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Call For Artists

[Cancelled] Announcing Our New Logo Design Contest

by Joe McDonald on October 21, 2014

We have decided to pull the plug on our logo design contest. Thank you to everyone that contributed a design concept so far. After reviewing feedback we received from the online design community, we felt it was better to discontinue and cancel the contest. We consulted several designers as well as the AIGA to arrive at this decision.

The general consensus from the design community is that contests cheapen and hurt the industry as a whole and accepting work for free in the hopes of being compensated later is wrong. When we first launched our logo design campaign, we truly were just trying to have a fun contest that would bring in a wide and diverse group of talented designers to create a fresh and new logo for us. It was not intended to be a “branding relaunch” as we incorrectly stated. We thought that using a popular service like was credible and acceptable and would allow entry level designers to compete for a chance to earn $300. I feel contests are appropriate for some circumstances, but probably not for a logo. As with all art forms, graphic design is a professional and skilled trade that people who dedicate themselves to should be compensated for.

As an art organization ourselves that is part of the wider design community, we respect the views of everyone and we value input, even if our feathers get a little ruffled along the way [sorry @HelloMelendez :) ] We felt the spirit of our contest was pure and at no point did we intend or even consider that our contest would offend members of the community. For the record, has graphic designers on staff and is a division of a larger creative web agency. We get it.

So, that being said, our logo design contest is official dead. We will review our future plans and consider alternatives for getting new designs in the future and may hold a call for portfolio submissions from which we can hire a talented designer for us.

Again, we thank everyone who gave us feedback and helped to guide us in making this decision.

Joe McDonald


Our New Seattle Art Forums Are LIVE!

by Joe McDonald on January 29, 2012

Art ForumsWe’re excited to announce that our new Art Forums are up and running! We’ve completely rebuilt the art forums and we’d like to invite you to check them out. There’s still work to do and the content is pretty thin right now, but we think they are a huge improvement over the old ones. Most of the forums are open to everyone but you must be registered to post & reply to topics.

Please note, that even if you were a registered user of the old forums, you will still need to re-register in our new system.

Forum Features

  • Community posts – calls for artists, art competitions & contests, our exclusive art & artist requests
  • Classifieds – art space available, help wanted & needed
  • Member Lounge – site feedback, support, and frequently asked questions

And we’re working hard to add more topics & content!

Join the Art Forums

New Seattle Art Forums


Sell Your Artwork at The Holiday ArtStravaganza

by Joe McDonald on October 15, 2009

Call for Artists

Artists are invited to participate in an art liquidation sale.  Dust off unsold work and liquidate your inventory at the:

Holiday ArtStravaganza Artist Liquidation Sale

sponsored by C Art Gallery

855 Hiawatha Place South, Seattle

Sundays in December: 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20 – 10AM-6PM

All art must be priced below $500.
We strongly suggest you  have a wide selection of work under $100.

Original work only.

Artists are provided approx. 5 1/2′ wide x up to 10′ tall hanging space and 3′ of floor space to lean art in front of your wall.  Work must be labeled with price, artist and name of piece.

Submit by October 27 to

  • Artist name and bio

  • Five samples of work representative of art to be featured.

  • Dates of participation (be sure to review participation fees below)

  • $15 non-refundable entry fee via Paypal by clicking the following link: $15 Entry Fee

(No obscene, gratuitous erotica or sexually explicit work will be accepted.)

Additional Information:

Artists will be selected as works are submitted and approved.  Selected artists will be notified by Ocotber 29 and will be requested to send a 50% non-refundable deposit due by November 4 based on the fee structure below to secure your space.

   One  Sunday         Fee:  $  80   Deposit:  $40
   Two Sundays        Fee:  $150   Deposit:  $75
   Three Sundays     Fee:  $200   Deposit:  $100        

The balance of the participation fee is due November 15.

The gallery will not receive any commission for the sale of work.

Participating artists agree to set-up between 8AM and 9:30AM and be present or have a representative present during the course of the day  through 6PM.  The artists is required to remove all work from the premises each day unless other arrangements are made.

C Art Gallery will be open 10AM-6PM each Sunday and will handle all transactions. Additional fees include service fees for sales transactions.  Artist will be responsible for paying sales tax on work sold.

Please e-mail or call 206-322-9374 for additional information.