Art Show, Poetry & Photo Contest

Nature Fine Art Show and
Eagle Photo Contest

Presented by the Arlington Arts Council

Day and Time: Saturday, Feb 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Olympic Theater, 107 N. 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  $100 and a ribbon
  • Best of Show Nature Art (chosen by Art Council) $100 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 Art and Photos

Entry form can be found here, or fill out at the drop off location on Friday, January 31, 2020.  Up to four entries must be delivered to Olympic Theater, in downtown Arlington on the day before the show, from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday.  No submissions will be accepted after this time. Olympic Theater is located at: 107 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA

Entry Form: Found Here.


  • Open to Snohomish County, Skagit County and  Island County Residents
  • $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
  • Art must be picked up after the show on Saturday at 4pm.

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 and Best of Show 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.

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 27, 2020.

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 27th for display at the Eagle Festival on Saturday February 1, 2020.

Enter: 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 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Arlington United Church

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, fabric basket weaving by Sherri McCarthy and dyed silk by Karen Lyons. Children and adults alike will delight at seeing and interacting with the textile artists as they demonstrate.

Art Winners  2019

1st   Garvin Currell
2nd  Debra Hoskins
3rd   Jay Newman

1st   Debra Hoskins
2nd  Robert Funston
3rd   Berta Baker

1st   Vicki Johnson
2nd  Monica Bretherton
3rd   Vicki Johnson

1st   Candis Morth
2nd  Glenn Zachary
3rd   Karen Lewis

YOUTH-up to age 10
1st    Ava Gilles Arnold
2nd   Tzadkiel Fronterhouse
3rd    Lilly Fronterhouse

YOUTH-up to age 17
1st    Mikayla Ostreim
2nd   Jessa Campbell
3rd    Michael Willand

Eagle Festival Haiku Winners 2019

AGE: K – 5th Grade

First Place: Galilea Valverde
river blue and cold
talons sharp eagle soars proud
run salmon life’s short

Second Place: Sophia M.
soaring high in sky
diving down to eat some mice
I’ll go to my nest

Third Place: Brayden Ingalls
orcas rule the seas
on the top of the food chain
apex predator

AGE: 6th–12th Grade

First Place: Elizabeth Dickson
the cool mist clinging
droplets on web like flies trapped
caught in silken strands

Second Place: Sierra Schmitz
crushed by heavy boots
the colorful leaves crumble
free of shape at last

Third Place: Samantha Sky Hatch
to the sky I said
why are you so blue my sky
you are forever my name

AGE: Adult

First Place: Judy Tilley
attaining freedom
fledgling eagle proudly soars
swapping nest for sky

Second Place: Pat Cavit
white wings on grey skies
cold respite in sodden fields
welcome winter guests

Third Place: Joanne B. Peterson
proud boy nets first trout
sudden splash fish flies away
eagle wins the prize

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