Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Call for Artists

Just in case you haven't heard the City of Seattle has an open call for artists out for it 2 City Hall galleries for the 2008 season. The deadline is next Friday, Dec 21st so act soon.

Good luck!

Call for exhibitions in City Hall galleries in 2008

Artists and community groups invited to submit proposals reflecting Seattle’s diversity

SEATTLE— The city of Seattle seeks artist and community exhibition proposals for display in two City Hall gallery spaces in 2008.
The galleries — the City Hall Lobby Gallery and the Anne Focke Gallery — focus on artworks that reflect the broad diversity of Seattle’s communities and highlight the work of regional artists, nonprofit organizations and community groups. Previous exhibitions have showcased city neighborhoods and their residents, the work of city departments, the city’s architecture, its jazz musicians and its sister-city relationships.

Group or solo exhibitions are welcome and will be displayed from six to eight weeks. Large exhibitions may be displayed in both the City Hall Lobby Gallery and Anne Focke Gallery.

The galleries are equipped to display 2-D materials. 3-D exhibitions will be considered, providing applicants can furnish necessary display cases. Video and media works will not be accepted. The City Hall Lobby Gallery features eight, 6' x 4' double-sided, metal, peg-board panels. The Anne Focke Gallery features a 120-foot long display wall (with professional hanging system) and is located on the L2 level of City Hall.

A panel of city employees administered by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs will review the applications and select 2008 exhibitions. Application deadline is (11 p.m., PST) Friday, Dec., 21. The 2008 exhibition cycle will begin in February. All applications must be submitted digitally. A link to the online application is available at For more information, contact Nate Brown, at (206) 684-4186 or

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in and of communities throughout Seattle. The 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council, supports the city agency.

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