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, 107 S. Olympic Ave.
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.

2018 eagle photo winner Debra Hoskins

How to Enter Art and Photos

Entry form can be found here, or fill out at the drop off location on Friday, February 2.  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 Theater is located at: 107 S Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA


  • $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

Photos 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.

Haiku Poetry Contest

The Nature Haiku Poetry Contest is presented by Arlington Arts Council. There are 3 age categories with $50 first place, $35 2nd place, and $20 3rd place prize for each category. Contest ends January 28, 2019.   Enter here:

The Nature Haiku contest is open to Snohomish County residents. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. The format of the haiku should be the traditional non-rhyming three line poem of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line, and have no punctuation. The theme of the poem should be connected to nature. You may submit a maximum of two haiku, each on its own entry form.  Prizes will be awarded in three age groups (k-5th grade, 6th-12th grade, 19 years and older). First prize in each age group will be $50. Haiku entries have been used in public art within the City of Arlington. All entries must be received by midnight January 28th for display at the Eagle Festival on Saturday February 2.  Please submit online  or by mail to: City of Arlington, Recreation, 238 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223, or place in collection box at Arlington Library or Arlington City Hall.

Fabric Art Demonstrations

Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: To be determined

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 and Gem Display

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

Haiku 2018 Winners:

K - 5th grade

First Place

earth quaking with life

a long hidden force stirring

waiting to be found

- Kellon Mencucci

Second Place

green and fluffy tops

brown hard roots at the bottom

bark protects the tree

- Hazel E.

Third Place

sun comes up so bright

with plants growing all over

and the light brings joy

- Evellyn S.

6th - 12th Grades

First Place

strolling through the woods

evergreen boughs float above

peaceful summer night

- Micah Bair

Second Place

chilled air faded light

such strangely altered shadows

our solar eclipse

- Drew Bair

Third Place

the sky is aglow

the clouds are a vivid pink

splendor of sunsets

- Dakota Bair

19 Years and Older

First Place

eagle on the snag

cold water lashing the shore

fish in the glimmer

- Matt Holmquist

Second Place

bird bee cat bat and

ugly possum one raccoon

backyard bonanza

- Carole Williams

Third Place

sweet sounds of songbirds

drift throughout the budding trees

winter rests at last

- Judy Tilley

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