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Artist Opportunities

Are you looking to participate in a festival, exhibition, contest, creative collective, art project? Scroll through the opportunities below for all kinds of open calls.

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6X6NW | Call for Artists

Due Date: September 17, 2021

2021 will be held at Shoreline Community College on October 2nd, 2021. Then sales move online a week later. 


6X6NW will include hundreds of original artworks made by individuals locally and from all over the country – by artists of all ages and skill levels.

Community Project Awards

Due Date: November 15,  2021

Does your group need help presenting an arts event that serves the community? We fund special projects, artists’ residencies, and performances that extend the group’s usual scope. Awards range from about $250 - $1,500. 

Call for Artists: Small Works & Gifts

Due Date: ongoing, year-round

ShoreLake Arts is looking for local artists to display their handmade small works and gift items at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery in Lake Forest Park. We carry a variety of items and mediums – jewelry, sculpture, cards, miniatures, pottery, glass, metal, wood, scarves, purses, etc.

Call for Project Proposals: MiniGrants

Due Date: ongoing, year-round

ShoreLake Arts offers funds (up to $300) for community art projects that are created by teens and promote diversity.

Upcoming Artist Opportunities

Check out the events that are coming up below.

Call for Youth Artists

Coming: August 2021

An exhibition showcasing work from our own youth talent, based on what Dia de Muertos means to them. 2D & 3D work. Submissions can be everything from sketching, coloring, painting, digital, photography, a piñata, decorating with marigolds, altars, food art, painted sugar skulls (just to name a few). Get creative! Ages: From Pre-K - K12. 

Call for Altar Creators

Coming: August 2021

Ofrendas (Spanish: "offering") honor, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones who have departed, and the items on the altars help to lead their spirits home for the Days of the Dead.

Call for Latinx Artists

Coming: August 2021

Part of our Dia de Muertos event. A group exhibition by emerging and established artists working in a variety of media to explore aspects of Hispanic Culture.

Call for Artists: 2022 Shoreline Arts Festival - Artist Marketplace

Coming: November 2021

Calling all artists and fine crafters! Submit your application to the 32nd Annual Shoreline Arts Festival Artist Marketplace; the beating heart of the Festival, right in the center of it all. 

Call for Teaching Artists: Create & Make

Coming soon for Spring 2021

ShoreLake Arts seeks proposals from visual, performing, literary, and culinary artists to teach online courses for adults as a part of the 2020 Create & Make series.

Call for Short Films: 2022 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival

Coming: November 2021

Submit your short film to the 6th Annual Shoreline Short Short Film Festival for your chance to win cash prizes and awards! Selected films will be screened in front of a live audience at a pop-up drive-in! 

Call for Artists: 2022 Rotating Exhibitions

Deadline: October 31, 2021


We are looking for local artists to show in 2022 at the ShoreLake Arts Gallery in Lake Forest Park, a not-for-profit gallery featuring 5 – 6 week, two person exhibits with each artist showing on approximately 9 feet of wall space. The gallery schedule is set on a yearly basis. 

Call for 2022 - 2023 Artist Roster

Coming: January 2022

The call is open to professional and semi-professional artists residing in Western Washington. ShoreLake Arts is passionately committed to antiracism. Artists who self-identify as BIPOC and/or LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged to apply.

Call for Youth Artists/Crafters/Farmers: Shoreline Holiday Market

Coming: May 1st 2022

Everything under one roof, join our holiday market in 2022.

Edible Book Festival

Coming: February 2022

The Edible Book Festival brings people together for a lighthearted culinary, artistic, and literary celebration. Creations made from food and inspired by works of literature. Virtual for 2021 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community.


Coming: Early 2022

Photography exhibition and fundraiser, 8X8Photo features hundreds of 8x8-inch photographs online from talent locally, and all over the country, all available to purchase for $36 each.

Call for Food Vendors: Shoreline Arts Festival

Coming: 2021

Come share your unique food and beverages at one of the keystone community events in North King County. Food trucks, trailers, carts, booths and tents are all welcome to apply.

Call for Artists: 2022 Shoreline Arts Festival - Juried Art Show

Coming: Early 2022

The Juried Art Show features 2D, 3D and Photography. Registration is through CaFE. Awards and prizes in all three categories! 

Call for Youth Artists: Shoreline Arts Festival Youth Art Show

Coming: Early 2022

All Shoreline area students (K-12) are invited to participate in the Youth Art Exhibition which is a favorite community tradition of the Shoreline Arts Festival. Artwork of any medium is accepted.

Call for Artists: 6X6NW

Coming: July 1st, 2021

Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW  features hundreds of 6x6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium. 

Registration usually opens in August, with the show at the start of October.