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Call to all Artist Trust EDGE Graduates

Artist Trust invites all EDGE graduates to participate in “Celebration,” a juried exhibit celebrating artists from nine years of the EDGE Professional Development Program and 25 years of Artist Trust supporting individual artists.

Artist Trust has been given an opportunity to showcase EDGE graduates at the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) during prime tourist and convention center season from July 21 through October 21, 2012. Visual, literary and film EDGE graduates are all encouraged to respond by June 24 at midnight. A special celebration and reception for all EDGE artists will be held on September 7, 2012 from 5-8pm.

Over 200 linear feet of galleria wall space is available for a salon-style display. Several covered pedestals and vitrines will house small to midsized 3D pieces. Writers will have an opportunity to present their work live, as well as display exhibition-related pieces in 2D and 3D. Film graduates have an opportunity to showcase film stills in the exhibit, as well as the possibility to screen shorts during the September 7 reception and celebration. All work on display must be suited for a diverse, family audience; it must be welcoming, friendly and neutral in its surroundings. Sales of artwork will be the responsibility of the artist through contact info on wall labels. No commission will be taken by Artist Trust or WSCC.

Artist Trust wishes to represent all EDGE graduates in “Celebration” and plans to install up to 200 artworks. Due to space limitations and EDGE having served over 450 artists, this show will be juried by a pre-selected group of EDGE grads. In order to include all interested EDGE graduates, one artwork from every submission will be represented on a flat screen kiosk with a rotating slideshow in WSCC’s galleria space. Please submit your very best photo of your art for consideration since one of your images will be included in this visual display.

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Exhibit Dates: JULY 21 through OCTOBER 21 2012

Submission Deadline: JUNE 24 at MIDNIGHT

Artist Notification: JULY 9

Drop-Off of Art:  JULY 19 between 7:00am and 9:00pm

Celebration Reception: SEPTEMBER 7, 5:00pm–8:00pm

De-installation and Pickup of Art: OCTOBER 21 between 9:00am and 7:00pm

For submission guidelines, e-mail:

Eligible media

Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Photography, Visual Arts