Bumbershoot Call for Art

Open call for all local Seattle artists! Submit your work to have the opportunity to be featured in a group show at Art/Not Terminal Gallery during the Bumbershoot Festival!

Media Requirements: Only 2D and 3D works. There are no size requirements, however video and installations will not be accepted.

Please label entry image files: LASTNAME_01.jpeg and LASTNAME_02.jpeg

You may submit up to 2 works for the $15.00 entry fee

Artists must make arrangements for the drop-off and pick-up of their work to and from the gallery. The gallery will not accept shipments of artwork.

This Call is now Closed

Dates:                                                                                                                                                                     Submission Deadline: 07/24                                                                                                                                          Artist Notification: 08/04                                                                                                                                            Artwork Drop-off: 08/27                                                                                                                                              Festival Dates: 09/01-03                                                                                                                                            Opening Reception: Thursday, Aug. 31st 5-7pm                                                                                                            Close of Show Pick-Up: 09/05

Jurors:                                                                                                                                                                               Chris Weber
  Executive Director, One Reel
  Chris Weber began his work in the arts curating and creating multi-disciplinary arts events in Denton, Texas and     New York City during the 1990’s as part of the Good/Bad Art Collective. Good/Bad re-united in 2014 when               honored with two new commissions, one for the Dallas Museum of Art and another for Nasher Sculpture Center’s   XChange Project. Weber is currently the Executive Director at One Reel, a Board Member at Jack Straw                   Productions, Chief Instigator of Rock Lottery (in Seattle, Brooklyn, and Denton TX) and continues on as a member   of Good/Bad Art Collective.

  Lele Barnett                                                                                                                                                                            Curator of the Microsoft Art Collection, a Managing Principal and Art Collection Consultant at The Lumiere Group,   and a curator for the Washington State Arts Commission.

  Lele Barnett studied Interdisciplinary Art and Art History at the University of Washington, and soon after began       working with local art, serving as the Assistant Director of Vetri/William Traver Gallery and later as the Director of     Foster/White. Leanne spent a year in New York City, managing development and events for the not-for-profit arts   organization, UrbanGlass. She then left New York for sunny California, where she sold American Impressionist         works for Ray Redfern in Laguna Beach. In 2006, Leanne returned to Seattle to open McLeod Residence: a home   for extraordinary living through art, technology, and collaboration. Since then, Lele Barnett has curated art               exhibitions for the Bumbershoot Festival, the Washington State Convention Center, and the Wing Luke Asian           Museum. She has been a panelist for Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the City of Redmond, the       City of Bellevue, and SoundTransit. She is currently the Curator of the Microsoft Art Collection, a Managing               Principal and Art Collection Consultant at The Lumiere Group, a curator for the Washington State Arts                       Commission, and on the Board of Directors at One Reel.

  Elisheba Johnson                                                                                                                                                                   Public Art Program, Project Manager for Office of Arts & Culture

  Elisheba Johnson is a life-long participant in the arts. Most recently she owned Faire Gallery Café, a multi-use art     space that had art exhibitions, music shows, poetry readings and creative gatherings. Being a visual artist,               Elisheba brought the community together to create multidisciplinary arts projects at Faire. Elisheba has also             volunteered at various arts organizations to help broaden the impact the arts has in the Seattle area. She is now     writing for "Curating a Life" her parenting blog, creating mixed media art pieces, and finishing up work on a             children's book she co-authored with her father, Charles Johnson. When she is not enjoying an art exhibit with         her son, she is volunteering with the parenting support group "Rooting for Mama".


Since 1971, Bumbershoot has been a multi-disciplinary arts festival showcasing the best of comedy, dance, film, literary arts, music, performing arts, theatre, visual arts and more. Spanning the Seattle Center grounds, a campus originally created for the 1962 World’s Fair, Bumbershoot has continued its legacy of celebrating innovation and the search for what’s next.  The programming at Bumbershoot strives to be a contemporary microcosm of what is current across all disciplines and genres within those art forms, giving our audience opportunities few other festivals in the world offer.

Bumbershoot is honored to display our Visual Arts programming in the International Fountain Pavilion and to highlight Art/Not Terminal artists in their year round home.