FREE Short Term Mentorships

Are you a Washington-based artist looking for a mentor?

Artists Up—a collaborative between the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, and Washington State Arts Commission—is connecting artists with mentors through Mentorly, an artist-owned and -operated online mentorship platform.

Apply for an Artists Up Mentorly Scholarship to receive 4 free online sessions with an artist-mentor of your choice. Mentors are available for:

  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Public Art Projects
  • Art to Facilitate Difficult Conversations
  • Fictional Writing
  • Teaching Art
  • Music
  • Dance and Choreography
  • Playwright
  • Theatre Production
  • Animator
  • Zine Creation
  • Woodcarving
  • Traditional, Cultural Art

The deadline to apply is January 30, 2023, 5 p.m. Pacific. Extra points are given to applications received early in the submission process, don’t delay. Under-resourced communities are encouraged to apply.

Apply for an Artists Up Mentorly Scholarship


Disabled Artists Call for Art – UPDATED


The Fortitude: Working Artists with Disability call for art has been extended through January 31st, 2023! Good news for artists that felt overwhelmed by holiday activities, or had difficulties submitting before the end of 2022. I am looking forward to other Path with Art artists joining me in submitting art for this art show. Slip Gallery in Seattle will be hosting the Fortitude art show during May 2023.

Fortitude will be part of the May 2023 Belltown Art Walk. During the Art Walk Artists will be able to sell paintings and prints directly to exhibit visitors. While the gallery will not handle sales, they will, throughout the month, direct interested buyers to the artist website or other contact.

Artists, living with a disability, are invited to submit up to five pieces of artwork. More information about art submission is available on Ivan Shearing’s Call for Art. Ivan will be curating this art show and is encouraging emerging artists to apply.

Slip Gallery is based in the belief that Art is For Everyone. With that in mind, shows are curated to tell the story of community through the vision of varied artists, rather than just focusing on solo artists. Recent past exhibits include:

  • Many Small Fires – group art exhibition of small works by 21 local women artists who offer us a glimpse into how they fuel their own personal fires.
  • DEAFHood – Reflections on identity and Deaf culture group art exhibit.

Call for Art: Disabled Artists

It isn’t often that disabled artists are recognized, but here is our chance! Take this opportunity to show how our creativity, necessitated by our disability, inspires creativity in our art pieces.

The Fortitude: Working Artists with Disability show will be in May, at the Slip Gallery but the deadline for submission is 12/31/22. Here you can get information about submitting your art to the show.

The show will run for a month and will have Disability Artist talks throughout. You may direct sale your artwork to interested buyer, the gallery won’t directly sell your work when you aren’t at the show. They will pass on information about your web site to contact you for the sale.

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2022 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival

2022 National Veterans Creative Arts Competition

The Department of Veterans Affairs annual arts competition recognizes the progress and recovery made through creative arts therapies and raises the visibility of the creative achievements of our nation’s Veterans.

Across the country each year, Veterans enrolled at VA health care facilities compete in a local creative arts competition co-presented by the VA and the American Legion Auxiliary. The competition includes categories in the visual arts that range from oil painting and leatherwork to paint-by-number kits. In addition, there are categories in writing as well as the performing arts of dance, drama and music. Local creative arts competition first place winning entries advance to a national
judging process and first, second and third place entries in each category are determined. Selected gold-medal-winning Veterans are
invited to attend the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival hosted by a different VA facility each year .


  1. Veteran artists need to be enrolled in VA Puget Sound healthcare system.  
  2. All entries must have been created within the previous year to current year of NVCAF event unless entering the Military Combat Experience category. (cannot enter something from 3 years ago). MCE entry can be an older piece of work and requires a written essay. 
  3. Consent Forms need to be filled out with the ok for photos, media, etc. 
  4. Veterans can enter up to 3 categories per division. There are 51 categories in ART Division for example, where artists can choose 3 out of 51.  Different divisions include Art, Music, Dance, Drama, Creative Writing.  
  5. Veterans must turn in paperwork and entry by the deadline of Friday, August 26th 2022.


  1. Submit 2 JPEG photos of your art entry through email with uploaded entry documents to Jeanne.hopkins@va.gov           OR
  2. Attend drive-thru photo and submission clinic at either Seattle or Tacoma VA locations on dates below:

American Lake VA GYM Building 61

Wednesday, August 3rd 1-3pm GYM 61

Monday, August 8th 10am-noon GYM 61

Monday, August 22nd 10am-noon GYM 61

Seattle VA NEW MH building 101

Tuesday August 9th 10am-noon 101

Thursday August 2th 10am-noon 101

For questions and more information, contact Jeanne Hopkins: Jeanne.hopkins@va.gov

Submission deadline Friday, August 26, 2022
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Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

Cymbeline wood grain back ground with a black rabbit & yellow ochre beams surrounding it. A turquoise badge with Coming up Next in  yellow writing
Cymbeline presented by ShoreArts

A modern, queer-forward view of Shakespeare’s folktale of forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and reconciliation.

Intrigue. Deception. Compassion. Follow Imogen on a magical journey filled with unbelievable characters. With their lover banished and family torn apart, Imogen sets out on an adventure to reclaim their love and reconcile the family. Forbidden love, mistaken identities, banishment, and a magic potion— Shakespeare combines multiple styles in this endlessly inventive fairy tale.

Twisted Tales. Cymbeline is not your average Shakespeare comedy as the story quickly twists to the dark side. A wicked stepmother, a spoiled prince, and a wayward villain match wits and wile with clever Imogen, but even the best of folks hit low points. What happens after “happily-ever-after” can look a whole lot different than what you dreamed.

Love Quest. Director Makaela Milburn and artist Meme García have crafted a modern, queer-forward folktale of scrappy resolve, identity exploration, and big-hearted forgiveness. A wondrous small company of players brings this story to life with music and a joyful pastiche of styles to illuminate this rarely performed romance.

Seattle Shakespeare Company

Shorelake Arts presents Cymbeline, performed by Seattle Shakespeare Company as part of their Concert in the Park Series.

July 13 | 6.30pm
Richmond Beach Community Park
2201 NW 197th St, Shoreline, WA 98177

What is summer without Shakespeare? Pack up a picnic dinner, a picnic blanket, and/or low-back chairs to enjoy a comedy with a dark side. Bus Route 348 will get you there from the Northgate Light rail station.

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Artist Opportunities

Want to get your artwork out there? Check out these opportunities!



This juried show seeks to feature under-represented artists whose visibility and unique voices are integral to the body of arts and culture in the Salish Sea region (Pacific Northwest). They are currently accepting submissions Feb 1st through March 31st, 2022.

Click here for eligibility and submission details.

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