May 31, 2013, – July 27, 2013

Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony – Friday May 31, 2013, 5-7 p.m.

Coos Art Museum, 235 Anderson Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420


1st: $1000, 2nd: $750, 3rd: $250, 4 honorable mention ribbons
(Unlike past competitions, Expressions West 2013 will offer cash awards – not – purchase prizes)

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 media: oil, acrylic, pastel, or watercolor. Any and all themes of expression define the parameters of acceptable entries. Previous winners of cash awards from Expressions West 2011 and Expressions West 2012 are eligible to enter, but will not be eligible to win a cash award.

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 (2011-2013) with a framed size limitation of 48 inches by 96 inches and a weight limitation of 40 pounds.

Images of each submission can be either digital files or slides.
• 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 CD-ROM. Each artist’s CD 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.
• Slides must be 2″ by 2″ mounted, each marked with the artist’s name, title of the work, medium, date completed, and framed size of the painting in inches. Please denote the top of the work on the slide and submit in a plastic jacket. No glass-mounted slides will be accepted.
• 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 or slides entered, no substitutions.

Deadline for submissions is a postmark of March 2, 2013. Send CD or slide images, 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 March 22, 2013.

Cash Awards
First Place Award will receive cash prize of $1000.
Second Place Award will receive cash prize of $750.
Third Place Award will receive cash prize of $250.

Non Cash Awards
Four Honorable Mention ribbons will also be awarded.

Works in the exhibition may be available for sale. Artist agrees to donate 30% of any sale to Coos Art Museum. PLEASE PRICE YOUR WORKS WITH THIS IN MIND! Sales made from the Museum are final. Artist is to be paid three weeks from end of show. Your entry confirms all terms of this agreement.

Delivery and Pickup of Art Works
Artists whose work is accepted must have paintings delivered to the Museum via carrier service at their own expense for arrival between May 20 and May 25, 2013. Hand delivered work will be received at the museum on Friday, May 24, 2013 between 10 am and 4 pm and Saturday, May 25, 2013 between 1 pm and 5 pm. Coos Art Museum will not pay for return shipment of artwork. Artists must make pre-paid arrangements to have their work returned to them, or may pick up their work in person at the Museum on Saturday July 27, 4-6pm and Sunday July 28, 2013 between 10am and noon.

General Specifications
Works must be ready for hanging and have a framed size of no more than 48 inches by 96 inches. All work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, address, and phone number. Labels must also show the work’s Title, Medium, Date of Creation, and (retail) value of the piece as set by the artist. Art is insured while in the Museum from May 20, through August 2, 2013.

Juror: John Hewitt
John Hewitt a resident of Fort Bragg, California is best known as a watercolor artist although he also paints and instructs in oils. He is a signature member of many prestigious watercolor societies including the Transparent Watercolor Society of America, Watercolor West and the Kentucky Watercolor Society.

Hewitt has studied with many California School master painters such as Vernon Nye, George Post and Millard Sheets. He has taught at the College of the Redwoods and Pacific Union College as well as numerous workshops in the West Coast and Europe. Hewitt has shown in over 100 national juried exhibitions and won over 30 awards. He has had many one person exhibitions. In conjunction with his art jury duties and visit to Coos Bay he will be conducting a workshop at Coos Art Museum. Hewitt is represented in our Rental/Sales Gallery.

Coos Art Museum (CAM):
Coos Art Museum is the cornerstone of visual arts on Oregon’s Southern Coast. Through collections, exhibitions and educational programs, we are building an arts and cultural community and promoting the appreciation, understanding and expression of visual art. It is the third oldest art museum in Oregon. CAM traces its roots to the Coos Artist League, active since 1950. Members of the League conducted early operations in storefront locations before moving to a Carnegie Public Library Building. In 1982 Coos Art Museum membership acquired and remodeled the retired US Post Office building, a historical art deco structure built in 1937. Currently, CAM has six active galleries totaling 5,600 square feet of display space and a 540 piece and growing Permanent Collection of mid-20th Century and contemporary American art.