South King County Cultural Coalition Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:14:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Call to artists – apply for consideration for 2015 exhibitions Fri, 17 Oct 2014 23:02:04 +0000 Burien Arts Gallery 

The Burien Arts Gallery, centrally located in downtown Burien, is calling for artists to apply via for consideration to have their work exhibited in the Burien Arts Gallery. The interest is in contemporary artists working on topical narratives in all genres, but specific to 2015, we would like to curate shows focusing on:

  • GLASS WORKS (in two and three dimensions)

In addition, the Gallery will be building several shows based upon the following themes:


Burien Arts, a 501(c)3 non profit, opened its Gallery in October 2013; it is the only fine art gallery between West Seattle and Tacoma. Entry form is easily accessible online and can be submitted immediately, electronically by going to

Artists chosen by the review panel will be curated into the 2015-16 Exhibition schedule. Exhibitions will run approximately one month, include a reception and may include a small talk by the artist(s).

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Public art challenge for cities Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:14:56 +0000 Bloomberg Philanthropies 
Deadline: 12/15/2014

Bloomberg Philanthropies is launching a new program to support temporary public art projects that engage communities, enhance creativity and enrich the vibrancy of cities. Bloomberg Philanthropies is inviting mayors in cities with 30,000 residents or more to submit proposals for innovative temporary public art projects that demonstrate close collaboration between artists, or arts organizations and city government. At least three cities will be selected to receive up to $1 million each over two years.

“Public art projects play a vital role in bringing new energy to cities – along with new visitors and more economic activity,” said Michael R. Bloomberg. “New York City hosted nearly 500 temporary public art installations during my time as mayor, and we saw just how powerful they can be. Bloomberg Philanthropies remains strongly committed to supporting public art and artists – and to helping more citizens experience familiar places in exciting new ways.”

As part of the program, the Bloomberg Philanthropies grant will cover development, execution and project related expenditures but will not fund 100% of project costs. The grant is intended to provide catalytic funds as part of a strong, committed consortium of supporters. Submissions for visual and performing arts, including multimedia installations, will be considered. Applications will be evaluated on their ability to develop and execute dynamic public art projects that establish or strengthen public-private partnerships between local government and other funders, and include strong audience engagement strategies as well as a commitment to evaluating outcomes and impact on the host city.

Beginning on October 13, 2014 eligible cities can submit applications. Following a review period, finalists will be selected and asked to submit a full proposal in February 2015. At least three cities will be selected in May to execute their projects over a maximum of 24 months. The application as well as more information on criteria and deadlines can be found on

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Media workshop instructors wanted Thu, 16 Oct 2014 22:52:49 +0000 Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival
Deadline: 10/29/2914

Starting in November, Seattle Transmedia Independent Film Festival (STIFF) will be sponsoring workshops, and they are looking for instructors and ideas. No prior teaching experience required to submit an idea. Those with experience working in the film industry, video game industry, comic book creation, interactive apps or as a Transmedia artist are encouraged to pitch their ideas. The deadline to apply is October 29.

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Call for entries – juried holiday card show and sale Wed, 15 Oct 2014 20:33:08 +0000 Arts Alive!
Entries due: 11/15/2014

Original art to be dropped off with signed entry form at the Arts Alive! Gallery.

DETAILS  Any medium welcome, must be original artwork – dimensional entries no thicker than 1/4” – size: must be 5” by 7” vertical or horizontal format – may include envelope design – may include front and back of card – inside of card to be blank – enter as many cards as you like…

IT’S FREE TO ENTER!  Entrants can choose to participate in a limited 2014 run of printed cards to be sold at the Gallery during the Holiday Season. Boxes of 12 unique cards will be sold for $20.00. – All proceeds support the ArtsAlive! Scholarship and Granting Program. * entrants can opt out without penalty.

ORIGINAL ART SALES   Interested in selling your orginal? Absolutely! Arts Alive! will take a 20% commission on the sale of orginal works. Purchased cards can be picked up on December 21, 2014 at close of show. Gallery Show: November 19 – December 21, 2014.

