Interdependence; 2021 Juried Group Exhibition at the Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA

Interdependence; 2021 Juried Group Exhibition at the Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland WA

This Deadline Expired: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

As we have spent more and more time in isolation we learn in depth about the people, structures, institutions and environments that are vital for our continued growth. This juried exhibition is looking for submissions where artists consider the multitudes that lean into each other and rely on one another.

There is a $20 application fee per artist, and each artist may submit up to 3 entries.

All media accepted, though the Kirkland Arts Center has limited resources for digital media. Digital artists should contact exhibitions@kirklandartscenter.org if they have questions.

Additionally one exhibiting artist will be chosen for a $100 Juror’s Choice Award and one artist will also receive a People’s choice award of a small solo exhibition in 2022.

Learn more and apply here

About the Juror:
George Rodriguez addresses sensitive sociopolitical issues through his highly ornamented figurative ceramic sculptures. His work is disarming and made accessible through the use of humor, decoration and an homage to historical traditions. Themes of culture and identity recur throughout his sculpture, celebrating the unique attributes of diverse cultures as well as the similarities that unite us all.

Born and raised in the border city of El Paso, TX, Rodriguez holds a BFA in ceramics from the University of Texas El Paso and went on to receive an MFA from the University of Washington. His world curiosity grew as a recipient of a Bonderman Travel Fellowship where he traveled the world through most of 2010. His work can be found in the permanent collection of the National Mexican Museum of Art in Chicago and the Hallie Ford Museum in Salem, OR. He has received awards including the Museum of Northwest Art’s Luminaries’ Patti Warashina Award for Emerging Artists. George is represented by Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, WA and is the Artist in Residence at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture in Philadelphia.

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.
Gerry Tuten
Gerry Tuten

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes are evocative of landscape. She invites the viewer to engage with her artworks through memory, imagination, and reverie. Working with oil paint, oil pigment sticks, watercolor and other media, her paintings and collages have been described by a curator as “visceral and expressive”.
Sandra Benhaim
Sandra Benhaim

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific…

Sandra's colorful and expressive abstract paintings and collages are about "place", and take inspiration from the landscape - While the artworks are not a representation of any specific location, they oftentimes…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and cityscapes drawing inspiration from her life in Indonesia and Philadelphia.
Donna Backues
Donna Backues

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes,…

Donna Backues graduated with an MFA from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She employs drawing, mix media as works on paper and works on board. She creates imagined, spiritual, abstract landscapes, aerialscapes, and…

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already held.
Daniel Dallmann
Daniel Dallmann

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory…

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already…

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already held.…

Catherine Passante
Catherine Passante
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