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Superfine Art Fair Seattle (Discount Extended) – Call For Artists

Superfine Art Fair Seattle (Discount Extended) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Last chance! Superfine Art Fair Seattle call for artists discount extended to 7/23. Take control of your art career. Apply for a booth at Superfine! Superfine artists sell their work. They provide resources to help sell. Meet tons of artists and interested buyers and expand your network immensely.

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Deadline: 23 Jul 2021

Discount extended to 7/23.

Superfine takes no commission on any artwork sold, either in person at the fair or via their online E-Fair. Make art. Sell art. They do the rest.

Superfine Art Fair Seattle | August 19-22 at Block41 in Belltown

  • 10% off for applying by 7/23
  • $150 off for signing up within 24 hours of your qualification call with James
  • Artspiration episode feature on The Artist Business Plan podcast (5,000+ reach)

“The fair itself was an amazing experience, the atmosphere was so welcoming and warm. I met a lot of buyers, interested gallery owners and public art representatives as well as brilliant fellow artists and the very juicy cherry on top was that I sold 13 pieces over the 4 days! On top of that I also sold 2 more pieces after the fair had finished thanks to being on the Superfine website. It felt like I was part of a great family and I can’t wait for the next one!”- Valerie Auersperg

“Superfine is a unique place to sell art for individual artists. Their approach is unique and smart. That’s how I would like to approach people as an artist.”- Akane Ogura, Exhibiting Artist

About Superfine

Superfine is an artist driven fair, founded in 2015 that empowers electrifying artists to sell their art to interested buyers. Now is a great time to submit your art for a booth as they are bringing back in-person fairs in 2021! Superfine is busy implementing our Resilience Plan, to bring artists back to the marketplace. They donate 25% off all ticket sales to an LGBTQ+ charity so buyers can feel good.

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Clay? VII – Call for Artists

Clay? VII – Call for Artists

Kirkland Arts Center is proud to announce a call for artists for the seventh installment of its international biennial juried contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VII. This exhibit 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.

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Deadline: 20 Apr 2018

There is a $30 entry fee per artist. 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.

Clay? VII exhibition dates: July 17 – September 22, 2018

This exhibition will be juried by professors at the University of Washington. Doug Jeck is an important master of the figurative genre in ceramics today, using clay in a multi-media approach to his art. Jamie Walker is Director of School of Art + Art History + Design at UW. Michael Swaine was originally trained as a ceramicist. He works in a variety of materials, methods, and media and has had a long-time focus on collaborative work.

Cash prices will be awarded for the Jurors’ choices. First Place will receive $500. Second Place will receive $350. There will be a Peoples Choice award of $200. All prizes will be awarded at the end of the exhibition.

About Kirkland Arts Center

Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) 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. They contribute 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.

Kirkland Arts Center was founded as the Creative Arts League in 1962 by artists and citizens interested in providing local opportunities in the arts and preserving a Kirkland landmark, the Peter Kirk Building. For over fifty years, KAC has owned and maintained this historic structure and transformed it into an exhibition gallery, community arts studios, and classrooms serving students of all ages and skill levels.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Seattle Erotic Art Festival 2017