Local artists have until June 25 to submit their own small pieces of artwork for the GEMS juried art exhibit at the King County Fair.
The exhibit, hosted by the city of Enumclaw Arts Commission, is for artists of every age, though pieces must be original, current, and not created with a kit or be for a class assignment.
Only two-dimensional works are being accepted, and those must not exceed 12 by 12 inches, including the frame.
To submit your artwork, first head online to www.cityofenumclaw.net/DocumentCenter/View/6152/GEMS-2021 or email Cultural Programs and Events Coordinator Alina Hibbs at firstname.lastname@example.org for entry forms. Then, after filling out the form, submit it by emailing Hibbs as well as submitting a $35 payment either by check (made payable to the city of Enumclaw) or over the phone (by calling 253-263-3380).
All artwork must be dry, finished, and ready to display with wire attached; no exposed glass edges, uni-frames, clip frames, sawtooth hangers, or any damaged frames will be accepted.
Applicants will be notified their artwork was accepted by July 2.
Artwork must be dropped off at the Les Schwab Hall at the Expo Center on July 12 between 2 and 5 p.m.
Artists will receive awards noon on July 18; first place will receive a prize of $200, while second place $100 and third $50. There is also a “People’s Choice” award, which is funded through public donations.
Work must be picked up by noon on July 19, or artists will be charged a $15 fee.
All work submitted must be for sale. Sales will be the responsibility of the artist and the potential buyer.