Seattle CoArts

Providing a community for artists to meet and share their love of art

Samish Spring Workshop


June 5 – 10

instructor Catherine Gill

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:The focus will be on learning to interpret the landscape in terms of a simplified and strong composition, learning to edit, to combine, and to see patterns and connections. I will emphasize how to narrow the universe out there to a manageable pile in terms of subject matter, shapes and color. I will demonstrate techniques useful to paint in the outdoors in a limited time and changing environment. We will explore ways to use the local color of a particular place and to organize it into a manageable color scheme.

The design decisions you begin with generally determine how successful the painting is, especially in painting outdoors. These techniques will enable the indoor landscape painter to move to the more complex outdoors with increased success, and that means less therapy. Yeah team! .

You can read more about Catherine Gill a wonderful artist and excellent instructor in an upcoming newsletter and visit her website at .

If you want to sign up or have any questions about this workshop contact Ginny Guest

2016 Seattle Co-Arts 66th Annual Juried Show

2016 Seattle Co-Arts 66th Annual Juried Show

CoArts 2016 Juried show

Juror: Ron Stocke

Burnley Gallery
May 2 – May 30 2016

Calendar of Juried Show Dates and Events
Friday, January 8 Entries Open
Wednesday, January 20 Deadline for Entries to be considered for Postcards and Poster
Monday, February 29 Entry Deadline
Tuesday, March 22 Acceptance Notifications will be mailed
Saturday, April 30 Delivery of paintings and hanging of paintings to Burnley Gallery
10 am – 12 noon
Monday, May 2 Show opens
Saturday, May 7th Reception 2 – 4 pm at the Burnley Gallery
Tuesday, May 31 Dismantling of Show and Painting Pickup 9am – 12 noon

2016 Juried Show Committee:

Committee Chair – Lonni Flowers
Assitant Chair – Janice Patterson
Digital Entry Coordination – Beth Betker and Coralynn Jones
Reception Coordination – Christina Harvey, and Carey Sorensen
Awards Sponsor – Lynn Kerr
Graphics – Elaine Cohn
Labels and Name Tags – Sally Abbey
Notifications – Kathryn Flanagan
Publicity – Lauriel Sandstrom
Hanging Committee – Eve Ingraham, and Sharon Hines-Pinon
Bio Book – Sharon Hines-Pinon

2016 Annual Juried Show Juror – Ron Stocke

Ron Stocke is a Northwest Watercolorist who lives in Everett Washington.

His award winning paintings have been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine and in the Splash series and on products throughout North America.

A Signature member of the American Watercolor Society, Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, an Elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolor, and a member of the National Watercolor Society. Ron paints and teaches workshops in America, Canada and Europe throughout the year.

visit his website at

Eligiblity 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 three SCA General Meetings within membership year,July 2015 through June 2016.

All entries must be the sole and original work of the entering artist completed within the last two years. All painting, drawing, and collage mediums are acceptable. Not acceptable: nudes, work shown in a previous SCA Juried Show, work executed with the supervision of an instructor, or work based on another’s copyrighted material.

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. NO saw-tooth hangers accepted.

Size limits:

The outside dimensions of the work (including frame) may not exceed 28 inches on the longest side. The minimum acceptable size is 9”x9” (including frame). All paintings submitted must be as they appear in the digital entry so that the show committee may compare when paintings are delivered to the venue. No substitutions will be accepted.

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

Process for Entering the Juried Show

There are three steps for submitting an entry to the juried show.

  • Step 1  Complete a hard copy of the Entry Form (click here for Entry form pdf).
    Mail the completed Entry Form and a check for $25 made payable to Seattle Co-Arts to Lonni Flowers, 18501 52 Ave W #61, Lynnwood, WA 98037.
  • Step 2  Submit digital image (jpg) of each painting (excluding frame or mat). Jpgs must be 300 dpi resolution with 1800 pixels on the longest side.
    Email your submission to
    label in the title bar with the artist’s name , and title of the image. ex: last-first-title.jpg

    In the body of the email list your name as it should appear on the show label, title of each image, medium, and price. Also include your mailing address, phone #, and email address.

*Please note that information on the entry form must correspond with the information requested in the Digital Entry submission.

Getting help with photographing sizing your digital prints

Commercial Services for Digital Photography

Digital Canvas Northwest— 3003 S. Lk. Crabapple Rd. Marysville, WA 98271-7920
Cary Cartmill picks up and delivers once a week, on Wednesdays, at Christopher’s Framing (used to be Autumn’s Framing and Gallery), 537 Main St. Edmonds, 98020. (Call Cary ahead to arrange pickup time)

Art and Soul — 2860 NW Market St, Seattle (206) 297-1223

Magic Photo— 22912 WA-99, Edmonds 425-672-6800

Help Within Seattle Co-Arts

Certain members within Co-Arts will photograph and size and submit images for you. You will need to make your own individual arrangements with these people. Prices will be reasonable and vary based on what you want them to do (photograph only or photograph, and/or computer preparation and image submittal).

Sandra Kahler
6230 33rd Ave. N.E. Seattle, WA Phone numbers: 206-985-2093 and 206-799-1984

Keith Artz
3221 NE 92nd Street, Seattle, WA 98115 Phone number: 206-524-1891