Art Show, Poetry & Photo Contest

Nature Fine Art Show and Eagle Photo Contest

Day and Time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Olympic Theater and Cafe
107 S Olympic Avenue
Arlington, WA 98223

Enjoy the natural depictions of the beautiful Pacific Northwest flora and fauna as created by local artists. People's Choice Nature Art will receive $200 and a ribbon, Eagle Photo winner will receive $200 and a ribbon. Ribbons will also be given in the other categories, including: nature photo, nature painting, mixed media, children's art.

How to Enter

Entry form can be found here, or fill out at the drop off location on Friday, February 2.

Winning Eagle Photo from 2017 by Debra Hoskins

Up to four entries must be delivered to Olympic Theater, in downtown Arlington on the day before the show, from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, February 2, 2018. No submissions will be accepted after this time. Olympic Theatre is located at:
107 S Olympic Avenue
Arlington, WA 98223


  • $5 per entry for up to four entries
  • Children's entry fee is a donation to the food bank
  • Two eagle photographs maximum and up to four entries total
  • Artwork must be sized from 8-by-10 inches to 18 by 24 inches (including frame)
  • Photos can be framed or canvas wrapped
  • All 2-D art must have a wire for hanging
  • All entries must be labeled on back with artist’s name and phone number
  • Submit with completed entry form

Youth Category

Youth art will be judged in two categories, up to 10 years old, and 11 to 17 years old and they are eligible for the People’s Choice Award. Youth art must meet art entry requirements

Eagle Photo Contest

eagle 2018Photos submitted for the photo contest will be featured in the art show. Along with a $200 cash prize, the winning eagle photo may be displayed on the City’s website, featured in the City newsletter, and may be used in other ways to promote the City and future Eagle Festivals.

Hosted by the Arlington Arts Council.

Artist Demonstrations

Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Location: To be determined (On Olympic Avenue)

Spinning wool fiber and other related crafts by NW Regional and Valley Spinners, Unique mixed media dolls by Dollirious Cloth Doll Club, Thread Painted Quilts by Judy Irish, Art of Embroidery by Cathy Callan and Fabric Basket Weaving by Sherri McCarthy. Children and adults alike will delight at seeing and interacting with the Textile Artists as they demonstrate.

Rock & Gem Club

Marysville Rock and Gem Club will present a large rock and gem display. They will also demonstrate beading, faceting and knife knapping.

Haiku Poetry Contest

The Nature Haiku Poetry Contest is presented by Arlington Arts Council. There are 3 age categories with $50 prize for each category. Contest ends January 29, 2018.

2017 Winning Haiku

K - 5th Grade
First Place Winner

prancing on small hooves
golden-brown and beautiful
deer in a meadow
by Dakota Bair

6th - 12th grade
First Place Winner

nature what a word
such a general statement
but still so complex
by Matt Kaska

19 years and older
First Place Winner

overhead eagle
with three crows harassing him
I’ve had days like that
by Steve K. Bertrand

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