CALL FOR ART/ARTISTS: Burien Arts seeking Art for its 2018 ‘Vision 20/20’


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CALL FOR ART & ARTISTS: Burien Arts Association is seeking Art and Artists for its 11h annual Vision 20/20 Art Auction on Nov. 17, 2018.

Vision 20/20 is an annual art auction sponsored by the Burien Arts Association each November.

The main auction pieces are the works of 50 artists who have produced nine new works of art each on 8’ x 8” inch panels in a medium of their choosing.

Photography is not an allowed medium (sorry).

Burien Arts provides the panels.

Artists can also submit existing works of any size to offer in a silent auction

The auction will take place this year on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA.

The event usually draws 300+ art lovers.

Each 8” x 8” panel is priced at $40 with a 50/50 split of the commission between the artist and Burien Arts. The silent auction items have the same commission structure.

Any unsold art is returned to the artist at the end of the event.

Interested artists should complete the entry form here, which includes photos of their work. A jury of Burien Arts board members and volunteers will review the applications.

The event timeline is:

  • June 15: Call for artists for 8”x8” panels opens
  • DEADLINE July 16: Call for artists for 8”x8” panels closes
  • August 6: Acceptance notices go out
  • August 11 on: Artist orientation meetings
  • August 20: Panel distribution begins
  • October 17: Call for art for silent auction closes
  • November 17: Panel and art drop-off and Vision 20/20 event

Proceeds from the auction go to support the ongoing programs of the Burien Arts Association such as monthly art exhibits, art lessons for children, a monthly poetry reading, Shakespeare in the Park, concerts, and face painting at community events.

Please contact the Vision 20/20 Committee at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

Burien Arts is a non-profit community arts organization founded in the early 1960s with the mission to enrich Burien through the arts. For more information, please visit our website at www.burienarts.org.

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