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Plein Air Washington Artists
PAWA Little Gems Show 2019

Please read thoroughly, as the timelines have changed since last year. This is a juried art show. Accredited fine artists, gallery owners, and/or influential members of the plein air community outside of PAWA will pre-judge entries for acceptance into the show. A renowned artist is selected each year to be the juror of awards at the opening. The City of Anacortes and the Scott Milo Gallery are well-known to the patrons of the arts. It is with great pleasure that we continue this exhibit of the finest small works from Plein Air Washington members each year!



Opening Ceremony (June 7, Awards at 5pm)

$400 - Best of Show

$300 - 1st Place

$200 - 2nd Place

$150 - 3rd Place

$100 - Honorary Mention (2 will be awarded)


Additional prizes will be awarded.

Closing Ceremony (June 29, 3-4:30pm) $100 - People’s Choice



Feb 24 - April 8 - Entries will be open to submit online

April 8, midnight - Deadline for entries

April 16 - Acceptance announcements emailed

 June 4 - Accepted art must arrive at Scott Milo Gallery between 11am-2pm. Please read “Accepted Art” below for further information.

 June 7 - Opening ceremony and awards. artist reception 4-6PM, Awards at 5pm, public reception and Anacortes Artwalk, 6-9pm

June 29 - Closing Ceremony 3-4:30pm. Unsold art may be picked up at closing

July 1 (Monday) - Final date for unsold art to be picked up, between 11am-2pm.


JUDGEMitch Baird

As a representational painter familiar with the Pacific Northwest, Mitch Baird believes that painting is a celebration of life and the beauty that surrounds us.  He is devoted to the traditions of the late 19th century artists who looked to the figure and nature for inspiration regarding light, color, and design. Mitch resides in the desert southwest in Mesa, Arizona with his wife and children. He is a Signature Member of the following organizations: Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).


Prior to the show opening, Mitch will be conducting a plein air workshop in the area June 4 – 6. See for more information and to sign up.



You may enter up to six pieces of art, but only up to three (3) will be accepted into the show, in total. $35 for the first three entries, $8 for each entry after, up to six (6) total entries. Entries will only be accepted through The non-refundable fees will be charged when entering your art.



            • To be eligible to participate in the show, you must be a member of Plein Air Washington Artists. If you are not currently a member, please go to to sign up. Basic annual membership is $30, advertising members are $60.

            • This is a small works show. Art must be 11x14 (or a total of 154 square inches) or smaller. This does not include frame size.

            • Entry is open to traditional two-dimensional paintings of all genres, plein air or studio. Please, no digital art or photography.

            • There is no timeline on when the art was created.

            • It CANNOT be of art that has been accepted and hung into the Little Gems show or in the Scott Milo Gallery in the past.

            • All art must be available for sale. There will be a 50% commission to the gallery on items sold.



For best results, make sure your image is 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, sRGB color space. Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images, please email or call 949-409-4061.



            • Must be received at Scott Milo Gallery, Tuesday, June 4, 2019 between 11am-2pm. The gallery prefers that artists do not all bring their art to the gallery on that date. PAWA members in different locations outside the immediate area will be available to receive your art. You will be notified of those people in the acceptance letter. If you need to ship art, send to:  Karen Bakke, 8106 Garden of Eden Road, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284. NO art is to be shipped directly to the gallery.

            • Must be suitably framed or gallery-wrapped and ready to hang with wire to gallery-quality standards. If you’d like to have your work framed at the Scott Milo Gallery, you may do so under your own arrangements. PAWA and Scott Milo Gallery reserve the right not to hang accepted art if it does not meet standard gallery-quality standards.

            • Will be published in the “Published Shows” section of

            • Artists will be responsible for retrieving, or making arrangements for retrieval of their art, at the end of the show. Art may be picked up at 4:30pm the day of the closing ceremony or the following Monday between 11am and 2pm. 



All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. PAWA, its officers, volunteers and the Scott Milo Gallery shall not be held responsible for the loss and damage to paintings, frames or digital entries. By entering the show, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus; you understand and agree with this statement.

Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist.

The artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital galleries. This permission includes use of images and supporting information in our blog, on our website or other means of promotion. Copyright will be attributed to the artist. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and is your commitment to participate.



For help with submitting to, email

or call 949-409-4061.

For specific questions about Plein Air Washington Artists, please go to

For help regarding the show or this prospectus, email Karen Bakke at or by calling 360-421-3178.


Please print this prospectus for your records. The prospectus and application will be removed from the website after the entry deadline has passed.

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