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Peninsula Art League
2019 Open Juried Show

2019 Open Juried Show

September 5 through November 1

The Peninsula Art League is pleased to announce its 17th Annual Open Juried Show. Again this year the show will be held at the beautiful Harbor History Museum This impressive state-of-the-art structure on the waterfront in downtown Gig Harbor has a large dedicated gallery and elegant common space. Each year, national and international artists submit more than 300 entries to the show. This venue provides ample space to accept and show over 100 works of art. Prizes were awarded to entrants in the 2018 Open Show, totaled nearly $6,000. Awards include monetary and gift certificates.


Juror: Lorraine Watry:

Lorraine Watry has a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Colorado. She taught watercolor at Pikes Peak Community College for 3 years. Lorraine currently teaches watercolor and drawing at her studio and other venues. She enjoys passing on her love of the watercolor medium to her students. She has received recognition from several art publications including The Artist Magazine, Practique des Arts and International Arts Magazine. Lorraine has Signature Status in the National Watercolor Society, Colorado Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watercolor Society and the Pikes Peak Watercolor Society. She has won numerous awards including Best of Show at the 25th Annual Colorado Watercolor Society State Exhibit in 2016 for her watercolor “Lilies and Glass Globes”. Her paintings are winners of Prestigious awards from the National Watercolor Society, Rocky Mountain National Watercolor West and the Transparent Watercolor Society. She currently exhibits at the Arati Artists Gallery in Old Colorado City and the Cornflower Boutique and Gallery in Frisco Colorado. She has several artworks juried into international shows such as the Shenzhen Biennial in China and National shows such as Best of Watercolor Splash 20 set for 2019. Ms Watry will lead a 3 day intensive workshop in Gig Harbor Sep. 7-9. For details visit

2019 Calendar

  • Jan 2 opens
  • Jul 1 Deadline to submit entries
  • Jul 12 Notification of accepted entries
  • Aug 30 Shipped artwork must arrive
  • Sep 1 10:00–2:00 pm Hand-delivered artwork must arrive
  • Sep 6 6:00–8:00 pm Opening Reception 6:30 pm Awards presentation
  • Sep 7 Show opens to the public
  • Nov 1 Show closes
  • Nov 2 10–2 pm Pick up hand-delivered art


  • Artists must be 18 years or over.
    Entries must be original works of art, entirely the work of the entrant and executed within the last two years.
    All entries must be for sale.
    The Harbor History Museum, a non-profit community organization, charges a 40% commission.
    Entries must not be prints or copies in part or whole of paintings or photographs by other artists.
    Hand-pulled prints from intaglio, woodblock or serigraph are acceptable.
    Reproductions are not eligible, except photography.
    Works produced in workshops or under supervision are not eligible.


  • Best of Show $1200
  • First Place 2D $ 650
  • First Place 3D $ 650
  • First Place Photography $ 650
  • Honorable Mention $ 150
  • Honorable Mention $ 150
  • Plus many sponsored awards INCLUDING People’s Choice



  • Entries include 2 D, 3 D (includes Jewelry so long as the jewelry is hand made, NOT beads strung) and Photography
  • Entry fees are non-refundable and include a maximum of three entries per artist.
  • Entries will be selected for the exhibition from digital images only.
  • Awards will be judged from the original art.
  • Including the frame, artwork must be a minimum of 12” in both height and width.
  • Including the frame, artwork should not exceed 2200 total square inches in size.
  • Art must be sturdily framed and ready to hang including wire. With properly finished sides and wired to hang, (wire should be moderately taught, at about 1/3 from the top or higher with wire for larger pieces attached with “D” rings) gallery-wrapped canvas does not require framing.
  • NO sawtooth hangers.
  • NO wire should extend above the top of the piece.
  • Artists may not substitute another work for an accepted work, nor withdraw any accepted work prior to the end of the exhibition.
  • PAL reserves the right to refuse on arrival any artwork that does not meet the eligibility and conditions, does not match the submitted image, or is of unacceptable quality not discernible in the digital entry.

How to enter

You can enter your images online at Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at:

July 1 is the deadline to submit entries. If you need help entering your images, please contact or call (949) 409-4061.
Show catalog is generated directly from the information entered online. Accuracy is the artist’s responsibility

Entry fee

PAL members: $45 for 1 to 3 pieces
Non-members: $55 for 1 to 3 pieces
There is an additional $40 fee per piece for handling shipped artwork

Accepted works

  • Artists will be notified on July 12 of acceptance.
  • Works may be hand-delivered or shipped.
  • Instructions will be included with the acceptance letter.
  • There is an additional $40 fee per piece for handling shipped works. (noted above)
  • Entry into this show gives PAL permission to reproduce accepted artwork for promotional use, in the catalog, slide show, publicity and on our website.
  • While the utmost care is taken in handling artwork, neither PAL, nor its representatives, nor the Harbor History Museum will be responsible for damage or loss from any cause.
  • Shipped art will be sent back within two weeks.
  • Any hand delivered art not picked up by the deadline, or have prior arrangements made for pick-up will incur a $50 handling charge. Any art left after 1 month will be considered abandoned and disposed of.
  • For more information, email Carlene Salazar at or call: (360) 978-4655.



Peninsula Art League’s 2019 Open Juried Show Workshop: September 7-9, 2019 Fee: $395.00

Dynamic Water in Watercolor Workshop with Lorraine Watry

Dates: Sept. 7, 8, 9, 2019
Location: Donna Trent’s Studio Gig Harbor, WA
Workshop Description: As the saying goes, “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water”. The same holds true for watercolor, to truly learn the medium you need to jump in feet first and get wet (so to speak); this workshop will help you do just that while we focus on painting the many forms of water. The first part of the workshop will be spent creating small studies to explore waterfalls, waves, lake reflections, puddles, and even glasses of water. Lorraine will demonstrate steps in the process and share lots of watercolor tips and tricks along the way. During the latter half of the workshop, students will apply what they have learned in the studies by choosing one facet of water and painting a larger water scene. Students may work from their own images or use an image that is available at the workshop. The fundamentals of watercolor and the application of design principals will be discussed and demonstrated so that each student will have the tools to complete their own successful painting.

Contact for application and information email or call:(360) 978-4655.
Applications can be found at and on Facebook.
Mail application with deposit.
Reservations will be in the same order application and checks arrive.

Mail to: Peninsula Art League c/o Carlene Salazar, 267 Dluhosh Rd, Onalaska, WA 98570
Make Checks out to Peninsula Art League.


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