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Entry Deadline: 2/23/20
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Between the Fold): $20.00
Media Fee(Additional Media Fee): $10.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 6
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: National
State: Washington

GALLERY ONE VISUAL ARTS CENTER announces their sixth national juried exhibition.  Entries in the category of book arts will be accepted from across the nation and juried by Lisa Myers Bulmash and Ed Marquand for inclusion in a month-long exhibition, April 2020 in the main gallery of Gallery One in downtown Ellensburg, WA. Opportunities for lectures, workshops, and/or special events may be offered to select artists to accompany the exhibition. $800 in awards will be distributed by the jurors and a slideshow of accepted works posted on our website.

Questions:  Call Gallery One Visual Art Center at 509-925-2670 or email

Media:  For the purpose of this exhibition, we define Book Arts as the field of art that involves the creation of works using or refering to structural and conceptual properties of books. While an existing book may be altered to create a work, instead of being merely a printed book about art, works in the genre of book arts are intended as artworks themselves.

Images:  maximum of 6 artwork entries

Entry fee:  $20 for first entry - $10 each additional entry


Lisa Myers Bulmash is a collage and book artist who works primarily in acrylics, paper and found objects. Informally trained, Myers Bulmash began her career making handmade cards. The artist aims to nudge the viewer into recognizing communal stories, especially those narratives that are usually experienced in isolation. Collage work by Myers Bulmash resides in two city art collections: Shoreline and Seattle. The latter includes art by Barbara Earl Thomas, Dale Chihuly and Kara Walker.

Ed Marquand is an art book publisher who divides his time between Seattle and Tieton, WA. His Seattle firm of 41 years is Lucia|Marquand. They have published books for over 300 art museums. Marquand Editions is his special editions studio that produces handmade art books in Tieton. His book/object collaborations are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, LACMA, the Library of Congress, Cooper Hewitt, and many others. His studio in Tieton includes Paper Hammer Studios, a letterpress studio and bindery.

·         $300 -- Most Innovative Artwork
·         $200 -- Best traditional approach to book arts
·         $200 -- Best non-traditional approach to book arts
·         $100 -- Award of Merit
·         images of accepted works will be posted on our websit

Open to all artists 18 years and older residing in the USA.  Accepted entries MUST be identical to submitted images or the work will not be exhibited. Acceptance implies the use of your images and your name in any printed or online publicity. All work must have been completed within the last five years, originals only (no reproductions), and cannot be completed under the direction of an instructor or as a matriculated student.

Entry Guidelines:

  • all entries must be submitted through, also known as Café
  • digital images must be cropped to include artwork only, no frames, mountings or added text unless they are considered part of the piece
  • images will not be accepted after 11:59pm, February  23, 2020, MST
  • jury result notifications will be sent via email to all entrants by March 7, 2020
  •  artists may not substitute, alter, withdraw work, or change sales price after acceptance
  •  Gallery One reserves the right to refuse any entry which does not meet the criteria listed
  •  artwork is not required to be for sale
  •  artists who list work for sale will receive a 60% commission of the retail value via check within a month after the close of the show
  • the maximum value of artwork to be shown is $10,000 regardless if it is for sale or not
  • the artist is responsible for notifying the gallery of any changes in address or contact info from what is listed on the Cafe' website. The gallery is not responsible for incorrect artist profile information that could lead to checks and/or artwork being shipped to an outdated address.
  • refunds will not be granted to applicants who do not meet the guidelines for entry

February 23, 2020                          
deadline for entries
March 7, 2020                                     jury result notifications sent via Email
March 22-27, 2020                            shipped entries must arrive at Gallery One
March 28-29, 2020                           hand-delivered works may be dropped off at Gallery One
April 3, 2020                                        opening reception from 5 to 8pm with awards announced at 6:15pm
April 26-27, 2020                             hand-delivered work picked up
May 4, 2020                                          return shipping begins

Accepted artwork specifications:

  •  accepted entries must include clear instructions for display
  •  works cannot be hung from the ceiling without pre-approval and cannot exceed 125” in height
  • special needs for displaying artwork must be pre-approved prior to shipping
  • artist statements/bios and high resolution Jpegs will be requested for our website
  • gallery shipping address and other info will be included in the notification email if accepted

Artists are responsible for round trip shipping and insurance (during shipping) of artworks. All shipments must include a prepaid return shipping label or shipping charge account number and be shipped in a container appropriate for reuse in return shipping. NO PACKING PEANUTS PLEASE. Gallery One will insure artworks for the artist’s commission value while on the premises of Gallery One at 60% of retail value.

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