Sea Mar Community Health Centers seeks emerging and established Latino/a artists to submit work and qualifications to exhibit in the Fiestas Patrias celebration occurring September 17-18 at Seattle Center in Seattle, WA.
Several Latin American countries observe their independence during the month of September and the Fiestas Patrias celebration reminds us that the spirit of freedom is indomitable and helps maintain a bond between Latinos in the Northwest and their home countries throughout the Americas.
Eligibility and Entries:
This is an opportunity for emerging and established Latino/a artists from the Northwest to exhibit their work at a family festival with attendance numbers exceeding 22,000 people. Our objective is to create a forum for Latino artists residing in the Pacific Northwest.
Acceptable art forms include, but are not limited to, drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, prints, fiber, stone, glass, and ceramics. Special hardware requirements for mounting and displaying must be provided by the artist. Artwork must be ready for installation and display. Artists will be required to sign a release of liability to exhibit.
Submissions should be digital files in appropriate formats, preferably Word (12pt font) and JPEG (high quality), consisting of:
Document including a brief (half page) artist biography (photo image, optional) & short artist's statement sharing inspirations, themes, etc. 400 words or less (half page)
Submit images of art work for selection (1-4 images per piece)
Document of short descriptions of each artwork submitted including, title, year created, dimensions, medium, monetary value (if applicable) and a short description suitable for a label.
We will make a good faith effort to involve the artist in edits of text, however we reserve the right to edit all text content and descriptions displayed or publicized.
If you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties contact Barbara Rodriguez at BarbaraRodriguez@seamarchc.org.
- Deadline for submitting application is September 2, 2016 by 11:59p.m.
- Artists selected for the exhibition will be notified by September 6, 2016.
- Artists should be responsible for bringing the art piece/s to Sea Mar Community Health Centers at 1040 S. Henderson St. Seattle, WA 98109 between the dates of September 2–September 13, 2016.
- Artists are responsible for picking up art from exhibition at the Armory Gallery in Seattle Center, September 18 between 5:30p.m.-6:00p.m.