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For Artists

The Seattle Art Museum strives to represent our local community and contemporary voices that are underrepresented in the art world. Two ongoing artist opportunities are offered for artists to receive cash prizes and a solo exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum: the annual Betty Bowen Award and the bi-annual Gwendolyn Knight and Jacob Lawrence Prize.

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Artist submissions
The Seattle Art Museum does not accept unsolicited submissions of art except through the annual Betty Bowen Award.

Upcoming events

SAM Remix

Aug 23–24 2024


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SAM Gallery

SAM Gallery supports local artists and their careers by exhibiting and selling their work.

SAM Stories

Inspire your creative practice with insights into the craft of working artists around the world.