Call for Artists
Functional Art Exhibition
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The Larson Gallery is located on the campus of Yakima Valley Community College. Yakima is in the heart of Washington's Wine Country– the same latitude as the great wine-producing regions of France, with magnificent vineyards and 60 wineries in the Yakima Valley appellation. The Larson Gallery was established in 1949 as one of the original buildings on the campus of the then-named Yakima Valley Junior College. The Larson Gallery remains the largest and oldest continually operating non-commercial gallery in Central Washington. Its existence is a partnership between the Larson Gallery, the Larson Gallery Guild a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and Yakima Valley Community College

In this national juried exhibition, functional art refers to aesthetic objects that serve a utilitarian purpose—how the artist expresses him/herself in items such as clothing, textiles, jewelry, tableware, tools, fixtures and furniture.

Open to all artists residing in the United States. Only original artwork executed by the artist within the last two years and not previously shown in a Larson Gallery juried exhibit will be considered.

Acrylic, ceramic, fiber, glass, metal, mixed media, non-traditional materials, oil, photography, print, and wood. Other types of media considered with preapproval from the Larson Gallery.

All entries must be submitted via the CaFE system, mail-in entries will not be considered. Images must conform to the CaFE formatting standards, instructions can be found in the CaFE help section.

Artworks of multiple units are considered as one artwork only when priced, labeled and photographed as one piece.

Stefano Catalani, Director of Art, Craft, & Design
Stefano Catalani joined Bellevue Arts Museum in 2005 as Curator and was appointed Director of Art, Craft, & Design in February of 2010. He has conceived and organized 20 (and rising) acclaimed exhibitions exploring the dynamic field of art, craft, and design. 

If your work is accepted, you will receive a notification letter which includes shipping instructions and pricing. All accepted work must arrive at the Larson Gallery no later than Thursday, March 3, 2016. All work must be ready for installation. All hand-delivered work may be delivered to the Larson Gallery during regular gallery hours March 1 through March 3, 2016. The exhibition closes April 16, 2016. All delivered work must be picked up no later than April 22, 2016. Shipped work must arrive by Thursday, March 3, 2016 in a sturdy reusable container. Shipped work will be returned via UPS and will be insured for the stated value of the piece(s) unless specified otherwise. Shipped entries must include return shipping fees or the artwork will not be returned to the artist.

The Gallery cannot be held responsible for any damage or loss to artwork that has been left more than 30 days following posted deadlines for picking up work. Artwork left longer than 30 days becomes the property of the Larson Gallery Guild.

$20 per artwork. You may submit up to 4 artworks.  Members of the Larson Gallery Guild receive a discount on fees; contact the Larson Gallery for more information on becoming a member.

Submissions: January 22, 2016 (MST - Mountain Standard Time)
Notifications: February 3, 2016
Accepted work delivered by: March 3, 2016
Exhibition dates: March 10 - April 16, 2016 (Closed March 21-27, 2016 for spring break)
Reception: March 10, 2016 - 5-7pm

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