PAFAC seeks art for four exhibits/events

“The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is looking for submissions for four different calls for art: “Summertide: Under the Canopy,” “Poetry in the Park,” “Home- The Essence of Place” and the Wintertide Makers Market.

Get more details about all of the calls for art at


“Summertide” invites artists to create sculptures that encourage viewers to interact with the works through movement, sound, touch and color.

The theme “Under the Canopy: Engage, Create, Connect” asks artists to consider ways for individuals to actively engage with art in nature. All artists and teams living in the United States are eligible.

Entry fee is $18, with a deadline of saturday, April 15. See

“As every experience we have within the natural world impacts and influences that landscape, we want artists to explore how their piece both enhances and alters, shapes, or stands apart from the landscape,” interim Gallery and Program Director Lindsey Shepherd said.

“We encourage artists this year to play with strong colors so the installations can stand out more prominently among the trees and greenery and visually invite viewers in.”

Poetry in the Park

For the third consecutive year, Olympic Peninsula Authors (OPA) will curate a selection of poems for Poetry in the Park for Port Angeles Fine Arts Center in Webster’s Woods.

Selected poets will recite their poems on June 17 at the Summertide Solstice Art Festival, and those works will also be printed on display boards that appear throughout the park for the following year.

The theme for poetry is also “Under the Canopy: Engage, Create, Connect.”

To submit a poem, send a Word or Pages document as an attachment to (Note: Do not put a name on the actual attachment, only on a cover note.)

Poems must be 25 lines or less. There is no entree fee. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 16.

‘Home’ exhibit

The center is collaborating with the Olympic Peninsula Art Association for “Home-The Essence of Place,” their fourth exhibit of 2023 and is looking for creatives who are rooted to the people, community, and land as a current or former inhabitant of the peninsula.

Artists are invited to celebrate this unique place by developing artwork that captures and celebrates the essence of the Olympic Peninsula.

All artists who have a deep connection, experience, or have lived on the Olympic Peninsula are invited to enter.

Fee is $25 for up to three works. Deadline is June 15.

To submit items or for more information, visit

Wintertide market

Lastly, the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center is seeking locally-produced artisan gift items for their fifth annual Wintertide Makers Market. The Makers Market connects shoppers with inspiring locally-made gifts in a peaceful natural setting. The market runs from Nov. 24-Dec. 17, including during the Wintertide Festival of Lights.

All artists and artisans residing in Clallam and Jefferson counties are eligible.

There is no entry fee. The deadline is Aug. 12.

Learn more about the organization by visiting