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Queer Art Show Submissions

"One Proud World" 

Deadline for Submissions
Monday, May 9, 2016
View the selected works and get more info here!

About the Call

The purpose of this event is to create a positive space for Queer Expression. Help us build and affirm Central's Queer Community, challenge traditional notions of identity, art, and the Queer Experience.


A limited number of works will be chosen by the jurors for exhibition at Gallery 420 in Downtown Ellensburg May 30 – June 5, 2016. An opening reception will be held at the gallery during First Friday Artwalk on June 3, 2016.

Additionally, every entry received will be featured in a digital exhibition displayed during CWU Pride Week in SURC 137B starting May 30.


Philippe Pirrip
Graduate Art Student, Central Washington University

Monica Miller
Executive Director, Gallery One Visual Arts Center

Justin Colt Beckman
Board President, PUNCH Gallery, Seattle WA

Awards will be selected by the jurors, including:
Best of Show ($500 scholarship or cash prize)
Inclusivity and Diversity Award ($200 cash prize)

Anyone from Central Washington University or the Ellensburg community may submit artwork for consideration.

Entries and Fees
Each artist may submit up to 3 entries total.
There is no fee required for entry.

Acceptable Works and Submission Files
For 2-D and 3-D works, please submit high-quality JPEG files (under 2MB). It is preferred that your images be 1920 pixels on the longest dimension. For audio and video works, please include a still image and a link to view your video or audio project online. Complicated installation procedures may require the artist to assist with installation.

Sales inquiries will be directed to the artist. It is not required, however, that accepted works be for sale.

Size Limitation
Work must be able to fit through the front door (81”x36”) at Gallery 420.

Every precaution will be taken to assure that your work is handled with utmost care and respect during installation and throughout the run of the exhibition. However, it is the artist's responsibility to carry insurance, if they desire, for any of their works in the exhibition. CWU PRIDE and Gallery 420 will not be responsible for damage, theft or loss of any kind.

Hand Delivery of Works
Accepted works must be delivered directly to Gallery 420 on one of the following days and times:
12-2pm, Thursday, May 26
12-2pm, Friday, May 27

Calendar and Deadlines
May 9:  Deadline for submissions
May 16: Artists notified of acceptance for exhibition
May 26-27: Delivery of accepted works
May 30: Exhibition opens
June 3: Opening reception, First Friday Artwalk
June 5: Exhibition closes
TBD: Pickup works from Gallery 420

Need more info? Send an email to Nikki Marra at

Enter Now!

Your information is needed to assure we give credit where it's due, as well as so we can return any items to you following the show.
In order to contact you about the show and your materials, please provide your preferred e-mail address.
Please select which medium(s) you will be presenting artwork in. Select all that apply.
This is for artist mediums not listed above.
Please use this to add any insight about your artwork, or describe it. This can also be used to provide us with information regarding how we can acquire art that is unable to be uploaded.
If your artwork is in a medium that can be uploaded, please do so here.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx avi mov mp3 ogg wav.

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