Call Detail
WET: a juried photography exhibition
Entry Deadline: 2/10/23
Days remaining to deadline: 11

Entry Fee (WET: a juried photography exhibition): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Photography
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Event Dates: 3/16/23 - 4/30/23
Jury Dates: 2/11/23 - 2/15/23

WET will be a juried exhibition of photography that explores the power of water in its various forms and how that power is manifested in diverse environments and cultures. Photographer and gallerist Christopher Rauschenberg will be our guest juror.  

From geysers to rivers to glaciers, steam to liquid to ice, water is a powerful force affecting the planet. It demolishes mountains, and it nurtures our gardens. It is the basis of all life. This exhibition is an exploration of the dynamics of this essential element. 

We invite content that examines the myriad aspects and impacts of water, from the presence of water as ocean and rain to its absence as desert and tundra. There is a broad spectrum of subject matter to consider - infrastructure like aqueducts, canals and reservoirs; the extremes of weather and climate; activities from sailing to drinking to bathing - all the myriad aspects of life that arise as a consequence of the presence of water on the earth.


[ NOTE: This is a regional exhibit. All participants welcome from the Pacific Northwest region (WA/OR/AK/ID/MT/WY and BC). Artists must include return postage for any accepted work that does not sell. ]


Awards:
$500 One Juror’s Choice Award
$300 Three Merit Awards
$100 One post-exhibit People’s Choice Award

A maximum of ten (10) entries may be submitted per artist. All submissions should consist of work completed within the last three years. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Do not substitute other works for the particular accepted pieces. Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety. Only one image per artwork may be submitted.

*** Please include available print sizes.***

Fees:
$30 for up to ten entries
All fees are non-refundable

Entry fees go towards jury, awards, and exhibit operating costs

About Northwind Art:
Built on a strong foundation of community on the Olympic Peninsula of the Pacific Northwest, Northwind Art was founded in January 2021, when two established art organizations, Port Townsend School of the Arts and Northwind Arts Center, joined together—we are now known simply as NORTHWIND ART.

Northwind Art is a non-profit organization that puts artists at the heart of all we do. Three main pillars, EDUCATION, EXHIBITS, and ARTIST RESOURCES are the focus of our work and mission.

Our incredible community of donors, partners, and grant organizations make it all possible.

About the Juror:

Christopher Rauschenberg is a co-founder and past president of Photolucida (a Portland photography festival formerly called Photo Americas). He is a co-founder, co-curator and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, OR, where, over the last 47 years he has co-curated and co-produced 1005 exhibitions. He is also a co-founder and current member of the co-op Nine Gallery. He has edited and produced around 200 art and photography publications. In 2003, he was the Bonnie Bronson Fellow.

Christopher has had 125 solo shows in Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United States and Yugoslavia. His work has also been featured in group shows in Canada, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Slovakia, Sweden and the US. Works by Christopher Rauschenberg may be found in 13 major museums.
 

Calendar:
January 17: Call for entries opens                                                            

February 10: Application Deadline
February 11-15: Jurying period                                                    

February 16: notification to artists
March 6-10: Shipped work must arrive between these dates
March 9: 12 - 3pm: In-person drop off of accepted art
March 10: 10am-3pm: In-person drop off of accepted art
March 16: Exhibition opens  

Exhibition Dates: March 16, 2023 – April 30, 2023

Exhibition hours: Thursday - Monday 12:00-5:00pm or by appointment

Juror’s talk and awards announcement date TBD

April 30: Exhibition closes, 5:00pm

May1, 3pm - 5pm: in-person pick up of artwork
May 2, 10am-3pm: in-person pick up of artwork

NOTE:  Every piece of artwork must have a label affixed to the back with the following information:

Artist Name: ______________________________________
Artist Phone: ______________________________________
Artwork Title: _____________________________________
Artwork Medium: _________________________________
Price: ___________________________

If Shipping Artwork:
All shipped artwork must arrive between March 6 and March 10, 2023, and be labelled as per above indication

Ship or Deliver to:
Northwind Art                                                                    

701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 379-1086

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Rules & Terms

Sales and Recognition: Should your work(s) sell, Northwind Art will pay you a wholesale price equal to 60% of the retail selling price. Northwind Art reserves the right to use art images for the purpose of promotion and marketing. Price is set at time of submission. 

Conditions of Delivery: Acceptance of the image during judging stage does not necessarily guarantee inclusion in the exhibition. Should any piece of art differ significantly from the original image entry, the piece will be disqualified from the exhibition. Shipped work must have an accompanying return shipping label. The artist will be notified if art arrives damaged. Northwind Art will not pay for return shipping. Artwork must be received ready to display. Any piece that is inappropriately presented will be disqualified. All hanging artwork should be suitably framed or wrapped canvas and ready to hang, preferably with wire. Sawtooth hangers may be used on small works. Northwind Art is not liable for damage to works on paper that do not have surface protection. 

Agreement and Liability: Submission of the artwork shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this prospectus, including the following: I hereby release and discharge the officers, employees and volunteers of Northwind Art from any and all claims occasioned by damage or loss of said artwork while in possession of Northwind Art. No work accepted for this exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition unless agreed to by the Exhibitions Director. Permission to reproduce the artwork for publicity purposes and for educational purposes is granted. All decisions of the Juror and Exhibitions Director are final.

A maximum of ten (10) entries may be submitted per artist. All submissions should consist of work completed within the last three years. Submitted digital images should represent the quality and nature of the work. Work that is considerably different than the submitted images may not be accepted. Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety. Only one image per artwork may be submitted, file size no larger than 5MB each.

*** Please include available print sizes.***

This is a regional exhibit. All participants welcome from the Pacific Northwest region (WA/OR/AK/ID/MT/WY and BC). Shipped work must have an accompanying return shipping label.