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Artists- Submit Your Work to the KAC Store         

Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) Store is delighted to offer local and regional talented creative artists, designers and craft persons a place to market and sell their work.   We have a quarterly jury and welcome your participation.  The KAC Store, located at the Park Place Center in Kirkland, is part of the Kirkland Arts Center, a non-profit community resource.  Kirkland Arts Center offers a variety of art classes for all ages and a vibrant exhibit gallery with shows year round in the historic Peter Kirk Building a mile from the KAC Store.  We invite you to visit both locations and get involved in our wonderful organization.

Kirkland Arts Center Store Mission

KAC Store is a retail gallery of local art and fine craft. Our mission is to provide community visibility to emerging and professional artists, and promote Kirkland Arts Center programs.

Juried Work

Each quarter, the Store looks for unique, original or limited-production high quality work that is priced to sell.  We request five images representing your current work, and if accepted, work may not be limited to these 5 images. The Store’s evolving esthetic, style, seasonality and display space requirements determine the work accepted. Work must be less than three years old.  

Deadline:  Photographs of work and an artist statement must be submitted by 5pm on Saturday April 19 to storejury@kirklandartscenter.org.

 

Jury fees: the fee is $25.  Jury Fee Payment Options -  Cash, check or credit card can be paid in person at the KAC Store, or checks mailed to the Kirkland Arts Center Store at 336 Park Place Center, Kirkland, WA 98033, or payment can be made on-line via PayPal. See button below for payment.

 

Photographic Requirements:  Submit jpeg files: Maximum size 3 MB, maximum resolution 200 ppi, dimension on shortest side 1200 ppi. Label photos with: your last name, title, size, medium and price.

By submitting appealing photos of your work, you are more likely to be accepted into our space and you can use these images to broaden your reach into other markets.  These photographs will also be used to market the Store and your art.

Should you need to have professional photographs taken of your work, we have arranged special pricing with Larey McDaniel at larey@mcphoto.com.

If Accepted:

You will be emailed notice with a contract, inventory form and a participation options sheet.  We may ask you to bring additional pieces of work, depending on your medium, such as jewelry, cards and textiles.

Base commission is 50%.  You can earn an extra 5% for each 4-5 hour shift worked at the Store to a maximum of 70%.  The Store is artist operated and participation is necessary.  There are a wide variety of  participation options resulting in commission credits.

Delivery of work:   Work may be delivered during the week following jurying by Saturday, April 19, at 5 pm. After viewing the actual work, we reserve the right to reject work that is not up to the quality standards acceptable to the Store.

The work will be installed and a “Reception” held on Sunday, May 4  from 3-5pm at the KAC Store.   

Prepare your work for delivery to the Store:  Each piece of work delivered should be labeled with Artist first name, middle initial, last name; title of work; dimensions; medium; and retail price.  Wrap your work.  All care will be taken when handling and storing work, but the KAC Store assumes no responsibility for damage.  Fill out contract, participation sheet and inventory sheet, but do not assign numbers to inventory.  

Paintings and prints (2-D work) The “fit and finish” of your work is important. Quality wrapped canvases and good-quality framing is desirable. Signatures on work are important. Please note if work is a giclée reproduction, or a numbered piece in a series. All 2-D work must arrive with hanging wire attached, on D-rings. Saw tooth hangers are not accepted.

Ceramics and Sculpture (3-D work) Decorative sculptural work and functional work is popular. Please identify if your functional work (i.e., glass, ceramic, metal) is food safe, dishwasher-safe, microwaveable, and indoor/outdoor safe.

Jewelry - Artist crafted elements are desired. Assembled work is accepted based on the quality of the materials used and originality of combinations.  Earring wires must be non-allergenic, non-reactive sterling silver, gold, or surgical steel; no plated ear wires, please. Please identify on the tag or card the metal content of your products and type of stones.  

Textiles – Seasonal, contemporary color palettes preferred.

 

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Store hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-7pm.  Sunday, Noon-5pm. 336 Park Place Center, Kirkland, WA 98033 425-822-7161 x 100

For Jurying questions, please contact the Store Jury Committee at storejury@kirklandartscenter.org.