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Member Call for Summer: Put A Bird On It!

Member Call for Art

artEAST Puts a Bird On It

Exhibition: August 13–October 1, 2017
Submission Deadline: August 6

How creative can you get and still put a bird on it? artEAST members are invited to submit art for a bird-themed summer show. All mediums are welcome. Member shows are a fun way to discover each others’ work and explore new directions with your art. Got an unfinished piece that’s needed inspiration for a while? Put a bird on it and see what happens! Want to loosen up a style that’s feeling stale lately? Let your rules go and put a bird on it! Craving a creative challenge to see your work with new eyes? You know what to do!

Leslie Moon, Hummingbird

Leslie Moon, Hummingbird

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Sunday, August 6, 2017, midnight
Notification Date:
Wednesday, August 9
Art Intake: Saturday, August 12, 2016, 11am–6pm
Exhibition Dates: August 13 – October 1, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 17, 6–8pm
September Art Walk: Friday, September 8, 2017, 6–8pm
Art Pickup: Sunday, October 1, 2017, 12–5pm

artEAST is presenting an exhibition highlighting artwork created by members. This is an opportunity for artEAST members to experience a full jury process and have your work available to sell at artEAST Art Center.

All 2-D and 3-D mediums are welcome. 2-D paper artwork must be framed. Canvas artwork does not need to be framed but all edges should be finished. No saw-tooth hangers: all art needs hanging wire attached to the back with D-rings. DO NOT have your pieces professionally framed.

All pieces must be available for purchase as part of this exhibition. This is an exhibition to sell your artwork so please price your pieces accordingly. You will make 50% percent of the posted price and 50% will go to artEAST.

All applicants will be notified via email by August 9th if they are accepted.

Accepted artists are encouraged to attend the Exhibit Opening Reception 6-8pm on Thursday August 17, 2017 and the September Art Walk 6-8pm on Friday September 8. Bring your friends!

 Exhibition Expectations

  • All 2-D work must be framed OR gallery wrapped canvas and wired ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers).
  • 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.
  • You will be asked to sign the Gallery Release form and an Artist Inventory listing the piece(s) on intake.
  • A current W-9 form must be on file to pay commission on any sales, which will be processed at the end of the exhibition.
  • All sales will go through the artEAST Gallery sales desk.
  • A 50% commission fee will be taken on all exhibition sales.
  • 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 (putabird@arteast.org) or post (artEAST, 95 Front St. N, Issaquah WA 98027).

  • Subject: Put a Bird Submission – <YOUR LAST NAME>
  • 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 putabird@arteast.org or call (425) 392-3191.



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