41st ANNUAL Arts of the Terrace


The Mountlake Terrace Art Commissioners and Friends of the Arts are proud to present the 41st Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show. This year’s show features 348 pieces from 170 artists in 5 categories including Paintings, Prints, Drawings, Calligraphy, Photography, Miniatures, 3-Dimensional, and Artisans’ Works. All artwork is for sale!

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Important Dates and Times

Important Dates


Show Open To Public

September 21st – October 5th, 2019

Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday: 11:00pm – 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00pm – 5:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm – 5:00pm


October 6th, 2019

Sunday, the 6th: 11:00am-4:00pm

Any works not picked up by Monday, October 7th, will become property of the Arts of the Terrace.

Art Show Jurors

Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Miniatures

William G. Hook

Bill Hook is a Seattle based artist, internationally known for his masterful watercolor interpretations of industrial and urban settings.  His drawing and observational skills were developed during a 40 year career as a highly respected and awarded architect and architectural illustrator.   A turning point in his career occurred in 2007 when he was awarded a NIAUSI Fellowship for a two month residency just to observe, think, and paint in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy.   He has since focused his efforts toward freeing his artwork from the constraints of illustration and sees his art career as a process of change and development as he searches for more evocative, introspective and powerful means of capturing his interests.  He is currently interested in transitions in his environment: studying what is temporary and what will become memory.  His current project is a series of paintings capturing the demolition of the Viaduct.  He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, and Northwest Watercolor Society, and has won awards in all of these as well as numerous other exhibitions.  He was a finalist in the Art of Watercolor Magazine world watercolor competition in Narbonne, France in 2014 and was a featured artist in the August 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist Magazine and SPLASH 18.  Facebook  – William G. Hook,   www.wghook.comwghookart@gmail.com


Mel Curtis

Born and raised in Ohio, Mel Curtis studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati. He moved to Alexandria, Virginia in the Washington, DC area for work and later developed a keen interest in photography. In 1979, Curtis left his job to pursue photography full time. Returning to Ohio in 1981 to pursue graduate work, he further developed his skills and vision and upon completing his degree moved to Seattle in 1984. His time has always been balanced between the worlds of art, commerce and academia, with each feeding his growth as a working artist. “The camera is a tool to record, explain, and otherwise capture the world around us. I rarely embark on predetermined projects, but rather allow ideas to evolve and present themselves to me in my travels,” Curtis said. Curtis has a BS in Design. Graphic Design major. College of Design, Art and Architecture. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio and a 1983 MFA in Photography. School of Art from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Curtis has held teaching positions at University of Washington, Seattle University and Photo Center Northwest. His clients include Microsoft, Google, Washington Research Foundation, University of Washington, College Success Foundation, Seattle Symphony, The White House Historical Association, Starbucks, ERA Living, and Cascade Water Alliance. Stock representation by Getty Images.

3-Dimensional & Artisans’ Works

Michael Magrath

Michael Magrath has spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest, having moved from New England in the 80’s to attend Reed College, where he studied mythology and comparative religions.   Though initially self-taught in figurative sculpture, he has studied and taught in a number of rich sculptural environments including the University of Washington, where he received his MFA in 2004, the Florence Academy of Art in Italy, The Art Academy of London and, since 2005, the Gage Art Academy of Art where he currently is the director of the Magrath Sculpture Atelier. Reflecting years in the construction industry, Magrath brings a craftsman’s approach to sculpture.  He is a builder, and a jerk of all trades; carpentry, fabrication, foundry.  He was a shop tech in college art for nearly a decade, having learned about teaching from exceptional instructors in both conceptual and maker based programs.  As such he seeks a marriage between elegance in concept and excellence in craftsmanship.  In addition to teaching, Magrath does both private and public commissions as well as gallery sales.  Clients include Microsoft, the University of Washington, the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon, as well as numerous private customers.  He lives on Vashon Island Washington, with his family. www.magrathsculpture.com.


Dewey Henderson

From craft to fine art, the world of Calligraphy has been the focus for Dewey Henderson since 1975. This master calligrapher taught calligraphy and related subjects for 26 years at Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. She continues working in her studio doing personal artwork for exhibits and private commissions for clients.

Dewey was the organizing president for Write On Calligraphers, a nonprofit organization for the promotion of the creative arts. She attended the University of Washington in the ’50s. Her art studies have been undertaken with the finest instructors in the U.S., England and Canada. Her love of historic letterforms combined with contemporary design, gilding and watercolor techniques have enhanced the artistic endeavors of many students. She brings a special joy and enthusiasm to the art of beautiful writing.





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:
    ATTN: Marla French
    Friends of the Arts

    900 213th Pl SW.
    Lynnwood, WA 98036-8608
  • 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.

“Mountlake Terrace School Bus (Kids Silly Face)”
by Jerry Steffen Jr
First Place, 2019


“Walk this Way”
John Armstrong
First Place, 2019

“Tones of Violet”
by Lyla Jacobson
First Place, 2019

“Black and White Vase with Hand Built Neck”
by Sam Scott

First Place, 2019

“Phineas Finch”
by Mike O’Day
First Place, 2019

“Star Dancing”
by Suzie Beringer
First Place, 2019

” A Moment”
by Masako Thrower
Best of Show, 2019

“Indy 500 Series”
by Mary Schossow Schumaker
Commissioner’s Choice, 2019

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