Whatcom READS Art Challenge and Exhibit

Whatcom READS 2017 author Jonathan Evison visits the Allied Arts Gallery.

The Art Challenge offers artists of all ages and experience levels an opportunity to explore themes related to this year’s Whatcom READS title and present their work for public display. Presented in collaboration with Allied Arts of Whatcom County.

2018 Art Challenge

The 2018 Art Challenge theme is: RESISTANCE, inspired by the novel “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist.”

To participate:

  1. Read the book “Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist” by Sunil Yapa.
  2. Create an art piece inspired by the book.
  3. Submit your artwork for display at the Allied Arts Gallery in March 2018.

Submission Process and Timeline

For information about how to submit artwork to the Whatcom READS Art Challenge, visit the Art Challenge page of the Allied Arts website for detailed instructions and an entry form.

Entry form due:  Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Art drop-off days:  February 26 and 27, 2018

Gallery opening reception:  6-9 p.m. March 2, 2018, during Downtown Bellingham Art Walk.

Gallery exhibit dates:  March 2-31, 2018, at the Allied Arts Gallery, 1418 Cornwall Avenue in downtown Bellingham.

Gallery Exhibit Special Guests

Submitted artwork will be on display alongside guest exhibits by Bellingham photographer Tore Ofteness and Northwest painter Frank Frazee, whose special displays will follow our RESISTANCE theme.