Artist Opportunities in the Pacific Northwest

artist opportunitiesThe Pacific Northwest has a vibrant art community, filled with works of all different elements and styles. Defined by the geographical territory of Washington, Oregon, western Montana, Idaho, Alaska, and British Columbia, the community includes all who have practiced art in the area, those who are native to the territory, or those who have meaningful connections to the Pacific Northwest. 

While the Pacific Northwest may be most well-known for its beautiful landscapes, including dense forests and breathtaking coastline, it’s also a place rich in arts, culture, and heritage. It has become a hub for artists in many different fields. We’ve gathered a few artist opportunities in the Pacific Northwest to explore and participate in. Read on to discover more. 

Vashon Artist Residency, Washington

Vashon Island is an eclectic, small-town off the coast of Washington complete with sprawling outdoor scenery and incredible beaches. Vashon Artist Residency is accepting applications now for the 2022 year. 

This opportunity for artists in the Pacific Northwest and beyond provides space and time to create, ponder, imagine and work on their craft. Living with a community of artists in a spectacular location, this month-long event provides residents with the opportunity to experience working amidst the ecology and community of Vashon Island. 

Art Work Commission at Oregon State University’s Arts & Education Complex

The Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon State University are inviting all artists to submit qualifications to be considered for artwork commission at the college’s new Arts and Education Complex in Corvallis. 

The panel is looking for artwork that represents the ways in which science, creativity, and technology inform one another. This new space will blend together culture and creativity as the campus centerpiece, filled with different art forms. 

44th Annual Betty Bowen Award, Washington

Put on by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors Northwest artists for their compelling artwork. In addition to the cash prize, the winner will have a selection of their work shown at the Seattle Art Museum.

Betty Bowen was a Washington native who was extremely enthusiastic and supportive of Northwest artists. The award, a celebration of her life, is open to all visual artists working in Oregon, Washington, or Idaho. 

Exhibition Opportunity, Price Sculpture Forest, Washington

The Price Sculpture Forest,  located on Whidbey Island, provides artists with a respected and supportive venue to exhibit their art for interested visitors and patrons. The free outdoor art experience allows guests to wander through a 100+-year-old forest, all while experiencing immersive art. 

Currently, they are under construction and proactively reaching out to sculptors to exhibit outdoor work for sale or public exhibition. All early participants will receive a zero commission, with one hundred percent of the profit going to the artist. The opportunity is open to all sculptors, and art will be selected based on the relevance to their two themes, Nature Nurtured and Whimsy Way. 

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