Northwest Fine Arts Competition / Calls & Submissions

March 29, 2020

Organization Name: Phinney Neighborhood Association

Organization Location: Seattle, WA

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: $20 for up to 3 pieces


Call for artists! All members of the community are invited to apply to the Phinney Center Gallery’s 2020 Northwest Fine Arts Competition (NWFAC). Jurors will select art by Pacific NW artists to be displayed in the Phinney Center Gallery from May 6 to June 13, with the opening reception on Friday, May 8 during the BIG ONE Phinneywood Art Walk.

We anticipate showing work from 20-30 artists. The submission process for the NWFAC will be open March 11 through 29 at Artists will be notified by April 6.

The artist selected as Jurors’ Choice will have all of their submitted works displayed in the show, their work featured on show promotional materials, and a feature article in the next edition of The Review, the PNA’s quarterly community newspaper.

There will also be a People’s Choice Award, selected by popular vote during the show.

Submissions must be original works not shown previously in the Phinney Center Gallery. Artists must live or work in the Pacific Northwest. Pieces may not be larger than 3’6” wide and/or 6’ tall and must weigh less than 15 pounds. Given the constraints of our gallery, we can only accept 2D media. While the PNA appreciates all forms of artistic expression, as a public space that caters to kids of all ages, we are unable to display any artworks depicting frontal nudity.
Please direct any questions to Polly Freeman at

The Phinney Center Gallery supports local emerging artists and is located on the upper floor in the historic Phinney Center at 6532 Phinney Ave. North. Our gallery shows are advertised to 20,000 local community members and thousands of people visit the Phinney Center each month.

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