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Natural Instincts - Aljoya Mercer Island
Deadline Feburay 20th 2018

Washington State artists are invited to submit artwork to be included in this juried art exhibition at Aljoya Mercer Island. Please follow the submissions guidelines below.

There is no submission fee, and the artist receives 100% of any sales.

EXHIBITION: Natural Instincts
LOCATION:    Aljoya Mercer Island, 2430 76th Avenue SE. Mercer Island, WA 98040
DATES:        April 15th – August 12th 2018
DEADLINE:    February 20th th 2018  
ART DROP:    Sunday April 15th 12:00 – 1:30 pm
OPENING:    Wednesday April 16th 1:30 - 3:30pm
PICK UP:      Sunday August 12th 12:00 - 1:30pm

CURATORS: June Sekiguchi and Anna Macrae
CONTACT: Anna Macrae,

Seeking work: Focusing on the beauty of our natural world, the course and effect and the power of Mother Nature. 
Accepted work will primarily be wall hung with 2-D
·          2-D maximum size 40” height x 36” wide
·          A limited number of works up to 72” wide will be considered
·          2-D works must be ready to install with a hanging wire and “D” rings – no saw tooth fixtures
·          A limited number of 3-D works can be displayed up to approximately 15” x 12” x 12”
·          No work previously exhibited with at this venue
·          All wall hung media accepted excluding work that requires electricity


Email submission with attachments to Anna Macrae,

Subject line:  AMI - Natural Instincts – submission (your name)

Label each file according to what type of document it is: 
PLEASE FOLLOW THIS!  It is time consuming to process documents not labeled properly.  EXAMPLE:
•      Smith_Jane_image list.doc (Name, address, phone, email, website – image information - title, medium, size, year, price or insurance value if NFS)
•      Smith_Jane_title of work.jpg image
•      Smith_Jane_bio. / resume./ statement doc (all in one document)

    Attach up to 6 jpegs of available artwork – low resolution to be viewed on line only
Use the following Jpeg format instructions:
·          Each Jpeg should be saved at 72 dpi
·          Use maximum image size of 1200px on the longest dimension
·          Limit each jpeg to a maximum file size of 2MG
·          LABEL JPEG WITH YOUR NAME AND TITLE OF ART WORK – This helps me identify the art without having to re-label it myself. Example:  Smith_Jane_Title of Work.jpg

    Include an art work list with the following details for EACH jpeg. (Smith_Jane_title.doc)
·          Title
·          Medium
·          Size H” x W” x D”
·          Year completed
·          Price or Insurance Value if NFS (not for sale)

Attach resume, bio and artist statement regarding this particular theme and exhibition. Please include all this information in one document, maximum pages 3.  These documents are for the artist binder.  Do not include your address if you don’t want the public to see it.  Include any contact info you want your audience to connect to you and your work.   

Era Living Exhibitions:
The artist receives 100% from sales at Era Living locations – no commission is taken.  Sales are made directly between you and your client.  Postcards are generated for each show and promotional material sent to print and online media sources.  Opening receptions are held for each exhibition and artists will be invited by the curator to participate in artist talks.

Art at Era Living is viewed by residents and guests, and the public is invited to view the work.  Era Living is a Seattle-based company founded in 1987 to provide innovative housing, programs, and service to their retirement communities.

Era Living is committed to bringing quality art experiences to their residents and to provide exhibition opportunities to artists.

For questions, email Anna Macrae at
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Thank you
Anna Macrae,
Independent Curator for Era Living




Eligible media

Craft, Photography, Visual Arts