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Touch Gallery – Call for Artists

Touch Gallery – Call for Artists  Touch Gallery at SEAF

The 2020 Seattle Erotic Art Festival (SEAF) will be featuring the Touch Gallery, curated by Cyra Jane and populated with many stone carvings and other sculptures that are sensual and fun to touch.

Ed Salerno Of the SeaThis curated gallery within the larger festival premiered in 2018 and featured 17 sculptures by NWSSA members Cyra, Markos Weiss, Sabah Al-Daher, Ben Kimura, Tom Francis, Julie Pitman, Ed Salerno, Steve Sandry, Steve Rabago, Wakey Nelson, Woody Morris, Bob Olander, Mark Andrew, and Jocelyne Dodier. Ed Salerno and Sarah Tanksley were instrumental in helping organize and run the gallery as festival viewers were invited to don blindfolds and explore the sculptures by touch, guided either by one of the artists or by someone they trust. Our part of the show was a huge hit! Thousands of people interacted with our artworks and the Touch Gallery was hands down one of the favorite installations that year at SEAF. The show resulted in at least one sale.

In its 17th year, SEAF has grown from an afternoon exhibit in Seattle’s Town Hall to a three-day extravaganza that attracts over 4,000 art lovers to view 300 works from local and international artists. In addition to the open gallery hours during the day, Friday and Saturday evenings feature lavish galas with music, performance art, and a thousand people each all dressed up, feeling good, and talking about the art surrounding them. While much of the work is explicit, much is also subtle, humorous, and sweetly sensual. You can find out more about the festival on their website: www.seattleerotic.org. This year SEAF will be April 24, 25, and 26th.

Ben Kimura The TorsoI’ve been attending SEAF since its first year, and it is one of my favorite events specifically because I’ve never seen another art show where people are so excited about the art and spend so much time with it. At the galas, most everyone spends hours circling the exhibits, picking out and voting on favorites, sharing their opinions and discussing artwork with both friends and strangers. In my history with SEAF, I’ve been part of a team of invited installation artists in 2010 (we won the People’s Choice award that year for our peek-a-boo dollhouse), a juried artist for marble works in 2016, and an invited installation artist with Touch in 2018. This year I’m officially a Guest Festival Curator and will be partially curating the Touch Gallery with NWSSA members and partially jurying from SEAF submitters. We are limited to 12 pieces this year, and I encourage you to be a part of this! 

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2020 Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Call to Artists 
Northwest Flower and Garden Showflower show logo
February 26-March 1st, 2020 
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CALL TO ARTISTS & VOLUNTEERS

Northwest Flower and Garden Show
This event attracts over 60,000 guests during this 5-day event. NWSSA has been participating with an educational booth for all 30 years, and has received appreciation for our displays and demo booth where guests can try their hand at hand carving. We rely on our members to help us host this event, engage with the visitors about the stone and processes we use to create our art. We have gained several members and symposium participants as a direct result of this show!

If you are planning to enter your sculpture in this show please email Ed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so he can send you all of the event details.
The hours are 9am to 8pm (except Sunday March 1st which is 9am to 6pm).
Set up day is not yet confirmed but will be either the Sunday, Monday or Tuesday before the event, from 8am to noon.
Move Out will happen after 6pm on Sunday, March 1st

We also need volunteers for set-up, move out and to run the booth during the week. Morning and evening shifts are available during the event so if you're able to volunteer please email Ed with your preferred day.

Functional items such as planters, candle holders, etc are encouraged as well as sculpture, however we do not have a proper display area for small works such as jewelry. Unlike previous years, this year we are allowed to sell our work directly at our booth.

Once again please email Ed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in participating. Thanks.

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Percival Plinth Project 2020

The City of Olympia is seeking up to 16 loaned sculptures from Washington and Oregon state artists for temporary display of up to one (1) year on Percival Landing in Olympia, WA. Selected artists are eligible for consideration for the Peoples’ Prize purchase award. An award selected by public vote of one sculpture to be purchased and added to the City’s public art collection. 

Plinths: https://artist.callforentry.org/fair_plans/3251.pdf
Eligibility: Washington and Oregon state sculptors, 18 years of age or older.  Artists may not submit works previously exhibited on the Percival Plinths.
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Entry Deadline: 2/20/20 
To Apply, visit: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=7039

City of Redlands, CA Public Art

The city of Redlands, California is seeking proposals from sculptors for its Public Arts Program. Selected sculptures will be scattered throughout the city of Redlands. Sculptures will be displayed on temporary loan for two years, creating a dynamic rotating collection of public art around the city. The Redlands Public Art Project will include a printed walking, biking, and/or driving tour of the sculptures and a mobile-friendly online tour with artists discussing their work.

Artists who will participate in the Redlands Public Art Project will be exposed to thousands of visitors each year and the work will be offered for sale at the end of the two-year period. Each artist will receive an honorarium of $2,000 for the period of the two-year loan.

Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Entry Deadline: 7/1/20
To Apply: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6893

Public Art Archive

This is a call for the inclusion of public art collections in the Public Art Archive, an online database of public art. To be considered for inclusion, you must be a professional artist who has completed and installed public artwork, or an administrator of an established public art program. There is no charge to submit entries to the Public Art Archive. Public art is defined here as art that is situated in a location that is accessible or viewable by the general public and was, in most cases, commissioned by a public art entity, typically using percent-for-art or public funding. Gallery art and art exhibited inside galleries and museums is not eligible. Works of art that were commissioned and/or gifted by corporations, museums, educational institutions, private parties, and other entities may also be eligible. Permanently cited, temporary, new media, performative, rotating, and portable works may be eligible if they meet the commonly known definition of public art or civic art.

The Public Art Archive™ (PAA™), like CallforEntry.org™ (CaFE™), is powered by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF). The Western States Arts Federation is a nonprofit regional arts service organization dedicated to the development of an expanded awareness of the power of the arts. Much of the organization’s work is accomplished through the development of technologies that benefit the arts and the arts community. WESTAF created the PAA™, which launched in 2009 with the collections of a few pilot public art agencies. We are pleased to invite artists and collection managers to include their artworks on this premier database for public art.

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NWSSA Artist Call: Old Alcohol Plant Inn

Call to NWSSA member artists for sculpture submissions to be installed at
THE OLD ALCOHOL PLANT INN
310 Hadlock Bay Rd. 
Port Hadlock, WA. 98339 
 

OAP HOTEL

The owners of the Inn have created an opportunity for an on-going display of sculpture. 

Sculptures not to exceed 100 lbs for ease of installation. Pedestals are supplied by the Inn.

In the main lobby near the Spirits Bar & Grill Restaurant, there is space for at least a dozen sculpture pieces on pedestals. There are 4 four-shelf glass showcases for smaller works in the gift shop area.

Sales commission is 40% which supports the Old Alcohol Plant Inn's mission to provide lodging for community members in need, create jobs to enhance our economy, and provide a beautiful waterfront location for events and classes.

To Apply online [Click HERE] otherwise download the application form, fill it in and email 2 pictures of each piece with size and dimensions.

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Groundswell: City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog and Southwoods,

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Call for Artists

We always try to post current public art projects, artist fellowships, juried visual art competitions and exhibition opportunities that might appeal to our members. If you would like to make sure that a Call for Artists opportunity appears on our website, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The following are links to helpful sites with information, resources more calls for artists in all disciplines:


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  Here is a link to the Artist Trust site:  http://artisttrust.org

CaFE
Here is a link to CaFE site which serves as an aggregator for artist calls:  www.callforentry.org  


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Here is a link to the Regional Arts & Culture Council: RACC.org