Kirkland Summerfest Young Artsists Exhibition seeking entries

Kirkland Summerfest - Contributed art
Kirkland Summerfest
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The Young Artists Exhibition is a two-day show that takes place Aug. 9-10 during the third annual downtown Kirkland Summerfest.

The goal is to feature the talent and individual expression of young artists.

Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in the following age groups 5-and-under, 6-10, 10-13 and 14-18.

The theme for this year's Young Artists Exhibition is "Summertime Fun!"

Artwork will be judged on the following criteria: Interpretation of the theme, originality, creativity, and innovative use of materials.

Mediums can include but are not limited to oil, acrylic, watercolor, charcoal, pastel, pencil, ink, crayon, print work, photography, textiles, clay, glass, wood, and recycled materials.

To submit paintings, drawings, prints and photographs, size should not exceed 24-inches by 36-inches and must be matted or mounted on foam board or other rigid board for ease of displaying.

Up to two entries will be accepted per artist. Organizers request that framing not include glass.

To submit three-dimensional pieces, size should not exceed 14 inches in height and should include a mount, or be able to stand upright without mount.

Submit your artwork between June 30 through Aug. 1 at the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce office located at 328 Parkplace Center, Kirkland, WA during the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Artwork will be available for pick up following the conclusion of Summerfest through Aug. 15.

Entry forms are available online at or can be picked up at the Kirkland Chamber of Commerce office.

For questions, contact Chair Dawn Laurant at or co-Chair Nora Carlson at

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