REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS – Seattle Art Fair Satellite Event


Want to be part of an exciting free art event? Come volunteer with us at Howl @ Forest For The Trees! Organizers, artists, and curators have volunteered their time and resources to create this amazing event Forest For The Trees, and exhibition HOWL, as a satellite to the 2022 Seattle Art Fair. We want this event to kick start the social art scene for Pacific Northwest artists and creative workers who are making a post-pandemic comeback. This show is an exciting, vibrant labor of love, and we want YOU to be part of it!

HOWL Volunteer opportunities are limited, so be sure to secure your spot!
Afternoon: 18 + years old for 12 noon to 5pm shift
Evening: 21+ years old for 5pm to 9 pm shift

**Volunteers duties include monitoring the exhibition floor, answering visitor questions and garbage removal (closing shift) or as needed. Seating and restrooms will be provided. Public transportation to downtown is highly recommended.

All HOWL volunteers will receive a free pass to the Seattle Art Fair. RSVP for volunteer call ends midnight July 10th.

Volunteer shifts available:

Thursday July 21 12-5pm 5-9pm
Friday July 22 12-5pm 5-9pm
Saturday, July 23 12-5pm 5-9pm
Sunday July 24 12-5pm 5-9pm

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact one of us and we will add you to the roster!

d’Arci Bruno | 415-602-4629 | -Volunteer coordinator
Lele Barnett | 206-618-3911 |
Amanda Manitach | 206-919-8660 |

Forest For The Trees
419 Occidental Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
July 21-24, 2022
Free and open to the public daily 12-9pm

The Event

Forest For The Trees believes that artists play a vital role in the cultural ecosystems from which they grow, and aims to protect and expand their reach amid an ever-changing environment. We will be partnering with an array of artists and organizations that share these values with their respective communities. Visitors will experience seven floors of immersive installations, large scale murals, group exhibitions and a 4-day block party in the historic brick alley. Our hope is to increase public accessibility and engagement with a diversity of work from emerging artists, both local and visiting. Participating exhibitions include Forest For The Trees, Gaspar Yanga, Void Projects, Howl curated by Lele Barnett & Amanda Manitach, Ancient As Time by Christopher Martin, and XO Seattle.

The Exhibit
Curated by Lele Barnett & Amanda Manitach

Howl is a survey of female-identifying and non-binary artists who work in large-scale material and voice. From hanging gardens to tensile textile walls, ephemeral text tracings to punk-poetic shout-outs, the exhibit encompasses a range of material expressions as elegant as they are aggressive, spanning the softly ecstatic to blunt-force unapologetic. Exhibited works include installations from both regional and national artists, and features reproductions of vital and viral images produced by the organization Shout Your Abortion. Across the works in this exhibit is a through-line where technical precision meets poetic expression, an offering of violent beauty that calls for response. The bittersweet march towards collective healing, progress, health, and survival lands on the ever-bending backs of these beasts of perpetual burden and power. May women rule the world.