2019 Mukilteo Art Contest

The application period to enter the 2019 Mukilteo Art Contest has passed

and we are no longer accepting applications.


Calling Young Artists! ¦  Entry Criteria  ¦  Timeline  ¦  Submit Your Work  ¦  Online Registration ¦ Our Judges

Calling Young Artists!

Looking to have your art displayed, commended, or sold? Register for the second-annual Mukilteo Art Contest, organized by the Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC)!

A total of 12 winners will be announced, with three from each category:

  • Junior: K-4th, non-photographic
  • Intermediate: 5th-8th, non-photographic
  • High: 9th-12th, non-photographic
  • Digital: all ages, photographic

While all who register will have their work displayed at the Rosehill Community Center on March 28th, winners will have their works displayed at Mukilteo City Hall for the month of April and earn a monetary grant.

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Entry Criteria:

    • Artists must be a K-12 student of the Greater Seattle Area.
    • Works must be 2D, original art
    • Maximum of 3 submissions per artist.
    • Works can be dropped off at Mukilteo City Hall any time between February 1st and March 21st for them to be displayed at the Opening Reception. Sorry, we cannot accept works on the day of the event (March 28).
      ◊  If your work is greater than 24”x 24” (including frames), please bring your own easel.
      ◊  If your work is digital, please bring a physical copy to display.
    • MYAC reserves the right to disqualify work at our discretion (e.g., if deemed to feature excessive violent/ sexual/ other explicit material inappropriate for younger entrants).

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  • February 28th, 2019: Entry deadline at 4:30pm (only online submissions will be accepted)
  • March 11 – 21st: Artwork drop-off at City Hall during the following dates/times:
    • Monday March 11 through Thursday, March 14 : 3:00 PM – 5:00PM
    • Friday, March 15: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
    • Monday, March 18 through Wednesday, March 20: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Thursday, March 21 from 9:00AM to 2:00 PM
  • March 28th: Opening Reception at the Rosehill Community Center begins at 5:30pm. Winners will be announced, and artwork may be picked up following the event.
  • April 1st – 30th: Winning works will be displayed at City Hall.
  • May 2 & 3, 2018: Winning works will be available for pick-up at City Hall.

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Submit Your Work:

Registration is to be submitted online and must be received no later than 4:30pm on February 28, 2019.

A complete registration includes:

  • Completed registration form.
  • Image of Artwork attached as a JPEG or PNG. No paper registrations will be accepted.
  • Signed Gallery Exhibit Agreement (will be emailed to you after your artwork is accepted).
Rosehill Community Center at dusk, shot from the lower parking lot with blue tones reflecting in the 2-story windows

Rosehill Community Center

Questions can be submitted by email or by phone at 425-263-8018.

Mukilteo City Hall is located at:  11930 Cyrus Way, Mukilteo, WA  98275

Rosehill Community Center is located at:  304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo, WA 98275 – phone (425) 263-8180
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Our Judges:

