The Color of Words: Open Call For Handmade Books / Calls & Submissions

November 1, 2019

Organization Name: Confluence Gallery

Organization Location: Twisp, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


We invite you to contribute handmade books to our exhibit The Color of Words at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA.
The show will open January 11, 2020, and run through February 24, 2020.

In this show, The Color of Words, we encourage you, the artist, to contribute handmade books to a living collection that will be housed in the gallery. We invite you to contribute to a diverse “library” of handmade books inspired by the colors literature brings into life, art, and the world.

A handmade book.
Your own original work.
Available for sale.
Created in the last 3 years.
Any size.
Never previously been shown in the Methow Valley area.

Number of pieces to submit: Up to 10

The Exhibit Curator has the right to refuse work, even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, available space of the show, or does not follow the parameters set forth above. We are looking for high quality execution and thoughtful content that contribute to the vision of the show as stated above.

Intent to Submit: Email Intent to Submit Form [PDF] and JPEGs titled “lastname_title_medium_size” to gallery program manager ( by November 1, 2019
Accepted work: Email high quality JPEGs (300dpi) of accepted work or work in progress along with Artist Statement and Bio (word doc preferred, pdf OK), Inventory Sheet, and Confluence Gallery Contract up to and including the day of delivery, January 4, 2020.
All works must be at the Confluence by January 4, 2020.
Show Opening: January 11, 5pm – 7pm. All artists are encouraged to attend.
Show Closes: February 24. Work will be available for pick up after 5:30pm, or from 10-5pm February 25.

Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit gallery. All shipping arrangements and costs to and from the gallery of unsold works are each artist’s responsibility. See Confluence Gallery Shipping Procedures Form [PDF] for details.

For any questions about the show or the requirements, email Kaileah Akker ( or call Executive Director Sarah Jo Lightner at the Confluence Gallery (509) 997-2787. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Confluence Gallery offers commission structure of 60/40 to non-members artists and 65/35 to member artists.
FAQ: More about our Confluence Submission Guidelines
We look forward to hearing from you!

Penelope Varn, Exhibit Curator

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