Artist Applicatons ~ Applications are now being accepted for our 2015 Summer Art Festival via Zapplication.com. Deadline for applying is Feb. 28. For an overview of the application process, click here 2015-ArtFest Application Summary
Food Vendors ~ Applications are now being accepted for food vendors. Download a food vendor application here GH ArtFest Food Vendor Application
Festival Poster - call for student artworks: We are looking an illustration created by a high school student in the Gig Harbor / South Kitsap area for our 2015 festival poster. Ask your art or graphic design teacher for details. Homeschooled students are also eligible to submit their ideas. Deadline for submitting your idea is March 15, 2015. PAL members will select the winning illustration in April.
Our 2014 poster, shown here, was created by Erin Hutchinson, a junior at South Kitsap High School. Elizabeth Wolfser, also from SKHS, took second place. Third place went to SKHS senior Rachael Bauman. SKHS Graphic Design instructor Cathy Duttry also was honored as their teacher. Congratulations to all our winners for their fine work.
Many thanks to Key Bank for continued support of our organization and the Summer Art Festival, and for allowing us to present our Members' Summer Art Exhibition at their Judson Street branch. Thanks, also to the City of Gig Harbor for their ongoing support.
In 2012 & 2013 the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival was voted Best Festival in the Region by readers of South Sound Magazine.
Proceeds from the Art Festival provide art scholarships for local students and PAL members. Proceeds are also shared with the Gig Harbor community and out-of-town visitors through our art shows, exhibitions and educational programs.
Our high school scholarship winners for 2014 were Rachael Brunson and Olivia Fillingham from Peninsula High School; Heather Ohlson and Amie Sabin from Gig Harbor High School and Elizabeth Wolfsen from South Kitsap. A primary requirement of our scholarships is that recipients must continue their art studies beyond high school. Congratulations to these aspiring artists!