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Images of the Shrub-Steppe 2024

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Entry Deadline: 8/1/24
Days remaining to deadline: 16

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: 9/1/24 - 10/8/24

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 offers 50 miles of trails for non-motorized recreation. 

Boxx Gallery is a non-profit art gallery and community gathering space in Tieton, WA. This will be the eighth Cowiche Canyon Conservancy exhibit at Boxx.
Juror for the exhibit is Bob Fisher. Bob is best known for his paintings of Central Washington and the Yakima River Canyon, both of which have had a lasting effect on his understanding of the landscape as a powerful and emotional subject. Bob holds Bachelor's degrees in painting and art history from the University of Washington, and a Master's in painting from Central Washington University. He taught studio art and allied courses for 30 years at Yakima Valley College and served as a Board Member for the Larson Gallery Guild, has given numerous workshops, juried various exhibits, and served on several art selection committees.

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 6 - October 5, 2024.
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 August 1, 2024 at midnight (MT)  (Please note this is 11:00pm Pacific time.)
  • Notifications emailed by August 12, 2024
  • Accepted artwork must be delivered to Boxx Gallery on September 3, 10 am to 1 pm
  • Artists Reception, September 7

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 and it must be delivered to the Boxx on or before September 3.

·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.