Where and when is the “Rainbow on the Eastside” Art Show?
The Art Show will be at the Centro Cultural Mexicano in Redmond, WA. Date TBA, given the evolving situation around Covid-19.
The Art Show will be at the Centro Cultural Mexicano. Does this mean that Art Show participants need to be of Mexican descent?
No, you do not have to be of Mexican heritage to submit art for the “Rainbow on the Eastside” Pride Month Art Show. The only requirement is that you are a LGBTQIA resident of the Eastside (East King County and the Snoqualmie Valley).
The Centro Cultural Mexicano is a welcoming community space open to all. Their community gallery has exhibited work from diverse local artists.
Do I have to be “out” to participate in the Art Show?
No, you can submit art under a pseudonym. However, since the goal of the art show is to highlight the presence of LGBTQIA artists on the Eastside, where we are often invisible, the exhibition materials require artist bios to include each artist’s area of residence and their LGBTQIA identity. Your bio can be as specific or as vague as you wish. e.g. “So-and-so is an asexual trans man living in Issaquah”, or “So-and-so is a queer POC who lives near Bellevue.” (For example, if you are living in Newcastle or one of Bellevue’s satellite towns and you are not comfortable revealing your city of residence, you can refer your location to a nearby major Eastside city, e.g. “near Renton” or “near Bellevue.” )
Note: If you intend to sell your art during the Art Show, you will have to share your payment information with Centro Cultural Mexicano and potential buyers. For example, if you have a painting for sale hanging in the gallery and someone wants to purchase it, they will need to know the individual or entity to write a check to or send an e-payment to.
We will not publish your real name in exhibition materials without your permission.
Will the Art Show have an Opening Night event? If my work is accepted for the Art Show, do I have to be present at the Art Show’s Opening Night?
If circumstances allow, there will be an Artists’ Reception during the opening week of the Art Show. The Centro asks that participating artists do their part in helping to host the Artists’ Reception and promote the Art Show and related events. If you are not out or if you feel uncomfortable with hosting a public reception for any reason, we can discuss how you can contribute to the Art Show’s promotion in a way that you are comfortable with.
Do I have to pay an entry fee to submit art?
No, there is no fee to submit art for the “Rainbow on the Eastside – Pride Month Art Show.”
Since we are not charging entry fees, we ask participating artists to consider supporting the Art Show by donating snacks and drinks for the Artists’ Reception or by making a donation to the Centro. This is purely voluntary.
Does the Centro Cultural Mexicano take a commission on art sold through their gallery?
No. The Centro Cultural Mexicano lets the artists in the Art Show sell to the customer directly. How does this work?
Example 1: If you want to receive payments by check, you will need to provide the Centro with the name to which a purchaser of your work should write the check. This information will only be shared with someone who expresses an intent to buy your work.
Example 2: If you want to receive payments by PayPal, you will need to provide the Centro with your paypal.me link, e.g. https://www.paypal.me/stevehernandez. This information will only be shared with someone who expresses an intent to buy your work.
Note that unless you factor the sales tax into your selling price, you will be responsible for paying any sales taxes.
How many pieces can I submit for the show?
If you are a painter, photographer or other 2-D artist who creates wall art that each have a display size of 9″x12″ or larger, you can submit up to 5 entries for consideration. (Each piece = 1 entry)
If you’re a small crafts artist, e.g. a jewelry maker, there is no hard limit on the number of pieces you can submit. You can submit a collection of work as a single entry on the Art Submission Form.
For sculptors and installation artists, you can submit up to 5 entries for consideration.
We may reject an entry if it does not fit through the gallery door, is too heavy, or requires complicated installation. Refer to Terms and Conditions for more information.
Does the gallery or the event organizer insure my artwork?
No. Neither the Centro Cultural Mexicano gallery nor the event organizer Wolfberry Studio LLC will be responsible for any damage or theft while your artwork is being transported to/from the gallery and while it is on display or in storage at the gallery.
Consider purchasing your own Artist Insurance if your work is not already insured.
I am a performance artist. If I am selected to perform during the Art Show, will I be paid for my performance?
Note: Currently, due to the fluid situation around Covid-19, we do not know if we will be hosting performances during the Art Show.
If performances go forward, we will offer a stipend for performers who are selected to perform during the Opening Reception or other events associated with the Art Show, provided that the performers show up on time and execute the performance as described in the Art Submission form. For a 10 minute solo performance, the stipend is $70. Rates may differ for performances of shorter or longer duration. Contact us for more details. Payment will be made after the successful conclusion of the performance.
I am a visual artist. If my work is accepted for the show, do I have to show up in person to deliver my art?
Visual artists will be asked to deliver their accepted entries to the gallery during specific drop off times. If you are unable to deliver your art in person at the specified time, please contact us to discuss alternative accommodations. We will try our best to accommodation your accessibility needs and scheduling needs.