three minute drive from the Kingston/Edmonds ferry.

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Deadline: 24 Jun 2018

There are three qualified jurors, one per medium: 2D, 3D/craft, and photography. Opening night is Thursday July 26 at 7 PM. The show closes on Sunday July 29th at 4 PM. There is a concurrent festival.  All work must be for sale. 70% of sales goes to the artist. The commission helps support a college art scholarship program.

There are about $3,000 in prizes for the Kingston Fine Arts Show. Prizes include $1,000 for Best of Show as well as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The categories accepted are 2D, 3D, and photography.

About Kitsap Arts and Crafts

Kitsap Arts and Crafts was founded in 1959 in Poulsbo and is located in Kingston at the Village Green Community Center and Park. Kitsap Arts and Crafts is a non-profit, all volunteer group. The focus is the community. Showcasing artists and encouraging student artists has always been the primary goal. The purpose of shows is to encourage young artists to participate and understand the process of showing their work. This benefits all the artists involved. Meeting the student artists and viewing their work can be inspirational for both the new and experienced artists.

For more information, contact evyhh@comcast.net.

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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.

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