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22nd Biennial Juried Show
Upcoming Exhibit

22nd Biennial Juried Show

June 17 – July 24

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 17th, 5-8pm FREE and open to the public

Awards Ceremony: Thursday, July 15th, 5-8pm FREE and open to the public

Awards will be given for the following:

Grand Prize Award: $500
Two-Dimensional First Prize: $350
Two-Dimensional Second Prize: $250
Two-Dimensional Third Prize: $125
Three-Dimensional First Prize: $350
Three-Dimensional Second Prize: $250
Three-Dimensional Third Prize: $150
Honorable Mentions 

This biennial collection of Northwest artists features a well-rounded variety of mediums to produce an eclectic and visually stimulating exhibit. Admission for this exhibit is free and open to the public. To plan your visit, check out this page here

Participating Artists

Warner Blake, Brooke Borcherding, Kevin Cosley, Nick Clawson, Joline El-Hai, Barbara Freeman, Cory Goulet, Ben Groff, Tom Guffey, Jerry Gordon, Marc Gottula, Karen Graber, Janet Hamilton, Rick Holst, Ria Harboe, Cheryl A. Hufnagel, Christina Harkness, Nico Inzerella, Catherine James, Steve Jensen, Maggie Jiang, Kuria Jorissen, Gale Johansen, Steve Klein, Bella Kim, Sonya Lang, Ruby Linder, Junkyu Lee, Kristin Loffer-Theiss, Andrea Mccartney, Iryna Milton, Laura Mentele, Dorothy McGuinness, Joye Melby, Maren Oats, Mickey O’Reilly, Jennifer Oak, Jason Otto, Barbara Osborne, Mike O’Day, Michel Peterson, Vicki Platts-Brown, Suzanne Powers, Russ Riddle, Doyle Reno, Jody Romero, Nancy Romanovsky, Graham Schodda, Gary Shinn, Cindy Shebley, Tom Siebold, Larissa Sievers, Janet Still, Taylor Stefanski, Marcia Selsor, Kim Simonelli, Vickie Stokes, Val Paul Taylor, Annette Tamm, Autumn Tranquilino, David Varnau, Lori Vonderhorst, Lee Woodfin, Suze Woolf, John Wilmot, Hap Wertheimer and Stephen Yates

Judges

Bob Fink: Fink is an Everett-based photographer and filmmaker who has been living in New Zealand for the past 7 years with his wife, Patty Watson.
He has travelled the world since he was a child and has photographed on all seven continents.  Primarily a street and wildlife photographer specializing in the world’s native birds, Bob’s other focus is documenting people from around the world and their cultures.
His work has been exhibited in galleries in the US and New Zealand, and featured in international magazines and travel brochures.
Fink graduated from Stanford in 1970 and photographed for the Stanford Alumni Magazine before going to medical school. After retiring from psychiatry in 2016, Bob participated in several photographic workshops around the world.
He received his Bachelor of Media Arts Degree in Filmmaking and Photography from Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) in New Zealand in 2020.  He is now pursuing his Masters at Wintec and working on a documentary film.
Fink is the Schack Art Center 2021 Artist of the Year.

Janie Olsen: Born and raised in Western Washington, Olsen currently has her home & studio in Monroe. Having painted all her life, she says "it is a spiritual, driving force within me".
Realizing art was going to be one of the main the focuses of her life, she headed to The Burnley School of Professional Art where she graduated with a degree in design and illustration.
Working as a graphic designer during the day for many years, she now paints full-time, with the occasional freelance illustration projects.
Olsen has work in several private collections, on-going representation with many Northwest galleries.
Olsen is the Schack Art Center 2019 Artist of the Year.

Chris Theiss: Theiss was born in 1967 in Hope, Rhode Island. He holds a BFA in ceramics from Rhode Island School of Design. He went on to study at UC Davis, and after graduate school he taught at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 -1993. He has been a member of the art faculty at Skagit Valley College from 1993 to present. 
As well as being an art educator, he has also maintained the practice of commercial art creating a variety of work such as children’s book illustration, textile design, and display design. He and his wife Kristin Loffer Theiss produce a line of porcelain vessels influenced by her textile designs and color palette. Theiss exhibits his sculpture and drawings throughout the United States and his work has found homes in museum collections and university galleries around the country. 
Theiss' ceramic sculpture was featured on the cover of Ceramics Art and Perception issue #100 and in the most recent "Encyclopedia of Inspiration" published by Uppercase magazine.

Banner Image: detail shot of Waning Crescent by Nick Clawson

Select images from the show (more soon):