Juried Arts at the Port Guidelines
2013 Theme: Environments
The purpose of the Annual Juried Arts at the Port is to showcase regional fine art. The exhibition, from the July 27th opening through August 4th, will show a range of work from artists working in both 2D and 3D. The juror, at his discretion, will select approximately 30 to 40 artists, each displaying 2 to 5 works.
Juror: Jake Seniuk
Jake Seniuk recently retired as Director and Curator of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. There he originated some 150 diverse contemporary exhibitions and guided the transformation of the adjoining Webster Woods Art Park, an outdoor "museum without walls."
Also an artist, Seniuk's introspective work combines photography, text and sculptural elements. He has exhibited at museums and public venues throughout the US including the National Gallery of American Art in Washington, DC, the Henry Art Museum and the Seattle Art Museum. Seniuk has received numerous awards, taught at Cornish College and authored several books.
deadline was March 28, 2013
(2014 Juried Art application available next January)
notification by April 23, 2013
We accept only Internet applications through our online application form. The application fee is $35 and is non-refundable. Artists must submit images of three to five works (all work must be for sale). An optional alternate view showing detail is permitted.
Note - Installation and video artists must also submit a separate one-page written or drawn proposal documenting what they intend to create, as well as 5 images documenting past work.
If your work doesn't fit the online format, please call the Festival office at 360-293-6211.
Your application must be accompanied by images in JPEG format at 72dpi, 1024 x 768 pixels (3.4" x 2.6" printed equivalent). Please try to limit file size to 500 Kb. The larger your images, the longer the application will take to process.
- No reproduced work (except photography or digitally created) will be accepted.
- No work displayed, or for sale elsewhere in the Festival will be accepted.
- No work that has been previously entered in the Anacortes Arts Festival will be accepted.
- Artists may not substitute, alter, change the price, nor withdraw a work after it has been accepted.
- The Festival reserves the right to refuse any work it deems unsuitable or misrepresented.
Encouraging both 2D and 3D work, artists working in the following categories are invited to enter the Arts at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibition:
• Drawing & Painting (including mixed media)
• Photography, Digitally Generated Art & Video
• Fine Crafts (fiber, ceramics, metals, glass, wood, basketry, jewelry)
• Installation (including site specific)
If accepted, all work must be ready for display upon arrival. Wall-mounted pieces must have adequate hangers and/or wire. Three-dimensional work needs adequate installation instruction if it requires more than a standard pedestal. Installation artists must install their own work and must make prior arrangements with festival staff to accommodate the installation.
Artwork mailed to the office must arrive before July 18, 2013. Mailed work must use Plexiglas and be accompanied by enough funds for return postage.
Your pieces must be available from July 21, 2013 through August 4, 2013.
All accepted and hung work must be for sale. The Anacortes Arts Festival will handle sales and retain a 40% commission. Artists will receive payment within two weeks after the Festival for any work sold at the show.
Artwork will be insured up to $2,500 per piece while on exhibition at Art at the Port - any additional insurance must be covered by the individual artist.
Artists will be eligible for up to $10,500 in awards, including:
- $3,000 Best of Show
- 2 - $1,000 Excellence Awards
- $4,000 "Anacortes Collects" Festival public art purchase award (may be multiple pieces/artists)
- $1,000 People's Choice Award
- $500 T. Bailey Corporate Award