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Mt. Si Artist Guild 2023 Small Works Juried Show
Entry Deadline: 4/30/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Mt. Si Artist Guild Small Works Show): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Competitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington

Online Entry March 1 to April 30
Deadline for entry April 30, 11pm PST
Notification of acceptanceMay 9
Artwork deliveryMay 27 (11 AM - 3PM)
Exhibition                    June 1 to June 30
Artist’s receptionJune 10, 1- 4 P.M. (Saturday)
Art pickupJuly 2 (11 A.M. - 3 P.M.) 



Best of the Show$500.00
First Place$300.00
Second Place$200.00
Third Place $150.00
Honorable Mentions (two awards)$100.00 x 2
Gallery Award (two awards)$50.00 x 2


One to three pieces $35. All artwork submitted must meet the size requirements. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Payment is made through CaFE via credit card. This is a juried show. There is no guarantee of acceptance into the show.

Rules of Entry:

All registration for this show is done online. After reviewing the prospectus thoroughly, artists should submit entries to the Mt. Si Artist Guild 2023 Small Works Juried Show at: No mail-in registration is available. MSAG must receive all entries no later than April 23 at 11pm PST.

1. Entries juried into the show are based on images submitted with online registration. Artists should ensure that images of artwork are of good quality and are representative of the original. (Tip: If photographing your own work, avoid background clutter, glare, reflections on glass or skewing the proportions of the artwork. Be sure that the piece is in focus and properly lit.)

2. File format: JPEG or JPG only

File dimensions: 1200 pixels or greater on the longest side. 

File size: under 5 MB

3. Final framed artwork must measure 154 square inches or less, including the framing. Minimum size for framed art is 8” x 8”. Calculate area by measuring the height and width of the finished piece from the outside edges of the frame (or piece, if unframed). Multiply the height by the width of framed art; it must equal 154 inches or less. All paintings or drawings media are eligible except photography and computer-generated art. No 3D artwork, photography, or computer-generated art will be considered for this show.

4. All works must be 2D originals and should be for sell. MSAG will retain a 30% commission from all works sold. Artists should price their work accordingly. Proceeds less commission will be sent by mail within 30 days of show close should a painting sell.

5. Shipping: If the painting is sold and requires shipping to the buyer, the cost of shipping will be paid by the buyer.

6. Work produced in a workshop or class cannot be accepted. Entries must not be copies, derivatives of, nor be based on the work of another artist or of copyrighted or trademarked material. No photographic or computer-generated images can be accepted. Entries must have been created in the past two (2) years and must not have been in a previous MSAG show.

7. All artwork must be properly finished.

  • All artworks must be properly wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers, brackets, or exposed glass edges will not be accepted.
  • All artworks must have a label attached with the artist’s name, title of the artwork, medium and price.
  • Unframed gallery-wrapped canvas must have finished sides.
  • No wet artworks will be accepted.
  • No shipped artwork can be accepted for this show. In person delivery required.
  • MSAG reserves the right to refuse any entry that does not meet the above specifications or that may be considered offensive to patrons of the venue.

8. You will be asked to sign the Gallery Release form, claim check and an Artist Inventory listing the piece on intake.

9. Artists’ submitted images may be used to promote the show to the public via print and online publications, social media, postcards and posters. MSAG will use artists’ images for promotional purposes only. Artists retain rights to their work.

Delivery and Pick-Up:

1. MSAG will notify artists by May 6 whether their work is accepted into the show.

2. Accepted work must be delivered to the gallery on Saturday, May 27, 2023, between 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Unless you have made special arrangements, please do not deliver artworks to the gallery before May 27, 2023. All artworks must remain in the gallery for the duration of the show unless sold after the award ceremony.

3. With proper receipt/claim check, the artist or artist’s representative must pick up their unsold artworks on July 2, 2023, between 11:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

4. If the artwork is not picked up by 3:00 P.M. July 2, 2023, and MSAG is not contacted, and other arrangements agreed upon, the artwork will be considered abandoned and will become the property of MSAG.

Artworks delivery and pickup address: 
Art Gallery of SnoValley
8130 Railroad Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065


MSAG suggests that artists carry their own insurance on their artwork. While the gallery members take every precaution to avoid loss or damage, all artists who enter this show agree to hold MSAG and the Art Gallery of SnoValley and its members harmless for any loss or damage incurred. The liability waiver must be submitted when art is dropped off.

By submitting an entry to the MSAG Small Works show the artist agrees to accept the terms of this prospectus.



Kay discovered her love for watercolor in 1982 and studied in workshops with many national and international watercolor instructors for many years. Her work has been featured in Splash 13 and is a finalist in the Splash 23. Her oversize floral paintings were commissioned Nordstrom, to hang in stores all over the United States. She still enjoys the challenges of painting commissioned pieces for her patrons. Her lighthearted spirit, broad based knowledge of transparent watercolor, and informative teaching style impart a sense of confidence and competence to her students. As well as teaching concepts, approaches and techniques, Kay refers to herself as the “watercolor detective” and helps her students determine what went wrong and then how to fix it. 
In 2002 in Woodinville, Washington, she built Kay Barnes Watercolor Studio and The Eden Gallery. Since then, students have poured in. The sharing of her love of watercolor has grown into a lifestyle. Kay is teaching private lessons, classes, and workshops in the Puget Sound Region, nationally, and internationally. Demand for her teaching throughout the Pacific Northwest has included many regional art associations. These venues provide numerous ways to share her knowledge and to continue seeking personal and artistic growth through the medium of watercolor while providing a safe and memorable passage for her students on the same voyage. 

Kay says: “What I love about watercolor is it can be spontaneous and fluid or controlled and precise, depending on the effect I am seeking…It is exciting to be able to get such variety from a single medium. I am constantly stretching to see where it will take me. Each painting is an adventure with the process as rewarding as the end result…The elements of good art are also found in a good life; perspective, balance, contrasts, harmony, and restraint, to name a few. Live your life artfully and enjoy the journey!"

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