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Plein Air Washington Artists
PAWA 5th Annual Little Gems Art Exhibit, 2020

Plein Air Washington Artists

2020 - 5th Annual “Little Gems” Juried Art Show

Scott Milo Gallery, Anacortes WA

June 5 - June 27, 2020


COVID-19 update: Any changes to this prospectus will be included in the acceptance letters, emails, and PAWA newsletters.


Plein Air Washington Artists are welcome to participate in our small works show, “Little Gems”. If you are not a member, please go to our website, to learn about becoming a member. 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 Artists each year!




Opening Ceremony (June 5, Awards at 5pm)

$400 - Best of Show

$300 - 1st Place

$200 - 2nd Place

$150 - 3rd Place

$100 - Honorable Mention (2 will be awarded)

$100 - People’s Choice (awarded at Closing Ceremony)


Additional prizes will be awarded.




Feb 4-April 7 Entries will be open to submit online


April 7, midnight Deadline for entries


April 15 Acceptance announcements emailed


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


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


June 27 Closing Ceremony 2:30-4:30pm. People’s Choice will be awarded at 4pm. Unsold art may be picked up at closing.

Scott Milo Gallery open 10:30am-4:30pm


June 30 Final date for unsold art to be picked up, between 11am-2pm.



JUDGESuzie Baker


Representational, painterly, impressionistic, and inspiring—these are all perfect ways to describe Suzie Greer Baker’s paintings. Yet, what matters most to the artist is recording her response to her subjects in a fresh, direct way. “I aim to create paintings that communicate truth without telling the whole story,” says the artist, “and it’s so satisfying when a viewer tells me that one of my paintings conveys the spirit of the subject in a truthful way.” Suzie paints with a loose, alla prima technique. 


She is nationally acclaimed with a stellar reputation for her versatility as both a plein air landscape artist as well as a studio painter of still lifes, figurative works, and portraits.


Her award-winning paintings have been featured in Plein Air Magazine, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Southwest Art Magazine. She also has an art instruction video with Streamline Publishing. You may out find more about Suzie on her website www.SuzieBaker.Com .


Suzie will be conducting a plein air workshop in the area June 6-8. 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 2, 2020 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. They offer a 20% discount for participating entries to this show. 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 Tuesday 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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