Now Accepting Applications for the 2016 Juried Artist Series and Inside the Box Series
Applications are to be received no later than: 5 pm, Friday, August 28th, 2015. Please read this application carefully as some guidelines have changed.
The Allied arts Gallery is an extension of Allied Arts of Whatcom County’s mission to create and foster an environment in which the arts are an integral part of our community and to support and encourage the arts and artists of Whatcom County.
General Gallery Information
- Location: 1418 Cornwall Ave, Downtown Bellingham, WA
- Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 10 am to 5 pm, Sat, 12-5 pm
- Gallery is staffed by the Allied Arts staff and volunteers.
- Each show will run approximately 4 weeks
- Allied Arts will send press releases and announcements to local publications and its membership. Artists will supply basic text and all photos.
- Allied Arts is responsible for exhibit installation.
- Each show will include an opening reception on the first Friday of the month, as part of the Downtown Art Walk. This will be open to the public, and staffed by the artists and Allied Arts staff and volunteers.
- Select piece from each show will have the chance to be on display at the Hotel Bellwether for one month following the close of the show at our gallery.
Standards and Exhibition Guidelines
- Application to participate in the any of Allied Arts 2015 gallery exhibits is open to all Allied Arts members, Business level and above, from all visual art disciplines.
- Participation in any previous Allied Arts event does not guarantee acceptance.
- Submissions will be juried and judged on the basis of design, technical skill, and originality.
- All work displayed must be of the quality and type of that was submitted to the jury.
- Allied Arts reserves the right to exclude items in the show not of the quality and/or category submitted for jury consideration.
- Artwork must be in good condition and ready for display.
- 90% of pieces shown must be for sale.
- Allied Arts will take a 40% commission on all pieces sold in its gallery.
- AAWC reserves the right to offer a discount of no more then 10% on all pieces sold in the gallery. This discount will be taken from AAWC’s commission.
- All works must have been created within the past 2 years (unless otherwise approved).
Membership Requirements and Fees
We require that everyone who applies for any exhibit or festival, be at our $65 Business Membership Level. There are no additional jury, application fees, or exhibit.
To upgrade your membership, visit our secure online store, or include it with your application.
What is a “Juried Artist Series?”
The 2016 Juried Artist Series will consist of 8 shows a year and will feature one to four artists per show. Openings for these are held the first Friday of the month and coincide with the Downtown Art Walks. Each show will run approximately 1 month and will end on the last Saturday of the month. These shows are open to all mediums. New this year, select pieces from exhibits will travel to the Bellwether Hotel for an additional month. Applications can include group proposals but all applicants must have memberships and must be equally represented in the application.
What is the “Inside the Box Series?”
The Inside the Box Series is a chance for artists with smaller items to show in our glass showcases, such as jewelry, small ceramics, or miniature 2D pieces. These shows will coincide with the opening and closing of the Juried Artist Series.
Jury Application Instructions
Applications are due to Allied Arts Gallery no later than 5 pm Friday, August 28th, 2015.
Applications submitted for consideration must include the completed application and membership fees if applicable. If you wish to be considered for more than one medium, please ensure that each is well represented in your application.
How to Apply
Fill out the application online, download the application here: 2016 Gallery Jury App, OR pick one up at the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Avenue, Downtown Bellingham. Drop it off at The Allied Arts of Whatcom County offices, located at 1418 Cornwall Avenue, in Downtown Bellingham. We are open Monday – Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 12 to 5 pm.
Mail applications to:
2015 Juried Artist Series
Allied Arts of Whatcom County
PO Box 2584
Bellingham, WA 98227
NOTE: NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AND NO APPLICATIONS LARGER THAN 8.5” X 11” WILL BE ACCEPTED! If you choose to turn in a hard copy, we prefer that all application materials be submitted on a CD or USB drive.
TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A SHOW YOUR APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE
- 4 to 10 current images (artwork created within the last 2 years), digital images (at least 180dpi) in jpeg format on a CD or flash drive are preferred, but high quality printed photographs will be accepted.
- Image list with descriptions of each piece (include title, size, medium, price and year produced).
- Technique description, artist biography, and artist resume.
- Group Applications: In order to show the diversity of our artistic community in our limited space and timeframe, most exhibits are group shows of 3-6 artists. The jury usually determines these groups. However, if you would like to propose a group show, each artist must have a separate application/membership. Submit all application materials for the group exhibit together in a binder or folder.
If submitting a hard-copy application please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so that we may mail back a confirmation that we received it.
If you have any questions about any portion of this application please call Katy Tolles, Artist Services Coordinator, at 360-676-8548 ext. 5, or e-mail Katy Tolles.
We encourage all artists of any level to apply for either one or both of these opportunities. You only need one application for either show.