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Call for September: Fantastical Worlds

Open Call for Juried Art

Fantastical Worlds

Exhibition: September 6–November 8, 2017
Submission Deadline: July 25, 2017

Curator: Anna Macrae

Blakey Hall

Open Call for Artwork

This exhibition will indulge our imaginations with artwork that offers an escape from reality into a fantastical world.

artEAST invites Pacific Northwest artists to submit artwork for jury consideration that may be extravagantly fanciful, or introduces the viewer to an imagined magical mystery world. Please take into consideration that Blakely Hall is a public space with a family audience when considering your submissions.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, July 25, 2017, midnight
Art Intake: Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 10am–Noon (at Blakely Hall)
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6–8pm
Exhibition Dates: September 6–November 8, 2017
Art Pickup: Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Submission Guidelines

  • This is an open call to Pacific Northwest artists for a juried exhibition.
  • Artists may submit up to three (3) works for the jury process. Work must be original, complete, and not previously accepted into an artEAST exhibition.
  • Artists should submit a 100 word or less artist statement related to the work being submitted.
  • Items submitted for consideration must be the items that will be in the show, if accepted.

 Exhibition Expectations

  • All 2-D* mediums are welcome. All work must be framed OR gallery wrapped canvas and wired ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers).  *Blakely Hall’s hanging system can only accommodate wire hung work and there is no protected display area for 3-D.
  • Artists are responsible for physical delivery and pickup of their accepted artwork(s).
  • Artists are expected to be available to assist with volunteer jobs related to the show.
  • A signed Exhibitions Release form and an Artist Inventory listing the piece(s) must be presented with your work at intake.
  • A current W-9 form must be on file for you to be paid sales proceeds 45 days post event.
  • All sales will go through the artEAST Gallery sales desk.
  • A 50% commission fee will be taken on all exhibition sales.
  • Purchased artworks will remain on display through the end of the exhibition.
  • Artists are responsible for reading and following the exhibition guidelines and expectations.

To apply to the exhibition

1. Prepare your .JPG files to the following specifications:

  • File format: JPEG only
  • File dimensions: Use maximum image size of 1200 pixels on the longest dimension
  • File resolution: Save at 72 ppi/dpi (standard web resolution)
  • File size: 3 MB maximum
  • Rename your files with your last name and a number. For example: Doe_01.jpg, Doe_02.jpg.

2. Send us the following information by email (ExFantasy17@arteast.org) or post (artEAST, 95 Front St. N, Issaquah WA 98027).

  • Subject: Submit to Fantastical Worlds 2017
  • Contact information: Name, best phone number to reach you, mailing address, and website if you have one
  • Whether you are a current artEAST member
  • Your artist statement (relating to your submission and/or exhibit theme), in 100 words or less

3. Provide your artwork images as email attachments or on a CD. For each piece of art submitted, provide:

  • Title
  • Year completed
  • Medium
  • Finished dimensions (including frame)
  • Price

The curator will make every effort to let you know if any information is missing, but it’s your responsibility to ensure that your information is complete. If you have any questions, please contact ExFantasy17@arteast.org or call (425) 392-3191.



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