2020 4th Biennial

Visual Impressions Juried Show 

 Artists across the nation creating modern, abstract, and conceptual works of art

are welcome to apply 

Applicants are invited to attend exclusive seminars, networking events, and optional jury panel discussions. Up to 40 artists will be selected for the 2020 Visual Impressions exhibition.

The Purpose

Held every other year, ryan james fine arts utilizes Visual Impressions

to source new artists to represent in the WA area. 


Deadline to apply: Applications closed

Artist networking event: TBD

Jury Panel artwork review: July

Exhibition Artists Notified: July

Exhibition: September-October

Seminars: 2021

Jury Panel

Kerry Itami- 2020 VI Curator

Patricia Cameron- Art Consultant,

Founder Patricia Cameron Gallery

Milan Heger- Artist,

Principal Heger Architects

Ryan James- Gallery Director,

Founder ryan james fine arts

Karin Kidder- Board of Trustees, 

Bellevue Arts Museum

Jessica Lambert- Arts Non-Profit Director,

Founder VALA Arts

Dawn Laurant- Art Appraiser,

Principal Laurant Fine Arts Appraisal 

Rand Perez- Corporate Art Curator, Nytec Inc. 

Nancy Whittaker- Gallery Director, Museo Gallery


First Place

Director Award

Tsuga Framing Peoples' Choice

Cash Prize: Promising Emerging Artist

Past Award Winners

2018: Curated by Kimberly Balla

1st Place Gianna DiBartolomeo

2nd Place Lynette Charters

3rd Place Seya Kim

2016: Curated by Charlotte Dean

1st Place Grace Lim

2nd Place Qin Tan

3rd Place Claire B Jones

Director Award Courtney Odell

2014: Curated by George Tuton

1st Place Adriana Quezado

2nd Place Jeemin Kim

3rd Place Katlyn Hubner

NW Framing Peoples' Choice Adam Yaw

Woodmark Award Janene Pierce



All applicant artists are welcome to attend

Non-applicants pay a $5 attendance fee 

Day & Time: TBD


Artist Social Media Marketing 101

Speaker: Kerry Itami

Day & Time: TBD

Panel Discussion:

Arts, Non-Profit, & Community

Panelists: Jessica Lambert- Vala Arts

 James Lopez- City of Kirkland

Day & Time: TBD

Panel Discussion, Art Industry:

How artists are apart of industry client building

Panelists: Patti Curtis Hair- Fogue Studios

Michelle Dirkse- Michelle Dirkse Interior Design

Sarah Hurt- Seattle Art Resource

Ryan James- ryan james fine arts

Day & Time: TBD


How your artwork lives beyond you

Speaker: Dawn Laurant, Art Appraiser

Day & Time: TBD


Breaking the myth of corporate art collections 

Speaker: Rand Perez, Curator

Day & Time: TBD

How we got here

Panelists: Juan Alonso-Rodríguez,

Carol Gouthro, Milan Heger,

Joan Stuart Ross

Day & Time: TBD


Why participate in an artist fair 

Speaker: Karin Kidder, Art Adviser

Day & Time: TBD

Field Trip:

Bellevue Arts Museum exhibition tour and Q&A

Speaker: Benedict Heywood Chief Curator & ED


Modern.   Abstract.   Conceptual.   ARTS

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