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Call for Artists: 6X6NW

September 28, 2019

| $6


Registration and participation is open to all — no art background required.

6X6NW will include hundreds of original artworks made by individuals locally and from all over the country – by artists of all ages and skill levels.

We hope you will be a part of 6X6NW!





Artists must submit the online registration form to participate in 6X6NW
Works will not be received without prior online registration
Artists may submit up to 10 unique works
Please do not register until you have your works completed as we need titles for each piece
There is a $6 fee to register (free for students pre-K to grade 12)

Finished artwork must be 6 inches wide x 6 inches high, and must be flat-backed
Artwork with 3D components may not exceed 6 x 6 x 6 inches, and must be able to hang on a wall.
Works on paper (or other thin material) MUST be mounted, matted or framed such that the back is stiff
Works smaller than 6 x 6 inches must be mounted, matted, or framed such that the outer dimensions of the finished piece is 6 x 6 inches
Framed works are accepted but framing is not required. Outer edge of the frame may not exceed 6 x 6
All entries must be original and may not be copied from a published artwork or photograph
Work of any medium on any surface will be accepted. Please no glitter or unfixed charcoal/pastel

All artwork entered into 6X6NW will be offered for sale for $36
No NFS works
The Arts Council will collect and remit Washington State Sales Tax on any/all works sold.

Artists have the choice of the following:
1.     Sale money from any art becomes a 100% donation to the Arts Council – Thank You!!
2.     Arts Council will take a 60% commission on any works sold and issue artist checks within 30 days of the 6X6NW event – any unsold works become property of the Arts Council
3.     Arts Council will take a 60% commission on any works sold and issue artist checks within 30 days of the 6X6NW event – any unsold works will be picked up by the artist or returned by mail to the artist, at the artist’s expense

Cash prizes will be awarded for People’s Choice Award and Director’s Choice Award


All  6 x 6  works of art must be received by the Arts Council office at the Shoreline Center by September 27 or postmarked by September 28.  Please, no late entries!  Earlier is better.  REALLY!!  IT’S WAY BETTER!
Delivery by mail is preferred
In-person drop off is open from September 16-27, Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Fridays 10AM-2PM
Location/address is:   Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council
Attn: 6X6NW,  18560 – 1st Ave NE, Shoreline WA  98155
Original packaging materials will not be saved
Each work, regardless of delivery method, should be sandwiched – but not attached – between two pieces of flat, clean 6 x 6 cardboard
Once artwork is received in the Arts Council office, the artist will be given 6 complimentary guest passes to attend the 6X6NW event ($10 value each) on October 5.

>>DELIVERY NOTE:  Delivery by mail is preferred. And did we say: EARLIER/SOONER IS BETTER!  Thanks!

Each work MUST have an identifying label affixed firmly with tape to the back side.
Labels should be approximately 2 x 4 inches, white paper with black ink, typed
Labels must include artist’s name, title of the work, email and phone
This label will be removed upon sale so please do not glue or affix so strongly that it can not be lifted off
Artists may ALSO include a personal business card firmly affixed to the back side, or hand write directly on the back of their piece – this is in addition to the label and will stay with the work once sold

6X6NW will be installed by Arts Council Staff
Installation is based on a grid – the strict 6 x 6 format is important for the efficiency and effectiveness of the installation process
Velcro strips will be attached to the back of each work by the Arts Council and the works will be hung by Velcro to carpeted ProPanel art display panels
Works on paper (or other thin material) MUST be mounted, matted or framed such that the back is stiff and can receive a Velcro strip for hanging
If for some reason your artwork will not be able to accept Velcro or you do not think it can be hung by this method, please reconsider your submission
Works will not be individually labeled during the show
The Arts Council can not guarantee where any work will be hung on the display panels, or in relation to other works.  It is the nature of the exhibition that some works will be hung less optimally than others.

Unsold works which are left as a donation to the Arts Council become property of the Arts Council
Artwork for pick-up will be available at the Arts Council office October 9-16, Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Friday 10AM-2PM
Any works that are not picked up by October 18 will become the property of the Arts Council
Artwork to be returned to the artist by mail will be shipped via USPS on or around October 23 (shipping will be at the artist’s expense)

Artwork will not be insured by the Arts Council or Shoreline Community College
Photography of individual works and the 6X6NW installation will be allowed without limitations
Space may be limited. Priority hanging will be given to works in the order they were received by the Arts Council. In the event that all submitted works are not able to be hung at the time of the exhibition opening, as works sell, new works will be hung in their place.
The Arts Council reserves the right to exclude any works which are deemed offensive or otherwise inappropriate

The aim of 6X6NW is to be an open and all-inclusive, community art exhibit.  We will strive to show as many submitted works as possible in the exhibition.  However, there may be works which we will reserve the right to not exhibit.  As we plan for 6X6NW we are continually thinking of all those we serve: our members; event sponsors; guests to the event; and the artists. It is our goal to be fair and respectful to all in considering what is displayed.  In the event that a submitted work is declined for exhibition by the Arts Council staff, someone from the office will contact the artist personally to explain.   

August 1                     >> Call to artists
September 1-28        >> Artwork may be mailed to the Arts Council
September 16-27      >> In-person drop-off, Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Fridays 10AM-2PM
October 5                  >> 6X6NW Event at Shoreline Community College, doors open at 7:00PM
October 9-16           >> Unsold works may be picked up Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Fridays 10AM-2PM
October 23                >> Unsold works to be returned by mail via USPS by this date
November 5              >> Artist commission checks will be mailed by this date

To complete the registration form, do NOT use a hard return to jump from field to field
If you decide to add works after your initial registration, please submit another registration form but start the artwork numbering where you left off


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