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Art Port Townsend
20th Annual Juried Art Show

Art Port Townsend

20th Annual Juried Art Show
Expressions Northwest
a festival of the arts featuring a juried art show
August 2 - August 26, 2018

Northwind Arts Center and The Port Townsend Arts Commission
701 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Margaret Bullock is 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 Anthro-pology 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 at 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 early 20th century American art with a particular focus on the art of the Pacific Northwest.


  • All entries will be juried from digital images. Awards will be judged from the original works of art.
  • A maximum of three entries per artist may be submitted for jurying.
  • For sculptures, up to three images may be submitted per entry.

Entry Fees
A non-refundable entry fee of $45 is required for a maximum of three entries.
Entry deadline: June 10, 2018.

Digital Entry
You will enter your images online at Help formatting your images and how to enter can be found on the website under the “How to Enter” link. You will need to create an account (it’s free). For best results, make sure your image is no smaller than 1920 pixels on the longest side, with an image resolution of 72 ppi (pixels per inch). Images should be in JPEG format (jpg), RGB color space. Proceed through all 5 steps of entry including getting a Receipt of Entry.

June 10...................................... Entry deadline
July 6......................................... Artist notification
July 29 – July 30.......................Delivery of work
August 2 11:30 am – 5:30 pm.Exhibition opens
August 3 6:30 pm ................... Awards ceremony & reception
August 4 1 pm.........................Margaret Bullock lecture
August 18 – 19 10 am – 4 pm. Artist Studio Tour
August 23 7 pm....................... Poets read reactions to the Juried Show
August 26 5:30 pm................. Exhibition closes
August 26 – 27.......................... Pick up art work

Juror’s Choice $500
4 Merit Awards of $300
2 People’s Choice Awards of $100
Additional merchandise awards

For those who are not computer savvy and for more information, contact
Joan Balzarini at (208) 869-7508, or


  • Artist must be 16 years of age or older and a resident of WA, OR, ID, MT, AK, or British Columbia.
  • Entries must be original, entirely the work of the entrant, and executed within the last three years, and without the supervision of an instructor.
  • Entries must not be copied, derivatives, or based on other copyrighted or published paintings or photographs. Conditions
  • Work in two and three dimensions, including jewelry and photography, is eligible. Sculpture may not exceed 80? × 40? × 40?. Two-dimensional work may not exceed 80? height × 46? width including frame.
  • Unless artist installs, no work may exceed 50 pounds in weight.
  • All two-dimensional works on paper must have surface protection. Work must be sturdily framed and ready to hang, including wire. Shipped paintings must not use glass. Hand-delivered work may use glass.
  • Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, alter the work or the sales price, or withdraw the work after it has been accepted.
  • Art Port Townsend reserves the right to refuse any work that does not to meet the entry, media, size, or framing criteria.

Accepted Works
Works can be hand delivered or shipped. Instructions will be e-mailed in the notification. There will be a $10.00 charge for each shipping container.

Should your work(s) sell, Northwind Arts Center will pay you a wholesale price equal to 60% of the retail selling price. Northwind Arts Center will pay Washington State sales tax.

Art Port Townsend reserves the right to use images and to photograph entries for the purposes of documentation, education, publicity, and to encourage interaction of the arts.

Every reasonable precaution will be taken during the receiving, installation, exhibition, and return of work, but neither the Port Townsend Arts Commission nor Northwind Arts Center will assume responsibility for loss or damage incurred. Artists should carry their own insurance. Work should not be so fragile that shipment or public display is potentially harmful to the work or the viewer.

Submission of images and, if accepted, the artwork, shall constitute an agreement on the part of the artist to comply with the conditions set forth in this prospectus, including the following: I hereby release and discharge the officers, employees, and volunteers of the Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Center from any and all claims occasioned by damage or loss of said image(s) or artwork while in possession of Art Port Townsend.

No work accepted for this exhibition may be withdrawn prior to the close of the exhibition. Permission to reproduce the artwork in a catalog of the exhibition, online, and for publicity and educational purposes is granted. All decisions of the exhibition chair are final.

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