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Port Townsend art show seeks regional entries

Posted: March 30, 2011 - 6:54pm  |  Updated: March 31, 2011 - 7:57am

The Port Townsend Arts Commission and Northwind Arts Alliance are seeking submissions for “Expressions Northwest,” the 13th annual Art Port Townsend Juried Art Competition. The show takes place Aug. 6-28 at the Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, Wash.

Artists must be at least 16 years of age and a resident of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska or British Columbia to enter. Works in both two- and three- dimensional forms, including photography, are eligible.

A total of $1,395 in cash prizes, and additional merchandise awards, will be presented.

The juror for this show will be Gary Faigan, a full-time art professional for more than 30 years with notable accomplishments as a painter, educator, and art critic. After ten years of teaching in New York, he moved to Seattle in 1991. In 1989, he co-founded, with architect Pamela Belyea, the Gage Academy of Art, a school emphasizing a “back to basics” approach to art education, focused on painting, drawing, and sculpture. Faigan’s 1991 book, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression, is a recognized classic in its field, now in its 18th printing and has been translated into six languages. His art reviews are published monthly at the arts website www.artdish.com.

A non-refundable entry fee of $45 is required for a maximum of three digital entries (no slides or prints) per artist. The deadline is May 24, 2011.

For more detailed information, including an entry form and additional guidance on submitting images, visit www.artporttownsend.org or call (360) 437-9442, e-mail artist@cablespeed.com or send a SASE to: Art Port Townsend Juried Show, 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.

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