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Peninsula Art League
2021 Open Juried Show

Peninsula Art League 

2021 Open Juried Show 

October 8 through November 30 


The Peninsula Art League is pleased to announce its 19th Annual Open Juried Show. This year the show will again be held at the beautiful Harbor History Museum after last year’s “pandemic pause”. This impres- sive 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 awarded to entrants in the 2019 Open Show, totaled nearly $6,000. Awards include monetary and gift certificates. For more information on visiting and staying in Gig Harbor, check In the event of another COVID closure, check our web site for details. 

Juror: Bonnie Griffith: 

As a child of artist parents, I grew up on a ranch near the Missouri Breaks in central Montana. We lived in a remote area and that allowed for a lot of self-directed entertainment - drawing, painting, reading, horseback riding and daily ranch chores. I was a self-proclaimed artist at age 5, getting into my mother's paints and paper, and create I did. Landscape shapes, texture and color were observed and studied. Famous artists like Russell, O’Keefe and Payne were favorite sources of reference. I don't remember ever being "bored" because there was always something to do that interested me! Pretty much all of that stuck with me through a career in Radiology Sciences; showing work in galleries and exhibits during that time. In the mid 1990's my art became a full time endeavor.

I have studied with instructors such as Robert Moore, Lorenzo Chavez, Ned Mueller and others in the quest to strengthen and develop my style of representational work. I am a signature member and the Secretary for the Pastel Society of the West Coast, a signa- ture member of and past President for the Northwest Pastel Society, member of the Landscape Artists International (juried member- ship), Plein Air Painters of Idaho, Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, Plain Air Painters of Washington (PAWA), an associate member of Women Artist of the West and an exhibiting member of the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance. Currently I serve as the vice chair for the Meridian (ID) Arts Commission, have served as the Executive Director of WaterWorks Art Museum, Miles City, MT and curator for several galleries. It has been with pleasure that I have been selected to jury and judge art shows and plein air competitions in the western US. 

 I teach workshops in pastel painting techniques (Studio and Plein Air) and multimedia art. 


2021 Calendar 

Mar 10 opens for entries
Aug 1 Deadline to submit entries
Aug 20 Notification of accepted entries
Oct 2 Shipped artwork must arrive
Oct 2 10:00–2:00 pm Hand-delivered artwork must arrive

Oct 7 10:00—2:00pm Awards Selection

Oct 8 6:00–8:00 pm Opening Reception

6:30 pm Awards presentation

Oct 9 Show opens to the public (normal museum hours)

Nov 30 2.00 pm Show closes
Nov 30 2:00—4:00 pm Announcement of People’s Choice Award & art pick-up.


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 $ 500
First Place 3D $ 500
First Place Photography $ 500

1st Juror’s Award $ 300

2nd Juror’s Award $ 300
3rd Juror’s Award $ 300
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” on one side, height or width. Including the frame, artwork should not exceed 2200 total square inches in size. For Photography only, maximum size must not exceed 24”x24”. Art must be sturdily framed and ready to hang including wire. May be gallery wrap 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:

August 1 is the deadline to submit entries.
If you need help entering your images, please contact or call (949) 287-8645.
Show catalog is generated directly from the information entered online. Accuracy is the artist’s responsibility. 


Entry fee 

PAL members: $50 for 1 to 3 pieces 

Non-members: $60 for 1 to 3 pieces 

There is an additional $40 fee per piece for handling shipped artwork. Artwork being shipped must have a pre paid shipping label for return included.


Accepted works 

Artists will be notified on August 20 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 responsi- ble 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 2021 Open Juried Show Workshop: October 8-10, 2021 Fee: $395.00 

Pastels Landscape Workshop with Bonnie Griffith
Dates: October 8-9-10, 2021
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm daily
Location: Donna Trent’s Studio Gig Harbor, WA
Workshop Description:
Students work from their own reference images or En Plein Air.
The fundamentals of pastel 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.

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. For more information on visiting and staying in Gig Harbor, check or look up hotels in Gig Harbor on line. 

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