Thursday, July 25, 2013

Instructions for Email Submission

EXHIBITION:    Turning Point
LOCATION:      University House Wallingford, 4400 Stone Way N, Seattle, 98103
DEADLINE:       August 15, 2013
ART DROP:      October 13, 2013
OPENING:        October 17, 2013 Gala Reception
CLOSING:         Feb 9, 2014    To Be Confirmed
CONTACT:       June Sekiguchi ,  206-713-7819
Turning Point 
The one sure thing in life is that nothing stays the same.  What is the catalytic moment of change for you personally; or changing from one medium to another; a career change; or global observations.  This call for art seeks work that conveys a significant change.   As always with Era Living thematic calls for art, the theme can be broadly interpreted.  Technical skill of the medium, creative content, and art in relation to other works will also be factors in jurying the work.

Accepted work will primarily be wall hung with 2-D
·               2-D maximum size 42” on the longest side
·               A limited number of work up to 60” will be considered
·               2-D works must be ready to install with a hanging wire 
·               3-D maximum size 20”Hx15”Wx15”D. 
·               All media accepted excluding work that requires electricity


1.       Email submissions to:
2.       Give ALL the following information on each document:
·               Your Name
·               Address
·               Email
·               Phone
3.      Attach up to six (6) jpgs of available artwork – low resolution to be viewed on line only
Use the following Jpg format instructions:
·               Each Jpg should be saved at 72 dpi
·               Use maximum image size of 1200px on the longest dimension
·               Limit each jpeg to a maximum file size of 2MG
·               LABEL JPG WITH YOUR NAME (Last and First in that order) AND TITLE OF ART  WORK – This helps me identify the art without having to re-label it myself.   Example:  Jones_Mary_Title_of_Work.jpg
4.       Attach an art work list with the following details for EACH jpeg. 
·               Title
·               Medium
·               Size H” x W” x D”
·               Year completed
·               Price or Insurance Value if NFS (not for sale)

5.     Attach resume/bio and artist statement pertaining to this themeMake sure your name and contact info is on all documents.    Artist information books are created from these documents.  This is the primary way for the purchaser to learn about your work and contact you for sales.

Era Living Exhibitions:

The artist receives 100% from sales at Era Living locations – no commission is taken.  Sales are made directly between you and your client.  Postcards are generated for each show and promotional material sent to print and online media sources.  Opening receptions are held for each exhibition and artists will be invited by the curator to participate in artist talks.

Art at Era Living is viewed by residents and guests, and the public is invited to view the work.   Era Living is a Seattle based company founded in 1987 to provide innovative housing, programs, and service to their retirement communities.  Era Living is committed to bringing quality art experiences to their residents and to provide exhibition opportunities to artists.

For questions, email or call 206-713-7819

Sunday, July 21, 2013

An Interview with Tracy Simpson by Iskra Johnson

Ida Culver House Broadview artist Tracy Simpson was interviewed by Iskra Johnson.  Several of Tracy's work from the interview are on view in "Interpretations of Time."  Thank you to Iskra Johnson for sharing this link.

Tracy Simpson, "May Days,"  acrylic on paper, potato monotype, 26"x18.5"

Saturday, July 6, 2013

opening reception Ida Culver House Broadview Still Life: 21 show

Anne Belov

Jan Tervonen

Anne Belov and Naomi Steele

Cheri Kopp, Larry Larsen, and Jennifer Smith


curator, June Sekiguchi

Kelly Lyles

Musician Julian Catford

Mary Ann and Thane McCulloh
 UH Wallingford Resident, Roy Ko and son artist David Ko