Are you a Washington-based artist looking for a mentor?
Artists Up—a collaborative between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and Washington State Arts Commission—is connecting artists with mentors through Mentorly, an artist-owned and -operated online mentorship platform.
The deadline to apply is January 30, 2023, 5 p.m. Pacific. Extra points are given to applications received early in the submission process, don’t delay. Under-resourced communities are encouraged to apply.
The Fortitude: Working Artists with Disability call for art has been extended through January 31st, 2023! Good news for artists that felt overwhelmed by holiday activities, or had difficulties submitting before the end of 2022. I am looking forward to other Path with Art artists joining me in submitting art for this art show. Slip Gallery in Seattle will be hosting the Fortitude art show during May 2023.
Fortitude will be part of the May 2023 Belltown Art Walk. During the Art Walk Artists will be able to sell paintings and prints directly to exhibit visitors. While the gallery will not handle sales, they will, throughout the month, direct interested buyers to the artist website or other contact.
Artists, living with a disability, are invited to submit up to five pieces of artwork. More information about art submission is available on Ivan Shearing’s Call for Art. Ivan will be curating this art show and is encouraging emerging artists to apply.
Slip Gallery is based in the belief that Art is For Everyone. With that in mind, shows are curated to tell the story of community through the vision of varied artists, rather than just focusing on solo artists. Recent past exhibits include:
Many Small Fires – group art exhibition of small works by 21 local women artists who offer us a glimpse into how they fuel their own personal fires.
DEAFHood – Reflections on identity and Deaf culture group art exhibit.
Many of the art teachers that I have met through the years — in grade school, at college, and beyond — are funnily rigid. I present a challenge to most of them. I do what I want artistically. I like exploring the act of creation. The teacher may have methods and goals, but these often are contradictory to my own. What I do not want to do is explore my feelings and then talk to a group about them. I want to create art. The creative process itself is therapeutic. Just let me do my art.
This hit my inbox today, so I thought that I would share it with my art friends. I hope everyone is staying warm and safe during this ice storm. Perhaps we can arrange a field trip to the Bainbridge Island Art Museum when the weather is better. Enjoy the holidays. I look forward to seeing folks after the new year. I am excited for the workshops being taught by some of our many talented ambassadors.
The show will run for a month and will have Disability Artist talks throughout. You may direct sale your artwork to interested buyer, the gallery won’t directly sell your work when you aren’t at the show. They will pass on information about your web site to contact you for the sale.