Home-The Essence of Place 

From its natural beauty and culture to the social identities and entrepreneurial spirit of its locals, how has your life been enriched by the Olympic Peninsula?  What has inspired and captivated you the most? We are looking for creatives who are rooted to the people, community, and land as a current or former inhabitant of the peninsula. We invite you to celebrate this unique place by developing artistic creations that capture and celebrate the essence of the Olympic Peninsula.

Items of Note:

  • Call Ends June 15th, 2023
  • Artists will be notified of selected works the week of July 10th
  • Exhibit Dates: September 15th-October 29th, 2023 
  • This will be a juried show in collaboration with the Olympic Peninsula Art Association. The juried group will consist of individuals within the artistic community of the Olympic Peninsula. 
  • Prizes: Best of Show - $300; Most Innovative Representation of Theme $100 *Prizes have been sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Art Association*

Eligibility: Open to artists who have a deep connection, experience, or have lived on the Olympic Peninsula. Must be at least 18 years old to submit. 

Artwork must:

  • Be the artist or artist team’s own original work
  • Have been created in the last two years
  • Be suitable for viewers of all ages

Terms & Conditions:

  • Artists are solely responsible for transportation of their work and must deliver/ship to the PAFAC arriving no later than September 5th, 2023. 
  • All artwork must arrive "ready to hang". 
  • Artists can submit up to three different works, max, under one submission. If the artists is selected to be in the show, only one work will be selected to represent the artist. 
  • Final location and installation details will be determined by the Gallery & Program Director, whose decisions are final. Artwork that differs substantially from submitted image(s) or project proposals may not be installed.
  • Selected pieces must stay at the gallery for the duration of the show.
  • PAFAC charges a 40% commission on all sales made through the PAFAC.
  • Artists will hold harmless the PAFAC and the City of Port Angeles from any claim of damage or loss of artworks from any cause whatsoever, during the period the work is displayed.
  • Any images submitted or photographs taken of the artwork may be used by PAFAC and the Olympic Peninsula Art Association to promote or advertise the exhibit.
  • Art work unclaimed at the end of the show between the dates of October 31st - November 7th 2023 will become the property of the PAFAC unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time. 


  • Application Deadline: June 15th, 2023
  • Artists will be notified of works selected the week of July 10th
  • Art to arrive at PAFAC between August 22nd and September 5th, 2023
  • Installation Dates: September 12th-14th
  • Show Run: September 15th - October 29th, 2023
  • Opening Reception Hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center and the Olympic Peninsula Art Association: September 15th, Friday, 5pm-7pm at PAFAC
  • De-installation: October 30th-31st
  • Artwork must be reclaimed from PAFAC Gallery between October 31st - November 7th 2023 *unless other arrangements have been made ahead of time for special circumstances*

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks locally-produced artisan gift items for our fifth annual Wintertide Makers Market.

How it Works
The Wintertide Makers Market connects shoppers with inspiring locally-made gifts in a peaceful natural setting. In addition to supporting Olympic Peninsula artists, this event is a key source of income for the nonprofit arts center.
Entries will be accepted through August 12th, 2023.
Participating artists are responsible for preparing and pricing their items (PAFAC will provide sticker barcodes as well, which artists must add to all inventory), setting up an attractive merchandise display in their assigned location in the gallery, and assisting with promotion of the market. PAFAC will promote and staff the market, manage all sales, and issue commission checks to participating artists.

We will be offering in-person sales ONLY in 2023. This will allow us to drastically simplify our inventory requirements and drop the photo requirement entirely – creating a substantial time savings for participating artists and ensuring a unique shopping experience for market visitors.
With this emphasis on in-person sales, we plan to drive market traffic through a series of special events and promotions, including a PAFAC members' preview, evening shopping hours each Friday night, and of course our workshop series and Wintertide Festival event

The Wintertide Makers Market is oriented towards holiday shoppers and includes a wide range of affordable artisan-made gifts. We welcome multiples such as prints, stickers, or mold-made pieces; however, all wares should feature the artist's own original designs. Suitable items include, but are not limited to: art prints, cards, costume jewelry, seasonal ornaments, home decor items, wearables, small toys, games, body care goods, and more. Please inquire if you have questions about the suitability of a particular item.

Pricing Tiers
Our best-selling artisans include items at a range of price points for different budgets. We encourage artists to feature a few aspirational show pieces at higher prices alongside a selection of smaller and/or simpler designs in the $15-$40 price range. Please do not discount the prices on your time-consuming original work!

Sales & Commission Payments
All sales will run through the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, which takes a 40% commission on sales. Participating artists are encouraged to set retail prices accordingly. Commission checks for Makers Market sales will be mailed on or before December 23, 2023.

