Emerging Artist Scholarship Competition Exhibition / Calls & Submissions

February 28, 2022

Organization Name: Gallery 110

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions | Funding

Fee: Free


Gallery 110 Emerging Artist Scholarship Competition Exhibition (EASCE) – June 2022

Elisheba Johnson – co-founder of Wa Na Wari, a center for Black art & culture in Seattle’s Central District.
George Brandt – Gallery 110 artist, curator, and founder.
JoEllen Wang – co-winner Gallery 110 Emerging Artist competition (2019).

Talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. To address this, Gallery 110 invites emerging artists who self-describe as Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to apply to become members of Gallery 110, a Pioneer Square artist collective with a 20-year history of welcoming and exhibiting Emerging Artists.
BIPOC Emerging Artists who would find our gallery membership dues a barrier are invited to submit their work to the 2022 scholarship competition by February 28, 2022. Application information at www.gallery110.com/emerging-artist-program.
Our jurors will award up to seven fully funded 2-year memberships in Gallery 110, which include gallery representation, a website artist page, a solo exhibition within the following 24 months, mentoring as a professional fine artist, and participating in gallery decision-making and operations as a full member-owner.

Overview: Gallery 110 Emerging Artist Scholarship Competition – June 2022
King County residents who self-identify as BIPOC*, who are early-to-emerging artists, and for whom gallery membership dues are a barrier, are invited to submit applications. The scholarship awards include:
• A group exhibition at Gallery 110 (June 2022) with other finalists.
• 2-year fully-paid Gallery 110 memberships for up to seven (7) artists
o Gallery representation (physical and virtual)
o A solo exhibition within 24-months membership period
o Additional opportunities to exhibit work in the gallery
o 1-on-1 mentorship with a gallery artist
o Participation in gallery operations and decision-making

Eligibility: Applicants must
· Be visual artists (2D & 3D)
· Be at least 18 years old
· Be King County residents
· No prior solo exhibitions in commercial or public galleries except for student exhibitions at matriculating institutions
· Communicate serious long-term art goals, desire to be an active member of Gallery 110, and agree to contract terms
· Must self-identify as BIPOC*
*Alaskan Native, Asian/Asian-American/Pacific Islander or Hawaiian, Black/African/African-American, Latinx, Middle Eastern, Native American or Indigenous, or South Asian

Application Materials:
• Biography (150 words or less)
• Artist Statement – (350 words or less)
• Work samples – (up to 10 images or 10-minutes total video/audio files, or a combination thereof equaling 10 samples)
• Work sample descriptions – (include title, materials, dimensions, time, year completed, and 1-2 sentence description of the work)
• Personal declaration of need for scholarship (100 words or less)
Applications are only accepted via email to emergingartist@gallery110.com. Dropbox, WeTransfer, or Zip files will be needed for large image files.

If you need help with the application process, please contact director@gallery110.com. Someone from the Gallery will assist you.

Application Timeline:
• Application opens: January 3, 2022
• Submission deadline: February 28, 2022
• Notification to 15 semi-finalists: March 7, 2022
• Scheduling of portfolio review & studio visits (either in-person or remotely): March 10 – April 15, 2022
• Notification of seven (7) Finalists: April 15, 2022
• Exhibition and award announcements: June 2022

Decision-making Processes:
Panelists will review applicants through a lens of racial equity and will be encouraged to highlight a range of disciplines and practices. Euro-centric language commonly used to parse evaluations gives a veneer of impartiality, numerical weighting provides a gloss of objectivity, but the result risks overlooking the emotive power of embodied knowledge and the esthetic magic of ancestral memory. Rather than using a scoring rubric, each juror will independently take notes throughout the interview/studio visit/portfolio review process and Jurors will use a process combining independent and collaborative decision making to achieve consensus.


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