Call Detail
Bothell City Hall Gallery
Entry Deadline: 10/29/22
Application Closed
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 6
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Jury Dates: 11/1/22 - 11/30/22

2-Dimensional Work
We are seeking 2-dimensional artists of diverse mediums. Exhibits will be 2-4 months in duration and may be individual or group shows.  The gallery space consists of approximately 60 square feet of display space. 

Video
Applications are being accepted for video art that will be displayed on four screens (each 42”).  Artists working in all genres are encouraged to apply and may present a single work spanning all four screens or may present different visuals on each screen (with one audio file). Selected videos will be presented in rotation for up to a three-month period.  Works no more than five minutes in length are desired and should not be highly dependent on sound due to the nature of the public space. 

Deadline for submission: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:59pm PST

About the Gallery
Bothell City Hall Gallery, 18415 101st Ave NE
The City Hall gallery is an open space in the main lobby and hallway leading to City Council Chambers. Around the open gallery space are city office reception desks that are frequented by the public and city personnel. 

Promotion
Exhibitions are publicized through city-generated press releases and the City’s website. Artists may choose to independently produce supplemental publicity and show business cards during exhibition.

Sales
Artists are encouraged to offer their works for sale, but are not required to do so. All sales are handled privately between the artist and the buyer. The City of Bothell does not take a commission on any works sold through the gallery.  

Hours of Operation
Hours are typically Monday through Friday, 8:00 to 5pm with evening meetings frequently occurring. City Hall is closed on government holidays. 

Selection Process
A panel will select artists for the gallery space and based upon demonstrated or potential artistic merit. The panel considers a variety of genres, as well as geographic and culturally diverse works. Applications will also be evaluated on appropriateness in concept and content for a public location.

Project Period
Selected art and video will be scheduled for 2023 and 2024 immediately following the selection of artists. Every effort will be made to accommodate artists’ preferred exhibition dates; but there is no guarantee. Each exhibition will be 2-4 months in duration. 

Exhibit Set-Up
The 2-dimensional gallery uses 60 square feet of professional STAS j-rail max hanging system with ample natural light filtering through an atrium ceiling.  All 2-dimensional work must be mounted or framed and ready to hang with wires.  All 2-dimensional work must be delivered and picked up in person and will be installed with assistance from the City of Bothell staff. 

Selected video artists will work with staff to develop final output.

Application deadline: Saturday, October 29, 2022 at 10:59pm PST

Inquiries can be directed to DeNae McGee, denae.mcgee@bothellwa.gov, or by phone at 425-471-9303  

 

Application Requirements

Please submit work representative of the type of work proposed for exhibition. 

2-Dimensional Digital Images:  Up to six (6) representative images 

Video: Up to three (3) work samples of proposed work in digital video format  

Artist Statement: A brief description of each piece of work and why you are interested in exhibiting in the Bothell City Hall Gallery.  Please also detail any exhibit history, if applicable. 

Preferences 
Timeframe: You are encouraged to indicate the months of year that you would prefer to exhibit your work.  If there is any month that is not possible for your display, please indicate that as well.  

Solo/Group Showing: Indicate your preference for a solo or group showing. If preference is solo, be sure to have sufficient inventory. Potential group showings will be curated with other artists open to a group showing that have applied for this call.   

If this is a group call (more than one artist applying), samples of artwork and an artist statement for each artist is preferred.   

This opportunity is open to experienced and emerging artists residing in Washington state with preference given to artists living in King and Snohomish Counties.