Gallery4Culture is seeking exhibition proposals for the season beginning in September 2016 and running through July 2017.

The gallery is located on the street-level of the 4Culture administrative offices in the heart of Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood and presents solo, collaborative and group shows by visual artists who reside in King County.

Dave Kennedy. Purple Dave, 2014. Still from single channel video.

Dave Kennedy. Purple Dave (still), 2014. Single-channel video.

When to Apply
The application for Gallery4Culture is now available online. The deadline for submissions is 5PM on Monday, January 11, 2016. Don’t wait until the last minute to apply!

Who Can Apply
Visual artists, collaborative teams, and artist groups working in all media and genres (except performance art) are eligible to apply. Applicants, including group or team members, must reside in King County, WA.

Emerging artists and those whose approach to studio practice is under-represented in commercial venues are especially encouraged. In fact, applicants may not be represented by a commercial art gallery at the time of submittal. Members of artist run collectives and cooperative galleries are welcome to apply.

Individual artists who have previously exhibited at Gallery4Culture in solo or two-person shows are ineligible to reapply for a period of three years.

Selection Process
A selection panel comprised of three regional arts professionals will review applications and award ten exhibitions starting in the fall of 2016 and running through the summer of 2017. The panel composition changes every year; prior applicants, whose proposals were not selected, are encouraged to reapply.

The selection panel will consider the quality of the work, as demonstrated in submitted work samples, along with the strength of the exhibition proposal. Both work samples and résumés must clearly demonstrate a candidate’s capacity to successfully execute the proposed exhibition. Cultural and geographic diversity are considerations, as is showcasing various approaches to contemporary art practice. The panel will meet in mid-February to review submissions; applicants will be notified of results by the end of the month.

Trophies (detail) © 2015 Christopher Buening. From Hunter<Gatherer, June 2015 Gallery show.

Christopher Buening. Trophies (detail), 2015. Mixed media.

How to Apply
Visit the 4Culture OPPORTUNITIES page and scroll to King County, WA + Gallery4Culture to find the detailed Call to Artists, Application Materials Checklist, and a link to the online application. Requirements include a professional résumé; ten (10) digital work samples; and a proposal statement.

If you encounter difficulties with the online process, 4Culture staff are happy to provide assistance.

Questions
Jordan Howland: 206.263.1589
Ryan Feddersen: 206.263.1587