Opportunities for artistry

Local artists have three opportunities to participate in Port Angeles Fine Arts Center programs this fall and winter.

The center will host the Celebration of Shadows Fall Festival, a month of Light Art in Webster’s Woods and the holiday Makers Market, and is seeking artist submissions for each.

“We look forward to these events each year not only as exciting events for our community, but as a chance to engage artists, highlight their work, and support their artistic livelihood,” PAFAC Executive Director Christine Loewe said.

She noted that 15 percent of the center’s budget went back to artists.

By building on a collaboration with the Olympic Peninsula Authors, the center was able to add a literary component to its fall festival, and with the help of a $20,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts PAFAC is able to support more light artists this year for the Wintertide Festival of Light, she said.

The center also received funding from the Olympic Peninsula Visitors Bureau and the City of Port Angeles for marketing and event support, Loewe said.

“We encourage all artists to take advantage of the incredible event support we have this year and apply to one or more of the calls below,” she said.

For more information about the artist calls and upcoming events, visit pafac.org.

Call 1 – Literary call for creepy tales

PAFAC and Olympic Peninsula Authors are open for submissions of creepy stories and poems to be read aloud by their authors in the gallery courtyard during the Celebration of Shadows Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Entry fee: None

Deadline: Thursday, Sept. 15

To submit: Entries should be no more than 1,000 words for stories or essays, or no more than two pages for a poem. Submit as a word document only to: olypenauthors@olypen.com

More info: Email to olypenauthors@olypen.com

Call 2 – Wintertide Light Art

PAFAC seeks proposals for temporary or long-term light-based installations and artworks for installation in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. Existing pieces as well as proposals for new works will be considered. Exhibit dates are Nov. 25-Dec. 18.

The selected works will be exhibited alongside more than 100 existing sculptures throughout 5 acres of forested parkland, transforming the park with light and color through the darkest nights of the year. Sculptures will be lit nightly from 4-8 p.m.

Participating artists are encouraged to join us for live outdoor performances and a community celebration of light at our annual Wintertide Festival on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Entry fee: $18

Deadline: Saturday, Oct. 1

To submit: Apply at pafac.org/artist-opportunities

Call 3 – Wintertide Makers Market

The Wintertide Makers Market connects shoppers with inspiring locally-made gifts in a natural setting. The market is open to all artists and artisans residing in Clallam and Jefferson counties. Exhibit dates are Nov. 21-Dec. 18. In addition to supporting Olympic Peninsula artists, this event is a key source of income for the nonprofit arts center, PAFAC representatives said.

Entry fee: None

Deadline: Oct. 15

To submit: Apply at pafac.org/artist-opportunities.

Photo courtesy of Port Angeles Fine Arts Center / “Emergent Dreams” by Tracy Beals, featured at the Port Angeles Fin Arts Center’s Light Art event in 2021.

Photo courtesy of Port Angeles Fine Arts Center / “Emergent Dreams” by Tracy Beals, featured at the Port Angeles Fin Arts Center’s Light Art event in 2021.