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Camano Commons & The Loft
Artist Competition:  Beach Signboards

submissions now closed.  Watch our Instagram posts for the winners.

Choose one or all four

of the following images to paint. 

Scroll down to read "How it Works"

then register by February 28 for only $15. 

You may register up until March 23, but after Feb 28, the fee goes up to $25.

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Barnum Point


Cavalero Beach

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PH BEACH English Boom (1).jpeg


English Boom


Iverson Beach

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The four signboards in the courtyard area of Camano Commons are getting a facelift! Visitors often ask where they might visit a public beach other than the state parks.  We've chosen to highlight Barnum Point, Cavalero Beach, English Boom and Iverson Beach on our signboards featuring original renditions from Pacific Northwest Artists.



Choose one or more of the above four images to paint.  (You may enter up to four pieces, only one per beach.) Original works only.  Sorry, no photography or digital painting.  The artwork must be submitted online.  DO NOT bring your artwork in for us to view!!!  Only online entries will be considered.

We will choose up to 3 finalists for each beach.   From among these finalists, winners will be chosen by a panel of jurors. (Dates to be announced in a followup email to entrants.)

Only one winner will be chosen for each beach image. (We reserve the right not to pick from submissions should we not find a suitable image for a particular beach.) The winning artwork will then be professionally scanned and reproduced on the signboard with the artist's credit line included. (Please do not varnish paintings until after reproductions have been made.) The artist will have a credit line on the signboard.

The artist retains the copyright and the original artwork will be returned after the unveiling and 2 week show up in The Loft.  Winners may choose to sell their work during the exhibition.  Details will be sent to finalists.


By entering this contest, you agree to grant Camano Commons and The Loft unlimited rights to use the image as well as images of the artist for social media, the signboards, and greeting cards to be sold at The Loft and Marketplace.  The winners will receive 25 greeting cards for their personal use.   (By entering the contest, you agree to be part of the exhibition show should you become winner.)

WHO CAN ENTER:  Any Pacific Northwest artist age 14 (freshman in high school) and above.  We encourage both emerging artists as well as professionals to enter as this reflects the wonderfully encouraging art atmosphere and culture we promote here on Camano Island.

DEADLINE:  Register by Feb 28.  Submit artwork by March 23.

FEES:  $15 non-refundable, flat fee to register by Feb 28.  You may register up until March 23, but after Feb 28, registration fee will be $25.

IMAGE REQUIREMENTS:  Images must be submitted on a 12x16" canvas, canvas board, panel or paper.  Images must be landscape orientation.  (We have scaled the reference images to 4:3 ration for you.)  Winning pieces must be framed and ready to hang with a wired back for the 2 week exhibition.  (No clips, d-rings, brackets or plastic frames, please). Gallery wrapped frames of 1.5 " depth do not need frames, but the edges must be finished and appropriate for hanging.

Ready to Submit?!  Yay!  Click the button below!


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