SPSCC Seeking Submissions for Southwest Washington Juried Art Exhibition

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Southwest Washington artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit works.

 

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PRIZES

-SPSCC purchase award (up to $1500)

-Merit Awards

-Viewer’s Choice

 

SUBMISSION RULES

-Submit a completed entry form with images of up to three (3) artworks. Images must be in JPEG format and not exceed 800 pixels at the widest dimension. Entry materials will not be returned.

-Artwork must have been created within the last three (3) years, must not exceed 72” in the longest dimension, and must weigh less than 150 pounds.

-Artists must live in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties.

-Artists must be 18 years of age or older to submit.

-Entry fee is $25 per artist.

-Artists have the option of selling their artwork. The Gallery retains a 25-percent commission on all sales.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

May 15: Entries due

June 1: Notification of accepted artwork

June 18, 19: Delivery of accepted artwork to The Gallery between noon and 4 p.m.

July 1: Exhibition opens

TBA: Opening reception and awards presentation

August 26: Exhibition closes

August 27-28: Pick up of artwork between noon – 4 p.m.

 

JUROR

Michael Sweney:

Michael Sweney has been managing public art projects for ArtsWA since 2007and was named the Art in Public Places Program Manager in 2011. Sweney previously served as the director of Davidson Contemporary in Seattle and the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York. He is a past Board Vice President for the Center on Contemporary Art in Seattle. Sweney currently serves on the Tacoma Arts Commission and the Tacoma Art Museum’s Collection Committee, and lives in Tacoma with his wife and their three children. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and Studio Art from Oberlin College. 

 

Her Story Exhibition Celebrates Feminine Experience

The Her Story exhibition will be held in The Gallery at the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts from March 16 through May 1, 2015. An opening reception will take place on Thursday, March 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in The Gallery.

Formation (3/6) by Yukiyo Kawano
The group exhibition features art focusing on the creative feminine experience with six artists: Yukiyo Kawano, Jeana Eve Klein, George LeMasurier, Pat McLain, Erika Navarette and Joyce Polance. The artists consider their personal, contemporary, art historical and visionary perspectives of the creative feminine experience. Additionally, professional storyteller Rebecca Hom will perform an original work during the opening reception.

The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the Gallery via email at or call (360) 596-5527. Information about the Gallery is also available online at www.spscc.edu/cfa.

 

Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions

May 11 - June 12: 10th Annual SPSCC Student Exhibition

 

About the Minnaert Center Gallery

The Gallery at the The Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts offers a diverse range of visual arts exhibits and programs to enrich the educational experiences of students and the community.

The Gallery is 1000-square feet. The walls are white and made of drywall backed with 3/4-inch plywood. There is a 15-foot high Unistrut grid system with track lighting throughout, and the gallery is wired for media art.

The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the gallery via e-mail at  or call (360) 596-5527.

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