“In Comfort of Chaos”
How do we find order amidst crumbling governments, relationships, and identities? How can the turbulence, anxiety and unrest of todays world pave way for a new sense of clarity and vision? This exhibition seeks works that explores ways in which artists makes sense of time, space, and society when everything around them seems to be falling apart or shifting.
There is a $20 application fee per artist, and each artist may submit up to 3 entries. You can submit all three entries in this one form.
All media accepted, though the Kirkland Arts Center has limited resources for digital media. Digital artists should contact firstname.lastname@example.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 2023.
About the Juror:
Hanako O’Leary was born and raised by her Japanese mother and American father. She grew up roaming the suburbs of Chicago. Every year, for 2 months during the summer holiday, her mother would take her and her siblings back to their ancestral home in Hiroshima, Japan. These summers were spent learning how to cook, clean, and honor her ancestors from her four aunts, Nagako, Nobuko, Atsuko, and Masako. Hanako attended this annual pilgrimage until the year she turned 18 and these summer months would deeply influence her spiritual beliefs, artistic voice, and feminine ideals.
Spending most of her life on American soil, but always under a Japanese matriarchy, Hanako learned to bridge these identities through art, employing traditional Japanese imagery to narrate her current American story.
Hanako has received an extensive arts education within institutional walls and beyond. She exists through her hands. Currently, she is building her ceramic series, Izanami, at Pottery North West in Seattle, WA. where she is a long term resident artist.
Acceptance emails sent to artists: By Feb 15th, 2022
Exhibition Dates: March 23 – May 21, 2022
Opening Reception: We are currently planning on holding a reception on March 25th, from 6-8 PM
Artwork needs to arrive by: 3/12/2022
Deinstallation Dates: 5/22-25, 2021
Kirkland Arts Center provides insurance for all artwork while exhibited at the KAC Gallery, but does not cover shipping costs or shipping insurance. Artwork must be delivered to KAC by the artist or through a mail carrier such as FedEx, USPS, or UPS. All shipping costs are the responsibility of the artist.