Artist Resources & Opportunities

Artist Resources & Opportunities 2017-12-14T17:41:21+00:00

KAC Artist Opportunities

Kirkland Arts Center is a non-profit arts school and contemporary art gallery. Our mission is to promote artistic mastery and public participation in the visual arts through innovative classes, contemporary exhibitions, and events. We offer a number of opportunities for artists throughout the year, including group and solo exhibitions, art markets, and other events.

Gallery Exhibitions

The Kirkland Arts Center Gallery supports local artists and curators by providing a platform for engaging exhibitions which inspire art appreciation and creativity in the Kirkland arts community. View the space during our open gallery hours or contact our Exhibitions Program Manager at or (425) 822-7161 x102 to schedule an appointment.

KAC provides exhibition postcards, additional PR and online marketing, an opening reception, and support in seeking individual and corporate sponsorship for exhibitions. KAC takes a 40% commission on artwork sales during exhibitions.

Exhibitions Program Manager Colleen Lenahan and Intern install gallery exhibit

Satellite Exhibitions

KAC also hosts satellite exhibitions at other locations, including the Kirkland Public Library. For questions about satellite exhibition opportunities, please contact our Exhibitions Program Manager at or (425) 822-7161 x102.

Explore our current opportunities below:

    Call for Artists: KAST 2018
    KAST 2018  May 12-13, 2018 Applications Now Open for Artists! Established in 2004 the Kirkland Artists Studio Tour (KAST or “Tour”) is organizing its fifteenth annual tour,...
    Call for Artists: Best of Kirkland Arts Center
    Artists’ Exhibit Timeline Application Deadline: March 30 Artists Notified: April 13 Opening Reception: May 11, 6 - 8:30 PM Exhibition Dates: May 8 - July 7 Juried by Gallery Curator J. Gordon, Ceramic...
    Call for Artists: 2018 Clay? VII Exhibition
    Deadline for Entries: Friday, April 20, 2018 Exhibition Dates: July 17 – September 22, 2018 Juried by University of Washington Professors Doug Jeck, Jamie Walker, and Michael Swaine Kirkland...

Community Artist Opportunities

The Kirkland Arts Center has compiled a partial list of calls for artists and exhibition proposals, grant opportunities, and other artist opportunities. If you would like your artist opportunity to be listed here, email

Explore current community opportunities below: