Exhibition Proposals

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting at Bellevue Arts Museum.

The Museum welcomes exhibition proposals year-round from artists working in all media as well as guest-curated exhibitions. As a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest for the exploration of visual culture, the Museum engages the community as a platform for global exchange and thought-provoking ideas. Artists and audiences are invited to directly participate in the exchange of ideas about art, craft, and design through exhibitions, installations, and programs. Please review our exhibitions page for a sense of how our vision, mission, and values inform our programming.

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be reviewed.


Exhibition Proposal Guidelines

Each proposal must include the following:

  • Exhibition Proposal/Artist Statement: Please clearly describe your proposal and state why Bellevue Arts Museum is an appropriate venue for your exhibition.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Images: 10 high quality digital images, pictures, or slides of representative artwork; please clearly label each image with specifications. Please do not send original artwork, as mailed materials will not be returned.
  • Press materials: articles (newspaper, magazine, web), reviews, interviews, etc.

Please send all materials to: [email protected]

Or mail to:

Bellevue Arts Museum
Attn: Exhibition Proposal
510 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed quarterly. As a non-collecting institution, exhibitions are part of a planned program of curated shows and are scheduled two years in advance. Due to the high volume of proposals received by the Museum, response time may vary. A response will be emailed unless submissions are accompanied by a self-addressed envelope with appropriate postage. Mailed materials will not be returned unless requested specifically and postage included. The Museum is not responsible for lost or damaged materials. Thank you for your interest.