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Bellingham National 2023 Juried Art Exhibition and Awards: Acts of Healing and Repair

November 12, 2023 - February 25, 2024

Lightcatcher Building

Call now open – Deadline to Apply: August 11, 2023

Juried by Grace Kook-Anderson, the Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum.

The Whatcom Museum is now accepting applications for the fourth biennial Bellingham National Juried Art Exhibition and Awards. This year’s exhibition, titled Acts of Healing and Repair, will center broadly on the theme of healing. Artists can apply through CAFÉ, the online art submission platform at Submissions by artists of all backgrounds who respond to the theme of healing in their work will be considered. Artists will be able to submit up to three artworks for consideration for this exhibition and may submit works from a broad range of media and styles.

Online applications will be accepted through August 11, 2023. Accepted artists will be announced on September 25, and the exhibition will launch on November 11 with a special Member Preview Opening where guest Juror Grace Kook-Anderson will present the awards of First, Second, and Third place. The first-place winner will also be offered a spotlight exhibit to take place at the Museum at a later date.

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.