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Art Show Announcements and Schedule

About the Shows

The Convention Center hosts two Art Shows a year, which run approximately six months each. All
shows are juried by professionals from the local arts community, and they choose the works to be
shown from artist submissions.

The wall space is set up for hanging 2D work, which needs to be fairly sizable to show well (24” x 24”
minimum). Because of non-art events hosted year-round, work is hung a minimum of five to six feet off
the floor, as lower wall space is often needed for convention exhibits and booths. For the same reason,
we do not exhibit 3D work, given the need for flexible floor space that can be configured for a variety of

The Convention Center provides publicity for the shows through a wide variety of local print and online
outlets. Artists will receive postcards advertising the show, to send out to patrons and supporters
before the Artist’s Reception is held. These will also be distributed in the local area. Food and drink will
be provided by the Convention Center at this early evening event.

2019 Art Shows

Jan-June 2020: Contemporary Northwest Landscape: Jan 6th- June 28th

For this show, we are looking for Northwest landscape work by local artists, in a variety of styles and subjects. These could include seascapes or other scenes inspired by nature in the Northwest.

. *The calendar for this show is as follows:

  • August 26, 2019: Call for Artists goes out
  • Oct 21, 2019:Deadline for digital submissions
  • Nov 5, 2019: Art Committee meets for jurying
  • Nov 26th or before: Artists are notified on results of the jurying.
  • Dec 30th 2019:Artists Drop off work (@LCC 10AM—1PM) *
  • Jan 2nd-3rd 2020: Work is hung*
  • Feb 19th: Artists Reception @LCC
  • June 29: Artists pick up work*

July- Dec 2020: Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest: July 5th- Dec 16th*

For this show, we are looking for images of, and from, local business, industry, and transportation:Images of work, and workers at their jobs, from all sectors of the local economy.

The Calendar for this show is as follows:

  • March 2nd:Call for Artists goes out
  • April 20th: Deadline for Digital Submissions
  • May 5th: Art Committee meets for jurying
  • Before May 25th, or before: Artists are notified on results of the jurying
  • June 30th*:Artists Drop off work
  • July 1st/ 2nd:Show is hung
  • September:Artists Reception @ LCC : Date TBD
  • December 18*: Northwest Landscape Show comes down

*Calendar dates are subject to change.Notification of changes will be made via email to artists affected.

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