Kittitas County Open Show & Online Artist Registry 

May 2022

We want to hang your art in the gallery, promote your work, give you an award, and sell your art! We invite all Kittitas County artists to participate in our annual Open Show. You’re guaranteed to get at least one work accepted to the show. Check back for entry details.


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. 

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


All county artists who enter the Open Show can also choose to be included in the Kittitas County Online Artist Registry for $15. Registry pages are updated once a year and include a bio, website and/or social media links, three images of current artwork and a headshot (optional). Check back in 2022 for details on submitting for a registry page.