40th ANNUAL Arts of the Terrace

The Show is Open!

Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is pleased to annouce the opening of the 40th annual art show!  Click below for times:

Important Dates and Times



Paintings, Prints, Drawings:
Paintings: Oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, tempera, airbrush, gouache, encaustic, batik, fresco, collage, and mixed media.
Prints: Relief, intaglio, mezzotint, lithograph, serigraph, monoprint, collagraph and mixed media with printmaking dominant. No Giclees or photographic prints.
Drawings: Graphite, colored pencil, silverpoint, chalk, crayon, pen and ink, conté and mixed media with drawing dominant.

Calligraphy: Any medium or combination.

Photography: Film, digital or altered images originating from a film or digital camera.

Miniatures: Same media specifications as paintings, prints and drawings.

3-Dimensional: Nonfunctional three-dimensional art of any material.

Artisans’ Works: Fine art crafts based on functional concepts. Includes works in clay, mosaic, metal, jewelry, wood, glass, and fiber.



  • Artists 16 years or older are welcome.
  • Artists may enter up to 4 pieces of art in each category, with the exception of 5 in miniatures
  • There is a $20 non-refundable entry fee for each piece of artwork entered.
    MINIATURE ENTRY FEES: $20 for up to 5 miniatures.
  • All entries must be for sale.
  • 25% commission will be collected on all sales.
  • All works must be original, created by the artist in the past 3 years and must not have been shown at a previous Arts of the Terrace show.
  • No copies, derivatives or reproductions; work cannot be based on copyrighted or previously published materials.
  • Artists may not substitute or alter the work after it has been accepted.
  • Digital images of accepted work will be retained by the Arts of the Terrace. We may reproduce accepted artwork for promotional purposes, in print or digital form.
  • All entries will be juried from digital images.  Images submitted at entry should be standard digital images (JPG or PNG) and at least 1280 pixels on one edge.  Awards will be selected from the original works of art at the show.


Entries must be suitably finished and wired for hanging; no exposed glass or sawtooth hangers.

Drawings, Paintings, Photography, Prints and Calligraphy:
  • Framed work must not exceed 44 inches in height and 54 inches in width.
  • Gallery-wrap canvas must have edges finished (painted).
  • Wet paintings or damaged frames will not be accepted.
  • Hand carrying size.
  • Items deemed too fragile will not be accepted.
  • No on-site assembly is allowed.
  • Copies of other works, class work and commercially prepared kits will not be accepted.
Miniatures and Small Paintings:
  • Your frame and artwork may be any proportion that meets the following requirements: Artwork can be any size up to 5” x 5” (25 sq. in.). This includes unframed gallery wrapped canvases with finished sides.
    Framed artwork must not exceed 8” x 6” (48 sq. in.). Unframed image size must not exceed 5” x 5”. All artwork, framed and unframed, must be wired and ready for hanging.
  • Image must not appear to be part of a larger painting.
  • Miniatures and Small Paintings may be hand delivered or mailed by the delivery dates as noted in important dates section.
    Mailing address is:
    Friends of the Arts
    PO Box 311
    Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043-0311
  • Shipped artwork must include a pre-paid return label


The Arts Commission, the City of Mountlake Terrace, and its agents assume no responsibility for lost or damaged articles; however, every precaution will be taken to prevent such occurrences. Judges and the show committee reserve the right to refuse any piece that does not match the image submitted, or does not meet the framing/finishing criteria. Final acceptance of all entries will be at the jurors’ discretion.


“William’s Kat and Peter’s Salt Cellar”
by Frankie Gollub
First Place and Best in Show, 2017

“Sunset at Mt. St. Helens Viewed near Loowit Trail”
Robert Berg
First Place, 2017

by Christine Forcucci
First Place, 2017

Black & White Linear Platter
by Sam Scott

First Place, 2017

by Louise McDowell
First Place, 2017

“When You Pass Through the Waters”
by Kellie Moeller
First Place (shared), 2017

“Words of Magnificence”
by Kathy Barker
First Place (shared), 2017

Important Dates

ENTRY DEADLINE:  Thursday, August 30, 2018

Artwork Delivery Dates

September 14th and 15th, 2018

Friday the 14th, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday the 15th , 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Show Open To Public

September 22rd – October 7th, 2018

Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: October 7th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm


October 7 & 8, 2018

Sunday, the 7th: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Monday, the 8th : 4:00pm – 6:00 pm

Any works not picked up by Monday, October 8th, will become property of the Arts of the Terrace.

Art Show Jurors

Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Miniatures

Joanne Shellan

Pacific Northwest painter Joanne Shellan is known for her strong designs, loose strokes and rich colors in her representational paintings. Shellan was chosen to represent Washington State with a yearlong solo show at the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia. She has had work featured at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle and Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland and has won over 30 awards in local and national shows. www.joanneshellan.com





Kelly Atkinson

Kelly Atkinson is owner of k.a.Creative, an agency specializing in branding and creative content including photography, copywriting and design. He is also executive director of the Washington State High School Photography Competition (WSHSPC) – an event providing a prestigious public platform for student photography. Under his guidance it is now the largest event of its kind in the United States, receiving nearly four thousand entries annually. Kelly partners with the Seattle Art Museum and Tacoma Art Museum to curate student photography exhibits in both venues. Viewed by 100,000 people every year, these exhibits showcase the wonderful artistic talent of photography students from Washington State. He is a member of the City of Bothell Arts Commission and chairperson of the Media Communications Advisory Committee for Edmonds School District.


3-Dimensional & Artisans’ Works

Alecia Rossano

Alecia Rossano is a classically trained figurative sculptor from Seattle. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Scripps College and her Master of Fine Arts from the graduate school of the New York Academy of Art. She has also studied in Florence, Italy, which inspired her love of Renaissance and baroque art. A professor at the DigiPen Institute of Technology, she led the development of their MFA in digital art and directed that program from 2012 to 2015. Currently, she teaches Sculpture and Figure Drawing at DigiPen.






Suzie Beringer

Suzie Beringer is a calligrapher/artist who makes her home in the Pacific Northwest. With a degree in commercial art and a lifetime passion for calligraphy, she is constantly exploring new possibilities and pushing herself creatively. She has been published in Letter Arts Review as well as other publications. As a teacher she loves to share her passion in mark making and design with others. As an artist Suzie loves the challenge and discovery that lettering on different surfaces brings. It has been said, that if something around her doesn’t move quickly enough it may end up with letters on it!





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Deadline to Enter is August 30, 2018

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