We have exciting news: The Juried Art Show is on the move! Our long-time partnership with the Coupeville Festival Association has morphed and the CFA has released the Art School and we are flying solo. Same show, same everything, just different time of year and venue! We feel it is vital to continue supporting local artists with this exhibition, competition for awards, and sale to show our local artists how much we value them.

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Art Lovers: Come support your local artists! On Friday, October 28th, please join us at the Pacific NorthWest Art School from 6pm – 9pm for the Art Reception and Sale. Tickets are $25 for this Art School fundraiser. Artists registered for the Art Show get in free! There will be a Juried Art Show and monetary prizes awarded to artworks that are deemed Best of Show, First Place, Second Place, and Third Place, plus Honorable Mentions and a People’s Choice Award.

People viewing artwork at Juried Art Show

Artists! Mark your calendars for the last week of October this year to coincide with the Haunting of Coupeville (October 22-30). This month-long shoulder season packed with multiple events will be marketed specifically by the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and the Art School to the same audience off island that attends the Arts & Crafts Festival. That means more bang for our advertising bucks.

We plan on hosting the same Friday night social, October 28, as in the past. The goal is to continue being the “Local and Off-Island Event of the Art Season” with wine, food, and beautiful artwork followed by a weekend-long sale October 29-30. The venue this year will be the Pacific NorthWest Art School.

Patrons enjoying the Art Show Gala
Stained Glass Art Lamp with prize ribbon

Timeline Highlights

  • October 22-23 – All artwork for the show hand-delivered to Art School
  • October 24 – Art juried by well-known and respected Juror Anthony Turpin
  • October 28 – Awards and cash prizes announced during Art Reception
  • October 29-30 – Art Sale at Pacific NorthWest Art School
  • See Juried Art Show Entry Form for more details

Juried Art Show Juror Anthony Turpin
Anthony Turpin Landscape Painting

Meet Your Juror – Anthony Turpin

From my earliest recollection the landscape was a source of wonder, and various landscape artists were inspiration to me as I sought a direction in my work. Initially my quest was for control of media to make paintings of things as they are in nature –especially the wide expanses of the west and northwest. I was interested in illustrating those scenes primarily. In 1966, I began more formal studies at Art Center School in Los Angeles. My primary instructor there, Lorser Feitelson, introduced me to the world of the “moderns”, and it was soon thereafter that I became fascinated with abstract expressionism and American art of the 20th Century. While I continued to be captivated by the “realists”, I devoted much time to experiments with shape and form in purely non-objective compositions using a variety of materials mixing a wide range of media.