Call to Artists

MAIN GALLERY CALL TO ARTISTS

MAIN GALLERY CALL TO ARTISTS

2020 Open Call Shows

Treespeak: June 6 – 13, 2020
Hooves, Hearts and Fairytails: July 18 – August 24, 2020
Gems & Geology: November 28, 2020 – January 11, 2021

Check back on this page (approximately two months prior to show) as show dates approach for further information.

TREESPEAK

We cordially invite you to contribute to our upcoming exhibit Treespeak at Confluence Gallery in Twisp, WA.
The show will open on June 6, 2020, and run through July 13, 2020.

SUMMARY

Treespeak features trees as a representative of our connection to nature. We now know that trees do speak, communicating with each other through chemical signals, and fungal companions. They speak to us as well, and they are as necessary to our well being as air and water. We are seeking artwork that expresses this close connection, especially as it applies to the artist /creator. How are you connected to trees? What do they say to you? There are many possibilities that can be explored and many forms of art that could be represented… from massive structures to minuscule roots, beauty, color, forms….. landscapes, sculptures made from wood, bowls, metal work…. baskets made from bark. Paper of course is from trees. We are looking for creative work inspired by your connection to and conversations with trees.

Number of pieces to submit: Up to 3

RULES

Each piece must be…

  • Your own original work.
  • Available for sale.
  • Created in the last 3 years.
  • Any size.
  • Never previously shown in the Methow Valley area.
  • Both 2-D and 3-D works accepted.

Please note…
The Exhibit Curators have the right to refuse work, even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, or available space of the show, or does not follow the parameters set forth above. We are looking for high-quality execution and thoughtful content that contribute to the vision of the show as stated above.

DEADLINES

Friday, March 6, 2020 – Email Intent to Submit Form (link below) to Gallery Program Manager Kaileah (kaileah@confluencegallery.com)

Friday, May 2, 2020 – Email high quality JPEGs (300dpi) of accepted work or work in progress to Kaileah.

Friday, May 30, 2020 – Send or deliver Artist Statement and Bio (Word doc preferred), Inventory Sheet (link below), and Confluence Gallery Contract (link below) to Kaileah.

Friday, May 30, 2020 – All works must be at the Confluence Gallery.

Show Opening: Saturday, June 6, 2020 • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. All artists are encouraged to attend!
Show Closes: Monday, July 13. Work will be available for pick up from 5 – 6:30 p.m. or from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Mary Kiesau & Caryl Campbell, Exhibit Curators

APPLICATION LINKS & OTHER IMPORTANT INFO

  • Intent to Submit: Email Intent to Submit Form [PDF] and JPEGs titled “lastname_title_medium_size” to Gallery Program Manager (kaileah@confluencegallery.com) by show specific date.
  • Accepted work: Email high quality JPEGs (300dpi) of accepted work or work in progress along with Artist Statement and Bio (word doc preferred, pdf OK), Inventory Sheet [PDF], and Confluence Gallery Contract [PDF] up to and including the day of delivery. All works must be at the Confluence Gallery approximately one week prior to show opening.
  • Shipping: Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit gallery. All shipping arrangements and costs to and from the gallery of unsold works are each artist’s responsibility. See Confluence Gallery Shipping Procedures Form [PDF] for details.
  • Commisions: Confluence Gallery offers commission structure of 60/40 to non-members artists and 65/35 to member artists.

QUESTIONS? See our Confluence Submission Guidelines [PDF], email Kaileah Akker (kaileah@confluencegallery.com) or call Executive Director Sarah Jo Lightner at the Confluence Gallery (509) 997-2787. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

GIFT SHOP CALL TO ARTISTS

Gift Shop Call to Artists

Confluence Gallery is looking for a vibrant refresh with the coming spring and summer seasons! Do you create with bugs, blooms or buds? Other spirited springy bits? We want your work now!

Summary

We welcome you, artists and artisans alike, to contribute your work to our ever evolving gallery gift shop. We are accepting submissions of all varieties, but are particularly in need of menswear, ceramics, and original works!

If you create, in any medium, please submit up to 5 clear images of individual pieces or product lines to be juried. Describe the medium and/or process of your art or products and the corresponding price points. The open call deadline is April 30, 2020.

Rules

Each piece must be…

  • Your own original work.
  • Available for sale.
  • Created in the last 3 years.
  • Any size
  • Any medium.
  • Ready for hanging with appropriate hardware/wire secured to work (artwork without hanging hardware will not be accepted).

Please Note…
The gallery has the right to refuse work, even after work is delivered to the gallery, if it does not contribute to the direction, cohesiveness, or available space of the gift shop. We are looking for high quality execution that contributes to the diversity and vision of the gallery gift shop program.

Deadlines

Confluence Gallery and Art Center is a non-profit gallery. All shipping arrangements and costs to and from the gallery of unsold works are each artist’s responsibility. See Shipping Procedures Form [PDF] for details. Confluence Gallery offers commission structure of 60/40 to non‐members and 65/35 to member artists.

Please contact Program Manager, Kaileah, at the Confluence Gallery by email (listed above) or phone (509) 997-2787 if you have any questions about showing in the gift shop or the requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Kaileah Akker
Program Manager

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