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NCW Juried Art Show Returns to the Wenatchee Valley Museum – 5/23/2024

Wenatchee, Wash. – (May 17, 2024) The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the NCW Arts Alliance are honored to showcase quality work by regional artists in the 2024 North Central Washington Juried Art Show. The North Central Washington Juried Art Show is an exhibit of regional artists’ two- or three-dimensional pieces that will be on display from June 7 through October 5, 2024.

This exhibit is an exciting opportunity for local artists to promote their artwork and will enrich the community with a deeper appreciation for the arts. To participate in this exhibit, artists must be over 18 years of age and currently reside in Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Okanogan, or Yakima counties.

The show will open during the Wenatchee First Friday event on June 7, 2024, providing free admission between 4 – 8 PM. There will also be a special reception honoring the artists on Wednesday, June 5, 5:30-7:30 PM, at which the Award Winners will be announced. Regular exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 – 4 PM. Regular museum admission fees apply.

The 2024 Juried Art Show & Sale will be judged by Velocity Made Good founder Perri Lynch Howard, CWU Campus Visits Manager Sarah Haven, and WVMCC Board President Stephanie Stauffer.

Perri Lynch Howard: Perri Lynch Howard is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, drawing, installation, and sound. Her work investigates the passage of light, sound, and signal through landscapes on the front lines of climate change—a phenomenology of place. Howards’ art has a global reach through exhibitions and sound installations completed in Italy, Portugal, Brazil, Canada, the Arctic Circle, and in South India as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar. She is a volunteer field recording ambassador with Quiet Parks International, an avid adventurer, and a private pilot.

Sarah Haven: While studying theatre as an undergrad, Sarah Haven took a ceramics class on a whim, and it changed the course of her life.  In 2003, she relocated from Ohio to Washington for graduate school. Enthralled with the Pacific Northwest, she decided to stay upon completing her MFA. After 12 exciting years at Gallery One Visual Arts Center, a nonprofit in downtown Ellensburg, Sarah recently returned to work at Central Washington University.  She relishes spending time-pinching pots in her basement studio as well as serving on the board of the Washington Clay Arts Association. Sarah’s pots are available at Saltstone Ceramics in Seattle, WA, and Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Stephanie Stauffer: Stephanie currently serves as board President of the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center. For close to twenty years, she has worked as a lawyer, and is currently employed by Starr Ranch as its general counsel. Although Stephanie’s personal artistic skill is limited, she appreciates creative expression in all forms and is immensely appreciative for the opportunity to participate in the 2024 Juried Art Show.

At the end of the exhibit, the first-place winner will receive $500, the second-place winner $250, and the People’s Choice Award winner $200. Artists receiving awards will also receive one complimentary admission ticket to the Museum’s Night at the Museum on September 21, 2024, from 6 – 9 PM.

Learn more about the NCW Juried Art Show here.

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The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center’s mission is to gather, engage, and educate people to celebrate and preserve the history, arts, sciences, and rich diversity of our region. The Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates with the support of the cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee.

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