Visual Artists for ArtsWest Gallery / Calls & Submissions

July 31, 2022

Organization Name: ArtsWest

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: Free


ArtsWest seeks artists of ALL AGES to exhibit their artwork as a solo show in the C-shaped Gallery that is also the lobby of the theater. It is the mission at ArtsWest to produce artistic events that provoke conversation, incite the imagination, and use live theater as a powerful agent of change. We are seeking artwork that enhances our 2022-2023 theater season entitled Begin It.

APPLICATION: By applying to be in this exhibit, you agree to the terms and conditions stated in this form.
Email the following (or mail equivalent):
1. Email Corinne at for an application form
2. Attach up to 6 Hi Res JPEG files of artwork or please provide a link to your portfolio or website.
3. Email is preferred. If unable to email, mail the application including the completed information form with CD or thumb drive containing up to 6 JPEG images. Please note that CD or thumb drive will not be returned to you.

LENGTH OF EXHIBITS: Exhibits run concurrently with our theater production dates – ensuring that both our visual art and theater performances play to clean spaces and maximum audiences. The length of these exhibits vary between 4-5 weeks in length.

SIZE RESTRICTIONS: We do not restrict the size of the artwork as long as it can be safely displayed.

GALLERY: Located inside ArtsWest, 4711 California Ave. SW, Seattle WA, our Gallery consists of 100 linear feet in a C-shaped configuration. Hours: Thursdays and Fridays from 4-7PM and Sundays from 11AM to 3PM.

We are a theatre and gallery in West Seattle. This year, as we chose the theatrical projects for our stage, we asked ourselves, ‘What is theater useful for in the world right now?’ Three threads emerged as an answer to that question: empathy, community, and creating something new in the wake of so much change. The collective talked about art as an empathy machine, a place where people can come as they are and share their deepest truths. A place of joy, bravery, and collective learning. A place where community can gather and build something new together.
We look to bring that same perspective to what we feature in the gallery. We’ll use art, in all its forms, to see what we can begin together. We’ll center art that has never been more in conversation with our community and our times. We’ll examine pop culture and current events for what’s there and what could be, all while centering empathy, joy and possibility. It’s a year to celebrate the courage it takes to begin and the power in building something new together.
We are able to accommodate all wall-mounted visual art & small space for ceramics and sculpture. No video installations.

DELIVERY & PICK-UP: Artwork must be hand-delivered and picked up on a date and time that is coordinated with our Technical Director. There is very limited storage on site. Most installations occur on the weekend, Mondays or Tuesdays.

ART SALES: Contact information of interested buyers will be provided directly to artists to complete purchase transactions. No sales commission is charged and ArtsWest is not a 3rd party in the sales of art.

LIABILITY: Please be advised that every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition and return of your artwork but ArtsWest employees, volunteers and patrons do not assume responsibility for loss or damage that might be incurred during this process. All work needs to be of substantial enough nature to withstand these procedures. We encourage each artist to carry their own insurance and to be involved in installation/de-installation.

DEADLINE: July 31st, 2022.
Artists will be notified as soon as decisions are made.

Opportunity Website

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