The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. is excited to sponsor its third annual juried Sensory Art Contest. The contest is open to ALL artists within the state of Washington. The winning art pieces will be displayed at an art show held in conjunction with the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI) Conference held in Seattle on March 11-12. Winning pieces will then be donated and sold at the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation’s annual Redefining Vision Auction on May 21, 2011.
- This juried art exhibit is open to all persons age 14 and up throughout the state of Washington.
- All artwork exhibited must be a form of “sensory” art, excluding visual art. This would include sculptures, quilts, pottery, jewelry, and other tactile arts.
- Artwork must be original.
- One (1) entry per applicant will be accepted.
If you have a question about eligibility of an item, please contact Robert Hanna at 206-436-2149 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The works of art chosen will be viewed by a panel of experts and prizes will be awarded. It is expected that the winning pieces will be donated to Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation and will be exhibited for sale at the Redefining Vision Dinner and Auction on May 21, 2011. Proceeds from the sale of the art will go to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation in support of their mission.
Artwork must be delivered to Seattle Lighthouse no later than Friday, February 25, 2011. Artists must complete the artist profile and artist procurement form attached. These may be submitted via email as attachments to Robert Hanna at email@example.com.
Please ship artwork to:
The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.
P.O. Box 14959
Seattle WA 98114
Or arrange delivery of artwork to The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. at:
2501 South Plum Street
Seattle WA 98144
Notification of the judging results will be made to the artists no later than Monday March 7, 2011.
All materials used in artwork must be self-funded. The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. will not provide funds to spend on the projects.
Winning submissions will be donated to the Seattle Lighthouse for the Blind Foundation to be exhibited for sale at the annual Seattle Lighthouse Redefining Vision Dinner and Auction on April 10th, 2010. Proceeds from the sale of artwork at the auction directly support the Lighthouse mission of creating and enhancing opportunities for independence and self-sufficiently of people who are blind, Deaf-Blind, and blind with other disabilities. Your generous donation of time and talent sustains and expands existing programs and new opportunities for blind and Deaf-Blind individuals in our community. The Lighthouse art show is also an excellent way to showcase your talent, with donated artworks featured in the auction catalogue and in Lighthouse publications that reach over 5,000 community members and local residents annually.
The purpose of the Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Institute (JLTLI) is to improve the quality of programming and services to blind and visually impaired children, adults, and their families. The Institute is designed to provide a forum in which leadership personnel and emerging leaders from the blindness field can come together to increase and share their knowledge and expertise. In addition, the JLTLI affords opportunities to network, share common concerns and innovative strategies, as well as learn about what projects American Federation of the Blind (AFB) personnel and others in the field have undertaken to improve quality of life for people with visual impairments.