Something New VII- Public Art Program / Calls & Submissions

April 1, 2024

Organization Name: Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Organization Location: Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


The Something New program is a dynamic public art experience as well as an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit their work. The exhibit places sculptures in five outdoor locations in downtown Winslow on beautiful Bainbridge Island. The five locations are located inside the boundaries of the Bainbridge Creative District. The state of Washington now hosts 13 Certified Creative Districts, which are defined as a walkable neighborhood designated hub for creative sector jobs, tourist, and cultural activities.

The five Something New locations include pedestals in front of Town & Country Market on Winslow Way and Erickson Avenue, at the south end of Madison Ave, S. (in the Doc’s plaza), at the entry door of Bainbridge Island City Hall building, and in two spots along the central path in Waterfront Park. Selected works will remain on display for approximately 11 months after which they will be removed to make room for the next collection of selected sculptures, offering Bainbridge Islanders and visitors “something new” every year.

In addition to the five new pieces to be temporarily exhibited as part of the Something New VII exhibit, Bainbridge Island has a Public Art Collection consisting of 24 works, the majority of which are also located in downtown Winslow.

The Something New Program is an opportunity to represent all members of our community through Public Art, and we welcome all regional artists to apply (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, California, and possibly Vancouver, BC.) We actively encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+, and young emerging artists to apply.

Benefits Artists Will Receive:
– A $2,000.00 honorarium paid to selected artists.

– Promotion for Artwork to be purchased.

– Marketing and PR to include a feature article on Currents (the AHB hosted website at, as well as in local community publications.

– Promotion during Opening Reception events in August of 2024 by Bainbridge Downtown Association during the First Friday Downtown Art Walk. (public/social gatherings permitted.)

– A stipend of $1,000 People’s Choice Award, as chosen by community vote, to one of the program Artists

Opportunity Website