Emerging Artists

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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 and college-age artists, who are interested in a “taste” of being a professional artist. Artists may work in both 2D and 3D, including digital and video. Our goal is to create a unique opportunity for emerging artists to learn from, and show alongside, professional peers.

As part of this program, we will 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.

Emerging artists may inquire either through a teacher, or directly – to be considered a part of this exhibit. For more information, please contact Rita James, Creative Manager, pr@anacortesartsfestival.com.

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.

2017 Selected artists included Alex Hanesworth, Ruby Jones, Vince Jackson and Carlos Roque, from Anacortes, Bow-Edison and Bellingham.