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Juried Show

2014 Seattle Co-Arts 64th Annual Juried Show

Tango by Mildred Kate Waldmann

"Dancing With The Muse"

Mercer Island Community Center Gallery
April 14th- June 6th 2014

View All the Award Winners Here!

Calendar of Juried Show Dates and Events

Monday, February 24  Entry Deadline
Friday, March 14 Acceptance Notifications will be mailed
Saturday, April 12 Delivery of paintings and hanging of paintings
Saturday, April 12 Juror to review and award
Monday, April 14 Show opens
Saturday, April 19 Reception 5 – 7 pm
Saturday, June 7 8 – 10 am Painting Pickup

2014 Juried Show Committee:


Committee Chair – Martha Price
Digital Entry Coordination – Joan Poor
Application Coordination – Sally Rawlings
Reception Coordination – Judy Snell
Sponsors and Awards – Lynn Kerr
Graphics (Post-card and Poster) – Judith Heim
Labels and Name Tags – Sally Abbey
Bio Book – Sharon Hines-Pinon

2014 Annual Juried Show Juror


Melissa Weinman, A.B., M.F.A.


     Melissa Weinman received her A.B., summa cum laude from Bowdoin College in Chinese Studies and Creative Visual Arts in 1982.  She supplemented her undergraduate studies with coursework at Princeton University, Cornell University and Middlebury College.  Her M.F.A. is from the University of Southern California in Two-Dimensional Media, 1984. 


She has created cover illustrations for one book of poetry and three literary journals.  Her work is reproduced in Judith Dupre’s Full of Grace, (Random House) and Judy Chicago and Edward Lucie Smith’s Women and Art, (Watson-Guptill).  Weinman is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.


Weinman has 17 years of college teaching experience.  She began her career at the University of Richmond, VA, then taught at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and before coming to her current teaching post at Gage Academy of Art, she taught at the University of Puget Sound where she achieved Full Professor.  Her current courses at Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA, focus on all levels of figure and portrait drawing, including Anatomy for the Artist.


Melissa Weinman’s work as a fine artist has been represented by Tortue Gallery in Santa Monica, Soma Gallery in San Diego, Linda Hodges Gallery in Seattle, Tatistcheff Gallery in NYC, and Gail Severn Gallery in Ketchum, ID.  Her solo museum exhibitions include the Frye Art Museum in Seattle, Arnot Art Museum in Elmira, NY, and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, ME.  Her 1999 solo show at Tatistcheff Gallery was reviewed by Eleanor Heartney in Art in America magazine.



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Cell (253) 709-3398

Eligibility and Guidelines to Enter Juried Show


All Juried Members of Seattle Co-Arts are eligible to enter up to two paintings in the juried show.  The applicant must be currently paid up with Seattle Co-Arts member dues and have attended at least 3 SCA general meetings within calendar year 2013. 

All entries must be the original work of the entering artist.  Any artwork accepted and shown in a previous Annual Seattle Co-Arts juried show is not eligible for entry into the 2014 show.  Artwork submitted should be the sole work of the artist, executed without the supervision of an instructor, not based on another’s copyrighted material, and completed within the past two years. All painting/drawing/collage mediums are acceptable.  No nudes please.

Framed painting specifications:

 All art must be 2-dimensional and ready to hang on a wall: framed or gallery-wrapped and fitted with adequate wire.  Please do not use saw-tooth hangers.

Size limits:

The total outside (including frame) dimensions may not exceed 36” x 36”. The minimum acceptable size is 9” x 9” (including frame.) All paintings must be exactly as they appear in the digital entry. All digital images will be kept on file with the show committee for confirmation when paintings are delivered to the venue. No substitutions will be accepted.

Mercer Island Gallery Procedure for Sales

Indoor gallery prices will be displayed beside the art and on a sales sheet.  Sale proceeds are shared on the basis of 75% to the artist and 25% to the Gallery.  A potential purchaser may put a “hold” on the artwork for a period of five workdays during the exhibition.  Checks will be mailed to the artist with thirty (30) days of the end of the show. 
  If an artist sells a work after the exhibit closes to a patron who saw it in the Gallery during the exhibition, the artist is expected to submit a 10% commission to the Mercer Island Arts Council.


Seattle Co-Arts reserves the right to use images of submitted work for Co-Arts publicity in printed and web form.

Spring Workshop

Seattle Co-Arts Spring Workshop

SCA retreat

by Ron Stocke

Ron Stocke, instructor

June 2nd – 6th Samish Island

This is a reminder for those of you that have not signed up yet for the 2014 Workshop, Sunday June 1st through Friday after lunch June 7th. I will be opening it up to non members after the Feb meeting.

This year it is Ron Stocke. He is a beautiful artist and a wonderful teacher. visit his site at:

The cost this year is a little higher due to a raise of the cooks salary (and we know they deserve it because the food is soooooooooo good). Price is: $390.00 for the Std cabins and $420.000 for the E cabins with bathrooms. This is still such a bargain!! Go out and price some of the "away" workshops and see for yourself. Plus the food is the Best and the surroundings are beautiful. Give me your checks at the Feb. meeting for the $50.00 non refundable deposit or if you can't be there send me your check made out to Seattle Co Arts, mail to me at: 10623 NE 55th St., Kirkland, WA 98033

Fall Paint Out

Seattle Co~Arts 2014 Fall Paint Out

painting by Kate Seiger
Samish Camp on Samish Island near Bow-Edison, WA

The cost this year is $325 per person for Standard cabins (walk to bathroom & shower building) and $355 per person for disability cabins with in building bathroom/shower. NOTE: If you are willing to share, your chance for a disability cabin greatly increases. This cost includes: cabin, 15 fabulous meals, table space in lodge for painting, the best painting companions ever! And, the most beautiful grounds to wander with views to paint

Sunday September 7th after 3:00 pm
to Friday September 12th, after lunch