Call Detail
Galleries in City of Auburn (Washington) 2020
Parks, Arts and Recreation
Gallery Program
910 Ninth Street SE, Auburn WA 98002


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Contact Email: arts@auburnwa.gov
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Entry Deadline: 8/21/19
Days remaining to deadline: 65
REQUIREMENTS:
Media
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 2020. Galleries are within City operated buildings including City Hall, Auburn Senior Center (Cheryl Sallee Gallery) and 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: August 21, 2019 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. Pedestals and vitrines are available to exhibit small 3-D works. Exhibitions 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. 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. Opening in June of 2016, 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 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

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 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 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.

Selection Process

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

Exhibitions will be scheduled immediately following the selection of artists. The first available exhibition date is January 2020. 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.


Legal Waiver

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. 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 2020 exhibition programs and the 2020 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 CHECKLIST

Deadline for application: August 21, 2019 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.

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 City Hall Gallery, Cheryl Sallee Gallery (Senior Center), Community & Events Center or no preference.

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