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Barnstorm 2023 (Thorp, WA) – Call For Artists

Barnstorm 2023 (Thorp, WA) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] PUNCH Projects announces a call for artists for Barnstorm, a series of pop-up exhibitions activating rural spaces in unexpected ways with visual art, site-specific installations, and music. This fourth iteration transforms what was the original Thorp fire station into an exhibition space, highlighting works in all media in the form of projections and digital prints gathered from international artists and juried by Joanna Garner, Senior Story Creative Director at Meow Wolf.

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Enter by: 6 August 2023

There is no theme to the Barnstorm call; however, the gallery encourages submissions that consider how artwork speaks to the dialogue between urban and rural sensibilities, as well as images and videos that operate in a non-traditional exhibition space of this sort. Forms of images considered include photo-based works, photos of 2-d artwork, photos of installation, new media, sculpture, 3-d work, photo stills from video works, video clips, full-length video works, and audio works.

The exhibition will consist of printed and framed images, video monitors, and projections. Instead of original pieces of art, selected artists will be given instructions to provide a high-resolution digital image file or video file of the chosen work(s). Images will be printed and framed 12”x12” by PUNCH Projects for the exhibition. Video works will be displayed via monitors. Projections (supplied by PUNCH) will be shown directly onto the interior and exterior walls of the building. PUNCH Projects will pay the cost of shipping unsold prints to the artists after the exhibition closes.

Barnstorm Exhibition Dates: Saturdays 12-4pm, September 2-30, 2023

Barnstorm Awards

  • $500 Juror’s Choice Award
  • $500 Punch Choice Award
  • $500 People’s Choice Award

About PUNCH Projects

From its 10-year history as a gallery in Seattle to its current initiative as a rural arts collective, PUNCH has worked to promote visual dialogue between urban and rural art communities. In an ongoing effort to promote artwork that is thoughtful, fresh, and contemporary coupled with a desire to further bridge urban rural connections, PUNCH Projects seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes by spurring creative awareness, cross-cultural engagement, and economic vitality.

PUNCH was founded in March 2006, when a group of artists from rural central Washington sought to participate in the dynamic cultural exchange resulting from the emergence of artist-run galleries two hours west in Seattle. Seeking to exhibit work that was honest, thoughtful, vocal, fearless, and fresh, as well as applauding individual expression, the gallery’s primary mission was to provide support and encouragement for artists to create and exhibit their work in an atmosphere free from the constraints of commercialism.

PUNCH mounted over 110 exhibitions at its gallery space in the Tashiro Kaplan building at the edge of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The gallery helped advance the careers of several regional artists, gained the attention of the critics, and won impressive awards. They exhibited the work of artist members at art fairs. The gallery introduced Seattle to countless artists via periodic juried and group exhibitions. They had exhibitions reviewed both regionally and nationally. In owning up to their original mission, they constantly strove to be an active and vital part of the Northwest art scene, built a tightknit community of more than 35 artist members, and exhibited the work of countless others without being dependent on sales, commissions, or outside influence.

In July 2016, after calling Pioneer Square and the Tashiro Kaplin building home for ten years, PUNCH transitioned to a project-based collective, consisting of four of the five founding members, and turned its focus to underrepresented communities in rural areas. Based in central Washington under the new moniker, PUNCH Projects, the organization seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes through site-specific exhibitions, creative development, cultural events, and micro-manufacturing. Additionally, they strive to support rural vitality while building bridges between the urban cultural centers of the Northwest and the smaller communities among the fertile landscape from which PUNCH originated.

For more information, contact art@punchgallery.org.

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Superfine Art Fair Seattle (Washington) – Call For Artists

Superfine Art Fair Seattle (Washington) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] Superfine Art Fair announces a call for artists for Superfine Art Fair Seattle, to be held July 27 – 30, 2023. Sell art and meet collectors. Colorful, creative, and accessible, Superfine Art Fair returns to the Pacific Northwest with 2000+ high quality artworks from 70 in-person artists, thoughtfully curated and approachably priced from $50 to $5000.

 

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Enter by: 20 July 2023

Only 70 booths are available, 25% remain. Apply today! Reserve the most popular booths, 12 foot wide, before they sell out.

This year, the nationally recognized Superfine Art Fair Seattle returns to Belltown’s Block 41 simultaneously with The Seattle Art Fair. Superfine’s artist-to-buyer model creates a direct link between creator and collector in a professionally curated space that maintains a warm sense of hospitality.

This is an excellent exhibition opportunity where you will be face-to-face with pre-qualified buyers that are actively looking for art and the chance to sell your art with no commission.

