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Call for Artists: 6X6NW

September 30, 2016


6x6nw logo (1)PROSPECTUS

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

Hundreds of original artworks made and donated by individuals from all over the country, of all ages and skill levels, will be received.

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
There is no entry fee to participate as an exhibiting artist

Artwork may not exceed 6 x 6 inches and 3D works may not exceed 6 x 6 x 6 inches
Artwork must be flat-backed
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
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 66% 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 66% 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 and merchandise prizes will be awarded in several categories, including People’s Choice.


All  6 x 6  works of art must be received by the Arts Council office at the Shoreline Center by September 30 or postmarked by September 29.  Please, no late entries!  Earlier is better
Delivery by mail is preferred
In-person drop off is open from September 19-30, 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 8, and one complimentary drink ticket ($6 value)

Each work MUST have an identifying label affixed firmly with tape to the back side.
Labels should be approximately 4 x 2 inches, white paper with black ink, typed
Labels must include artist’s name, title of the work, email and phone (will be removed upon sale)
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 & 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

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 17-21, Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Friday 10AM-2PM
Any works that are not picked up by October 21 become the property of the Arts Council
Artwork to be returned to the artist by mail will be shipped via USPS the week of October 17-21 (shipping will be at the artist’s expense – USPS flat-rate envelopes or boxes will be used)

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

August 1                     >> Call to artists
September 1-30        >> Artwork may be mailed to the Arts Council
September 19-30      >> In-person drop-off, Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Fridays 10AM-2PM
October 8                  >> 6X6NW Event at Shoreline Community College, doors open at 6:00PM
October 17-21           >> Unsold works may be picked up Monday – Thursday 10AM-5PM, Friday 10AM-2PM. Unsold works to be returned by mail will be shipped
November 8               >> 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 start the artwork numbering where you left off



September 30, 2016
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Tara Shadduck
events (at) shorelinearts (dot) net


Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline, WA United States
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