Here you will find links to various helpful articles and videos to assist you in preparing your proposal for submission.

Content is divided into several categories. Click each category to expand that section and explore the resources within.

Below the resources section you will find a list of required elements for submission and some important notes for submissions.

As you will need to convert any vector files to a raster image for the submission of your initial entry, below is a video explaining this process. The video is based in Adobe Illustrator, but similar processes of using the Export function will apply to other software.

This video includes information about setting the file resolution and size, which are important requirements for submission upload, and should be noted.

Library of Congress blog post about scanning and resolution choices for enlargement.

First, an article on how to write an artist statement. As this does concern the written word.

Here is a PDF document with a brief overview and some tips, including examples of successful and unsuccessful artist statements.

Day of Remembrance 


Seventy-eight years ago, Japanese Americans were subjected to family separation and detention. Executive Order 9066 was signed of February 19, 1942, allowing the incarceration of approximately 126,000 Japanese and Americans of Japanese ancestry living on the West Coast of the United States. Because they could only take what they could carry, families had to make hasty arrangements to store or get rid of a lifetime’s accumulation of property, farm equipment and personal belongings.  

Japanese immigrants and their descendants did back-breaking and dangerous work to clear the land you stand on and make Bellevue suitable for farming and homes. After decades of anti-Japanese agitation, led by Eastside businessman Miller Freeman and others, the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans included the 60 families (300 individuals) who farmed Bellevue.  

May we be reminded that American’s racial policies have always had many economic motives and beneficiaries.  

Each year on this Day of Remembrance, Japanese Americans alongside other communities strive to reflect and stand up against similar injustices occurring in the United States and elsewhere. Now more than ever, we must work together to make “Never Again” a reality.  

-Erin Shigaki 

After Boucher, Molly Vaughan 

I grew up with an intense sense of being Other. I had no context within which to frame the feelings I had about my identity and body. Today, I am fortunate to inherit a level of visibility and understanding not extended to  those who came before me. However, though not always visible, Trans people have always existed and there is a rich history coming to light regarding our identities and our place in the timeline of humanity. These works are part of a project for which I am reimagining each of the drawings included in the book The Drawings of Francois Boucher by Alastair Laing. My graphic works infuse trans bodies throughout each of the original compositions drawn by Boucher whose imagination and command of draftsmanship has greatly influenced me throughout my career. I see this project as an opportunity to create a new visual history for myself that does not seem out of context from the romantic, religious, and magical environments prevalent in works from the Rococo period. 

Submission Requirements

  • Name(s) of Submitter(s) (and/or Group if applicable)  
  • Contact information   
  • Category of BC community affiliation or connection (check boxes, select all which apply)  
  • Proposal Headline (one-line statement of what population or story the artwork is meant to represent or speak to)
  • Title of artwork submitted   
  • Files of work uploaded (For initial submission, two files are allowed per proposal, with a maximum size of 6MB per file. File types accepted are .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .pdf. Raster image files should be 72 ppi resolution, and no larger than 4000 pixels on the longest side. See question “What are the specifications for file upload?” on the FAQ page for more information.)   
  • Artist statement (see question “What is an Artist Statement?” on the FAQ page, and the “Writing an Artist Statement” section above.)   
  • Consent to Terms of Submission

Important notes for submissions:

  • Be sure you have all requirements for your proposal before beginning your submission. See the question “What do I need to have for final submission?” below for full information on requirements and instructions.
  • The submission form does not save your incomplete work. If you exit a session, or a page reload before the proposal is fully complete and the Submit button is pressed, any partial progress will be lose. Therefore, in order to not lose any working progress, it is STRONGLY recommended that you prepare your submission as a separate document, and then copy and paste the entries into the form.
  • You may submit multiple proposals for consideration. However, only one submission by any given submitter may be selected in a course of any single Call for Submissions.
  • Failure to provide adequate information in any required fields may result in a proposal not being considered for selection.
  • Submission of a proposal does not guarantee consideration or selection.

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Last Updated November 17, 2021