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Calling all Artists – Exhibit Your Work at CWB!

September 7, 2010

The Boathouse Gallery is pleased to announce a call to Artists + Curators for solo shows and curated exhibits for semi-annual shows at The Center for Wooden Boats [CWB] in Seattle.

The mission of The Center for Wooden Boats is to provide a gathering place where maritime history comes alive through direct experience and our small craft heritage is enjoyed, preserved and passed along to future generations.

The Boathouse Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting art and history that relate to, complement, or challenge this mission through subject, media or craft.  Artists + Curators with interest in water or waterways, craft or craftsmanship, in the real or the abstract are encouraged to apply.

For each exhibit, the artist or curator will participate in CWB’s 3rd Friday Speaker Series as part of the opening festivities, sharing their inspiration, process and insights into the show with the public.

The exhibition space is located on the first floor of CWB’s boathouse on Lake Union in Seattle.  The Gallery is a shared multipurpose space open to students, visitors and volunteers.  This space is appropriate for 2D work and wall-hanging sculpture.  Prospective applicants are advised to visit the space prior to application.  CWB will provide exhibitions space, hang the show, hold an opening and publicize the show on the CWB website and through an electronic newsletter to members.  The artist or curator is responsible for additional publicity, sales, insurance (if desired), participation in the 3rd Friday Speaker Series and transportation of work to and from the gallery. Work must be ready to hang.   CWB will not be responsible for theft, damage or loss.

TO APPLY please submit the following:
•    Completed coversheet
•    Exhibit Title + Description (maximum one page)
•    CD of 8-12 images of work you propose to show (see image requirements)
•    Image Description sheet that includes: Title, Year, Medium, and Dimensions
•    Resume, artist/curator statement or bio (maximum one page)
•    $15 Application fee.  Make check out to The Center for Wooden Boats.
•    Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted

•    Images must be digital, 300 dpi, no greater than 1028 pixels in longest dimension
•    Each image must be a ‘jpeg’
•    Each file should not exceed 5MB
•    Label your files  with your first initial last name_image number.  For example, Jane Smith’s image files would be: JSmith_01.jpg, JSmith_02.jpg, etc.
•    Number the image file names in the order you would like them viewed
•    Make sure these numbers correspond with your Image Description Sheet
•    Put only the images you are submitting for the application on the CD
•    CDs will not be returned.

DEADLINE: Applications must be received by October 31, 2010
Submissions should be sent by post to Boathouse Gallery @ CWB/1010 Valley Street/Seattle, WA 98109.  All submissions must be digital.  Please burn all documents & images to a CD or DVD and label the disc with your name.  Applicants will be notified by December 1st.

The Center for Wooden Boats
Application Coversheet


Phone number:




I am applying as an (circle one) artist / curator.


Brief Description:

Why is The Boathouse Gallery a good venue for this exhibit?

Mark preferred 2011 Show Dates:
o    January 1st – April 27th, Opening reception on January 21st, 2011
o    May 1st – August 27th, Opening reception on May 20th, 2011
o    September 1st – December 27th, Opening reception on September 16th, 2011

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