Call for Artists

Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Whatcom Artist Studio Tour, to be held the first two weekends in October each year. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022. The tour is open to professional artists who reside and work in Bellingham or surrounding Whatcom County communities.

The focus of the tour is to provide a fun and enticing exhibition and sales opportunity for local artists, to create an opportunity for patrons, supporters and the art-interested public to visit the artists in their studios/studio galleries, and to promote sales, interest, and heightened art and cultural awareness within the community.

No Studio? No Problem.

Some artists’ studio space may not be, what they deem, as presentable to the public. It is common for some artists to share exhibition space with other tour artists in their studios, so don’t let that hold you back. The quality of the artist’s work is the most important consideration.

Help Wanted

The studio tour is self-organized by all the artists on the tour, so all participating artists must be willing to commit to volunteering to do the work required to make the Tour a success.

how it works

Artists are selected by a Jury comprised of a three-person group of active tour artists, and established independent art professionals from the community. Artists who jury in are accepted for three years. Juries for new artists occur annually, as selected to jury from submitted applications. You may submit an application and pay the jury fee on-line or by check for the 2022 tour.

Due to Covid interruptions the past two years, the tour is doing a reset for 2022. All current, past, and new artists must Jury this year. Application deadline is April 1, 2022.

 

The Entry Fee is $35.

tour requirements

Rules? You bet. It's what makes the tour cohesive and a good experience for our artists and visitors. Please read them here.