Artists Reception: November 19, 6-8 PM at the ArtsAlive! Gallery, 1429 Cole Street , Enumclaw. For more information and entry forms please visit

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Call to artists – Central Waterfront Tribal Art Project Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:23:26 +0000 Seattle Office of Art & Cultural Affairs
Deadline: 1/13/2015

The Central Waterfront Tribal Art Project is part of Waterfront Seattle, a large-scale project to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct with 20+ acres of new public space, streets, parks, and buildings. The artwork will recognize the tribal peoples of this region, and reflect the Coast Salish tribes that have a historic connection to this territory. Artists who have a historic and/or artistic connection to the tribal peoples of this region are strongly encouraged to apply. The call is open to established professional artists residing in Washington State and British Columbia. There will be an informational workshop at Seattle City Hall at 3 PM on November 18; the call closes on January 13, 2015.

One artist or artist team will be selected to work with the design team to create original artwork within the Waterfront Seattle project site. There are no preconceptions of what this artwork can be; the artist/artist team will investigate sites and develop a permanent artwork that acknowledges both the history and current presence of local tribes. The artwork could take the form of placemaking, sculptures, carvings, or site enhancements; it can be a singular element, a series of pieces, spaces for gathering and storytelling; and two- or three-dimensional. The artist selection panel will include members of local tribes in order to ensure accurate representation of Coast Salish art and culture.

An artist or artist team will be selected to receive a commission of $25,000 for initial design and concept work. Upon approval of the design, the artist/s will be contracted for fabrication and installation for $225,000 inclusive of all fees, taxes, fabrication, delivery, installation, travel and additional site work to accommodate artwork. The expectation is that the artwork will be installed after 2016.

For more information, visit the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture.

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Seeking applications for Artscapes 2015 Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:15:01 +0000 Spaceworks Tacoma
Deadline: 10/20/2014

Spaceworks Tacoma matches artists and entrepreneurs with vacant spaces to activate Tacoma. Looking for artists to create installations, exhibit existing work, create murals, and showcase video work. Stipends range from $250-$1000 depending on the space. The application is online only, and can be found here.

Information on the current Artscapes spaces can be found here.

For questions and inquires please contactGabriel Brown,

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2014 Washington State Library Essential Services survey Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:07:29 +0000 The Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State, faces a severe reduction in operating funds for the 2015-2017 biennium due to a revenue shortfall. If the state legislature does not appropriate “back-fill” funds the State Library will be an estimated $2.4 million short, a quarter of the budget. The Library seeks public input from Washingtonians regarding future plans.  Please visit the online survey located at You have until the close of day on Friday, October 17, 2014 to complete the survey. Please don’t respond to it more than once.

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Boeing Space Center Sun, 12 Oct 2014 00:20:41 +0000 Kent-Space-Center-1965-edited-300x187Kent Historical Museum

On October 30, 1965, the Boeing Space Center was dedicated and open for business. Built in the middle of the Green River Valley’s fertile agricultural lands, it was the most advanced space research complex in private industry. The $120 million Center provided vital support to Boeing’s Space Division in the years ahead. Four major laboratories were in use: Space Flight Simulation, Space Environment Simulation, Materials and Processes, and Microelectronics. By 1967, the Center had expanded to eleven buildings with one and a quarter million square feet of floor space.

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Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:50:04 +0000 Burien Actors Theatre
Deadline: 10/22/2014

New plays are being sought from Washington State playwrights for the 2015 Bill and Peggy Hunt Playwrights Festival. Both one-act and full-length scripts will be accepted. Winning scripts will be staged May 1-24 as part of BAT’s 2014-15 season. In addition to having their plays produced, winning playwrights will also receive monetary prizes. Additional scripts of merit may receive readings. Previously produced plays are not eligible. Submissions must be postmarked by October 22, 2014. For full contest rules, click here.

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SeaTac Juried Fine Art Exhibit Sat, 11 Oct 2014 06:17:22 +0000 SeaTac Community Center
Now through 10/24/2014

This annual exhibit is being held in a new location this year. View the quality artwork of regional fine artists at SeaTac Community Center, 13735 24th Avenue S, SeaTac.

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