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Call for Work – PUNCH Gallery – due 9-29-12

PUNCH Gallery

International Juried Exhibition

November 1 – December 15, 2012
Deadline: September 29, 2012

PUNCH Gallery presents an international juried exhibition taking place for six weeks during November and December, 2012. Located in the Pioneer Square area of downtown Seattle, PUNCH provides an excellent opportunity to gain exposure within the Northwest regional art scene.

Artists from any country may submit work in any medium. In addition to traditional media and crafts, artists are encouraged to submit work in experimental genres, video, sound, or installation. Complicated installation procedures may require the artist to assist with installation. Members of PUNCH are not eligible to enter.

Scott Lawrimore, Deputy Director, Collections and Exhibitions
Frye Art Museum

Cash awards (determined by number of entries) will be distributed at the juror’s discretion. Our previous juried exhibition presented cash awards totaling $1,500, plus return shipping for accepted artists. Award winners also receive Championship Trophies, and all accepted artists receive a coveted PUNCH Award Medal.

Entrants are also frequently offered additional exhibition opportunities curated by PUNCH members or staff.

Entries and Fees

  • Each artist may submit up to 12 entries total.
  • Video and audio entries are each limited to a maximimum of six entries.
  • $15 first image or media file
  • $5 each additional image or media file

Fees are nonrefundable. Entries must be submitted using the CaFÉ entry system.

Acceptable Files
For 2-D and 3-D works, please submit JPEG files and prepare your images according to the CaFÉ guidelines. Video files may be submitted in .mov or .mp4 format, and sound files may be submitted in .mp3 format. Please see the CaFÉ File Preparation Guidelines for more information. For installation or site-specific projects, you may submit proposal images.


  • Saturday, September 29, 10 p.m. Pacific Time Deadline for receipt of online submissions.
  • Monday, October 8, Notification of acceptance. Artists will be notified via email and announced on our website.
  • Friday, October 26, Deadline for receipt of accepted work.
  • Thursday, November 1, Opening reception, award(s) announced.
  • Saturday, December 15, Show closes. Following the closing of the exhibition, work is repacked and shipped back to the artists. You may also pick up work at PUNCH Gallery.

PUNCH will retain a 30% commission on all artwork sales. It is not required, however, that accepted works be for sale.

Size Limitation
Work must be able to fit through our front door (81″x40″).

Every precaution will be taken to assure that your work is handled with utmost care and respect during installation and throughout the run of the exhibition. However, it is the artist’s responsibility to carry insurance for any of his/her works in the exhibition. PUNCH will not be responsible for damage, theft or loss of any kind.

Shipping and Return
Accepted work must be sent in sturdy, reusable crates or boxes. Unless a special shipping provider is required, artwork will be returned via UPS, or it may be picked up at PUNCH Gallery with prior arrangement. The artist is responsible for shipping expenses to the gallery. PUNCH will cover and pay for the expense of return shipping. Work will be insured for return shipping up to the value stated by the artist.

More Information
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Gallery information and juror bio available at

How to Submit Entries
Entries will be submitted electronically using the CaFÉ system.

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