Call Detail
NùD: art of the figure
Entry Deadline: 11/3/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Initial Entry Fee): $35.00
Media Fee(Additional Entry): $5.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Washington
Jury Dates: 11/1/22 - 11/14/22

Figurative artists are offered very few opportunities to exhibit their art in group exhibitions dedicated solely to the human figure.  This is your chance to gain exposure for your work. If selected, your artwork will be displayed and for sale in our gallery as well as on the online gallery on our website for the duration of the two month show.  This will not only assure you of maximum exposure but also increase the likelihood that your artwork will be sold. 

Graphite Art Center is a new award winning art facility in Edmonds, Washington. The Gallery at Graphite is a centerpiece to adjoining studios and community art spaces.  Home to a vibrant art community, Edmonds is the first city in Washington to be designated a Creative Arts District due to the city’s long-term commitment to arts and culture.  To complement the NùD show and add buzz, numerous concurrent events at Graphite Art Center are planned, including life drawing sessions with a nude model, life drawing instruction classes, and lectures on the history of the nude in art. This stimulating group art show is open to both 2D and 3D artists nationwide.


Tracy Felix is a 2-D artist, whose career has embraced fine art, advertising, design and illustration. She has taught portraiture, painting and drawing through Edmonds College Arts Now, Cole Art Studio, Edmonds WA, and Schack Art Center, Everett WA. Tracy has represented artists as co-owner of Fraker/Scott Gallery, Seattle, WA, ARTspot Edmonds, and currently as Director of The Gallery at Graphite, Edmonds, WA. 

David Varnau is a figurative sculptor who began sculpting in 1995, having received his art training at Gage Academy in Seattle.  His grasp of figurative anatomy and motion is informed by his forty year professional career in the field of prosthetics. He has conducted ongoing live model sessions since 1998.

Important Dates (Summary)

*   November 1       Deadline for entry

*   November 15     Notification of results

*   January 14         Artwork due. (Hand-delivered work accepted during business hours)

*   January 21         Opening reception 7:00-8:30 pm

*   March 18            Exhibition ends

*   March 19            Hand-pick up during listed hours begins

*   March 21            Unsold artwork shipping begins

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the Opening Reception to be held on Saturday, January 21, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Gallery at Graphite, 202 Main Street, Edmonds, WA.  We request that local artists be present during the Opening Reception Awards Ceremony.  Artists who have received an award will be informed by email by January 15th.  If you are an award winner and are in attendance, you will be given an opportunity to give a brief presentation regarding your artwork to art patrons attending the Awards Ceremony.

Commission on Sales
70% of sales go to the artist
30% of sales go to the gallery

Patrons purchasing art during the 2 month-long art show will pay the gallery. The gallery will, in turn, pay the artists by March 31, 2022.


$1500   First Place

$1000   Second Place 

  $750   Third Place

  $500   “People’s Voice” Award

  $350    Artist of Merit

  $350    Artist of Merit

Prizes are provided by our loyal sponsors. The jurors will award the cash prizes based solely on merit regardless of media.

 Hand Delivery Dates & Times:

  • Friday, January 13, 12 pm-4 pm
  • Saturday, January 14, 12 pm-4 pm.

Pick-Up Dates & Times:

  • Sunday, March 19,  12 pm-4 pm
  • Monday, March  20,  12 pm-4 pm


Only entries submitted through CaFE will be accepted.

  1. Entry fee: $35 for the first work of art submitted, $5 for each additional artwork (maximum of two additional entries).
  2. Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 1.  Artists will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, November 15.


Works that do not meet the following requirements will be rejected on submission or intake.

1.   You may submit up to three works. All artwork must be available for sale.

2.   Artwork may be 2- or 3-dimensional.

  • 2-Dimensional Work -- Maximum framed size 60” high and 48” wide. Minimum framed size is 16” x 12” (with the long side either horizontal or vertical).
  • 3-Dimensional Work -- Sculptures intended to be displayed on a pedestal may not exceed 50 pounds. Maximum sculpture size 72” high by 48” wide by 48” deep. Minimum size 12” high x 6” wide x 4” deep (excluding base). Free-standing floor sculptures weighing more than 50 pounds must be installed and removed by the artist. No ceiling-hanging pieces or moving parts.

3.   Artwork must be ready for hanging or installation:

  • Artwork must have a professional presentation
  • Artwork on paper must be protected by glass or Plexiglass.
  • Artwork on canvas or other materials must be finished on the edges.
  • Two-dimensional artwork must be securely wired for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers or ceiling mounts.
  • Three-dimensional artwork must be ready for display.

4.   Artwork must be verifiably original in concept, design, and execution and submitted by the artist.

5.   Artwork must remain at the Gallery at Graphite during the entire exhibition, Saturday, January 14th-Monday, March 20. Once accepted into the exhibition, artwork may not be withdrawn.

Artwork format/presentation requirements:

Artwork submissions are limited to three (3) original artworks per artist as .JPEG or .JPGs in the following media: drawing, mixed media, collage, printmaking, fiber art, painting, and sculpture.  Images of artwork should be submitted unframed unless the artist feels that a particular style of mounting, matting or framing is crucial to proper artistic presentation. This should be stated in the art’s description.

Included in your application must be an Artist Statement or description pertaining to each work submitted.

Format for digital images of artwork:

All images of entries must be submitted as high resolution with:

  • File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.
  • File Size: Under 5 MB. digital .JPEG or .JPG either cropped to remove background or on a black background without a mat. Photos of the artwork should not be taken through glass or Plexiglas. Image quality is critical: Poor photography and presentation will affect acceptance by the juror. The digital image (.JPG) must represent the submitted art.  
  • Artists 18 years of age or older residing in the United States.