Jenn Charoni – Jenn Charoni is a nonprofit program manager, educator and visual artist from South Seattle. She’s worked with many different arts and education nonprofits throughout the city and is interested in radical systematic change to create a more equitable education system. She is a visual artist specializing in collage, and community murals. She believes in the power and magic of youth and supporting young people and their voices in all things.
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Betty Jo Costanzo – My current work TimeSCAPES, Landscapes in Motion began in 2008 and continues today. It was at this time that my painter’s eye woke up again and I was seeing through the camera lens the movement of painting with light and time passages. Now for each new location I find myself in, I am recording a painting about to happen through sound and image. The more I am arrested by the site and the deeper the impression, the more I am able to translate this into the video editing and then into the painting process. The goal is to create seamless video loops that will be played non-stop either by themselves or in tandem with several others in the studio. Inside the studio I am surrounded by these sounds, video and paintings in all stages. It is not one painting, nor one video nor one sound bite, but a time based installation that prompts me physically to translate through my body the fluidity of these onto the painted surfaces. I work best on a larger scale and when I can move from one work to another. Really, this is performance with my body, surfaces and paint.  bettyjocostanzo.com
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Mukilteo Art Contest Judge Mel CurtisMel Curtis – As long as I can remember, I wanted to be an artist. I wanted to travel, I wanted to discover things, and photography became a way of capturing those acts of discovery. Photography was one of the many things I studied in college, where I majored in graphic design. One day I decided to quit my job and just make photographs. It has been over 40 years since I got my first camera. I still own it. I still love to make photographs. While I strive to capture authentic moments in my work, I want my imagery to be more impressionistic rather than realistic. I use the camera to create a sense of order, and elegance. I paint with light, mostly because I am in too much of a hurry to paint with a brush. I have lived in Seattle since 1984 and have worked as an artist, commercial photographer and teacher of all things photographic.   To view more of my work, please see www.melcurtis.com. For pricing and size information please contact me at mel@melcurtis.com.
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Image of Mukilteo Art Contest Judge Tamara EnglishTamara English – The central focus of Tamara English’s work is the experience of the presence of the divine in life. Her paintings reference the visual vocabulary of elements of the natural world as a way to connect with individual understanding of the sacred and expanding one’s sense of reality. English’s oil paintings reveal this expanded reality beyond the physical world, imagining these levels of awareness as types of landscapes that one might move through with conscious intent, discovering an atmosphere of upliftment and rejuvenation. English’s work has been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad, including at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Eisemann Center in Dallas, Bedford Gallery in the Bay Area and Seattle Art Museum. She holds a BFA in painting from the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, where she received the Charles Carey Life Drawing Prize. She has been awarded several grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council in Portland. In 2018, English was awarded a residency at Playa Summerlake in Oregon, and received an award from the Ford Family Foundation. She is represented by Caplan Art Designs in Portland, Addington Gallery in Chicago, Cooper & Smith Gallery in Connecticut, and Seattle Art Museum’s Sales & Rental Gallery.
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Mukilteo Art Contest judge Patty HallerPatty Haller –  Patty paints complex nature on wood panels, treating each forest as a dataset of shapes to analyze and rearrange in space. A former forester and financial analyst with BS and MBA degrees from the University of Washington, Patty trained to be an artist at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle. She continues to study art history through the University of Oxford, including courses in the Northern Renaissance and Art Nouveau. In 2016 Patty’s work was chosen to represent Olympic National Park by the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, DC for their National Parks Centennial exhibit. Her paintings are in the permanent collections of the Anacortes Arts Festival organization and several medical centers throughout Western Washington. Patty enjoys a spacious painting studio in a renovated US Navy building in Magnuson Park, Seattle. When she’s not painting, Patty likes to travel and hike with her husband and three children. Patty’s paintings can be seen at Smith and Vallee Gallery in the Skagit Valley as well as the Seattle Art Museum’s SAM Gallery.  pattyhaller.com
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Mukilteo Art Contest Judge Brooke HutchinsonBrooke Hutchinson – Brooke is the Museum Educator for Teaching & Learning. She manages curriculum development and implementation, school partnerships, and SAM Educator Workshops at all three sites. An active member of SAM’s Equity and Access Teams, she believes creating and learning about art lends itself to expressing, understanding, and advocating for social justice, equity, and inclusion. This is a vital part of her teaching practice, curriculum, and the educational environments she creates. With over 10 years in the field, Brooke holds a MS in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street Graduate School of Education in NYC where she received a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship, holds a BA in Art Education from Goshen College in Indiana, and is a certified K-12 art teacher. She is currently a Co-President Elect for Washington Art Education Association, and is a dedicated member of the National Art Education Association.
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Mukilteo Art Contest Judge Y LiuYaoyao Liu – Yaoyao Liu is the Seattle Art Museum’s Museum Educator for the Asian Art Museum. Her current position at SAM focuses on developing programming and materials for K-12 school audiences for the Asian Art Museum’s reopening. Previously, she taught ESL students in Southern China for two years and then went on to work at the University of Washington’s East Asia Center while completing an MA in International Studies. She also serves as Volunteer Manager for the Seattle Asian American Film Festival, fostering youth involvement with API filmmaking and community building.
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Mukilteo Art Contest judge Sheryl WestergreenSheryl Westergreen –  My work explores geometric form as it applies to architecture, landscape and the human figure. I translate a memory of a place or an experience through the process of abstraction. By observation, contemplation, and repeated layering of paint, the canvas begins to reveal its particular shapes, lines and textures. The paintings are an exploration of color and geometric form as well as an attempt to suggest a feeling or nuance that is not cut off from the psyche and alludes to hidden affinities and elusive qualities. Westergreen’s work is in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. She is represented by Seattle Art Museum Sales and Rental Gallery, Zatista, and Art Productions New York City. Her work has been in exhibitions nationally and internationally. A native of the Pacific Northwest, she draws inspiration from her immediate surroundings as well as her experiences as a traveler.  sherylwestergreen.com
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Mukilteo Art Contest Judge Sophia WheelwrightSophia Wheelwright – I am a mixed media sculptor and installation artist whose work over the last few years has been focused on creating environments that highlight what is often invisible: light, color, movement, sound and how they unexpectedly combine. My pieces have been installed as public art in Occidental Park in Pioneer Square and most recently at the Seattle Center, created environments for various dance, film and theater productions in Seattle and Serbia, been part of group shows or festivals at the Museum of Northwest Art in La Conner, WA, Lo- Fi Festival in Arlington, WA, The Georgetown Art and Garden Show and at Equinox Studios.  I love making pieces that people can interact with. I believe what slows us down, even for a few moments, can remind us how extraordinary everyday objects are and shift our experience of place as we notice texture, patterns, light, movement and sound in a more focused way. I seek to create opportunities to experience these moments through my sculpture and installations.  www.sophiawheelwright.com

Junko Yamamoto – Junko is a visual artist born and raised in Tokyo Japan. Graduated from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle with Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Cum Laude in 1999. Her main medium has been oil painting; she also produces printmaking and mixed media installations. Recent past Exhibitions include, Out of Sight 2017, an installation at OFF THE WALLS at Seattle Asian Art Museum, an installation at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in 2018 and recipient of Emerging Artist Award from Allied Arts Foundation in 2017, Artist Trust GAP Grant 2015 and Pratt Fine Arts Center Professional Artist Residency in 2015.  www.junkoyamamoto.com
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