ArtsWest’s gallery is a generously-sized exhibition space that features work by contemporary artists from the Pacific Northwest region. The exhibitions, usually including three to five artists, run for approximately seven weeks each. Receptions are on the second Thursday of the month, in conjunction with the West Seattle Art Walk.
Informal, conversational artist talks are featured at each show’s reception. Each artist in the exhibition speaks briefly about their work and visitors have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversation. Both lively and informational, the talks give visitors a chance to meet the artists and consider the intersection of the work with contemporary issues.
Open hours: Tuesday: 1pm – 5pm; Wednesday – Saturday: 2pm – 7pm
Admission to the gallery and all gallery events is free and open to the public.
Artists interested in showing their work at ArtsWest are encouraged to submit samples of their work, as well as an artist statement and resume, during our annual call for artists. Our call for submissions is usually during February – April. The gallery calendar is set a year in advance.
A panel of 3-4 artists and curators chosen by the gallery manager review the submissions and select artists with the gallery manager for the upcoming exhibition season. The gallery manager curates the selected artists into small group exhibitions, as well as a few solo and two-person shows.
The submissions and curatorial processes are coordinated by Susanna Bluhm, ArtsWest Gallery Manager.
We are not accepting applications at this time.