South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia / Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition / Call for Art

Olympia, WA:  July 9 – August 30, 2018

The Southwest Washington Juried Exhibition is organized by The Gallery at the Kenneth J Minnaert Center for the Arts on the campus of South Puget Sound Community College. Artists working in all media and residing in Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, or Wahkiakum counties are invited to submit an entry for consideration.

Deadline:  May 21, 2018

See Website for details.

Tieton Arts & Humanities / 10x10x10 Tieton 2018 / Call for Artists

Tieton, WA:  August 11 – October 7, 2018


ELIGIBILITY: Everyone is welcome! There are no geographic limits. All entries must be of original design and personal execution.

MEDIA: All media welcome. Works must be original and made within the previous three years.

SIZE: No piece may be larger than 10 inches x 10 inches x 10 inches, including frame or case.

Deadline:  June 15, 2018

See Website for details.

Jansen Art Center, Lynden / Summer Juried Exhibit / Call for Artists

Lynden, WA:  June 2-September 1, 2018

The Jansen Art Center is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Summer Juried Exhibit. The Juried Exhibits are open to the public as a way to showcase the artistic talent in Whatcom County and the surrounding region. Each season, artists are invited to submit up to five pieces to be judged by a qualified jury made up of artists, curators, and other figures in the arts community. The selected pieces are displayed in the Jansen Art Center for the community to enjoy. Submissions will be accepted through 11:59 PM on Monday, May 14 via the website ( There is a $25 submission fee for up to 5 works. Artist level members (or higher) receive $10 off their submissions.

Deadline:  May 14, 2018

See Website for details.

Art Port Townsend / Juried Art Show Expressions Northwest / Call for Artists

Port Townsend, WA:  August 2-26, 2018

The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Center are seeking submissions for “Expressions Northwest”, the Twentieth Annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition which takes place from August 2 – August 26, 2018 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA.  Artists must be 16 years of age or older and a resident of either WA, OR, ID, MT, AK or British Columbia. Work in both two- and three- dimensions, including jewelry and photography is eligible.  Cash prizes will be presented. 

Deadline:  June 10, 2018

See Website for details.


Springfield, OR:  March 5 – March 30, 2019

Emerald Art Center presents an exhibition of contemporary Art Quilts. Open to all Art Quilt Artists in the United States and Canada


A fissure is simply a crack, an opening, a separation, a split.  Other interpretations include vent, opening, breach, or cleft:  A breach in the space/time continuum, or a black hole.  A long narrow opening in rock. A volcanic fissure might spew lava, steam or smoke.

A biological fissure may be a split or break in tissue. Our relationships with others may develop fissures, miscommunications, a lack of togetherness.

Here in Oregon, some streams pour out of fissures, or disappear into fissures, only to reappear farther down the hillside.  Artists are encouraged to consider and explore the varieties of meaning, image and experience and follow where that particular fissure takes you.

Deadline:  January 8, 2019

See Website for details.


Portland, OR:  June/July, 2018

Verum Ultimum Gallery is thrilled to invite artists to explore, “The Living Mark” for the fifth year in a row and enter work that is any interpretation of the call. The intention of the call is not to drive the work, but to spark an impetus, and discover unique visions to showcase.  ALL MEDIUMS are welcome (painting, mixed media, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramic,  textile, and more). Mark making is an integral part of the creative process and the evidence of the artist’s hand is always exciting to see.  The most successful works seem to be enlivened by these marks (whether abstract or representational). This call emphasizes the process with a focus on the individual style of the art maker (whether impassioned, studied, or subdued).  What kind of marks and/or media do you use to lead to great results?  What is your personal interpretation of this metaphoric or symbolic vehicle, “The Living Mark”?

Deadline:  April 30, 2018

See Website for details.

“Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival 2018,” Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

Edward D. Hansen Conference Center, Everett, WA:  October 12-14, 2018

This juried exhibit is open to all quilters and fiber artists, nationally and internationally. Our Festival is a unique combination of both extraordinary quilt artists and a variety of fiber art techniques and mediums submitted by wonderfully skilled artisans.  We have had many nations represented in this exhibit over the past ten years and hope to see many more!

Deadline: July 28, 2018

See Website for details.

City of Shoreline / Group Exhibition / Call for Artists

Shoreline, WA:  June 14 – Oct 7, 2018

The City of Shoreline plans to begin creating a Portable Works Collection to reflect the ongoing development of contemporary art in the region. Emerging and established artists living and working in northwest Washington are invited to submit samples of their work for consideration.

Purchases will be made from a group exhibition at City Hall comprised of juried artwork; up to $10,000 is available for purchases from this exhibition. The theme for the exhibition is open (title TBD after submissions are all in and selections made; we are interested in a wide range of two-dimensional work that includes painting, collage, works on paper, photography, video art (artist-supplied equipment), encaustic, fiber art, mixed media, as well as small scale sculpture, ceramic, and glass (wall-mount or pedestal / vitrine to 17” max height).

Deadline: June 9-September 17, 2018

See Website for details.

“Basic Ingredients,” ERA Living Call for Artists

The Lakeshore, Seattle, WA:  June 14 – Oct 7, 2018

Food nourishes the soul and our bodies. When various essential elements are orchestrated into the right proportions of spices, textures, temperatures, and flavors, exquisite sensory satisfaction ensues and memories about them commence.

Seeking art: that depicts food and elements pertaining to eating.

Deadline: April 10, 2018

See Website for details.

Era Living, Seattle/ From All Corners of the World /Call for Artists

Wallingford, Seattle, WA:  June 21 – Oct 14, 2018

We are a land of immigrants bringing cultures and traditions with us making it a richer place to live. Global travel is accessible allowing us to experience the multitude of cultures around the world. Seeking work that celebrates cultural diversity at home, and bringing the world home from travel experiences abroad.

Deadline: April 4, 2018

See Website for details.