Call to Artists for The Arts Center 2019 exhibition program
Deadline, December 8, 2017, midnight. Online submissions only
The Arts Center Exhibition Committee seeks proposals for the 2019 Main Gallery exhibition program. Each calendar year, The Arts Center’s Main Gallery features a number of scheduled exhibits that last generally five to six weeks. Two of the exhibits recur annually and are not part of this call to artists.
Within our regular exhibition schedule we plan exhibits—potentially shorter—for experimental approaches as well as interactive and collaborative practices. We strive to have the audience engaged not only in viewing and enjoying artwork, but also actively participating in the art-making process. We seek creative proposals that exemplify such an exhibition philosophy.
We seek submissions that give us the opportunity to broaden our audience and connect with other fields of interest such as science, technology, agriculture, religion, and native and non-native populations.
For curatorial proposals, we use a two-tier submission process. The first proposal can be as long as 500 words. A selection of those will be asked to give additional information so final selections can be made. Curators of such proposals need not be artists themselves, nor are they required to have work in the proposed exhibits. Curators are responsible for preparation and installation of the exhibit; The Arts Center will schedule exhibition time, receive artwork and be of general assistance.
The Arts Center is a community organization that fosters creativity and engagement with the arts locally and regionally. This engagement encourages personal growth and well-being of the individual as well as the community. Art is a universal language, and we welcome and value the open dialogue and creative connections that occur in our public programs. Thus, we encourage chosen artists to provide us with support videos and/or digital slide shows to enhance the conversation.
The Exhibition Committee creates a balanced exhibition program from your submissions. We invite artists from:
- all media
- large and small group shows
- retrospectives and one-person exhibits
- local artists
- introductory work from artists of the greater Pacific Northwest
- artists who are established, emerging or from underrepresented communities
All artists from the Pacific Northwest are eligible. Artists are responsible for all shipping or delivery. The Exhibition Committee reserves the right to combine artists who have submitted individually.
Link for images, floorplans and size measurements of the gallery. 1,200 square feet, with 150 feet of linear wall space.
Calendar Call to Artists for The Arts Center, exhibit show dates of Jan – Dec 2019
December 8, 2017 Deadline, midnight online
March/April, 2017 Notifications sent electronically
For more information contact Hester Coucke, The Arts Center curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-754-1551, ext. 658.