Expressions West 2018


April 27 – June 30, 2018

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of February 3, 2018 Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday April 27, 2018, 5-7 p.m. Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420

1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons


Painters residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming are invited to provide up to three submissions in one or more of four paint media: oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries.

General Rules

Each artist can provide a total of up to three (3) submissions. There is a non-refundable fee of $20 for the first submission plus $10 for the second submission plus $10 for the third submission. Artworks submitted must have been created within the last 2 years (2016 – 2018) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.

Submission by digital files on compact disk, flash drive or memory card.

Each digital file must be in jpg format minimum of 300 dpi at approximately 5”x 7” – 8” x 10” inches and all on one digital device. Each artist’s digital device must be labeled on the outside with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and framed size of the painting in inches. Name the electronic files as follows;

A_title of work.jpg B_title of work.jpg C_title of work.jpg

Abbreviate the “title of work” as needed on the electronic file name, but be sure the entry form has complete information.

  • If you are submitting a work that is part of a series, the submitted piece MUST be unique and distinguishable from any of your other works of art. Works that have previously been exhibited at Coos Art Museum are NOT eligible.
  • Paintings that are accepted must be the same as the images on the files entered no substitutions.

    Deadline for submissions is a postmark of February 3, 2018. Send digital files, completed entry form and entry fee to Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave. Coos Bay, OR 97420. Include with your entry information a résumé as well as a self-addressed, 6×9 stamped envelope (SASE) for submissions return and acceptance letters with shipping information. The Museum will make résumés of artists whose works are accepted

    available to visitors during the exhibit. Notice of acceptance will be sent by February 16, 2018.