Call for Artists

Art of the Salish Sea

April 4 – 6, 2018
Washington State Convention Centre, Seattle WA

About the exhibition

Artists whose work connects to the Salish Sea are invited to apply to participate in a curated 3-day exhibition as part of the 2018 Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference at the Washington State Convention Centre in downtown Seattle.

Selected artists are encouraged to be present during the exhibition to talk about their work and engage with conference delegates. The space will be set up as a professional gallery. There is no application fee or fee to participate.

Confirmed artists will be responsible for getting their work to the conference venue on April 3 and picking up all artwork at the end of the day on April 6. Return shipping may be arranged at the artist’s expense.

About the conference

The Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference, held every two years, brings together scientists and policy-makers on both sides of the Canada/US border who are working to understand and protect this important body of water.

To apply

Please send the following to Robi Smith, curator, at, by January 15, 2018:

  • Contact information, including website and social media links
  • Artist statement and bio
  • 5 - 10 images of your available and most relevant work (72 dpi, no more than 500kb each)
  • Description of work submitted, including title, dimensions, medium, and price
  • A list of any other items featuring your artwork available for sale (e.g. greeting cards, books), including description and price

Selected artists will be notified by Feb 1, 2018.


Contact Robi Smith at or (604) 928-4284