After a successful launch in 2017 of a new Emerging Artist Exhibition, we will continue this gallery in 2018. It will focus on work from high school artists, who are interested in a “taste” of being a professional artist. Our goal is to create a unique opportunity for emerging artists to learn from, and show alongside, professional peers. This year’s artists include
Alli Schuh, portrait collage – Anacortes High School
Andrew Aggregaard, photography – Anacortes High School
Rainey Rierden, acrylic – Orcas Island
The Emerging Art Exhibition is part of the Arts at the Port exhibition located in the Port Transit Shed Event Center at the north end of Commercial Avenue. It will Open on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The exhibition will also be open July 30 – Aug 2 from 9-5 and during Festival hours August 3-5.
As part of this program, we offer mentoring opportunities that help young artists with selecting and preparing work for hanging, pricing, writing an artist statement, photographing work, etc. We will also present a $500 Emerging Artist Award to one of the participants.