Call for Entries - Silent Art Auction

illustration of birds flying through an open color blocked window

Calling All Artists!

Are you an artist interested in supporting WTBBL’s mission “That All May Read?” We are inviting patrons, volunteers, donors, and other friends of the library to create art works for our upcoming silent auction, Opening Windows to the World: A Silent Art Auction and Reception to Benefit the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library. We chose this theme because we often hear that WTBBL services are a window to the world, and we recently renovated our building with new windows. All proceeds from the sale of the art will benefit WTBBL by supporting library programming, books and materials, and equipment and technology for training, local book production, and podcasting.

The auction will take place Thursday, May 23, 2024, 6:30-9:00PM, at the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, 2021 9th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! If you would like to participate, please submit the following information and an image of your work no later than 5pm on March 31, 2024. Works do not need to be completed by March 31, but please give as much description as you can in the form. Images of works must be received by April 5, 2024. There will be a selection process depending on the number of works submitted and space available. There will be a selection process depending on the number of works submitted and space available.

Submission Criteria

  • "Opening Windows to the World" is a suggested and encouraged theme
  • Works can be two- or three-dimensional
  • Tactile works are strongly encouraged
  • Works may be created by anyone, but works by WTBBL patrons will be given priority
  • Artists may submit up to two (2) works
  • Complete a separate entry form for each work

Please note:

  • The registration form must be completed in its entirety
  • An image for each work must be submitted
  • All works must be presentation-ready when delivered or mailed (we are unable to frame or provide structures)
  • We are unable to accept:
    • Film, sound, or video work
    • Installation work that cannot be accommodated in someone’s place of residence

Questions? Send an email to [email protected] with the subject line, "WTBBL Silent Art Auction," or call us at (206) 615-0400.

Important Dates

Form submission deadline: EXTENDED to March 31, 2024

Notification of acceptance date: April 12, 2024

Delivery/shipping arrival deadline date: May 10, 2024

Auction date: May 23, 2024

Unsold artwork pickup date: May 31, 2024 (or release to WTBBL)