The city of Bremerton’s Arts Commission is seeking artists to contribute to a gallery on the state’s newest ferry.
The commission is seeking both emerging and professional artists working in “all mediums, styles and schools of thought.” The commission is working with Washington State Ferries to create a gallery to be placed on WSF’s new ferry, Chimacum, featuring 16 pieces of contemporary art that “reflects the creativity of local artists.” The images should “provide a positive impression and lasting memory for citizens and visitors.”
Artists are invited to submit digital images of their artwork for display on the Chimacum, which is due to set sail for the first time in spring 2017. The commission will select 16 works.
Entries are due by Nov. 1, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be sent out on Dec. 15, 2016.
Artists will receive a $200 stipend if their artwork is selected.
To be selected, artists must live in Kitsap, Mason, Pierce or Jefferson counties. Proof of residency will be requested if one’s artwork is selected.
If You Want to Submit Work:
Artwork must be sent as native, uncompressed files (gif, jpg, jpeg, pdf), at a minimum of 300 dpi. Pixels must be a minimum of 1600 x 2400 and a maximum of 4800 x 7200.
The name of the file must mirror the following example: LastnameFirstnameTitle.pdf.
Each artists may submit two images.
To submit your work, go to https://liquidfiles.bremertonwa.gov/filedrop/CalltoArtists.
In the subject box, include the artists’ name and the title of the work, e.g., “John Smith, ‘Ferry Art 1’ and ‘Ferry Art 2′”.
In the message box, include the artist’s contact information (address and phone number), e.g., “1234 Main St., Bremerton, WA 98337 P: (360) 123-4567.”
Artists must retain the copyright of the submitted images.
People with questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artists are asked to only submit a digital file of their work; the city is responsible for printing, matting and framing the work. Images will be printed to a 16″ x 22″ size, with a 3″ off-white matting. The work will be in a black frame measuring 22″ x 28″.
Artists retain all copyrights to their own images.