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Northwest Expressions
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Contact Email: info@northwindart.org

Entry Deadline: 7/15/24
Days remaining to deadline: 48

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Jury Dates: 7/15/24 - 7/30/24

Northwest Expressions is a juried exhibit presenting the contemporary works of artists in our region. Selected works will be exhibited at Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery, 701 Water Street, in Port Townsend, WA from August 23 - September 29.

Artists must be 18 years of age or older from Washington or Oregon. Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and executed within the last three years. Work in both two- and three-dimensions, including ceramics, fiber, jewelry, and photography is eligible. All submitted works must be for sale. Cash prizes will be presented. Artwork will be juried online from submitted images.

A maximum of three (3) entries may be submitted per artist. There are no size requirements or limitations for artwork submissions. Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety. Only one image per artwork may be submitted. After the jury period, all selected artwork must be hand delivered and picked up at the Jeanette Best Gallery(if not sold); no shipped work will be accepted.

Awards:
$500 One Juror’s Choice Award
$300 Three Merit Awards
$150 People’s Choice Award

Fees:
$35 for up to 3 entries
All fees are non-refundable

Entry fees go toward awards and exhibit operating costs.

Selection Process:
Artwork will be chosen by jurors Richard Jesse Watson and Jesse Joshua Watson. They will be judging the quality and creative voice of the work. All entries must be for sale. 

About the Jurors:
Richard Jesse Watson is a painter, illustrator, and sculptor in Port Townsend, WA. His art shape-shifts between realism and abstraction, often combining the two. He has received numerous awards and several of his books were New York Times bestsellers. His paintings hang in museums, corporate, and private collections internationally. Watson is an accomplished artist and perpetual experimenter. He often breaks out of boxes in his quest for originality.

Jesse Joshua Watson paints pictures and tells stories in Port Townsend, WA. His art has been in children’s books, book covers, magazines, music posters, record covers, and has been displayed in galleries and museums up and down the west coast, as well as in NYC. His work is in collections across the U.S. and the Caribbean, Brazil, and Europe. Jesse has traveled the world extensively, often engaging in social justice and crisis response. In addition to writing and illustrating more than thirty books, exhibiting fine art, and teaching art to kids, Jesse plays soccer religiously, music frequently, and surfs the chilly waters of the NW as often as he can.

About Northwind Art:
Built on a strong foundation of community, 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 makes it all possible.

Calendar:
March 15, 2024: Call for entries opens.

July 15, 2024: Application deadline.

July 15-30, 2024: Jurying period.     

August 1, 2024: Notification to artists of accepted artwork. Artists will be notified by email. 

August 19, 1pm - 5pm: Artists drop off artwork at Jeanette Best Gallery.

August 20, 9am - 1pm: Artists drop off artwork at Jeanette Best Gallery.

August 23, 12pm: Exhibit opens to the public, awards announced.

September 7, 5pm - 8pm: Saturday Art Walk public reception.

September 29, 5pm: Exhibit closes.

September 30, 10am - 3pm: Artists pick up unsold artwork.

October 1, 10am - 3pm: Artists pick up unsold artwork.
                           

Drop-off and Pick-up Location (for works that are selected after jurying):
Northwind Art
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

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

Artist Name: ____________________________________
Artwork Title: ____________________________________
Artwork Medium: _________________________________
Price: __________________________________________
An arrow indicating the top of the piece     

Drop-off and Pick-up Times:
August 19, 1pm - 5pm: Artists drop off artwork at Jeanette Best Gallery.

August 20, 9am - 1pm: Artists drop off artwork at Jeanette Best Gallery.

September 30, 10am - 3pm: Artists pick up unsold artwork.

October 1, 10am - 3pm: Artists pick up unsold artwork.

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Rules & Terms

Sales and Recognition: Should your work(s) sell, Northwind Art will pay you a wholesale price equal to 50% of the retail selling price. Should your work sell, you agree to complete a W9 upon request. Northwind Art reserves the right to use art images for the purpose of promotion and marketing. Price is set at the time of submission. For this exhibit only, purchased art can be picked up anytime after 5pm, Sunday, September 29, 2024.

Conditions of Delivery: All artwork must be delivered in person for exhibition. 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. If art is not suitably hanging- or display-ready, we will ask you to do so at time of delivery. 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 Executive Director. Permission to reproduce the artwork for publicity purposes and for educational purposes is granted.

Application Requirements

A maximum of three (3) entries may be submitted per artist. There are no size requirements or limitations for submissions. Artists must submit an image showing the artwork in its entirety. Only one image per artwork may be submitted. After the jurying period, selected artwork must be hand delivered and picked up at the Jeanette Best Gallery (if not sold); no shipped work will be accepted.


Submitted Image Requirements:

  • Image file name: LASTNAME_TITLE_SIZE (in inches)
  • Images jpg/jpeg format
  • Size: at least 1200 pixels on the smallest side, 1920 pixels or greater on the longest side
  • In focus, cropped, well-lit photos
  • Each image file size no larger than 5MB
  • No additional material such as a bio, CV, or statement need be submitted.

Selection Process:
Artwork will be chosen by jurors Richard Jesse Watson and Jesse Joshua Watson. They will be judging the quality and creative voice of the work. All entries must be for sale.

Eligibility Criteria

This is an exhibit for residents of Washington and Oregon only. Artists must be 18 years of age or older. Artwork will be juried online based on the image submitted, and selected works will be exhibited at Northwind Art's Jeanette Best Gallery in Port Townsend, WA. Artwork selected after the jurying process must be hand delivered and picked up (if not sold); no shipped work will be accepted.