CALL FOR ARTISTS – VASHON SUMMER ARTS FEST

Welcome to the 4th annual Vashon Summer Arts Fest at Vashon Center for the Arts.  Thank you for your interest in submitting to exhibit at VCA. Each year Summer Arts Fest continues to amaze with art from over 125 Vashon artists in the course of eight (8) weeks.

At the Summer Arts Fest, Vashon art patrons and Island visitors see the breadth and depth of the Vashon art community. The collection covers a broad spectrum of medium. We welcome both novice and experienced artists to show their work. It is a time filled with creativity, connection, and community. At the heart of Arts Fest is the active contributions of the artists in many aspects of their exhibition. This is a community event for and with the Vashon artist community.

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THE BASICS

  • Vashon Summer Arts Fest 2021  opens July 2nd and closes August 28th
  • Arts Fest is a festival dedicated to Vashon artists only. 
  • The application includes two pieces:
    • And online application form HERE
    • Images representing your work (emailed to LynannP@vashoncenterforthearts.org)
      • No larger than 2MB
      • Please name the files in this format:  ArtistName_ArtTItle. For example: JillArtist_TheThinker.jpg
      • Images can be : completed work, work in process or work that represents what you are going to show. 

ELIGIBILITY - ARTIST

To qualify you must be one of the following:

  • Vashon resident
  • Own property on Vashon
  • Young adult who grew up on Vashon

ELIGIBILITY – ART

  • Original art.
  • Art that is for sale. 
  • Art that has not been shown on Vashon at VCA or any other venue.

SCHEDULE of ARTS FEST

There are  three (3) rotation of art for walls – 2D and two (2) rotation for art displayed on floor space – 3D. Wall art cycle is for three weekends. Floor art cycle is for four weekends.

For Wall – 2D

  • July 2
  • July 23
  • August 13

For Floor – 3D

  • July 9
  • Aug 6

SPACE

You can apply for the following space for your exhibition. Your final exhibition space will be confirmed after the jury review.

Choices for wall space:

  • 7 linear feet 
  • 12 linear feet 
  • 18 linear feet 
  • 28 - 30 linear feet 

Choices for floor space 

  • 80 square feet 
  • 240 square feet 

INSTALLATION  

  • Shows load in Monday and are hung Tuesday- Thursday
  • Opening night is the Friday of your first week. 
  • Artists are responsible for delivering art to VCA, wired and ready to hang.
  • Artists are responsible (or designate someone else) for hanging their own show, with VCA guidance and supplies.
  • Artists are responsible for picking up art the Monday following their closing weekend.

Be sure to fill out the application completely so that we have all the information to make our decisions.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing what artistry you are contributing. 

If you have any questions, email lynannp@vashoncenterforthearts.org

APPLY HERE