"Queer Youth in America" Prospectus and Application
Call Type: Exhibition
Eligibility: Ages 11-22
State: Washington
Fee: $0.00
Entry Deadline: June 1, 2019
Artist Notified: June 12, 2019
Opening Reception: July 12, 2019, 6pm—9pm
Exhibition Dates: July 12—August 7, 2019

THEME: Queer Youth in America
IMAGES: Minimum 1, maximum 3 (must be of same image, example: close ups for detailed work)

Lambert House is asking queer youth, ages 11—22, to submit art for the show “Queer Youth in America” to be hosted at Sassafras for the July Belltown Art Walk. In images (no text), show us what it means to be a queer youth at this time in history.

About Lambert House

Lambert House began in the early 1980's as the Association of Gay and Lesbian Youth Advocates (AGLYA), a group of youth and youth supporters who came together in order to create ways for sexual minority youth to meet. On May 1, 1981 AGLYA became the first social service organization 100% dedicated to LGBTQ youth to receive 501(c)(3) status from the IRS.

In 1991 AGLYA seized an opportunity to lease an old Victorian house in Capitol Hill, Seattle's queer neighborhood. In 1993 AGLYA was renamed Lambert House after Gray Lambert, a local queer youth advocate who helped secure funding to find the organization a more stable home. Gray Lambert died of HIV/AIDS related complications in August of 1991.

Within two years the board hired the first paid staff members. Today, Lambert House has a national reputation as a leading organization in the Northwest for queer youth.

About Sassafras

Sassafras opened late 2012 with the mission to promote local small-batch designers, jewelers, and artists from the Pacific Northwest. Sassafras is on a journey to showcase all the great talent in the local area. There are 50+ people whose products are sold at Sassafras, including 6 in-house designers/artists.

About the Juror

ST Rivera is a self-taught artist born and raised in the Bronx, NY. Rivera is best known for her acute attention to detail and artistic style, "circlism". She combines concepts from the unconscious realm with patterns in nature and architecture. Rivera considers her work as fine craftsmanship conceived through obsessive repetition and meditation. She has exhibited at the Center on Contemporary Art (Seattle, WA), Art/Not Terminal Gallery (Seattle, WA), Nave Gallery (Somerville, MA), and Overture Center for the Arts (Madison, WI). In 2014, Rivera moved to the Pacific Northwest and currently lives in Seattle.


Artist must be between the ages of 11—22 and reside in the Seattle area.


Please read the following carefully as incomplete or late submissions will not be accepted.

1.Artist is limited to one submission. The submission must be the final artwork. No new work will be accepted after the selection process.

2. Artist must provide an artist bio as well as an artist statement about their piece.

3.One (1) to three (3) digital images of their submission. Please send images to st@sassafras-seattle.com
Artwork dimensions should be no smaller than 8”x10” and no larger than 24”x36”. No 3D art. No jewelry. Wall/hangable art only.

4. If selected, artist must be able to drop off their artwork at Lambert House by July 3, 2019.

5. Artists are strongly encourage to attend the opening reception on July 12, 2019, 6pm—9pm.

* Lambert House will host Art Groups and workshops to help youth prepare for the exhibit. See the schedule of programs here: http://www.lamberthouse.org/events-calendar/

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