You’ll be spoiled by:

  • No commission on your work (100% of art sales go directly to the artist)
  • A high-intent, art-buying audience (over 75% of visitors report coming to the fair to buy new art)
  • Personalized expert advice, insider tips, and continuous marketing support (educational sessions before, during, and after the fair)

“Superfine has been a life-changing experience that accelerated my career and created so many new relationships with artists, collectors, curators, galleries and journalists that I still benefit from to this day.” – Sean Christopher Ward | Superfine SF, NY, DC

About Superfine Art Fair

Superfine Art Fair has existed and expanded since 2015. With 8 fairs in 7 different cities across the United States, Superfine has helped countless emerging artists and midcareer professionals showcase their work and market their art at their fairs. With direct access to a team of experts in the field, you’ll be flooded with resources to make sure your fair experience is the best possible one you could have. Artists love the fair and there are a number of them that will go so far as to travel the country to show with us.

For more information, contact info@superfine.world.

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Cups With Conscience (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Cups With Conscience (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces a call for artists for their seventh national juried exhibition, Cups With Conscience. Entries in the category of cups with a conscience will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Richard Notkin and Beth Lo for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, March 2021 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA.

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Deadline: 1 Feb 2021

Specifically, Gallery One is seeking cups, mugs, tumblers, tea bowls, and vessels created in any medium (clay, glass, wood, metal) that go beyond merely being a container for your favorite beverage. They are hoping for works that draw attention to causes both personal, local, and global or reflect on aspects of being human in today’s complicated world.

Cups With Conscience Artist Benefits

This exhibit is juried by Richard Notkin and Beth Lo. Jurors will be judging the overall style and quality of your work, not individual pieces. If accepted, you may ship up to five cups of your choosing in the same material and style as your submission(s).

Opportunities for lectures and workshops may be offered to artists to accompany the exhibition in addition to a virtual artist reception with jurors. $800 in awards will be distributed. In addition, a ceramic tile, donated by Richard Notkin, will be given to the top three awards and a slideshow of accepted works posted on Gallery One’s website.

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. To that end, 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 and arts appreciation.

In addition to rotating exhibits of contemporary art, Gallery One offers a variety of quarterly classes, art after school program for kids, gift store featuring regional artisans, 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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Between The Fold (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Between The Fold (Ellensburg, WA) – Call For Artists

Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces their sixth national juried exhibition, Between The Fold. Entries in the category of book arts will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Lisa Myers Bulmash and Ed Marquand for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, April 2020 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA.

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Deadline: 23 Feb 2020

For the purpose of this exhibition, Book Arts are defined as the field of art that involves the creation of works using or referring to structural and conceptual properties of books. While an existing book may be altered to create a work, instead of being merely a printed book about art, works in the genre of book arts are intended as artworks themselves.

Images: maximum of 6 artwork entries

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

Between The Fold Artist Benefits

$800 in awards will be distributed by the jurors and a slideshow of accepted works posted on the Gallery One website. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events may be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. Artists receive 60% commission off any sales.

Gallery One is a nonprofit arts center located in the heart of historic downtown Ellensburg, WA. They regularly welcome over 1000 visitors per month plus around 500 during first Friday Art Walk openings.

About Gallery One

Gallery One is a hub for the arts in Central Washington offering regular classes and workshops for adults and youth of all ages and abilities.

The gallery is dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts in Central Washington. To that end, 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; educational institutions in support of the arts; and a meeting place to foster community cohesion and arts appreciation. Gallery One acts as a community center, opening our doors for special events, facility rentals, and partnerships with other organizations.

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

Previous call for artists from Gallery One

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Juried Art Show 2019 (Tacoma, WA) – Call For Artists

Juried Art Show 2019 (Tacoma, WA) – Call For Artists

Centro Latino invites artists to enter the Juried Art Show 2019. To be held from August 14 to the 24th at the Centro Latino Cultural Arts Center at 1208 South 10th Street, Tacoma, Washington. Artists are encouraged to set up as a vendor for the Hilltop Street Festival (August 24, 2019) in which over 10,000 patrons are expected to attend.

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Deadline: 1 Aug 2019

Centro Latino’s Juried Art Show 2019 is sponsored by the City of Tacoma Arts Commission. It attracts artists from the countries of North, Central, and South America.

Artists will be awarded $1,000 and the opportunity to become Centro Latino’s Guest Artist for the next year. The Guest Artist receives another $1,000 for teaching youth the use of acrylic paints and mural design. In addition, an artist reception is offered during the Hilltop Street Festival so that the community can meet participating and local artists. The Hilltop Festival offers an opportunity for artists to sell their artworks. Following the annual Juried Art Show 2019, participants are encouraged to organize their own show. They are invited to be part of the City of Tacoma’s Studio Tour. For artists that do not have an accessible studio, the Centro Latino facility is available for artists to be part of the Studio Tour.

About Centro Latino

Centro Latino is a cultural arts center that sponsors an annual juried art show, Summer Film Camp for youth, painting classes, and Casa Cocina indigenous cooking classes and sales. In total, Centro Latino is a progressive organization with a mission that is inclusive of offering social and health services, educational support services, and cultural arts for all members of the community. There is special emphasis on serving Native Americans, Indigenous Immigrants, and United States Latinos. In doing so, Centro Latino has a central gallery with offices rented to community organizations who in partnership render outreach services to low-income and economically distressed individuals and small business owners.

For more information, contact susannemarten2014@gmail.com.

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