PUNCH Projects presents: Barnstorm at Bluestone Garage
SODO district, Ellensburg, WA
Deadline: 5 March 2017
Application Fee: $15 first entry - $5 each additional entry
Building on a 10-year history of exhibitions and projects across the Northwest, PUNCH Projects presents Barnstorm - a series of pop-up exhibits activating rural spaces in unexpected ways with art, music and creative installations. The first in the series, “Barnstorm at Bluestone Garage,” will be a two-day art happening that transforms the Model KE building in Ellensburg’s SODO district into an exhibition highlighting new media works and digital prints gathered from an international call to artists.
Submission guidelines: The exhibition will be comprised of large-format printed images, video monitors and projections juried by the PUNCH Projects BOD. Instead of original pieces of art, selected artists will be given instructions to provide a high-resolution digital image file or video file of the chosen work(s); large format prints of the selected images will be created from the files and hung in the space. Video works will be displayed via monitors and projections directly onto the interior and exterior walls of the building. PUNCH will direct any sales inquiries to the artist. PUNCH Projects will pay the cost of shipping prints to the artists after the exhibition closes.
There is no theme to the call; however, we encourage submissions that consider how a work might speak to the dialogue between urban and rural sensibilities, as well as images and videos that might operate in a non-traditional exhibition space of this sort.
As “Barnstorm at Bluestone Garage” will kick off the first in a series of rural art exhibitions, all submissions will be considered for subsequent PUNCH Projects events.
About Us: Founded in 2006, PUNCH Projects (formerly PUNCH Gallery) has worked to promote visual art made from artists outside of the urban centers. In our effort to promote art that is thoughtful, fresh and contemporary coupled with our desire to bridge urban rural connections, PUNCH Projects seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes by spurring creative awareness, cross-cultural engagement and economic vitality.
To apply: CaFÉ (CallForEntry.org)
Entry Deadline: 3/5/17