Call for Art

Northwest Fine Arts Competition

Submission deadline is March 29, 2019

All members of the community are invited to apply to the Phinney Center Gallery’s 2019 Northwest Fine Arts Competition (NWFAC). Jurors will select art by Pacific NW artists to be displayed in the Phinney Center Gallery from May 9 to June 13, with the opening reception on Friday, May 10 during the BIG One PhinneyWood Art Walk.

We anticipate showing work from 20-30 artists. The submission process for the NWFAC will be open March 11 through 29, with a link from this page.  Artists will be notified by April 10.

The artist selected as Jurors’ Choice will have all of their submitted works displayed in the show, their work featured on show promotional materials, and a feature article in the next edition of The Review, the PNA’s quarterly community newspaper.

There will also be a People’s Choice Award, selected by popular vote during the show.

The Phinney Center Gallery supports local emerging artists and is located in the historic Phinney Center in Seattle, Washington. Our gallery shows are advertised to 20,000 local community members and thousands of people visit the Phinney Center each month.

Eligibility

Submissions must be original works not shown previously in the Phinney Center Gallery. Artists must live or work in the Pacific Northwest. Pieces may not be larger than 3’6” wide and/or 6’ tall and must weigh less than 15 pounds. Given the constraints of our gallery, we can only accept 2D media. Artists may submit up to three pieces up work. There is a $20 application fee. While the PNA appreciates all forms of artistic expression, as a public space that caters to kids of all ages, we are unable to display any artworks depicting frontal nudity.

Please direct any questions to Polly Freeman at [email protected].

 

Schedule

Submission process opens: March 11

Entry deadline: March 29, by 5 pm

Artist notification: April 8

Accepted work delivery and check-in: May 6-7

Show on view: May 9-June 14

Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 7-9 pm

Show closes: June 14 at 5 pm

Pick up work:  June 14 after 5 pm & June 15

 

The PNA wants to sell your art! 

Our goal is to create an open and accessible space for all in our community to celebrate art. We’d love to create opportunities for patrons to purchase your masterpieces.  Please be as gracious as possible when setting your selling prices.

We promote our shows and encourage sales. The Phinney Center Gallery retains a 40% commission on works sold and collects all sales tax.  Selling price of artwork may not exceed $1,200.

 

Ready to submit your work?

Please prepare up to 3 images of your work, sized no less than 1 MB and no greater than 10 MB. Please name them with your last name and the title of the work (e.g. “Jones_Three_Sisters”). You will also be asked to provide an artist statement about your work.

 

Apply Now

(If you need to supply your application in a different format than  this online form, please contact Polly Freeman at [email protected] or 206.783.2244.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE NOTE:

If you have not received email confirmation of receipt within two days of submitting your work something may have gone wrong – WE MIGHT NOT HAVE YOUR ART! Please contact Polly Freeman at [email protected].


  • Applicant Information

  • Artist Information

  • describe the concepts or intent of the work you are submitting
  • Submitted Work

    Please submit up to 3 works of art
  • Please name with "last name_name of work"
  • Make sure your image title is the same as listed here.
    Title:Media:Dimensions:Price: 
    Add a new row
  • Please name with "last name_name of work"
  • Make sure your image title is the same as listed here.
    Title:Media:Dimensions:Price: 
    Add a new row
  • Please name with "last name_name of work"
  • Make sure your image title is the same as listed here.
    Title:Media:Dimensions:Price: 
    Add a new row
  • Payment Information

  • After hitting submit, you will be directed to a secure payment page. To pay by check/cash, simply close the payment window and mail/bring to the Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave N., Seattle, WA 98103 by March 29, 2019.