Call for Entry ProspectusDisruption


VALISE Gallery is in its tenth year on Vashon, an island just a short ferry ride from both Seattle and Tacoma. Vashon is home to a varied and thriving arts community and is a frequent destination for city dwellers. Techies, film folk, nationally known musicians and curious travelers are among the diverse groups who spend time on the Island. Our gallery is located in the center of town and we draw as many as 500 people on opening nights. We are dedicated to introducing new art and artists to our visitors and are excited to announce our first Open Call.

THEME: In recent years, disruption has become a trendy term in business circles. It has come to apply to a company which upends the market by creating a need where none had existed before. It is also frequently applied to the present political climate.

Both are interesting and valid subjects for artists to tackle and we're interested in them, but we're also curious about other possibilities for disruption.

How can disruption be expressed in a purely formal sense? How does it apply to aspects of daily life? We're excited and intrigued to see what you come up with whether within these notions or something else entirely outside them.


  • Deadline is November 30.
  • Notifications emailed by December 9.
  • Accepted artwork to be delivered to Gallery December 30th. (If you’re traveling over the holidays, we’ll work with you to find an alternative date.) 
  • Accepted artwork shipped must arrive by December 28
  • Opening Reception January 5
  • Show Closes January 27
  • Pick up for unsold art January 29
  • Unsold art shipped week of Feb 1


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Call for New Members 

VALISE is accepting new members.  Check out our application for membership page to find out more about whether VALISE is the right fit for you.