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Art Port Townsend / Juried Art Show Expressions Northwest

The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Center are seeking submissions for “Expressions Northwest”, the Twentieth Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition which takes place from August 2 - August 26, 2018 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA. Artists must be 16 years of age or older and a resident of either WA, OR, ID, MT, AK or British Columbia. Work in both two- and three- dimensions, including jewelry and photography is eligible. Cash prizes will be presented.

The juror for this show, Margaret Bullock, is the Curator of Collections and Special exhibitions at Tacoma Art Museum, Washington. Margaret has a BA in Art History and English Literature from the University of Colorado, an MA in Anthropology from Washington State University, and an MA in Art History from the University of Oregon.
Prior to joining the Tacoma Art Museum in 2007, she was curator at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, Associate Curator of American Art at the Portland Art Museum, Oregon and a research fellow the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama. From 2009 to 2015 she also served as gallery manager and curator of the Kittredge Gallery, University of Puget Sound. She has curated exhibitions and written articles and books on American and European fine and decorative arts. Her specialty is late 19th and 20th century American art with a particular focus on the art of the Pacific Northwest.

Further information and the prospectus can be found at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., Port Townsend, WA or online at or Information is also available by contacting Joan Balzarini at 208-869-7508, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Entry Fee: A non-refundable entry fee of $45 is required for a maximum of three digital entries (no slides or prints) per artist.
Entry deadline: June 10, 2018.

City of Shoreline / Group Exhibition / Call for Artists

The City of Shoreline plans to begin creating a Portable Works Collection to reflect the ongoing development of contemporary art in the region. Emerging and established artists living and working in northwest Washington are invited to submit samples of their work for consideration.

Purchases will be made from a group exhibition at City Hall comprised of juried artwork; up to $10,000 is available for purchases from this exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is open (title TBD after submissions are all in and selections made; we are interested in a wide range of two-dimensional work that includes painting, collage, works on paper, photography, video art (artist-supplied equipment), encaustic, fiber art, mixed media, as well as small scale sculpture, ceramic, and glass (wall-mount or pedestal / vitrine to 17” max height).

Deadline: April 21, 2018
Submission fee: Free
For more information visit:

David Francis
Public Art Coordinator
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(206) 801-2661

Groundswell: City of Shoreline Public Art Program

Call for Temporary Environmental Artwork

As a means of fostering new interpretations of art and nature in urban spaces, the City of Shoreline Public Art Program seeks temporary artworks for display in parks (along trails, glades, meadows, and reclaimed gravel pits), especially Brugger’s Bog and Southwoods,

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City of Auburn Sculpture Gallery


The City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit proposals for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The City of Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten sculptures throughout its historic downtown. Public art is an integral part of the exciting renewal efforts on Main Street and underscores the critical role that artists and public art play in the revitalization of Auburn’s urban core. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of 12 months and can be available for sale during that time.

Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend.
At the conclusion of the exhibition a sculpture from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. The purchase budget is $10,000.

· Any individual artist or artist team creating outdoor sculptures in the Pacific Northwest may apply.
· Artwork may be in any media and must be durable, suitable for outdoors and able to withstand the elements as well as interaction with pedestrians and the general public. Existing sculptures as well as artwork proposals are accepted. Proposals can be submitted as a sketch/illustration along with examples of other work that demonstrates artistry, proficiency and finish quality.          

Duration of Installation

The selected sculpture will be on view for 12 months from September 2018 – September 2019. 

TO APPLY: Please visit

DEADLINEApril 19, 2018

Arts of Kenmore

20th Annual Arts of Kenmore Show  Kenmore
June 28-30th, 2018

at Bastyr University

The Arts of Kenmore presents the 20th Annual Kenmore Art Show and welcomes artists from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond our Washington borders.

2018 Show Theme “Imagine That” Entries exemplifying the show theme will be considered for the special $200 Theme Award

Online Registration Closes - Sunday, May 20th
Jury Results posted online - Monday, May 28th

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Call for Artists

The following are links to helpful sites with information, resources more calls for artists in all disciplines:

  Here is a link to the Artist Trust site:

Here is a link to CaFE site which serves as an aggregator for artist calls:  

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Here is a link to the Regional Arts & Culture Council: