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August 2022


What's New At Allied Arts?

Opening Reception for August gallery show!

Come join use for First Friday this August 5th at 6PM to see some new beautiful art and visit with your arts community! We'll have music too, so it promises to be a delightful summer evening!

Reception goes from 6pm to 9pm, and is located at our gallery in downtown Bellingham: 1418 Cornwall Ave

Submit Your Art to Our 2023 Juried Gallery Series!

DEADLINE: August 25

We are looking for multimedia and multidisciplinary artists to fill our exhibits in 2023, no previous gallery/ exhibition experience required! We accept and have the ability to display a wide range of work in the gallery space from large ceramic sculptures to glass cases for handmade jewelry. This is an excellent opportunity for emerging artists to gain experience for CVs and artist resumes, interact with local art community, build a portfolio, and sell work.

The application period is open now through 5pm on Friday, August 25th, 2022. Membership is required for this series at the business level to participate, but there are no additional jury, application or exhibit fees. Memberships can also be filled out online or are available in the Allied Arts Gallery at 1418 Cornwall Avenue, Downtown Bellingham.

Create a Mini Art Gallery in your neighborhood!

DEADLINE: August 31st

Allied Arts is offering $200 each to 5 community members to create Mini Art Galleries as a part of resiliency funding from Whatcom Community College! We can't wait to see how local creativity can brighten our neighborhoods!

Click the button below for info and application!

Looking Ahead ...

September 20 - 24: 
Allied Arts' thrift store is having a Bag It sale to celebrate ALL IN for Climate Action Week! Fill a bag for one low price! $5 for small, $15 for a medium, and $25 for a large! Mark your calendars!


Make Your Vote Count!

Allied Arts has taken the pledge, and now we're asking you to do it too!

Take the pledge and make your vote count! The pledge encourages individuals to take action as early as possible throughout the various stages of casting a vote, leading up to the General Election. The arts are incredibly important, and one of the ways we can support them is by ensuring they continue through our votes! Here's everything you need to know to get registered and vote in Washington!

Member & Community News!

City Seeks Proposals for Roundabout Art!

DEADLINE:  August 5th, 12:00 PM

The City of Bellingham seeks an artist or artist team to design, fabricate and install artwork at a roundabout located on Cordata Parkway and Horton Road. The deadline to respond to a Request for Qualifications for the project is noon, August 5, 2022.

The primary goal of this project is to provide a unique feature that serves as a gateway into this developing area of the Cordata Neighborhood, while increasing quality of life and attracting tourism and visitors to the city

The roundabout is located at the entrance to a residential area where future residential development is planned. The project is primarily funded through the City's One Percent for the Arts, a program that dedicates 1% of large capital project budgets to be allocated for artwork. For this project, $80,000 – $95,000 is available for all phases of the artwork.

MAC Artist Fellowship Program

DEADLINE: August 10, 11:59 PM

This program exists to support artists with tools, resources, and funding to ensure artists thrive. We seek to foster personal connections with individual artists for the purposes of impacting and building community. We welcome artists who push boundaries, provoke and compel, are changemakers, mentors, teachers, champions of issues of social justice, messengers, community builders, and more.

The program is designed to recognize and empower Washington state visual artists who are highly-motivated, emerging and mid-career, looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals.

There will be two levels of application review: 

  1. Portfolio, Artist & Impact Statements, and
  2. In-person Interview - this will be in a GROUP interview setting. Top candidates will spend the day all together along with our selection committee.
For more info and to apply, click the button below!

Kulshan Brewing Wants Your Art!

Looking for a place to display your work? Kulshan is starting a rotating artist series at the Kulshan Brewing Roosevelt (K2) Taproom. They are looking for a local artist to display their work on the walls from August - October. Click on the link below for all the details on the Rotating Artist Series, and to apply!

Sponsored by the Department of Commerce, Inspire Washington will be visiting six regions across the state in August and September. These four-day residencies will be focused on building back the cultural economy and finding creative ways to spur recovery. Our regional events are:

  • Community Town Hall: San Juan Island Community Theatre on Aug 23rd at 6pm, click to register!
  • Community Town Hall: Wild Buffalo House of Music in Bellingham on Aug 26th at 6pm, click to register!
  • WW5 Grant Help & Open Office Hours: Aug 24th from 9am-12pm at The Bean Cafe in Friday Harbor
  • WW5 Grant Help & Open Office Hours: Aug 25th from 11am-1pm at Locus in Bellingham

Highlights from Last Month ...

Our member Nancy Canyon - artist, author, and Whatcom Land Trust poet, had a terrific article written about her last month on Whatcom Talk! Check it out here to read about her work and her influences!

Marie's Bees, another of our esteemed members, also had a great write up in Seattle Refined! You can check it out here, along with a video tour of the hives and informative interviews with the bee keepers!

Many Thanks to our Members & Sponsors!


Dorothy & Carey Worthen 

Julia Lee & Walt Ingram 

Karen Sloss 


Barbara Stackhouse 

Danielle Jordahl 


Barbara Howard 

Charles & Diane Robinson 

Christine Scheid-Zurline 

Deborah Loober & Jane Burns 

John Hoyte 

Paul Brower & Carol Berry 

Scott Ward Art 

Susan & David Gillespie 

Eric Hirst 

Karla Ward 

Lisa Nakama 

Marcia Ford 

Mount Baker Theatre 

Sue Hilton-Faust & Bill Faust 

Two Eagles Pottery - Karen & Earl Peck

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