2025 Open Call / Calls & Submissions

August 16, 2024

Organization Name: Sand Point Arts & Cultural Exchange / Magnuson Park Gallery

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


About Sand Point Arts & Cultural Exchange (SPACE)

SPACE connects and enriches our community through art, music, and culture. SPACE operates SPACE 101.1FM and Magnuson Park Gallery.

About the Open Call for Exhibition Proposals

Magnuson Park Gallery produces 4-6 exhibitions annually, often in collaboration with local organizations and collectives. For our 2025 season, we encourage emerging, unrepresented, and underrepresented artists, collectives, or curators to apply to this open call. If you are submitting work that is not your own (for a group show), you must have permission from the artist to include in your proposal before applying. Applying to this open call open to artists of all ages.

Decision notices: by Monday, September 16, 2024

Proposal Requirements

Artist Statement – a brief written description of an artist’s work, practice, and motivation. It provides insight into the artist’s creative process, themes, and influences, helping audiences and curators understand the context and intent behind the artwork.

Artist CV or resume – a comprehensive document that details an artist’s professional background, achievements, and qualifications.

Written Show Proposal – an outline of the concept, significance, and logistics of a proposed exhibition. It includes an overview of the theme, detailed descriptions of the artworks, artist and curatorial statements, audience impact, exhibition layout, timeline, budget, and supporting materials.

Artwork Images – examples of the work you are referencing in your proposal. Images are assumed to be representative of the artwork.

​Exhibition Rules & Guidelines

We can accept proposals that include 2D and 3D visual media. Artwork must be hang ready (framed or equivalent preparation, with hanging apparatus installed), and artist must be available to drop off/pick up their work in person at the agreed upon dates.
Applications that include time-based media should contact gallery manager for approval.
Artwork should be for sale and priced at a $100 (retail) minimum. The gallery will handle payment processing and provide artists with a check following the exhibition. The price you list in your application must take into account the gallery’s 30% commission fee. To receive payment amounts of over $600, artists must be willing to fill out a W-9.
The gallery cannot accept deliveries or mail unsold artwork. If the location of the gallery prohibits your involvement in the exhibition, please email the Gallery Manager to discuss exceptions
Exceptions for deadlines, specifications or rules will only be made with email correspondence with the Gallery Manager. Submissions that do not meet the required deadlines, specifications or rules without proper communication will be automatically ineligible.
If you need help with the submission process, or any of the above stipulations create a barrier for your ability to submit – please reach out to the gallery for assistance maddy@spaceatmagnuson.org.

Opportunity Website

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