Call for Art 2021 – 2022 / Calls & Submissions

December 31, 2021

Organization Name: ArtsWest

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


ArtsWest seeks artists of ALL AGES to exhibit their artwork in the C-shaped Gallery that is also the lobby of the theater. It is the mission at ArtsWest to produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination, and use live theater as a powerful agent of change. We are seeking artwork that enhances our 2021-2022 theater season entitled When We Wake.

APPLICATION: By applying to be in this exhibit, you agree to the terms and conditions stated below.

Email the following (or mail equivalent):
1. Completed Information form to:
2. Attach up to 6 Hi Res JPEG files of artwork or please provide a link to your portfolio or website.
3. Email is preferred. If unable to email, mail the application including the completed information form with CD or thumb drive containing up to 6 JPEG images. Please note that CD or thumb drive will not be returned to you.

LENGTH OF EXHIBITS: Exhibits run concurrently with our theater production dates – ensuring that both our visual art and theater performances play to clean spaces and maximum audiences. The length of these exhibits vary between 4-5 weeks in length.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS: We do not restrict the size of the artwork as long as it can be safely displayed.

GALLERY: Located inside ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. SW, Seattle WA, our Gallery consists of 100 linear feet in a C-shaped configuration. Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7PM and Sundays from 11AM to 4PM.

SUBJECT MATTER: After a year of pandemics and reckonings, we are beginning to emerge from a long dark night of the soul. What will await us when we wake? As we step tentatively back into our lives, we know that healing is necessary. A return to each other is necessary. But how will we do it? How will we know what to create together when we finally return to the gathering place?
As we sleep, we dream. In our individual dreams, boundaries disappear, and new, limitless worlds are explored. Obstacles become monsters to slay and we become the gods and heroes of our stories. In our collective dream, these stories become our myths and legends.
WHEN WE WAKE is a season rife with gods, monsters, myths, and legends – both the ones that create us and the ones we will create together. As we emerge from the dream, which myths will we choose to bring with us? Which will we choose to leave behind? What new legends can we create together?
We are encouraging artists to submit work that speaks to the legacies we come from and the future we are choosing to build going forward. We are able to accommodate all wall-mounted visual art & small space for ceramics and sculpture. No video installations.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP: Artwork must be hand-delivered and picked up on a date and time that is coordinated with our Technical Director. There is very limited storage on site. Most installations occur on the weekend, Mondays or Tuesdays.

ART SALES: Contact information of interested buyers will be provided directly to artists to complete purchase transactions. No sales commission is charged and ArtsWest is not a 3rd party in the sales of art.

LIABILITY: Please be advised that every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition and return of your artwork but ArtsWest employees, volunteers and patrons do not assume responsibility for loss or damage that might be incurred during this process. All work needs to be of substantial enough nature to withstand these procedures. We encourage each artist to carry their own insurance and to be involved in installation/de-installation.

Opportunity Website

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