About the Exhibition
Building on a 10-year history of successful art exhibitions and projects across the Northwest, PUNCH Projects presents Barnstorm – a series of pop-up exhibitions activating rural spaces in unexpected ways with art, music and creative installations. The first event in the series, “Barnstorm at Bluestone Garage,” will be a free two-day art event that transforms the rustic Model KE building in Ellensburg’s SODO district into an exhibition that will highlight works through use of projections and digital prints gathered from an international call to artists. There will also be site-specific installations, sculptural works, performance and music from guest artists.
About the Call
All forms of images were considered: photo-based works, photos of 2-d artwork, photos of installation, new media, sculpture, or other 3-d work, and photo stills from video works. Video clips, full-length video works and audio works were also encouraged.
The exhibition will be comprised of large-format printed images, video monitors and projections juried by PUNCH Projects. Instead of original pieces of art, selected artists provide a high-resolution digital image file or video file of the chosen work(s); large format prints of the selected images will be created from the files and hung in the space. Video works will be displayed via monitors and projections directly onto the interior and exterior walls of the building.
About PUNCH Projects
Founded in 2006, PUNCH Projects (formerly PUNCH Gallery) has worked to promote visual art made from artists outside of the urban centers. In our ongoing effort to promote artwork that is thoughtful, fresh and contemporary coupled with our desire to further bridge urban rural connections, PUNCH Projects seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes by spurring creative awareness, cross-cultural engagement and economic vitality.
March 5 – Submission deadline 10pm Pacific Time Zone
March 12 – Notification of accepted artists
March 19 – Deadline to receive high-resolution images and videos from accepted artists
April 7 – Opening reception with drinks, music and good times, 7pm-Close
April 8 – Exhibit open from 12-4pm
April 10-21 – PUNCH will ship digital prints to artists
This exhibition is made possible with
support from the Ellensburg Arts Commission.