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16th Annual Northwest Eye

NORTHWEST EYE Call for Entries- the 16th Annual Fine Art Photography Competition and Exhibition- Sponsored by Pierson Building Center

The Humboldt Arts Council is pleased to announce a call for entries for The Northwest Eye, a regional fine art photography competition and exhibition in the William Thonson Gallery at the Morris Graves Museum of Art.  Photographers residing in the Pacific Northwest, which includes Northern California (Monterey and up), Oregon, Washington, British Colombia, Yukon Territory and Alaska, are invited to enter this juried show. 

Entries accepted - July 31st 2017- September 15th, 2017 at 5:00pm
Artists will be notified of Jurors decision on October, 3rd 2017

All accepted artwork must be received by October, 27th 2017
Exhibition Opens at noon on November, 4th 2017 inside the Morris Graves Museum of Art, located at 636 F St. Eureka, CA 95501


Entries will be accepted until September 15th, through this website. Please register with this site to submit your work. Please click on the green "Register" button located in the upper right of your screen.   If you cannot enter your work digitally, work can be hand delivered to the Morris Graves Museum of Art on September 15th noon to 5 p.m.

The entry fee is $15 for each entry, limited to four entries per photographer. Acceptable photographs must be ready to hang.  There are no size restrictions on photographs.


All entries will be judged by Dennis High, who was the Executive Director/Curator of the Center for Photographic Art for over 17 years.  He will be picking accepted entries as well as awarding a grand prize of $1,000 and five Best of Show Awards for $250 each.
All accepted art work must be received at the Morris Graves Museum of Art between by October 27th, by 5pm   If a print must be shipped it must be delivered with self-addressed and pre-paid return packaging.  If return shipping insurance is desired, a pre-paid insurance form must be included with your submission.  The Humboldt Arts Council is not responsible for prints damaged in transit due to inadequate or insufficient packaging.

Dennis High-

For over seventeen years Dennis High was the Executive Director/Curator of the Center for Photographic Art. He is a sought after portfolio reviewer for some of the most prestigious events in the nation, including Photo Lucida and SPE national events.
As a Curator he has over thirty years experience working with many of the top artists in the world, with over one hundred and twenty exhibitions presented including Ansel Adams, Michael Kenna, Ruth Bernhard, Sally Mann, Jerry Ulesmann, Holley Roberts, Edward Weston, Dennis Hopper, David Lynch, Graham Nash.
Mr. High has produced, designed and been a contributing writer for many monographs, including Oliver Gagliani, Scores of Abstraction, Ruth Bernhard, Gift of the Commonplace, Linda Connor, Luminance, Arthur Tress, Lux two, Brad Cole, The Last Dream. Dennis was the author of the ongoing series, Letters from America, for the British Photo magazine Black and White.
As an accomplished artist, he is known for his interpersonal overpainted photograph mixed media work. His last series of work dealt with the reconstruction of 35-year-old images depicting everyday events as a solider in Viet Nam during 1970-71.
His work is in both public and private collections including the Bibliotech Nationale in Paris, the Santa Barbara Art Museum, and the Monterey Museum of Art. He is represented by the Weston Gallery in Carmel, CA.