Skagit Artists Fall Show 2018/Arts Alive!

Call For Art/Juried Exhibition – Skagit Artists Fall Show 2018/Arts Alive!

Cash Prizes! $1,200 in prizes will be awarded: $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place in each of the 2d and 3d categories. Awards to be selected by the jurors and will be announced at the Friday night opening.

Please read the entire call carefully before submitting.

Skagit Artists, a 501 c 3 corporation, invites 2d and 3d artists living in Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, Island and Snohomish Counties of Washington State to submit work for their annual fall show. You do not have to be a member of Skagit Artists to enter. Submitting artists must be age 18 or over. This juried exhibition is held in conjunction with the La Conner’s annual Arts Alive! Show and is a fully sanctioned event of this art celebration. La Conner’s Arts Alive! is a popular venue that attracts hundreds of collectors. The Skagit Artists portion of the show will take place at the La Conner’s Historic Civic Garden Club at 622 South Second Street, La Conner, WA 98257

Show Dates: November 9th, 10th and 11th 2018; opening Friday November 9th from 6 to 8:30pm.

Application Information:

Applications may only be submitted through Café at  Applicants may submit 1 to 3 pieces providing jpeg images for each per Café’s requirements.

For both 2d and 3d, the work submitted and accepted must be the exact work delivered to the show. If the work is a part of an edition then any edition number may be delivered as long as it has not been modified from the example photographed.

2d work may not exceed 132” cumulative all four sides of the outside of the frame or outside edge of unframed work. Accepted work must be provided with a hanging wire and be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers please. Submitted work may be any painting media, mixed media, photography or other digital art.

3d work may be any media. Any assembly should be minimal and it is requested that the submitting artist assist. Please inquire if you have large or difficult to handle work.

All work accepted for the show must be for sale.  We regret that video and installations will not accepted for this show.

Fees: nonrefundable application fee: members of Skagit Artists $25, nonmembers $35.
Commission to Skagit Artists for sold work: members 20%, nonmembers 40%. Nonmembers have the option of qualifying for the member commission fee of 20% if they pay and become a member by midnight October 1, 2018, though membership is not required to participate. The fee for membership is $55 and can be paid at Skagit

Important Dates/Timeline

Deadline for applications is 11:59 PM Mountain Time September 14, 2018

Notifications of accepted work on or before October 1, 2018.  Notifications will be by email.

Delivery of work Thursday November 8, 2018 between the hours of 10 and 5 at the Garden Club. Work must be hand delivered as Skagit Artists does not have a facility to receive shipped work.

Unsold work must be picked up Sunday November 11, 2018 between the hours of 5 and 8pm. Emergency contact information will be provided to accepted artists if they are not able to pick up their work between those hours.

Jurors: Skagit Artists has retained two art professionals to jury the exhibition.

Linda R Hughes:

Let the preparations for the 2018 Skagit Artist’s Arts Alive Show begin. We are so blessed in this region to have so many talented craftspeople and artisans. I am honored to act as one of the juror’s for this year’s event. Some of you will remember me from my days at the Blue Horse Gallery where I represented many artists from our region. Now you will find me doing the same at Fourth Corner Frames & Gallery in Bellingham.  Others may know of my 27 years work in ceramics.

Kelly Hart:

In September of 2008, Kelly Hart relocated from Idaho to Bellingham to become the Executive Director for Allied Arts of Whatcom County. She brings over 30 years of experience working in for-profit and non-profit arts organizations. Her wealth of knowledge and abilities are related to the incorporation of the arts into cultural tourism and in community development through programs such as promotion of the public arts. Kelly has served as a member at large for the Idaho Commission on the Arts, Bellingham Tourism Commission and Washington State Arts Alliance.

Questions: If you have any questions about this call please email Robert at or Andy at arf@wavecablecom.