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Central Washington University Sculpture Oopportunity

This came in through our NWSSA website:

Gregg Schlanger, Chair Department of Art at Central Washington University wrote to inquire if our members have any available sculptures in the $35,000 range. The state’s Art in Public Places Program has a process in place for projects that are in this budget range. It is referred to as the “curated collection”. Basically, there is a state curator selected who brings artwork available for purchase to the local community to decide what to purchase. I am the curator for a project on the Central Washington University campus and need to present some options for the committee. The total budget is $35,876. This should include all costs, including transportation and installation and foundation work. This needs to be something that exists as there is not enough time for a commission.

I am collecting information from several artists to present to the committee giving them a variety of approaches for this art purchase. I am sorry for the short timeframe. This process needs to be complete by the end of June. Following is the basic time line. I don’t want this to become too much work for you or the other artists as this is a rather informal process at this point.

March 29th - By the end of the day March 29th I will need images of any available works. Including price, title, dimensions, material, installation requirements and brief maintenance plan. I also need an artist CV and artist statement.

March 31st - I will be presenting several artists to the committee. We will select up to three finalists and could ask for additional information. The next meeting will be April 13th. We will select the piece for purchase at this meeting.

June 9th - The work will need to be delivered and installed (this date can possibly be moved to June 16th).

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Oak Harbor Pop Up Sculpture Show - April 2017

Call for Art - NWSSA Member show on Whidbey Island Oak Harbor Pop Up Sculpture Show

Therese Kingsbury has been given permission by the property owner of a storefront in a prominent location on Pioneer Way in Downtown Oak Harbor (on Whidbey Island) to have a pop-up sculpture gallery for the entire month of April. It will also involve local businesses, City Hall and the Chamber. 

  • 4 Saturday evening events between 5 and 7 pm. Starting on April  8th. 
  • The space is amazing, the lighting is perfect and we will have a ton of publicity!
  • The gallery will be open 7 days a week from 11 to 7 pm
  • Carving demonstrations every Saturday (volunteers?)
  • We hope to have a map and a walking tour connected to the gallery
  • Possibility of a public jury
  • Great Exposure for NWSSA:  the final weekend is the largest event we have, Holland Happening. Last year 60,000 people attended. 
  • The Arts Commission has agreed to consider all art and make a recommendation to the City Council to purchase at least one and maybe 2 works.

There is no cost to participate, but t
here will be a 20% commission at 
sale of a sculpture to Oak Harbor's Mainstreet Fund to promote this event in the next calendar year. 

For more information, please contact Therese Kingsbury if you are interested. 360-969-5621  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline: Immediately!

Shoreline Arts Festival

2017 Shoreline Arts Festival Juried Art (Photography, 2D & 3D)Shoreline Lake Forest Park Arts Council
June 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council as part of the Shoreline Arts Festival, now in its 27th year, the Juried Art Show features original works of art by local artists and includes 2D works (photographs, paintings, drawings, prints, collage) and 3D works (sculpture, glass, wood, clay).  
In 2016, over 155 individual artists registered for the show and we exhibited over 250 unique works of art during the two-day festival.

3D ARTWORK: The artist may need to provide their own pedestal, vitrine or other display hardware for proper display of submitted work. All works must be easily moved by one person. If your work exceeds the 48″ limit for all artwork, please call our office for possible consideration.

Non-refundable entry fee: $15 for 1 artwork; $30 for 2

Deadline to apply: June 18th

For More Information, visit Shoreline Arts Festival

City of Auburn Sculpture Gallery


The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit proposals for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The City of Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten sculptures throughout its historic downtown. Public art is an integral part of the exciting renewal efforts on Main Street and underscores the critical role that artists and public art play in the revitalization of Auburn’s urban core. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of 12 months and can be available for sale during that time.

Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend.
At the conclusion of the exhibition a sculpture from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. The purchase budget is $10,000.

· Any individual artist or artist team creating outdoor sculptures in the Pacific Northwest may apply.
· Artwork may be in any media and must be durable, suitable for outdoors and able to withstand the elements as well as interaction with pedestrians and the general public. Existing sculptures as well as artwork proposals are accepted. Proposals can be submitted as a sketch/illustration along with examples of other work that demonstrates artistry, proficiency and finish quality.

TO APPLY: Please visit

DEADLINEApril 25, 2017

Arts of Kenmore

19th Annual Arts of Kenmore Show  Arts of Kenmore
June 21-27, 2017

at Bastyr University

2017 Show Theme “Curiosity” Entries exemplifying the show theme will be considered for the special $200 Theme Award

Online registration closes: Sunday, May 7
Jury results posted online: Monday, May 15

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