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Skagit Artists Fall Show/Arts Alive
Skagit Artists
1500 E College Way, Ste A
PMB 550
Mount Vernon Wa 98273

Entry Deadline: 9/1/17
Application Closed


Images - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 1, Maximum: 6

Entry Fee (Skagit Artists Fall Show/ Arts Alive): $35.00

Call For Art/Juried Exhibition


Skagit Artists Fall Show 2017/Arts Alive!


Cash Prizes! $1,200 in prizes will be awarded: $300 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place in each of the 2d and 3d categories. Awards to be selected by the jurors and will be announced at the Friday night opening.


Please read the entire call carefully before submitting.

Skagit Artists, a 501 c 3 corporation, invites 2d and 3d artists living in Skagit, Whatcom, San Juan, Island and Snohomish Counties of Washington State to submit work for their annual fall show. You do not have to be a member of Skagit Artists to enter. Submitting artists must be age 18 or over. This juried exhibition is held in conjunction with La Conner’s annual Arts Alive! Show and is a fully sanctioned event of this art celebration. La Conner’s Arts Alive! is a popular venue that attracts hundreds of collectors. The Skagit Artists portion of the show will take place at  La Conner’s Historic Civic Garden Club at 622 South Second Street, La Conner, WA 98257


Show Dates: November 3rd, 4th and 5th 2017; opening Friday November 3rd from 5 to 8:30pm.


Application Information:


Applications may only be submitted through Café at


Applicants may submit 1 to 3 pieces providing jpeg images for each per Café’s requirements. 3d artists may submit two views of each piece, if desired, for a total of 6 images.


For both 2d and 3d, the work submitted and accepted must be the exact work delivered to the show. No exceptions.


2d work may not exceed 132” cumulative all four sides of the outside of the frame or outside edge of unframed work. Accepted work must be provided with a hanging wire and be ready to hang. No saw tooth hangers please. Submitted work may be any painting media, mixed media, photography or other digital art.


3d work may be any media. Any assembly should be minimal and it is requested that the submitting artist assist. Please inquire if you have large or difficult to handle work.


We regret that video and installations will not accepted for this show.


Fees: nonrefundable application fee: members of Skagit Artists $25 (with coupon), nonmembers $35.

Commission to Skagit Artists for sold work: members 20%, nonmembers 40%. Nonmembers have the option of qualifying for the member commission fee of 20% if they pay and become a member by midnight October 1, 2017, though membership is not required to participate. The fee for membership is $50 and can be paid at Skagit


Important Dates/Timeline


Deadline for applications is 11:59 PM mountain time September 1, 2017


Notifications of accepted work on or before September 15, 2017.  Notifications will be by email.


Delivery of work Thursday November 2, 2017 between the hours of 10 and 5 at the Garden Club. Work must be hand delivered as Skagit Artists does not have a facility to receive shipped work.


Unsold work must be picked up Sunday November 5, 2017 between the hours of 5 and 8pm. Emergency contact information will be provided to accepted artists if they are not able to pick up their work between those hours.


Jurors: Skagit Artists has retained two art professionals to jury the exhibition.


Kris Ekstrand Molesworth is a painter and printmaker whose work explores the estuaries, farmland, ditches and dikes of the Skagit Valley. Her work is shown in Smith and Vallee Gallery and Museo (Langley) as well as one-person shows at Moses Lake Museum, Skagit Valley College, ACME and elsewhere. She also teaches monotype workshops in her Edison, WA studio.

Juror Statement: When viewing work from a diverse group of artists in a variety of media, I do my best to understand the individual artist's intent and then assess how well their intentions were carried out in form, craftsmanship and problem-solving.


Wade Marlow owned Blue Horse Gallery in Bellingham for 30 years. After getting a B.A as an art major Wade's real art education began in the gallery business and in the museums of Europe. Producing well over 200 shows and being a juror and judge for scores of shows has been a privilege as well as an education.


Juror Statement:  When speaking to artists about the process of selection and awards I tell the artist to not be too overjoyed about being selected or given an award or to be distressed if not, as ultimately it is just an opinion rendered. (Admin. Note: Wade is also the current president of Sculpture Northwest and has led many art adventure tours world wide.)


Questions: If you have any questions about this call please email Robert at or Andy at