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Northwest Eye Photography Exhibition
For California artists

The 15th annual Northwest Eye Photography Competition

The Humboldt Arts Council presents an exhibition open to all photographers residing in the Pacific Northwest: Northern California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Alaska.

Entries due: April 6, noon to 5pm

Maximum of 3 entries per person

$15 entry fee for each artwork; checks can be made payable to: The Humboldt Arts Council.

Accepted entries will be posted on April 8th. Unaccepted entries will not be called, and can be picked up on April 8th.

Work can be dropped off at the Morris Graves Museum of Art between 12pm and 5pm on April 6th.

If you cannot make it to the museum that day, you may submit your work by mail.

Send your entry to:

Humboldt Arts Council
636 F Street
Eureka, CA 95501

All entries must arrive with a self-addressed, pre-paid return shipping label with insurance in shipping included. FedEx is preferred. Submissions without provisions for return shipping will not be returned.

Each entry must be submitted with a fully completed registration label. Come pick one up at the museum, or download an online version here. $15 entry fee for each artwork; checks can be made payable to The Humboldt Arts Council.

Winners will be announced at 5:30 on May 7th, just before the opening reception at Arts Alive!

Grand prize in the Northwest Eye Photography Competition is $1000. There will be five Best-Of-Show awards given for $250 each.

Your work will hang in the Thonson Gallery at the Morris Graves Museum of Art from April 9th through May 29th, and will be available for pickup or return on June 1st.

All photography media are accepted:

  • black and white
  • color
  • Polaroid
  • digital prints
  • non-silver process prints

Diptychs, triptychs, or multiples must be printed on one sheet of paper to be considered a single entry.
Mats must be 16" x 20" and white. All work must be secutrely mounted on a stable support and matted, and framed prints will not be accepted.

There are no specific thematic limitations, so just submit the best work you've got.


Send a note to You can also give us a call at 707.442.0278.

Feel free to share this email with any photographers you know in the Pacific Northwest region, and we'll look forward to seeing your entries in April!

Deadline: 04-06-2016
Humboldt Arts Council
Eureka, CA

Contact: Janine Murphy

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