Graphite on Graphite 2024 / Calls and Submissions

February 12, 2024

Organization Name: Graphite Arts Center

Organization Location: Edmonds, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $20


The Gallery at Graphite Arts Center (Edmonds, WA) is seeking artwork for the upcoming exhibition ‘Graphite on Graphite’.

About the exhibit
Playing on our building name The Gallery at Graphite presents Graphite on Graphite, an exhibit of graphite art. A graphite pencil, often the first art material explored when learning to draw, may be simple to use but requires time and skill to master. Graphite in pencil form, sometimes a powder, is a grey colored drawing material which requires only the slightest amount of pressure to leave a mark. Charcoal, graphite’s darker friend, is blacker in color and like graphite is made from carbon and often used for drawing and sketching. The vision of this exhibit is to explore a range of artistic expressions through the mediums of graphite and charcoal. We are looking for high quality executed and finished works that go beyond Drawing 101 or Introduction to Life Drawing.

This is a juried exhibit with rules for submission and standards/guidelines for acceptance. Not all submissions will necessarily be accepted. Submissions will be juried based on quality and adherence to instructions of the call.

About The Gallery at Graphite
Graphite Arts Center opened in 2022 in downtown Edmonds, WA. Since opening Graphite has hosted 9 art exhibits in its 760 sq ft modern gallery space. The aim of our gallery is to provide high quality arts experiences to our community. Currently Graphite is open to the public Fridays 1-5PM, Saturdays 12-4PM and daily with access through Charcoal Restaurant. Graphite is also open the third Thursday of the month for Art Walk Edmonds, 5-8PM.

Important Dates
Exhibit Dates: Opens Saturday, March 16, 12-4PM. Closes Saturday, May 4
Deadline to enter: Monday, February 12, 2024
Notification via email of acceptance: Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Delivery date for accepted works: Monday, March 4, 12-3PM
Notification of works sold: Monday, May 6, 2024
Pick up date for unsold work: Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Checks for any works sold mailed by: May 30, 2024


Art must be created using graphite, charcoal or pencil. Artwork of any other medium, or on any medium, will be considered as long as the use of graphite, charcoal or pencil is clear, obvious and significant in the overall composition of the work.
Original 2D and 3D work of any size may be submitted.
The submitted artwork must have been completed within the last 3 years and not previously been published or reproduced in any manner prior to submission.
Do not submit artwork that is committed to another exhibition or otherwise is not available for the entire duration of the exhibition.
Artwork that is considered lewd, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise inappropriate for public viewing will not be considered.

All works must be well-photographed (clear, quality images cropped just to the art)
2D works if framed should not have glare
3D artwork should be photographed with a clean background
Images should be sent oriented properly for viewing
Images should be labeled: LAST NAME_ARTWORK NUMBER_TITLE
i.e. Johnson_1_Sunset.jpg; Johnson_1_Sunset_detail.jpg; Johnson_2_Landscape.jpg
JPEG files only
The artist, by submitting an entry form and images, consents for Graphite to use their name and images of art for promotional purposes, in print or online.
**Images and entry forms received by February 1 will be considered for use on promotional materials

Entry Fee
$20 fee for up to 3 different works of art
Entry fee is required and non-refundable
Fee must be paid at the time of application

Sales and Commission
All artwork must be for sale
All sales subject to 30% commission fee
Artist checks for any works sold will be mailed by May 17, 2024

Awards: Curator’s Choice Award & People’s Choice Award
Curator’s Choice Award Winner will have the opportunity to show a selection of their art in the windows of Graphite Art Center for 30 days. Dates to be determined and mutually agreeable. Award offer expires May 1, 2025. Curators Choice will be announced Friday, March 15.
Honorary People’s Choice Award will be based on votes received throughout the run of the show. People’s Choice award will be announced Monday, May 6.

Presentation, Delivery and Return of Work
All accepted artwork must be delivered, ready to install, on Wednesday, March 4, 11-3PM. Please do not enter if you cannot deliver your work to Graphite on this date at this time.
All unsold works must be retrieved after the exhibition closes on Tuesday, May 7, 11-3PM.
Please consider the presentation of your art (i.e. framing, matting, mounting, cleaning, etc.) prior to dropping off at Graphite.
All quality framing and matting choices will be accepted if the artwork has been accepted, but plain white/off-white mats and plain black frames are recommended/preferred. Frames should be clean with no nicks.
Graphite aims to always present high-quality exhibitions with professional-level presentation.
Framed works must have proper wiring (saw tooth hangers and glass clip framing not accepted).

To Enter
If you consent to these terms and would like to enter your artwork for consideration in Graphite on Graphite please visit the Graphite website homepage to find the prospectus and link to entry form
Have your titles, dimensions, prices and JPG photos (with requested file name format) ready when you fill out the form as well as credit card available for paying $20 fee online.

Graphite website


Entry Form

Questions about the exhibit or submission process may be sent to the Gallery Manager, Tara Shadduck at

General questions about Graphite may be sent to

Please note that Graphite staff work an irregular schedule, and that the Graphite building is not open to the public most days.

Opportunity Website

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