Juried Call for Entries, “In Comfort of Chaos” / Calls & Submissions

February 6, 2022

Organization Name: Kirkland Arts Center

Organization Location: Kirkland, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $20


“In Comfort of Chaos”

How do we find order amidst crumbling governments, relationships, and identities? How can the turbulence, anxiety and unrest of todays world pave way for a new sense of clarity and vision? This exhibition seeks works that explores ways in which artists makes sense of time, space, and society when everything around them seems to be falling apart or shifting.

All media accepted, though the Kirkland Arts Center has limited resources for digital media. Digital artists should contact exhibitions@kirklandartscenter.org if they have questions.

Additionally one exhibiting artist will be chosen for a $100 Juror’s Choice Award and one artist will also receive a People’s choice award of a small solo exhibition in 2023.

About the Juror:

Hanako O’Leary was born and raised by her Japanese mother and American father. She grew up roaming the suburbs of Chicago. Every year, for 2 months during the summer holiday, her mother would take her and her siblings back to their ancestral home in Hiroshima, Japan. These summers were spent learning how to cook, clean, and honor her ancestors from her four aunts, Nagako, Nobuko, Atsuko, and Masako. Hanako attended this annual pilgrimage until the year she turned 18 and these summer months would deeply influence her spiritual beliefs, artistic voice, and feminine ideals.

Spending most of her life on American soil, but always under a Japanese matriarchy, Hanako learned to bridge these identities through art, employing traditional Japanese imagery to narrate her current American story.

Hanako has received an extensive arts education within institutional walls and beyond. She exists through her hands. Currently, she is building her ceramic series, Izanami, at Pottery North West in Seattle, WA. where she is a long term resident artist.

Acceptance emails sent to artists: By Feb 15th, 2022

Exhibition Dates: March 16 – May 21, 2022


Opportunity Website

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