Parks, Arts and Recreation
910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn WA 98002
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call Type: Exhibitions
Entry Deadline: 9/18/18
Images - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 3
Total Media - Minimum: 3, Maximum: 10
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 three City of Auburn gallery spaces during 2019. Galleries are within City operated buildings including City Hall, Auburn Senior Center (Cheryl Sallee Gallery) and Community and 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 18, 2018 at 10:59 PM (Pacific Time)
About the Galleries
Auburn City Hall Gallery, 25 W Main
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. The gallery has professional Arakawa hanging system, gallery lighting, as well as ample natural light filtering in through tinted glass walls and atrium ceiling. Exhibits are 6 weeks long and can be individual or group shows with the space accommodating approximately 6-20 artworks total. Hours of operation: 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
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. Exhibits 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 and Event Center, 910 Ninth Street SE in Les Gove Community Campus
The Community Center gallery is a long hallway within the public area of the active Community and Event Center. Opening in June of 2016, this is a new gallery and is approximately 26 linear feet. The gallery has professional Arakawa hanging system. Exhibits are 6 weeks and can be individual or group shows with the space accommodating approximately 4-20 artworks total. Hours of operation: 8am - 9pm, 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
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 ready to hang with wires or D-rings!
Exhibits are publicized through city-generated press releases, social media, email e-blatss, 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 exhibit based on artists interest and availability.
Artists are required to sign an “Agreement to Exhibit” liability waver. The exhibit spaces are not secured, and there is no insurance for objects submitted for exhibition. Artists may wish to carry their own insurance.
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 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.
A selection panel will select artists for all three gallery spaces. The panel includes City of Auburn Arts Commissioners, artists, and community-at-large representatives.
Exhibition Timeline and Installation
Exhibits will be scheduled immediately following the selection of artists. The first available exhibit date is January 2019. 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, typically during the work week. City of Auburn staff will install the artwork and artwork labels.
Artists are required to sign an “Agreement to Exhibit” liability waver. The exhibit spaces are not secured, and there is no insurance for objects submitted for exhibition. Artists may wish to carry their own insurance. The artist/artist groups agrees to allow the City of Auburn to reproduce and use submitted images and other submitted materials for the purpose of education, promotion and publicity of the 2019 exhibition programs and the 2019 schedule of events and programs. Submission of your application constitutes agreement to use the artists' materials in this way. Artwork displayed is at the sole discretion of City of Auburn Staff and content deemed not appropriate for public audiences will not be displayed.
Application deadline: September 18, 2018 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.
¨ Resume detailing exhibition history
¨ Artist Statement describing things such as your artistic process, inspirations, techniques or subject matter.
¨ 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 City Hall Gallery, Cheryl Sallee Gallery (Senior Center), Community and Events Center or no preference.