Holiday Tour Feedback Forum

Open Space for Arts & Community Atrium Gallery

All participants are encouraged to give feedback as to the Holiday Studio Tour! Tell us what went well or not so well. Bring your comments, suggestions and ideas! We look forward to hearing from everyone.

A Visual Artist’s Guide to Entering Art Contests & Exhibitions

Vashon Land Trust 10014 SW Bank Road, Vashon, WA

A Visual Artist's Guide To Entering Art Contests & Exhibitions  Saturday February 8th, noon-3PM The Land Trust, 10014 SW Bank Rd, Vashon Instructor: Michael Elenko Register HERE Benefits 2D visual artists including painting, printing, design, and photography; and 3D visual artists including sculpture, ceramics, fiber, glass, woodworks and other media. This class aims to help 2D and 3D visual artists understand how competitive art exhibitions and contests work, and how to use online resources to enter them. Both rewards and risks are examined in an even-handed way. Class learning objectives: •Understand factors that motivate people to enter art competitions •Be aware of prerequisites necessary to enter competitions •Recognize benefits and risks associated with participating in competitions •Navigate to websites that facilitate entry into many international, national, regional, and local art competitions •Be able to begin planning how your art should be prepped, packaged and shipped to the competition sponsor-either online or in real life Since 2017, Michael Elenko's photographs have been included in 14 international juried exhibitions across the US.


Deadline – Spring Tour Application

Your completed application, Studio Map and two high resolution images MUST be received no later than 5 pm today.  Allow at least three weekdays if mailing the materials. This is a hard deadline. No exceptions. Mail: the completed application (which includes the Tour fee worksheet, task form, and map location form), a disc or flash drive with your two images and your payment to: Sy Novak PO Box 803, Vashon, WA 98070 OR Deliver to: Sy Novak 14930 Westside Hwy SW (DO NOT PUT IN THE STREET MAILBOX. Drive up the driveway; the Application Box is clearly marked.) Full instructions and forms available at link below.

Submission Deadline: Vashon Sheepdog Art Shows

Art & Photography for Vashon Sheepdog Classic. Artists are invited to participate in TWO different art shows celebrating this eclectic Vashon Event. Take your inspiration from the dogs, sheep, Misty Isle Field or the fun! Art Show Specifications: Mixed Media Art & Photography Show at PSCCU Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union, 9928 SW Bank Rd. 20” x 24 maximum size, two pieces per artist, must be 2-D wall art. Design a Border Collie: Artists are invited to decorate a wood silhouette of “Shep,” our beloved Border Collie mascot of the Sheepdog Trials. VSDC provides the wood silhouette, you decorate the dog in the medium of your choice! Shep Art Show at our Community Credit Union OCCU 9710 SW Bank Rd. VSDC provides then collies: Size: 18.5”H x 33”L Medium: 1/4” OSB board, border collie silhouette painted black & white. Limited quantities available. Participate in one or both! Show Dates: Friday May 1 – June 26, 2020. Submission Deadline: April 20, 2020. A 25% commission of all artwork sold will be paid to VSDC. VSDC will collect all funds and pay artist less the 25% commission fee. People’s Choice Award: $250 per exhibit will be awarded for the “People’s Choice Winner.” Voting will be online on Facebook and in person at OCCU & PSCCU. VSDC will award the prize within 30 days of the close of show. Delivery of Items: Artists are responsible for transportation of art to the show and buyers. Art not sold during the show will be returned to the artist. OCCU, PSSCU and VSDC reserves the right to reject art that has content not acceptable to their missions. Register or Questions: Catherine Sullivan,  206.349.6935

Zentangle Drawing Session

Drawing Zentangle is a wonderful stress reduction technique. It is fun and easy and can be done by everyone from professional artists to people who have never drawn before. There are no mistakes in Zentangle. I'll give you the basic ideas on how to start a design and then we'll let our creativity flow. You'll be surprised what you can come up with! You can join us by audio and video so you can share your designs with others, or just by audio so you can see only see other's designs for inspiration. All you need is a pencil, a blank piece of paper and anything you want to color with...and a digital device to connect to the Zoom Class. Instructor: Julia Montagnet Cost: $2 Register for the class here.


Spring Studio Tour 2020

Studios and Galleries around the Island various, Vashon, WA

This year's Spring Tour has been cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. The VIVA Holiday Art Studio Tour, always the first two weekends in December, is already being planned. Mark your calendars for December 5-6 & 12-13.