For Artists / Opportunities

PUNCH Projects, Ellensburg/ Barnstorm 2018/ Call for Artists

Submission fee
$10 per entry (up to 6 entries)


Building on a 12-year history of successful art exhibitions and projects across the Northwest, PUNCH Projects presents Barnstorm 2018 – the second in a series of pop-up exhibitions activating rural spaces in unexpected ways with art, music and creative installations. This free month-long art happening will transform the rustic Model KE building in Ellensburg’s SODO district into an exhibition that will highlight new media works in the form of projections and digital prints gathered from an international call to artists. All forms of media are accepted, and each accepted artist will receive a large format print of their work (except video and audio entries).

Submission guidelines:
The exhibition will be comprised of large-format printed images, video monitors and projections juried by Ginger Ewing (Program Director and Co-Founder of Terrain Spokane; Washington State Arts Commissioner; Spokane Arts Commissioner; Artist Trust Ambassador; Executive Director, Window Dressing). 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); large format prints of the selected images will be created from the files and hung in the space. Video works will be displayed via monitors and projections directly onto the interior and exterior walls of the building. PUNCH Projects will pay the cost of shipping prints to the artists after the exhibition closes.
There is no theme to the call; however, we encourage submissions that consider how a work might speak to the dialogue between urban and rural sensibilities, as well as images and videos that might operate in a non-traditional exhibition space of this sort. All forms of images will be considered: photo-based works, photos of 2-d artwork, photos of installation, new media, sculpture, or other 3-d work, and photo stills from video works. Video clips, full-length video works and audio works are also welcome and encouraged.
All submissions may be considered for subsequent PUNCH Projects events.

Eligible media

Visual Arts