Small Works Group Exhibition / Calls & Submissions

July 7, 2020

Organization Name: ZINC Contemporary

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $25


Contact Email:
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: July 7th
Event date: TBD


Images: Minimum: 3, Maximum: 6; following the image naming convention listed
File naming for images: ArtistName_TITLEOFWORK_Height x Width”_Media_Year.jpg
Images must be 300dpi and 1800 pixels on the longest side. Works not labeled in this manner will not be considered.
Submission must also include:
Curriculum Vitae, Biography, Artist’s Statement, Website, Phone Number, and Address
Must include social media handles.
Entry Fee: $25.00
Email Submission: The subject line should include artist name first and the name of the show after. Also please include works as a .ZIP file. (Tutorial for .ZIP on Mac and PC)

NOTE: Selected works will be exhibited at the exhibition at ZINC Contemporary in Seattle, Washington mid July – August, depending on COVID precautions outlined by the state of Washington.

THEME: As a gallery we are working to support our artists and the arts community in as many ways as possible. This call for small works creates an opportunity to meet and engage with artists outside of our roster. We hope that by bringing a large grouping of smaller works together we are able to provide sales and support on a larger basis. Works may be abstract or figurative. All fees collected will go directly to fund cash awards for works within the exhibition.

During this difficult time, we want to recognize our role in the systemic and structural racial inequity that is deeply rooted in our culture and the arts. In an attempt to work against the systems of oppression, we hope to dismantle barriers of representation and are placing special emphasis to seek out artists of diverse identities, ethnicities, race, gender, age, and economic status so that underrepresented individuals are given the chance to thrive.
This is only a small step and we recognize that doing our part will take much more than this, but we want to show our efforts to consciously engage and continue to work forward as a leader of diversity and inclusion.

REQUIREMENTS for selected works: 2 dimensional work, 16 x 16 x 7/8″ or 16 x 20 x 7/8″ on wood panel. Art must be completely dry. Art must be fitted with d-rings and wire for installation. All art must remain in place for the duration of the exhibition. ZINC Contemporary reserves the right to reject any work that does not comply with the entry criteria.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified of their work being selected by June 30th, 2020

COVID 19 Alert: At this time, we are scheduling both an online and a physical exhibition for submission in our Seattle gallery as well as online at If this is not possible due to social distancing requirements, artists will be notified and we will have the online gallery exhibition only.

SALES: Proceeds from sale of artworks will be split 50/50. ZINC Contemporary reserves the right to discount works up to 15% under special circumstances.

LIABILITY: ZINC Contemporary will take all due precautions to protect premises and art. However, ZINC Contemporary is not responsible for loss due to damage, theft, vandalism, or accident. If work is fragile, it is submitted at the artist’s own risk. Each artist is responsible for your own insurance.

SHIPPING, DELIVERY, RETURN: Artists are responsible for safely shipping artwork chosen for the exhibition, which must be received by a date that is to be decided. Accepted artists will be notified. COMPLETE SHIPPING DETAILS WILL BE EMAILED TO ACCEPTED APPLICANTS. Accepted local applicants can inquire about local drop off. Shipping, delivery and return of work is the responsibility of the artists, please include a return label with shipment.

POST EXHIBITION: Work must be picked up a date that is to be decided. Any work not picked up by said date when decided will be charged a daily fee.

MEDIA RELEASE: ZINC Contemporary reserves the right to photograph works in the show and use these photographs and any images provided by the artists for promotional purposes.

ZINC Contemporary is committed to making women in the art world visible AND SUCCESSFUL, while passionately promoting the act of art collecting. We know that art inspires curiosity and fuels the positive change our world needs.

By flipping the typical gallery representation ratio within its roster – ZINC Contemporary represents 85% women to 15% men – We are on a mission of inclusion rather than exclusivity and feel that this is one way of balancing the scales.

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