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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
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“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.

For more information, contact assistant@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.

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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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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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The Ties That Bind – Call For Artists

The Ties That Bind – Call For Artists

Gallery One Visual Art Center announces a call for artists for their fifth national juried exhibition titled The Ties that Bind. Artist quilts will be juried by Joey Veltkamp for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, March of 2019 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA.

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Deadline: 27 Jan 2019

For the purpose of The Ties That Bind, Gallery One defines an Art Quilt as an original exploration of a concept or idea rather than the handing down of a pattern. Art quilts experiment with textile manipulation, color, texture, and/or diversity of materials. An Art Quilt often pushes quilt world boundaries but should consist predominately of fiber or a fiber-like material with two or more layers which are held together with stitches, piercing or other methods of joining.

This exhibit is 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). Quilts cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor or as a matriculated student.

To select artists in the exhibit, Gallery One provides opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events to accompany the exhibition. $800 in awards will be distributed at the juror’s discretion. A slideshow of accepted works will be posted on the website following selection by the juror.

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, an art after school program for kids, a gift store featuring regional artisans, a full ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, studio spaces for artists and facility rentals for the community, and a variety of special events.

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

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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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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.

For more information, contact jgordon@kirklandartscenter.org.

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All That Glitters – Call For Artists

All That Glitters – Call For Artists

Gallery One Visual Arts Center announces their fourth national juried exhibition titled All That Glitters. In celebration of their 50th anniversary, entries of work of or about gold will be accepted from across the nation. The competition will be juried by Keith Lewis and Tariqa Waters for inclusion in a month-long exhibition.

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Deadline: 29 Jan 2018

The All That Glitters exhibition will be held March of 2018 in the beautifully restored Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events will be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $1,000 in awards will be distributed by the jurors. An exhibition catalog will be created. This exhibit will be featured in the Main and the Mezzanine Gallery spaces of Gallery One. Exhibiting artists will be treated to a reception including food with wine for sale.

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. They host a first Friday Art Walk each month in downtown Ellensburg.  Gallery One is an art hub in the historic downtown district, attracting over 600 visitors in one evening. They 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, an art after school program for kids, gift store featuring regional artisans, ceramics studio available for classes or private rentals, and studio spaces for artists and facility rentals for the community. Gallery One hosts many community events including Paint Ellensburg, Art About, Jazz in the Valley wine tasting, Brewfest, and Sunday concerts.

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

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