Call to Artists

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. 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: February 29th

Jury panel discussions: Each Saturday of April

Belltown artist networking event: March 13th

Kirkland artist networking event: April 11th

Visual Impressions exhibition: July - August

Seminars: TBD


All applicant artists are welcome to attend

Non-applicants pay a $5 attendance fee

Seminar dates will be announced in January

Jury Panel

Patricia Cameron- Art Consultant,

Founder Patricia Cameron Gallery

Kerry Itami- Artist and Arts Educator

Ryan James- Gallery Director,

Founder ryan james fine arts

Patti Curtis Hair- Artist,

Founder Fogue Studios

Milan Heger- Artist,

Principal Heger Architects

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

People's Choice

Past Award Winners

2018: 1st Place Gianna DiBartolomeo

2nd Place Lynette Charters

3rd Place Seya Kim

2016: 1st Place Grace Lim

2nd Place Qin Tan

3rd Place Claire B Jones

Director Award Courtney Odell

2014: 1st Place Adriana Quezado

2nd Place Jeemin Kim

3rd Place Katlyn Hubner

NW Framing Peoples' Choice Adam Yaw

Woodmark Award Janene Pierce

To Enter 

$25 application fee

This is a national competition open to all

2D, 3D, New Media, Digital Arts, Ceramics,

Glass & Photography artists working

in the fields of

Modern, Abstract, & Conceptual arts 

All art must be original works of art owned by the artist and available for sale

Email any questions to


$25 application fee 

Pay via PayPal

Transfer to

or send a check to ryan james fine arts 

11905 124th Ave ne Kirkland WA 98034

Modern.   Abstract.   Conceptual.   ARTS

4 2 5. 8 1 4. 9 5 0 0   I   11905 124th Ave ne Kirkland 98034   I   2207 2nd Ave Seattle 98121