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"Call for Artists: Oil and Acrylic Paintings Sought"
2003-07-25 until 2003-09-12
Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
Seattle, WA, USA United States of America

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs seeks slide submissions from individual artists painting with oil and acrylic.Purchases are made directly from slides representing available, unframed work completed in the last three years. A total of $30,000 is available for purchase of existing oil and acrylic paintings.

The competition is open to established professional painters working within the Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia). Considered for purchase will be artworks painted on canvas, paper, or board with oil or acrylic medium and measuring no more than 60" x 60" x 10". Paintings in other mediums such as watercolor, gouache, tempera, etc. are not eligible at this time. Paintings incorporating the use of color, as opposed to monochromatic colors, will be given precedence. Paintings will be purchased unframed only. Artists whose work has been purchased in previous years may apply annually, however the artistic diversity of the collection takes precedent. No students of any level are eligible to apply.

The application, with more detailed information, may be downloaded from the Arts & Cultural Affairs Web site at www.seattle.gov/arts/fundingapplications; artists unable to download the document may call 206-233-3930.

Applications must be delivered to the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1766, Seattle, WA, 98104 by 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 12, 2003 or postmarked by the U. S. Post Office by Friday, September 12, 2003.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs actively purchases existing artwork through several competitions each year. Purchases are chosen by juries of local and non-local art professionals who are charged with selecting artwork of high quality and diversity of expression for the City of Seattle 1% for Art Portable Works Collection.

The collection currently includes approximately 2,800 works exhibited on a two-year rotation basis throughout the public spaces in City of Seattle buildings. Artworks in the Portable Works Collection are also made available for exhibit loans to museums.

Seattle's 1% for Art program integrates artworks and the ideas of artists into a variety of public settings. Artworks commissioned through the program are an expression of our time, displayed in spaces accessible to community members as they participate in City-related activity and engage in public life.

The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs promotes the value of arts and culture in and of communities throughout Seattle. The 15-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council, supports the City agency.

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