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GALLERY SHOWS FOR 2023

More Gallery shows for 2023! Keep checking back and watch your e-mails for updates. Be sure to scroll all the way through for information on each show. 

NOTE: Some gallery show dates overlap. You'll need enough inventory for several galleries if you choose to participate in these shows (plus inventory for your tour guests).

Pick up and drop off dates will be announced as information becomes available.

Some of the venues are expanding our shows in 2023. They were very happy with the sales and attendance of our group shows last year. This is a great opportunity to expand our visibility in a growing community! Artist participation in the shows was 40–50% for each show last year. The gallery shows are a wonderful opportunity for all WAST artists. We strongly encourage you to submit artwork for all of these shows.

Jansen Art Center

July 10 through October 21

Submission information

Jansen needs all the submission information from participating artists by midnight July 1st (extended deadline!). This does not mean you have to jury into this show, they are asking for your contact information and the specs and images for the pieces you are submitting. Use the link below to get to the online form so you can fill it out and get it back to them. Submit up to 4 pieces.

www.jansenartcenter.org/wast-at-the-j/

Artwork Drop off - Saturday, July 8th, 10am-2pm (after checking in you will be directed to bring your work upstairs to drop it off)

Show Installation - Monday, July 10th, WAST group show committee hangs the show

Opening Reception - Thursday, July 13th, 6-8pm, bar open & music

Show Closing -  October 21st is the last night of the WAST show. Jansen is having an event there, it's their big fundraiser and they want to have great art on the walls.

Artwork Pickup - Monday, October 23rd, 3-7pm

 

Additional information

Confirmed - WAST group show will be installed on the entire 2nd floor, Library, Chamber Hall (Piano room) and hallway. Jansen has some pedestals or artists could use their own if needed.

No 3D pieces in Chamber Hall (piano room) - safety of the pieces per Lindsey

3D pieces will occupy the Library and also utilize the shelves in the library. A larger 3D piece may even occupy the area in the hallway to the left of the Chamber Hall door and top of the stairs wall. There will also be 2D artwork on the walls in the library.

We will have room for larger 2D pieces since we have quite a bit of exhibiting room.

Allied Arts of Whatcom County

September 1–30, 2023

Artwork Drop Off:  (no volunteers needed)

  • Tuesday August 29th 11am-4:00pm

  • Always figure on a commission to the gallery, usually 40%

  • Be sure to have price, medium, dimensions and title ready to fill out the form at time of drop off. As far as what size your piece should be.....please keep it to up to 2. If you want to submit a large size, maybe keep it to one large and 1 medium to small. Remember that Allied Arts gallery is not that large so keep that in mind when deciding what piece to show. That would be my suggestion.

Artists reception and show opening (1 artist volunteer to be at show to greet visitors)

  • • Friday September 1st,  opening is during September First Friday (Artwalk) 6pm-9pm

  • FYI / Dakota and Allied Arts group shows open the same night on Friday (Artwalk). Since they are nearby please plan on strolling to both locations so we have some rotating artist presence at each event.

Artwork Pick Up:  (0 volunteers needed) Tuesday October 3rd  11:00-4:00pm

  • Artwork must be picked up on October 3rd. Allied Arts does not have storage to hold work not picked up. If you cannot make the time required you must make arrangements to have a representative pick it up for you.

Please let me know if you are able to volunteer for the 9/1 First Friday opening, I still need 1 Volunteer to be at Allied Arts for the 9/1 Artwalk, 6-9pm. Mainly to greet visitors and represent the studio tour.

Whatcom Museum

October 1–31, 2023

Artwork Drop Off Wednesday Sept 13, 9am_Noon

Artwork Pick up Monday, Oct 16, 9

Dakota Arts

October 1–31, 2023

Artwork Drop Off (2 volunteers needed)

  • Friday August 25th    12:00-5:00pm

  • Saturday August 26th   10am-3:00pm

  • Always figure on a commission to the gallery, usually 40%

  • Be sure to have price, medium, dimensions and title ready to fill out form at time of drop off. As far as what size your piece should be.....please keep it to up to 2. If you want to submit a large size, maybe keep it to one large and 1 medium to small. That would be my suggestion.

Artists reception and show opening: (1 artist volunteer to be at show to greet visitors)

  • Friday September 1, opening during September First Friday (Artwalk) 6pm-9pm

 

FYI / Dakota and Allied Arts group shows open the same night on Friday (Artwalk). Since they are nearby please plan on strolling to both locations so we have some rotating artist presence at each event.

  • Artwork Pick Up:  (1 volunteer needed)

  • Monday October 23rd   12:00-5:00pm

  • Artwork must be picked up on October 23rd. Dakota does not have storage to hold work not picked up. If you cannot make the time required you must make arrangements to have a representative to pick it up for you.

Important information—please get these dates on your calendar

 

Museum WAST group show opening,  10/6 artwalk 6pm-9pm

  • 2 volunteers needed that night to greet people and represent the tour at the show

  • ALL WAST artists are encouraged to stop by and check out the show at the Whatcom County Museum (The Red Museum).

  • FYI We may have a meet the artists soft opening this Saturday the 16th when the show officially starts at 12:00 on the 16th. I am checking with them to confirm this is what they want.

 

Allied Arts Artwork P/U, 10/3 between 11-4:00pm

MUST be picked up that day. Make arrangements for someone to pick it up for you or contact Allied Arts if you need to make special arrangements. They do not have anywhere to store your work.

Museum Artwork P/U, 10/16 between 9:00-12:00pm

MUST be picked up that day. Make arrangements for someone to pick it up for you or I can email you a contact email if you need to make other arrangements for pick up. They do not have anywhere to store your work.

Jansen Artwork P/U, 10/21 between 12:00-5pm

MUST be picked up that day. Make arrangements for someone to pick it up for you or contact Jansen Art Center to make other arrangements. They do not have anywhere to store your work.

Dakota Art, Artwork P/U,  10/23 between 12:00-5pm

Thank you Ria Harboe for volunteering to help with the P/U process!

MUST be picked up that day. Make arrangements for someone to pick it up for you or contact Dakota Arts to make other arrangements. They do not have anywhere to store your work.

 

That's all for now! I will let you know if the meet the artists opening will be happening this Saturday 10/16 as soon as I hear from them.

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