CALL FOR ARTISTS

BACK TO REDMOND

A Juried Installation of Works by Local and Regional Artists

March 19 - April 11, 2020

VALA is reigniting its connection to Redmond with its first show of the 2020 Arts season, in partnership with the City of Redmond, called BACK TO REDMOND. VALA would like to showcase artworks that feature artists who have a special connection to Redmond. These artworks will answer the questions: What is your connection to Redmond? How do you live, work, and play in Redmond?

VALA will select approximately 22 2D and 3D visual artworks to be part of this inaugural exhibition. The exhibit will be displayed in the new Redmond Community Center located in Marymoor Village in Redmond, WA. The exhibit will be displayed from March 19 until April 11, 2020. 

Because VALA is committed to creating strong connections between the artwork and the public, we are asking each artist to include a one- to two-sentence statement about the specific artwork submitted (no more than 50 words). This will be shown with your work to give the public deeper insight into you as an artist. The “Back to Redmond” Show is a juried show and artwork will be selected by VALA Officers, a Redmond Arts Commissioner, and a special guest juror. Deadline to Apply is February 14, 2020 at 5pm. 

VALA Eastside (Venues for Artists in the Local Area) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Redmond dedicated to connecting artists to artists, artists to the community, and the community to art. 

Who can apply?

Any 2D or 3D artists locally or regionally within the Puget Sound Area.

Criteria

  • Artists may submit 1 piece of work for the show.

  • Artwork must be NEW to being shown at a VALA Venue, including the VALA Art Center. 

  • Any medium, 2D or 3D, any size (that can fit in Community Center)

  • Artist must be able to deliver and pick up their work on dates given.

  • Artists are highly encouraged to visit the Redmond Community Center before applying. Located at 6505 176th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052. Open Hours M-F 6am to 9pm, Saturdays 7:30am to 3pm.

  • Special consideration given to artists who are new to showing art with VALA.

  • Special consideration to work that has never been shown before.

 

Facility Amenities List (what we have available to display your work)

  • Large and small wall spaces available.  We will be using a provided hanging rail system so works need to be framed and have back hooks/wires.

  • Limited floor space for sculpture or floor installations. Ultimate approval of use of floor space will be made by Community Center facility management.

  • Ability to hang light pieces (under 5lbs.) from ceiling.  Ultimate approval of ceiling hangings will be made by Community Center facility management.

  • 24” x 24” pedestals (with or without plexiglass vitrine), 2 smaller pedestals (no plexiglass vitrine)

  • Placement of 3D work pending ultimate approval by facility management.

  • Small Tables.


Important Dates:

Friday, February 14th, 5pm            Application Deadline
Friday, February 21st                      Notification Date
Monday, March 2nd, 9:30am         Artwork Delivery                
Friday, March 19th, 6-8pm         Artist Reception
Thursday, March 26th, 6-8pm        Art Talk Series
Sunday, April 12th, 12-2pm            Artwork Deinstall/Pickup

 

Fees and Commissions

Artists are responsible for handling their own sales.

 

TO APPLY:

Please email the following to Marlene Katz, VALA Art Programs Director, by Friday, February 14th @ 5pm.  

To: MKATZ@VALAEASTSIDE.ORG

PUT BACK TO REDMOND EXHIBIT – “YOUR NAME” IN THE SUBJECT LINE

PUT IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL THE FOLLOWING:

  • Your Name

  • Address

  • Email Address

  • Phone

  • Artwork Description

  • Title

  • Medium

  •  Size H”xW”xD”

  • 1-2 sentence (50 words max) sharing something about your piece that will give the public a little insight into your piece, your process, or perhaps your inspiration.

  • Example: “I have lived in Redmond my whole life and the beautiful colors in the fall have inspired my latest series of acrylic paintings.” 

 

ATTACH TO THE EMAIL:

  •  1 JPG Image of the single piece you are applying with. 

    • Make sure the JPG file name reads “Artist’s Full Name” – “Artwork Title”

    • Example:  Marlene Katz – Colors of Redmond.JPG

  • Artist Resume and Bio

 

**IMPORTANT NOTE** If you do not receive a reply email saying your application has been received, then we have not received your application.

 

QUESTIONS?  

Contact Marlene Katz at mkatz@valaeastside.org