International Juried Exhibition
December 4 - January 2, 2009
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
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.
• $15 first image
• $5 per additional image
Fees are nonrefundable. Entries must be submitted using the CaFÉ entry system.
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.
11 p.m. Pacific Time
Deadline for receipt of online submissions.
Notification of acceptance. Artists will be notified via email and announced on our website.
Deadline for receipt of accepted work.
Opening reception, award(s) announced.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.