THE 2013 HIGHLINE CLASSIC JAZZ FESTIVAL FEATURED FIFTEEN TOP AREA BANDS IN ONE BIG DAY OF MUSIC AND DANCING AT DES MOINES' LANDMARK EVENT CENTER. See some of the pictures from this year's festival!
Burien Arts’ Fifth Annual Highline Classic Jazz Festival was Saturday March 9th from 2:30 pm-10pm and offered a Big Program at its new location, The Landmark Event Center in Des Moines.
There was more music with fifteen bands participating in three music venues, and more styles of music including Straight Ahead Jazz classics, early and mid -20th century jazz styles, from Dixieland, Gypsy Jazz, Blues, Ragtime to Big Band Swing.
Vision 20/20 - Saturday November 23, 2013 at the Burien Community Center
Call to Artists - 2013 Burien Arts Vision 20/20
Overview: The Vision 20/20 Show and Sale is in its 6th year of bringing great art to the residents of Burien and the surrounding area. It is a unique format (the ‘Frenzy Buying Experience’!) that has proven to be a successful opportunity for all the artists participating. Burien Arts knows that asking an artist to produce 20 original pieces which will be sold for $40 each is a real 'labor of love'! This great effort fulfills a critical part of Burien Arts' Mission – to bring quality, affordable art to our community. 20/20 is a great event that exposes both emerging and established artists to a new, wider audience. The silent auction portion of 20/20 provides additional exposure and sales for our artists.
The funds generated by 20/20 and other Burien Arts’ projects allows us to continue to present visual, performing and educational art activities to the wider Burien community. These include Vision 20/20, Juried Art Shows, Shakespeare-in-the-Park, Highlline Classic Jazz Festival, and workshops for Elementary School students as well as Teachers from area schools.
Purpose of Vision 20/20:
Vision 20/20 is a unique event that that fulfill three important objectives:
1. Brings quality, affordable art to the Burien / Highline community.
2. Provides a venue to showcase emerging and established area artists.
3. Enhances funding for ongoing Burien Arts’ visual and performing arts programs.
Description of Event:
Artists from around the Burien / Des Moines / Tacoma / Seattle area chosen for Vision 20/20 area produce 20 individual, original works of art using the media of their choice (no photography, unfortunately). These all have to fit an 8x8 in. square format that is either done on, or mounted on the 8x8 in. panels supplied to each artist by Burien Arts. Examples of work from past Vision 20/20 shows are shown below.
The 400 panels prepared by the artist are hung on large free-standing 4x8 ft. walls using a French cleating system. The larger pieces for the silent auction are displayed on easels around the perimeter of the show with bid sheets attached. The Vision 20/20 patrons arrive at the show and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while previewing the art work and talking to the artists. The really unique part of the event comes at approximately 8:00 PM when a bell is rung and everyone takes the pieces of art they want from the walls! This works very well since all the art on the 400 panels is the same price ($40) it boils down to a frenzy of active buying! The successful bids for the Silent Auction pieces are announced at 8:45 PM.
1. Contact Burien Arts at firstname.lastname@example.org , c/o John Unbehend letting us know of your interest in participating in Vision 20/20.
2. Send JEPGs of 3 examples of your work along with your bio to the Jury committee at email@example.com. Be sure to include your name, email, phone and local address. These have to be in our hands by July 1, 2013.
3. Jury will review the artists’ bio and JPEGs of work and inform the successful applicants by July 3. 2013.
4. Details on pickup of panels, delivery of work and pickup of work after show will be sent via email.
1. 20 original works: 8x8 in. square, prepared on or mounted on panels supplied by Burien Arts) - each piece will be sold during the ‘Frenzy Buying’ for $40.
2. One larger work that will sold in a silent auction format. The Initial starting price for each piece will be set by the artist.
3. An Artist’s Bio (one page) - this will be posted at the event as well as used on the Burien Arts and the Vision 20/20 websites / Facebook pages.
4. Dropping off the artwork at Burien Arts by November 19, 2013.
Panels will have artists’ information legibly printed on the back of the panel with black ink (ball point or ‘Sharpie’). Silent Auction pieces should be ready for hanging (framed if appropriate) so that they may be displayed on easels. The artist’s information and starting Silent Auction prices has to either be legibly printed on the back or printed on a card securely attached to the piece.
5. Artists to pick up unsold panels and Silent Auction pieces from 12/4-12/6/2013 at a location to be determined.
Payment to Artists:
We will be following the same splits between the artist and Burien Arts that we have in the past (see below). As noted in the timeline, checks for the artists’ share of the sales of the panels and Silent Auction pieces will be sent by mail.
1. 8x8 in. panels: the $40 will be split 50/50 between the artist ($20) and Burien Arts ($20)
2. Silent Auction pieces: the final sales price will be split with 60% to the artist and 40% to Burien Arts.
June 14: Distribute ‘Call to Artists’
July 7: Deadline for Artists submissions to 20/20 Jury
July 10: Send out acceptance notifications to Artists
July 15: Distribute 8x8 in. square panels to artists
September 30: Check-in with artist; 8 weeks until Vision 20/20
October 14: Artists start sending in photos of work finished to date for web and PR
November 19: Deliver panels and larger silent auction pieces to Burien Arts
November 20: Final inventory of panels and Silent Auction pieces
November 23: Vision 20/20
December 4: Distribute unsold work and mail out checks to Artists
Overview of Burien Arts Association:
Burien Arts Association is one of the oldest arts organization in the Puget Sound area. Established in the 1960’ to bring quality arts experiences to the greater Burien community. Burien Arts played a key in developing the Strawberry Festival (originally an Arts Festival highlighting local artists) and providing both visual and performing arts programs. For many years Burien Arts occupied the old blue house in Dottie Harper Park, Burien. After leaving that location to seek a more central location, Burien Arts will soon be opening a gallery / educational location in downtown Burien. A registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Burien Arts plows all proceeds from fund raising and membership donations back into arts experiences for the community!
Contact: if you have any questions, please contact me via email and I will provide an answer or find the person that can help you:
John Unbehend: Vision 20/20 co-chair; email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks and looking forward to having even more great art at this year’s Vision 20/20!!
Board Chairman Burien Arts Association
Co-Chair Vision 20/20 2013
Co-Chair Vision 20/20 2013