4Culture (WA), National Call for Artists: Photographs and Works on Paper
Deadline: June 11th, 2018, 5:00pm PST
4Culture seeks to purchase original, unframed photographs and works on paper—including drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, and more—for the King County Public Art Collection. Acquired works will rotate throughout publicly accessible areas of county-owned facilities.
4Culture seeks to purchase original, unframed two-dimensional artworks, specifically photographs and works on paper (drawings, paintings, prints, mixed media, etc.), for the King County Public Art Collection.
Eligibility: This opportunity is open to professional studio artists residing in the United States who have original, high-quality photographs and works on paper available for purchase. Matriculated students as well as current 4Culture Board members, Advisory Committee members, employees, and the business partners and immediate family members of the above agency representatives are not eligible to apply.
Diversity within the collection is highly encouraged and a broad range of styles and approaches will be considered. Artists should submit works that incorporate color as well as themes and imagery suitable for public settings and culturally diverse audiences. Artworks that contain graphic depictions of violence, sexually explicit imagery or nudity, and religious references are extremely difficult to display and will not be accepted. For the sake of portability, submitted work may not be over 48 inches in height or width, under 14 inches in height or width, or more than 3 inches deep (unframed).
Artists wishing to be considered for this opportunity should submit up to 4 images of works available for purchase; submitted work must be reserved “on hold” until notifications go out in late July 2018. An overall budget of $150,000 has been designated for this purchase; the budget includes framing costs and Washington State sales/use tax. Please do NOT include sales tax in the purchase price of the artwork. Selected artists will be responsible for all packing expenses and shipping/delivery (insured) costs to 4Culture. Art will be purchased unframed. The purchase price of any single artwork will not exceed $3,000.
4Culture expects to deal directly with the artist; any agreement that an artist may have with their dealer or representative must be handled between the artist and the dealer. 4Culture will assume no responsibility for payment of fees or percentages to gallery dealers or other artist representatives. 4Culture reserves the right to refuse any delivered artwork whose quality or condition is deemed inconsistent with the work sample submitted in the application.
No submission fee.