Call Detail
2025 Galleries in City of Auburn, WASHINGTON
http://www.auburnwa.gov/arts

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Contact Email: ahyde@auburnwa.gov

Entry Deadline: 9/5/24
Days remaining to deadline: 85
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 3, Maximum:Max. 10
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington

The City of Auburn is seeking artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or small three-dimensional media to exhibit their work at City of Auburn gallery spaces in 2025. Galleries are within City operated buildings including the Auburn Senior Center (Cheryl Sallee Gallery) and the Community & Event Center. Artists and/or artists groups of diverse mediums are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to: printmaking, painting, drawing, mixed media, textiles, mosaic, glass, recycled materials, photography, calligraphy, collage, fiber art, ceramics, jewelry, metal sculptures, etc.

There are no location restrictions, but all work must be delivered and picked up in person in Auburn, Washington.

Deadline for application: September 5, 2024 at 10:59 PM (Pacific Time)

About the Galleries

Cheryl Sallee Gallery at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE in the Les Gove Community Campus.

The gallery wall is located just inside the main entrance of the Auburn Senior Activity Center. The Cheryl Sallee Gallery is outfitted with Arakawa hanging system and professional gallery lighting. Exhibitions are 8-week shows of approximately 5-12 artworks. Hours of operation are 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday, including various evenings and weekends, based on building rental activity (parties, weddings, banquets, etc.)

Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE in Les Gove Community Campus

The Community Center gallery is a long spacious hallway within the public area of the active Community & Event Center. This gallery and is approximately 26 linear feet. The gallery has professional Arakawa hanging system and gallery lighting. Pedestals and vitrines are available to exhibit small 3-D works. Exhibitions are 8 weeks and can be individual or group shows with the space accommodating approximately 4-20 artworks total. Hours of operation: 8am - 8pm, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4 pm Saturday.

Additional information on the Auburn Arts Programs and Events please visit www.auburnwa.gov/arts  
 

Exhibition Application Information and Requirements

Eligibility

Established and emerging artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or three-dimensional media will be considered.  There are no location restrictions, but all work must be delivered and picked up in person.  Artwork via post is not accepted.  All work must be mounted or framed and securely wired (or with D-rings) and ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers accepted).

Promotion

Exhibitions are publicized through city-generated press releases, social media, email e-blasts, and the City’s web site at www.auburnwa.gov/arts. Artists may choose to independently produce supplemental publicity and show cards. A reception can be scheduled for exhibition based on artists interest and availability.

Liability

Artists are required to sign an “Agreement to Exhibit” liability waver. The exhibition spaces are not secured, and there is no insurance for objects submitted for exhibition. Artists may wish to carry their own insurance.

Sales

Artists are not allowed to list artworks for sale. Any sales can be handled privately between the artist and the buyer. The City of Auburn does not take a commission on any works sold through the galleries.

Hours of Operation

Hours vary. Please reference gallery descriptions above. All city buildings are closed on government holidays.

Selection Process

A selection panel will select artists both gallery spaces. The panel includes City of Auburn Arts Commissioners, artists, and community-at-large representatives.

Exhibition Timeline and Installation

Two-month exhibitions will be scheduled immediately following the selection of artists. The first available exhibition date is January 2025. Although every effort will be made to accommodate artists’ preferred exhibition dates, we cannot guarantee availability of preferred exhibition dates. The time between exhibitions is predetermined and an installation date and time will be assigned during the work week.  City of Auburn staff will install the artwork and artwork labels.

Application Requirements

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Deadline for application: September 5, 2024 at 10:59 PM (Pacific Time)

Submit through Café Call for Entry:

¨ Digital Images

Up to ten (10) representative images (minimum 3).  Preference of work completed in the last two years, and representing the type of work proposed for the exhibition.

¨ Artist Statement describing things such as your artistic process, inspirations, techniques or subject matter.

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.

¨ Location: Indicate your preference if you wish to show at Cheryl Sallee Gallery (Senior Center), Community & Events Center or either location.

¨ Solo/Group - If it is your preference and/or requirement to have a solo exhibition (and have sufficient inventory)

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility

Established and emerging artists and/or artist groups working in two-dimensional or three-dimensional media will be considered.  There are no location restrictions, but all work must be delivered and picked up in person.  Artwork via post is not accepted.  All work must be mounted or framed and securely wired (or with D-rings) and ready to hang (no sawtooth hangers accepted).