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Images of the Shrub-Steppe
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Entry Deadline: 7/31/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $30.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: Regional
State: Washington
Event Dates: 9/1/23 - 10/8/23

Images of the Shrub-Steppe is an annual juried art exhibit featuring work inspired by the shrub-steppe lands of Cowiche Canyon Conservancy.

Shrub-steppe is a type of arid landscape, made up of native perennial grasses, shrubs, and flowering plants. Historically, shrub-steppe dominated the landscape of Eastern Washington, but today, less than half of Washington's shrub-steppe remains. 

Cowiche Canyon Conservancy is a land trust working to protect shrub-steppe habitat and connect people to the land. CCC owns and manages over 7,000 acres of habitat and offer 40 miles of non-motorized recreational trails. 

Boxx Gallery is an art gallery and community gathering place in Tieton, WA. This will be the seventh Cowiche Canyon Conservancy exhibit at Boxx.
Juror for the exhibit is PUNCH Project. From its 10-year history as a gallery in Seattle, WA, to its current initiative as a rural arts collective, PUNCH has worked to promote visual dialogue between urban and rural art communities. In their ongoing effort to promote artwork that is thoughtful, fresh and contemporary coupled with their desire to further bridge urban rural connections, PUNCH Projects seeks to support the cultural vibrancy of rural art scenes by spurring creative awareness, cross-cultural engagement and economic vitality.

Artists in all media are encouraged to submit artwork completed within the last five years and inspired by the shrub-steppe lands of the Yakima Valley.

The Exhibit will run from September 1 - October 8, 2023.
Awards: Juror's Award $100, People's Choice Award $100.

For a $30 non-refundable entry fee, you may submit up to 3 pieces of artwork for consideration. 

Important Dates:

  • Entry deadline is July 31, 2023 at midnight (MT)  (Please note this is 11:00pm pacific time.)
  • Notifications emailed by August 10, 2023
  • Accepted artwork must be delivered to Boxx Gallery on August 25
  • Artists’ Reception Friday, September 1
  • All (unsold) artwork must be picked up after 3 pm on October 8

Additional Terms:

·All artwork in the exhibit must be for sale; the gallery takes a 35% commission.

·The artist agrees that images of artwork may be used in publicity materials.

·If you cannot deliver your artwork, shipping costs are your responsibility. A pre-printed shipping label for return shipment must be included with your work.

·We reserve the right to reject work that is not represented accurately in the image, is too fragile, oversized or arrives damaged, poorly constructed or poorly presented.

·All artwork must be delivered display ready, labeled on the back with artist name, title and price. Hanging artwork must have hanging wire installed on the back of piece. 

Questions:, (509) 248-5065

Application Requirements

No more than 3 entries per artist. 

No media restrictions. 

Artwork must be delivered display ready, labeled on the back with artist name, title and price. Hanging artwork must have hanging wire installed on the back of the piece. 

Eligibility Criteria

Work must be original, inspired by the shrub-steppe lands of the Yakima Valley and have been completed within the past five years. 

We reserve the right to refuse artwork that is too fragile, oversized or does not meet conditions of eligibility.