PUNCH + SOIL
International Juried Exhibition

December 6-30, 2007

Deadline: October 15, 2007

PUNCH Gallery and SOIL present an international juried exhibition taking place December 2007. Both galleries, located in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle, provide an excellent opportunity to gain exposure within the Northwest regional art scene.

Artists from any country may submit work in any medium. There is no limit to the number of entries. In addition to traditional 2-D and 3-D works, artists are encouraged to submit work in new media, video, sound, or installation. Complicated installation procedures may require the artist to assist with installation. Members of PUNCH and SOIL are not eligible to enter.

The juror, Eric Fredericksen, will utilize both spaces of these high-profile galleries to create two complementary exhibitions which present a diverse range of media and concepts from around the world.

Juror
Eric Fredericksen
Director of Western Bridge, Seattle, WA
www.westernbridge.org

Awards
Cash award(s) determined by number of entries will be distributed at the juror’s discretion.

Entry fees
• $15 first two images
• $5 per additional image

Fees are nonrefundable and must be paid via PayPal (PayPal account is not required).

Calendar
October 15
Deadline for receipt of online submissions.
October 31
Notification of acceptance. Artists will be notified via email.
November 15
Deadline for receipt of accepted work.
December 6
Opening reception, award(s) announced.
December 30
Show closes. Following the closing of the exhibition, work is repacked and shipped back to the artists. You may also pick up work at PUNCH Gallery Sunday December 30th between 4 pm and 6 pm.

Sales
PUNCH and SOIL will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sales.

Size Limitation
Work must be able to fit through our front door (81”x40”).

Insurance
Every precaution will be taken to assure that your work is handled with utmost care and respect during installation and throughout the run of the exhibition. However, it is the artist's responsibility to carry insurance for any of their works in the exhibition. PUNCH and SOIL will not be responsible for damage, theft or loss of any kind.

Shipping and Return
Accepted work must be sent in sturdy, reusable crates or boxes. Artwork will be returned via the same carrier that delivered it, or it may be picked up at PUNCH Gallery Sunday December 30th between 4 pm and 6 pm. Work will be insured for return only if the owner requests and pays for this. A post-dated check or money order (postdated for December 30th) should be included with the work when it arrives and be written for the amount covering return costs. In the event that the work is sold, the check or money order will be returned to the artist.

Questions
Need more info? Send us an email at art@punchgallery.org.


How to Submit Entries
Entries will be submitted electronically using our online submission form and PayPal.





 





About the Juror


Eric Fredericksen is the director of Western Bridge, a collection exhibition space in Seattle's SoDo industrial district. He has curated exhibitions at the Bodgers' and Kludgers' Cooperative Art Parlour, Vancouver, and the Noorderzon Festival, Groningen, the Netherlands. He has served as juror for the Artist Trust Fellowships and several video and time-based exhibitions at the University of Washington. He was a mid-career fellow of the National Arts Journalism Program, Columbia University, in 2000-2001. A former editor at Architecture magazine and The Stranger, his writing on art and architecture has appeared in Nest, Metropolis, and Art on Paper.

www.westernbridge.org


About PUNCH Gallery

PUNCH was founded in March 2006 by a group of artists eager to participate in the dynamic cultural exchange resulting from the emergence of other artist-run galleries in Seattle. PUNCH seeks to exhibit work that is honest, thoughtful, vocal, fearless, and fresh. Applauding individual expression, the gallery’s primary mission is to provide support and encouragement for artists to create and exhibit their work in an atmosphere free from the constraints of commercialism. Committed to excellence on every level, PUNCH promotes the visual arts as a necessary, valid, and worthwhile contribution to Seattle’s cultural growth.

www.punchgallery.org
www.punchgallery.org/news.html


About SOIL

Founded in 1995, SOIL is a not-for-profit cooperative space established, supported and operated by local artists. SOIL exists as an alternative venue for artists to exhibit, develop, and advance their work, and is committed to exhibiting and celebrating art of diverse media and content. The cooperative has been in existence for eleven years and has been consistent in showing a different exhibition each month that opens on every first Thursday. It has received substantial local as well as national press attention.

www.soilart.org