Kittitas County Open Show & Online Artist Registry
MINIMUM OF ONE WORK IS GUARANTEED TO BE IN THE OPEN SHOW!
DEADLINE: April 22, 2021 @ 11:59pm
Entry form is at the bottom of this page
We want to hang your art in the gallery, promote your work, give you an award, sell your art, and show off your studio! We invite all Kittitas County artists to participate in this year’s Open Show. You’re guaranteed to get at least one work accepted to the show. With our sliding scale entry thanks to Kelleher Motors, you can pay what you can afford. So, what’s stopping you? Enter today!
Open to all Kittitas County artists, ages 18 and up working in any art medium. Artwork must have been produced in the last five years and not previously exhibited at Gallery One. Only three submissions will be allowed per artist. One piece minimum is guaranteed to be accepted in the show.
Works of all sizes can be entered, however works larger than 3 feet may or may not be accepted based on space available.
Suggested entry is $30 for up to three submissions. For artists whose income has been impacted by COVID-19, entry is on a sliding scale ($0 – $15 – $30). Please pay what you feel you can afford right now.
All accepted works meant to be hung on the wall must have a sturdy hanging device (wire, metal loop or toothed hangers, etc.). Unusual hanging mechanisms must include clear installation instructions. Artwork will be displayed in the gallery.
Works are not required to be for sale. In the event of a sale, artists will receive a 60% commission of the retail price. Price your works accordingly. If works are Not for Sale (NFS), please list a price as an insurance value.
This year’s juror is Philippe Hyojung Kim. He is a current member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery (@soilart) and a co-founder/curator of Specialist (@specialist_sea), an experimental art gallery in downtown Seattle. He teaches art and design courses at Seattle Central College and Cornish College of the Arts, and he also serves as one of the curators for Washington State Arts Commission. Philippe received his MFA in Painting from Central Washington University.
$5,000 in Awards including:
City of Ellensburg Purchase Award for up to $2,500!
$500 Best in Show honoring Eveleth Green
$400 Best Use of Color honoring Carol Hassen
$400 Mary Frances Award
plus awards for Military Veterans, CWU Alumni, and more!
April 22: Deadline to enter Open Show and register for the Artist Registry.
April 26: Artists will be notified of juror’s selection for Open Show by email.
May 1 & 2 (12-4pm): Open Show accepted works must arrive at Gallery One.
May 7: Exhibition opens, awards announced during Zoom & YouTube Live virtual reception @ 6pm. Registry is live.
May 30 & 31 (12-4pm): Art pick-up.
Sponsored by Kelleher Motor Company
ONLINE ARTIST REGISTRY
All county artists who enter the Open Show can also choose to be included in the Online Artist Registry for $15. Use the online submission form to upload three images, bio and optional head shot by midnight, April 22. Artwork must be recent work. You must enter the Open Show and be a member of the gallery to be on the registry. Memberships start at just $20 for artists. Join or renew your membership HERE. Note: Any current artist profiles will be removed from the site unless renewed.
IMAGE GUIDELINES FOR OPEN SHOW & ARTIST REGISTRY
- Submit JPG digital files only.
- Files should not exceed 2MB
- Label your files with your full name and A, B, or C corresponding to the entry form info.
- Video art will be allowed. Feel free to send a link to view the video online, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
BIO GUIDELINES FOR ONLINE ARTIST REGISTRY
- You are invited to submit a brief statement/bio for the Online Artist Registry of up to 250 words. This is your opportunity to share a little bit about you, the person and you, the artist.
- Visit www.gallery-one.org/artist-registry/ for examples.