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Bid Title: Call for Artists: Solstice
Category: Public Art Projects
Status: Open

  • Solstice

    Calling for Artwork That Visually Explores The Contrasts We Experience In The Pacific Northwest During The Long Summer Days And Dark Winter Nights
  • The City of Sequim Arts Advisory Commission invites you to submit your artwork to our upcoming juried exhibition to be displayed in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery at Sequim Civic Center this Fall, October through December, 2022. 

    The winter solstice, hiemal solstice or hibernal solstice, also known as midwinter, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt away from the Sun. The winter solstice is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year, when the Sun is at its lowest daily maximum elevation in the sky. The Winter solstice may have been a special moment of the annual cycle for some cultures even during neolithic times. Astronomical events were often used to guide activities, such as the mating of animals, the sowing of crops and the monitoring of winter reserves of food. Many cultural mythologies and traditions are derived from this, including, spending time with loved ones, feasting, singing, dancing and fires.

    The summer solstice, also known as midsummer, occurs when one of the Earth's poles has its maximum tilt toward the Sun. Summer solstice is when the Sun reaches its highest position in the sky and is the day with the longest period of daylight. The significance given to the summer solstice has varied among cultures, but most recognize the event in some way with holidays, festivals, and rituals around that time with themes of religion or fertility.

    We encourage all North Olympic Peninsula Artists to submit artwork that visually considers the contrasts we experience during our long summer days and long winter nights.  This theme is open to interpretation, we want to see artwork that explores the concepts of heat and cold, light and dark, summer and winter. 

    Please complete and submit this form to enter the City of Sequim Arts Advisory Commission, Solstice in the Karen Kuznek-Reese Gallery at the Sequim Civic Center. 

Publication Date/Time:
7/12/2022 1:00 PM
Closing Date/Time:
9/7/2022 4:00 PM
Contact Person:
Please contact City of Sequim Arts Coordinator, Sarah Hurt at 360-582-2477 or email, if you have any questions or concerns.
Criteria for Non-acceptance of Art Work

Artwork is not presented "ready to hang".

Gallery space contraints; we may reject artwork based on capacity limits in our gallery, as we strive to curate a broad array of mediums in our exhibitions.

Faults of design or workmanship pose a public health or life safety hazard or diminish the value of the work.

The artwork is fraudulent, inauthentic and/or appears to be of inferior quality relative to the quality of other works in the art collection.

The artwork is not the original. Please do not submit Giclee prints or photocopies of artworks.

Inappropriate and incompatible artwork is defined as political art, sexually suggestive art, religious art, violent art, nudity, and derogatory art against race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, or other person or class of people protected under RCW 49.60.030.

Special Requirements:
Deadline for submissions is Wednesday, September 7th at 4pm. All entries will be juried by Sequim's City Arts Advisory Commission by Monday, September 19th, 2022. Artists will be notified of their status by Thursday, September 22nd, 2022. Artwork delivery will be scheduled September 26th-29th and you will be contacted to schedule delivery of your work.

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