Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Seattle Erotic Art Festival puts out Call for Artists

I am involved with the Seattle Erotic Art Festival which is being held May 1st -3rd, 2009. If you know any artists who might want to submit to the show, please pass this on to them. The Festival has garnered prestige for accepted artists and has a great track record for sales for artists.

Call for Art Deadline January 30

We invite artists of all backgrounds, countries, ethnicities, cultures, genders, sexualities, and ages (18+) to submit up to five (5) works of art of any media. Sculptors, multimedia artists and painters are particularly encouraged to apply; please note that photography is a highly competitive medium. Artists do not need to attend the Festival in order to participate.

The Seattle Erotic Art Festival was founded in 2002 by the Foundation for Sex Positive Culture to promote freedom of sexuality, speech, and creativity through the erotic expression of fine art. The Festival strives to exhibit work not easily found in mainstream galleries and museums; we enjoy art that avoids, or pokes fun at, cliches or stereotypical images.

Incomplete or incorrect entries will not be accepted so please carefully read the following information before submitting your work at http://www.SEAFArtists.com

Entry Requirements
Accepted artists must be at least 18 by April 30, 2009, the first day of the next Festival. Artists may only submit finished art of their own creation. The Festival is intended as a contemporary art festival; only art created in 2006 or more recently will be considered. Art previously displayed at the Festival will not be considered for the Exhibition but may be considered for the Festival Store.

How to Enter
Only electronic entries submitted via the online entry form will be accepted. Paper, email, CD, and all other forms of entry will be discarded. The submission deadline is January 30, 2009.

Entry Form Requirements:

* Legal name and contact information.
* Brief bio or artistic statement (approximately 3 sentences and no more than 250 characters).
* Description of each work (title, year, media, dimensions, and sale price).
* JPEG images of submitted works.
* US$15 entry fee (waived for non-North American artists).

Incomplete entries will not be accepted. The Festival reserves the right to refuse any entry. Substitutions are not allowed.

Festival Store
Artists wishing to sell items exclusively through the Festival Store must also complete the online artist registration form (be sure to indicate that you want to show via the Store), but do not need to fill out the Art Submission form at this time; and are required to pay the $15 submission fee. The focus on the Festival Store is prints, small work, jewelry, oddities, books, DVDs, collectibles, and similar merchandise. Artists do not have to be accepted to the Exhibition in order to submit merchandise to the Festival Store; however, the items they submit must be approved by Store Management.

To learn more about the Festival, visit http://SeattleErotic.org
To submit art, visit http://SEAFArtist.org

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