Deadline May 31, 2024 at midnight

Welcome to the 7th annual Vashon Summer Arts Fest at Vashon Center for the Arts. We invite you to submit an application for this years Festival. Each year Summer Arts Fest continues to amaze with art from over 125 Vashon artists in the course of nine (9) weeks. This year the festival opens July 5, and runs through September 1, 2024.

At the Summer Arts Fest, Vashon art patrons and Island visitors see the breadth and depth of the Vashon art community. The collection covers a broad spectrum of medium. We welcome both novice and experienced artists to show their work. It is a time filled with creativity, connection, and community. At the heart of Arts Fest is the active contributions of the artists in many aspects of their exhibition. This is a community event for and with the Vashon artist community.



  • Vashon Summer Arts Fest 2024 opens July 7th and closes September 1st.
  • Arts Fest is a festival dedicated to exhibiting Vashon artists only. 
  • The idea is that each artist shows their artwork as as a 'collection' with allocated wall or floor space. Therefore, we are seeking at least 3 pieces for the collection. 
    • This differs from a 'group' show where you may only have 1 or 2 pieces shown.
  • The application includes two parts:
    • And online application form HERE
    • Three (3) images representing your work (emailed to
      • No larger than 2MB
      • Send all your images in one (1) email with the header "Summer Arts Fest"
      • Please name the files in this format:  ArtistName_ArtTItle. For example: JillArtist_TheThinker.jpg
      • Images can be : completed work, work in process, or work that represents what you are going to show. 
    • An application is incomplete if one of these two parts are missing. Incomplete applications will, unfortunately, not be considered during the jury process.
  • Deadline May 31, 2024 at midnight.


You qualify to participate if you are ONE of the following:

  • A Vashon resident.
  • You own property on Vashon and live at least part-time on the island.
  • You grew up on Vashon and/or have family on Vashon AND are under the age of 21.


  • Original art.
  • Art that is for sale. 
  • Art that has not been shown on Vashon at VCA or any other venue.


There are  three (3) rotations of art exhibition for 2D and two (2) for 3D: 

#1:  Opens Friday July 5, closes Sunday July 21 (2D & 3D)
#2:  Opens Friday July 26, closes Sunday August 11 (2D & 3D)
#3:  Opens Friday August 16, closes Sunday September 1 (2D only)


You can apply for the following amounts of linear or floor space for your exhibition. The jury will determine and confirm your actual space. In choosing the amount of space, consider the size of your work and ample space between your art pieces. Note: for linear wall measurements, our curation requires 18" - 32" from the end of a wall to the first/last piece of art and at least 8" between pieces.

Choices for wall space:

  • 7 linear feet 
  • 12 linear feet 
  • 18 linear feet 
  • 28 - 30 linear feet 

Choices for floor space 

  • 80 square feet 
  • 240 square feet 


  • Shows load in and are installed Monday & Tuesday of the week that your show opens.
  • Shows open the Friday of your first week. 
  • Artists are responsible for delivering art to VCA, wired and ready to hang.
  • Artists are responsible (or designate someone else) for hanging their own show, with VCA guidance.
  • Artists are responsible for picking up art the Monday following their closing weekend.


  • All art in our Summer Arts Fest is for sale, therefore all art your submit must be for sale.
  • Commission split is 60/40 (artist/VCA).

Be sure to fill out the application completely so that we have all the information to make our decisions.

We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing what artistry you are contributing. 

If you have any questions, email