The market is open to all artists and artisans residing in Clallam and Jefferson counties.


  • August 12 – Final Entry Deadline
  • August 17 – Final Notification Deadline
  • September 7,  5p-7p – Makers Market Info Session (strongly encouraged for all participants)
  • November 17-19 – Merchandise delivery & display setup
  • November 21 – VIP Market Preview (PAFAC members only)
  • November 24 - December 17 – Market open to the public
  • December 18-20 – Market takedown; artists retrieve unsold items
  • December 22 – Commission checks mailed on or before this date

PAFAC will be responsible for:

  • Promoting the market throughout the Port Angeles area & beyond
  • Providing print & digital promotional materials to participating artists & artisans
  • Providing security for all items throughout the event
  • Staffing the market & managing all sales & taxes
  • Tidying, re-merchandising, & replenishing items throughout the event
  • Promptly issuing commission checks to participating artists

Participating artists will be responsible for:

  • Following instructions carefully, including complying with safety requirements and  market deadlines
  • Selecting and preparing merchandise for market, including providing PAFAC with an accurate inventory and marking each item with a price label and SKU barcode. 
  • Assisting with market promotion, including reaching out to the artist’s own contacts and sharing digital and/or print publicity materials
  • Delivering merchandise and setting up an attractive display prior to the market opening
  • Picking up unsold items promptly after the market closes


Hosted by the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center •  Rolling proposal review & notifications; deadline April 20th • $18 entry fee*

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center seeks proposals for outdoor-friendly artworks to be exhibited in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. The theme of this year’s summer exhibit is: 

Under the Canopy: How nature inspires us to engage, create and connect. 

When we are offered the opportunity to tangibly interact with art, how does it shape our experience and deepen our relationship to our surroundings? This year, for our Summertide sculpture installations in Webster’s Woods, we are excited to explore the connections formed when individuals are invited to actively engage with art in nature.  We seek artists to create sculptures that encourage viewers to interact with the works through movement, sound, touch or even as a place to sit and rest. As every experience we have within the natural world impacts and influences that landscape, we invite artists to explore how their piece both enhances and alters, shapes, or stands apart from the landscape. We encourage artists to play with strong colors so the installations can stand out more prominently among the trees and greenery and visually invite viewers in. 

Existing pieces as well as proposals for new works will be considered. The selected works will be installed among more than 100 existing sculptures throughout the park’s 5 acres of forested parkland and open meadow. Applicants are encouraged to visit Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park to experience firsthand the park’s rugged terrain, second-growth Olympic forest, and striking views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Open to all artists and artist teams residing within the United States. Artist teams please designate one primary contact person for your group. We welcome entries from youth and emerging artists.

Artwork must be:

  • The artist or artist team’s own original work
  • Suitable for viewers of all ages
  • Able to withstand adverse weather conditions throughout the year
  • Soundly constructed and firmly anchored to prevent theft and ensure public safety
  • Leave a minimal footprint in the woods after being deinstalled
  • Be constructed from materials that will not degrade or harm the surrounding plant or animal life. 

Terms & Conditions:

  • Selected sculptures will be displayed through May 1, 2024 with the opportunity for an extended loan should both parties be interested in the option. 
  • Selected artists can request a stipend amount for loan of the work. Additional funding for travel or materials may be available on request.
  • All works sold will remain in place through May 1, 2024. PAFAC charges a 40% commission on all sales.
  • Artists are solely responsible for transportation and installation of their work, to be ready for display by end of day on June 10th, 2023.
  • Artists will hold harmless the PAFAC and the City of Port Angeles from any claim of damage or loss of artworks from any cause whatsoever, during the period the sculpture is displayed.
  • Any images submitted or photographs taken of the artwork may be used by PAFAC for promotion and to encourage public engagement with the sculpture park
  • Artwork that differs substantially from submitted image(s) or project proposals may not be installed.
  • Work not de-installed by May 30, 2024 will become the property of PAFAC.

Exhibit Timeline:
Rolling Review & Acceptance begins once the call is live.
Final Entry Deadline: April 20th, midnight PST
Final Notifications Sent: April 30
Installation Time Frame: May 28th - June 11, unless other arrangements are made
Summertide Solstice Art Festival**: Saturday, June 17th, 2023
De-installation: May 1st - 25th, 2024
* In addition to keeping our entry fees low for all artists, PAFAC now offers a limited number of free entries for artists experiencing financial hardships. If that would make a difference for you, please contact the Gallery Director at programs@pafac.org for more info.
** All  festivities and other exhibit-related events are subject to state and local guidelines, as well as PAFAC's own Covid safety policies. 

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center