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CLOSE IN series: 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition
502 E. Boone Ave.
AD Box 1
Spokane, WA 99258-0001

Entry Deadline: 1/29/18
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 3

Entry Fee (CLOSE IN series: 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition): $25.00

CLOSE IN series: 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition

May 26 to August 11, 2018

RECEPTION: Friday night, June 1, 2018

Call for Entries

In the summer of 2018, the Jundt Art Museum at Gonzaga University will present its 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition, organized by Paul Manoguerra, director / curator, and Karen Kaiser, curator of education at the museum.  As part of its recurring CLOSE IN series, the exhibition will focus on Inland Northwest-landscape-based objects created by artists from the region.

The objective of this juried exhibition is to present the diversity and dynamism of contemporary artistic activity in the Inland Northwest while celebrating the relationship between art and the local landscape.

“Every part of this soil is sacred in the estimation of my people. Every hillside, every valley, every plain and grove, has been hallowed by some sad or happy event in days long vanished.” — Chief Seattle, 1854

“Now we are fairly into the mountains, and they are into us.  We are fairly living now. …Nature like a fluid seems to drench and steep us throughout, as the whole sky and the rocks and flowers are drenched with spiritual life—with God.” – John Muir, 1869

“Landscape is a medium of exchange between the human and the natural, the self and the other. …Landscape is a natural scene mediated by culture.  It is both a represented and presented space, both a signifier and a signified, both a frame and what a frame contains, both a real place and its simulacrum, both a package and the commodity inside the package.” –W. J. T. Mitchell, “Imperial Landscape,” 1994

Selection of works for the 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition will be made by the staff of the Jundt Art Museum.  Works will be chosen for the show based upon the museum staff’s understanding of artistic quality and merit, the work’s adherence to the landscape theme and issues, the educational and professional achievements of the artist, and the observance of the rules and guidelines of the application process.

The Jundt Art Museum reserves the right at all times to exclude any work of art from its galleries.

All works will be insured by Gonzaga University while in the custody of the Jundt Art Museum.

All submissions must represent completed works of art. No incomplete works, conceptual works, or project proposals will be considered.  Works must be suitable for museum exhibition installation, complete with all their own respective hardware or materials, but may be in any media.  There are no specific size limitations for two-dimensional or three-dimensional works of art but gallery space is limited.

It is the artist’s responsibility to deliver the work(s) of art to the loading dock of the Jundt Art Museum.  Delivery must occur between 10am Wednesday, May 16 and 4pm Saturday, May 19, 2018.  Details about delivery will be provided to accepted artists.

The Jundt Art Museum will conduct all object installation.  Art objects will be installed during the week of May 21, 2018. Any object that cannot be installed by the designated date will be disqualified. Location, placement, and lighting of individual works of art will be at the complete and full discretion of the Jundt Art Museum.

All accepted works of art must be removed between August 13 and August 15, 2018. Any object not removed by end of the business day August 15 will be considered abandoned and will become the property of Gonzaga University and the Jundt Art Museum, unless other arrangements have been made in writing between the artist and the museum.

Works of art in the exhibition will not be for sale and the work must remain on site for the duration of the exhibition.

By submitting to the 1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition, the artist agrees to comply with all rules and requirements. 

Any and all publicity for the exhibition must come from the Jundt Art Museum and Gonzaga University.  Accepted artists will be able to provide up to 20 addresses each for the mailing of the museum’s exhibition postcard announcement.

Finalists will be notified of their inclusion in the exhibition no later than February 9, 2018. Award winners will be announced at the opening reception on June 1.

First prize is $1000. The second place winner will receive $500, and the recipient of any honorable mentions will receive $250. Sponsored awards might also be available.

Submissions must follow all guidelines as stated within this prospectus.

Artists may submit up to three different works of art with each work having no more than an image each which shows the entire work of art. The submission deadline for all materials is Monday, January 29, 2018.

Processing of the one-time $25 entry fee is managed through CaFÉ.

An artist applying for the exhibition must be a resident of one of the following counties, and must be able to prove residency in one of these counties in the Inland Northwest:

Washington: Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, or Yakima.

Idaho: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, or Shoshone.

Each artist must provide a biography, including major educational and professional achievements, and upload the biography/resume as a file as part of the application process.

Proof of residency is required of artists as part of the application process.  Proof will involve a digital/scanned copy—saved as a JPEG file or other acceptable file format under 2MB—of a mortgage or rental statement, a driver’s license or passport, or a bill from a utility company with the name and address clearly legible, and uploaded with the application online.

List of deadlines

  • January 29  Submission deadline for all materials on CaFÉ and the payment of one-time $25 entry fee.
  • February 9  Exhibition acceptances announced by the jury/museum.
  • February 23  Artists must provide publication-ready, high-quality images of each accepted work of art.
  • April 1   List of up to 20 addresses for a postcard mailing provided to the museum.
  • May 16 to May 19   Delivery of all works of art to the loading dock of the Jundt Art Museum.
  • May 21   Exhibition installation by the museum commences.
  • May 26, 10am   1st Inland Northwest Juried Landscape Art Exhibition opens to the public.
  • June 1  Opening reception and award ceremony; free and open to the public.
  • August 13 to August 15  All works of art must be picked up from the museum.