Stanza is Push/Pull's annual art & poetry collaboration anthology and gallery show.
The theme for this year is Nonbinary. We are only accepting submissions from poets and artists that identify as nonbinary, agender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, or other gender identities outside of male or female.
Accepted poems will be paired with an artist to visually interpret the poem.
Interested? Please apply by February 15th!
The seasons are about to shift again and our Bal-Art team is gearing up for our fall market! Come celebrate this transitional time with all your best spooky creations!
This market will be ONE DAY ONLY, so don't wait to apply! Applications are open through September 1st, but vendors are accepted on a rolling basis, so the sooner we hear from you, the sooner we can respond!
Summer is nearly upon us, and there's so much happening!
Rather than compete with all the Solstice events, we're lining up with Ballard Seafood Fest for a Midsummer Market! Join us at our very haunted venue in the heart of Old Ballard for two days of art slinging and general revelry!
Artists are invited to submit work inspired by their favorite chapter(s) from The Mind of Plants -- our Book Club pick this year -- for a group show in July.
We'll have a group work and peer review/critique/feedback session on June 13th!
Book Club is back! This year, we're reading The Mind of Plants: Narratives of Vegetal Intelligence, an anthology with lots of cool contributors! The book is quite the hefty volume, with each chapter devoted to a specific type of plant.
To keep it simple and ease back into book club activities, we'll just be discussing a handful of chapters. In-person meetings will be at Push/Pull every other Tuesday, 7:15pm - 8:30pm, starting April 11th, with the following chapter itenerary:
You can also discuss any of these (or other chapters!) online at any time on our Discord server!
Book Club Group Show
Artists are invited to submit work inspired by their favorite chapter(s) for a group show in July. We'll have a group work and peer review/critique/feedback session on June 13th!
We've nearly made it through the winter, and there's less than a month until we change those clocks again for those sweet, sweet 7pm sunsets!
As such, we're excited to announce our next market! This time we'll be just down the block in Old Ballard, at Salmon Bay Eagles. It's gonna be two days of rad artists and artisans slingin' their goods, so come out and support them!
Are you a rad artist or artisan?? Then we look forward to your vendor application! The deadline is March 13th, but we'll be reviewing them as we receive them, so the sooner you apply, the sooner you'll have an answer!
After a year off, Stanza makes its triumphant return with an optimistic theme: Solarpunk! (Wtf is that?)
Send us your poems of joy and hope in spite of doom and disaster. Selected poems will be paired with artists for a visual interpretation, and poems and art will be published together in a book. See the application below!
We're excited to introduce an Artist Residency Program with the goal of supporting and helping emerging artists establish a strong career foundation by creating, exhibiting, and publishing a cohesive body of work.
Over the course of three months, a selected artist will be provided:
At the end of the residency period, the artist will have a solo exhibition at Push/Pull and the opportunity to publish a book collecting their new work.
We're teaming up with our neighbors at The Give Inn to put on a holiday market! Apply via the form below by December 5th if you'd like to join us!
Calling all stitchers, knitters, crocheters, and more…Push/Pull’s December art show, "the good scissors!”, will be a first in our new location — all fiber art!
The theme is, in general, 'texture in fiber arts' so pull out “the good scissors” and get inspired to experiment and play with textures! While these pieces will be displayed over the month of December, this is not holiday themed. All fiber art pieces will be considered for the show, but original designs only (no purchased kits or patterns, please. No licensed characters, etc.). All pieces should be display ready (able to hang on a wall).
Submission deadline is 12/1/2022
Artwork drop off deadline is 12/13/2022
Show opening is 12/15/2022 6pm - 9pm
Artwork shows through 1/17/2023.
All unsold artwork must be picked up by 2/1/2023.
You may submit up to 5 pieces for consideration. Submit via this form:
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