PUNCH Gallery
International Juried Exhibition

December 4 - January 2, 2009

Accepted artists:

More than 300 artists submitted 1,014 entries from all corners of the globe. We were excited by the overwhelming response to our open call, and the work we received was impressive in both its quality and range of diversity.

PUNCH is pleased to announce that the following artists have been accepted to this year's exhibiton:

Megan Carney — Austin, Texas
Dylan Collins — Morgantown, West Virginia
Rachel Brady — Austin, Texas
Timothy Gaewsky — Toledo, Ohio
Patrick Manning — Albuquerque, New Mexico
Aaron McIntosh — Richmond, Virginia
Ashley Pigford — Newark, Delaware
Carmen Tiffany — Tampa, Florida
Jennifer Zwick — Seattle, Washington

About the Call to Artists

PUNCH Gallery presents an international juried exhibition taking place December 2009. Located in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle, PUNCH provides 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 are not eligible to enter.

The juror, Marisa C. Sánchez, will create an exhibition which presents a diverse range of media and concepts from around the world.

Marisa C. Sánchez
Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art
at the Seattle Art Museum

Cash award(s) determined by number of entries will be distributed at the juror’s discretion. Our previous juried exhibition presented cash awards totaling $1,300. Several entrants were also offered additional exhibiton opportunities curated by PUNCH members.

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

Fees are nonrefundable. Entries must be submitted using the CaFÉ entry system.

Acceptable Files
For 2-D and 3-D works, please submit JPEG files and prepare your images according to the CaFÉ guidlines. For video or sound files, please submit a still image and include a web link to the time-based file in the work description. Links to YouTube.com, Blip.tv, or any other online media server will be accepted for time-based works. For installation or site-specific projects, you may submit proposal images.

October 19
11 p.m. Pacific Time
Deadline for receipt of online submissions.
November 2
Notification of acceptance. Artists will be notified via email and announced on our website.
November 20
Deadline for receipt of accepted work.
December 3
Opening reception, award(s) announced.
January 2
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, January 3 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

PUNCH will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sales. It is not required, however, that accepted works be for sale.

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

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 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, January 3 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Work will be insured for return only if the owner requests and pays for this. A post-dated check or money order (postdated for January 3, 2009) 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.

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

How to Submit Entries
Entries will be submitted electronically using the CaFÉ system.


About the Juror

Marisa C. Sánchez is the Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum. Since arriving at the Museum in May 2007, Sánchez has been involved in a number of curatorial projects, including Weavings, an installation of Corin Hewitt's work, as well as permanent collection shows including Everything Under the Sun: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham. She is currently working with artist Heide Hinrichs on a solo exhibition of new work for the SAM Next contemporary art series at the museum, and is working with Trenton Doyle Hancock on a site-specific, sculptural installation for the Olympic Sculpture Park Pavilion opening in August 2010. She has written criticism for publications, including An Evolution of Experience, a critical essay on Hewitt's work, and More Than an Object, an essay highlighting significant twentieth century sculptures within SAM's permanent collection. Marisa holds a Masters in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


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.