Kittitas County Open Show & Online Artist Registry 

DEADLINE: April 22, 2021 @ 11:59pm

We want to hang your art in the gallery, promote your work, give you an award, sell your art, and show off your studio! We invite all Kittitas County artists to participate in this year’s Open Show. You’re guaranteed to get at least one work accepted to the show. With our sliding scale entry thanks to Kelleher Motors, you can pay what you can afford. So, what’s stopping you? Enter today! 


Open to all Kittitas County artists, ages 18 and up working in any art medium. Artwork must have been produced in the last five years and not previously exhibited at Gallery One. Only three submissions will be allowed per artist. One piece minimum is guaranteed to be accepted in the show. 

Size Limitation
Works of all sizes can be entered, however works larger than 3 feet may or may not be accepted based on space available.

Entry Fee
Suggested entry is $30 for up to three submissions. For artists whose income has been impacted by COVID-19, entry is on a sliding scale ($0 – $15 – $30). Please pay what you feel you can afford right now.

Artwork Preparation
All accepted works meant to be hung on the wall must have a sturdy hanging device (wire, metal loop or toothed hangers, etc.). Unusual hanging mechanisms must include clear installation instructions. Artwork will be displayed in the gallery.

Works are not required to be for sale. In the event of a sale, artists will receive a 60% commission of the retail price. Price your works accordingly. If works are Not for Sale (NFS), please list a price as an insurance value.

This year’s juror is Philippe Hyojung Kim. He is a current member of SOIL Artist-Run Gallery (@soilart) and a co-founder/curator of Specialist (@specialist_sea), an experimental art gallery in downtown Seattle. He teaches art and design courses at Seattle Central College and Cornish College of the Arts, and he also serves as one of the curators for Washington State Arts Commission. Philippe received his MFA in Painting from Central Washington University.

2021 Award Winners

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Crista Ann Ames – Sympatico

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
George Dial – Heron

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Jeannie Johnson – Thunderstorm

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Scott Mayberry – Dairy Farmer

City of Ellensburg Purchase Award
Ona Solberg – Red Chair

$500 Best in Show honoring Eveleth Green
Sam Fisher – High Tea (Same Shit Different Day)

$400 Best Use of Color honoring Carol Hassen
Cindy Krieble – Low Water

$400 Mary Frances Dondelinger Award
Matt Johnson – Trial Balloons

$400 Fourwinds Award
Crista Ann Ames – Sympatico

$300 Peggy Schaake Award
Christine Dunlap – An Ache to Black Out the Sun

$250 Veteran Award
Andrew Grove – Etude in Perseverance

$200 Kitty Moe Award for 3D
Billy Maguire – Rude Crude

$250 Innovation Award
Karl Schwiesow – Shadow Tool

$200 Eldean Adams Award for 2D
Jane Orleman – Beneath a Blue Umbrella Sky

$200 Gallery One Board Award
Christina Miller – Cloudless Night

$150 Kay Crimp Award
Bo BreitReed – Who Calls You by that Name?

$100 CWU Alumni Award
Becky Hollenbeck – Ravenness

$100 CWU Dept of Art and Design Award
Jerry Slough – Maximum Peak Velocity

$100 Award of Merit- Honorable Mention –   Jim and Katie Gaudino
Victoria Urrutia – Bloomed Spring

Exhibition Award:
Michael Stone – Looks Like Fun to Me


  • April 22: Deadline to enter Open Show and register for the Artist Registry.

    April 26: Artists will be notified of juror’s selection for Open Show by email.

    May 1 & 2 (12-4pm): Open Show accepted works must arrive at Gallery One.

    May 7: Exhibition opens, awards announced during Zoom & YouTube Live virtual reception @ 6pm. Registry is live.

    May 30 & 31 (12-4pm): Art pick-up.

Sponsored by Kelleher Motor Company 


All county artists who enter the Open Show can also choose to be included in the Online Artist Registry for $15. Use the online submission form to upload three images, bio and optional head shot by midnight, April 22. Artwork must be recent work. You must enter the Open Show and be a member of the gallery to be on the registry. Memberships start at just $20 for artists. Join or renew your membership HERE. Note: Any current artist profiles will be removed from the site unless renewed.


  • Submit JPG digital files only.
  • Files should not exceed 2MB
  • Label your files with your full name and A, B, or C corresponding to the entry form info.
  • Video art will be allowed. Feel free to send a link to view the video online, or email to


  • You are invited to submit a brief statement/bio for the Online Artist Registry of up to 250 words. This is your opportunity to share a little bit about you, the person and you, the artist.
  • Visit for examples.