The City of Kent is seeking prints, photographs, paintings, works on paper and other types of artwork for its juried Kent Summer Art Exhibit.

All artworks selected for the juried exhibit are then eligible for City Art Purchase Awards and Kent Arts Commission Exhibit Awards.

The exhibition will be displayed salon style in the Centennial Center Gallery and adjacent conference rooms from June 6 through Aug. 22, 2018.

An Awards Panel will award a total of $15,000 to one or more artists to receive The City Art Purchase Award.

This panel will also choose between 3‐5 artists to receive the 2019 Kent Arts Commission Centennial Center Gallery Exhibit Award. Artists are eligible to receive multiple awards.

All participating artists and their guests will be invited to the Summer Art Exhibit Reception Wednesday, June 6, 2017 (6:30‐8:00 p.m.).

  • ELIGIBLITY: Open to Artists residing in Washington State. Kent residents and first-time applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • DEADLINE: Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 5:00 PM (PST)
  • HOW TO APPLY: The City of Kent is utilizing 4Culture’s on‐line application system. Applicants must submit required materials through this system only. Please review all application guidelines prior to starting your application. No application fee is required. Visit and look under “opportunities.”

More than 40 years ago, the citizens and leaders of Kent recognized that the arts are a significant part of the quality of life, growth, and vitality of a community. The mission of the Kent Arts Commission is to provide leadership in establishing cultural opportunities and arts education; to improve the quality of life and enhance the aesthetic environment; and to promote Kent as a center for great arts. Over its four-decade history, the Commission has provided Kent residents access to the region’s best performing, visual and literary arts.

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