November 12, 2023 - February 25, 2024
The Whatcom Museum presents its fourth biennial national art exhibition, opening this fall. Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum is the guest juror and will be selecting finalists from among 1,000 submitted artworks for a three-month show in Bellingham. Hundreds of visual artists from across the United States – both long-established and up & coming – are vying for a chance at the top prize: a future solo exhibit at the Whatcom Museum, to be announced on November 11. Museum visitors will also have the chance to select an artwork for a People’s Choice Award, to be announced in late February.
The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.