Art exhibition and fundraiser, 6X6NW will feature hundreds of 6x6-inch works of art from artists locally, and all over the country, in all variety of medium.
To protect the health and safety of our community, and to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19, we will be moving 6X6NW online this year!
So head on (virtually, that is) on October 2nd to purchase your favorite piece.
Early Buyer Ticket Holders & Art Council Members: Oct, 2nd 10am - 2pm PST
Buying Opens for all: Oct, 2nd, 2pm PST
You can create an account on this site to expedite checkout by saving your address & credit card details in advance.
Proceeds from the event support Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council programming.
6X6NW 2023 |Sept. 30
2023 6X6NW ARTIST REGISTRATION
opens in July!
6x6NW Art Show & Sale
Saturday, September 30, 2023 | $10 tickets
Doors open at 4:00pm | Buying starts at 4:30pm
FREE entry from 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Where: Shoreline Community College, PUB (Pagoda Union Building)
The in-person event is a family friendly event
Every registered artist receives 2 free tickets to the event
Current COVID-19 protocols at the time of the event will apply
Join in the "scavenger hunt" game and win a prize (winners announced on October 4th)
Vote for People's Choice Award (winner will be announced on October 4th)
Come and See and Purchase great art while supporting local artists and ShoreLake Arts!
Complete the online registration form
(works will not be received without prior online registration)
Artists may submit up to 10 unique works
Please do not register until you have your works completed as we need titles for each piece
$6 fee to register (free for students pre-K to grade 12)
Note - you only pay the fee once regardless how many you enter. e.g. $6 for 1, 2 or 10 works of art.
Finished artwork must be 6 x 6 inches, and must be flat-backed
Artwork with 3D components may not exceed 6 x 6 x 6 inches, and must be able to hang FLATE on a wall. Hooks are not necessary.
Works on paper (or other thin material) MUST be mounted, matted or framed such that the back is stiff.
Works smaller than 6 x 6 inches must be mounted, matted, or framed such that the outer dimensions of the finished piece is 6 x 6 inches.
Framed works are accepted but framing is not required. Outer edge of the frame may not exceed 6" x 6".
All entries must be original and may not be copied from a published artwork or photograph.
Work of any medium on any surface will be accepted. Please no glitter or unfixed charcoal/pastel.
Sale of Artwork
All artwork entered into 6X6NW will be offered for sale for $36 + tax
No NFS works
ShoreLake Arts will pay any applicable sales tax on any works sold
Commission: Artists have the choice of the following:
1. Proceeds from any art sale becomes a 100% donation to ShoreLake Arts – Thank You!!
2. Artist receives 40% commission on any works sold.
3. Artist commission checks will be mailed by December 2nd
Delivery / Drop Off
Options: Mail or Drop off at ShoreLake Arts office
Deadline: September 9, 2023. No late entries will be accepted. Earlier is better.
ShoreLake Arts OFFICE
18560 - 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
August 28, 29 & 30 and Sept. 5, 6, 7
Allow extra time for mailing. All packages must arrive in the office by Friday, September 8.
Original packaging materials will not be saved.
Each work, regardless of delivery method, should be sandwiched – but not attached – between two pieces of flat, clean 6 x 6 cardboard.
Labeling of Artwork
Each work MUST have an identifying label affixed firmly with tape to the back side
Labels should be approximately 2 x 4 inches, white paper with black ink, typed
Labels must include artist’s name, title of the work, email
This label will be removed upon sale so please do not glue or affix so strongly that it can not be lifted off
Artists may ALSO include a personal business card firmly affixed to the back side, or hand write directly on the back of their piece – this is in addition to the label and will stay with the work once sold
Installation / Hanging
Works on paper (or other thin material) MUST be mounted, matted or framed such that the back is stiff and can be hung by the buyer
ShoreLake Arts can not guarantee any ordering on where the artwork is displayed in relation to other works. It is the nature of an exhibition that some works will be displayed less optimally than others
Unsold Works / Pick Up
Unsold works which are left as a donation to ShoreLake Arts become property of ShoreLake Arts
Artwork pick-up will be at the
ShoreLake Arts Office:
10am - 2pm
Any works that are not picked up by October 19 will become the property of ShoreLake Arts unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Artwork to be returned to the artist by mail will be shipped via USPS on or around October 30 (shipping will be at the artist’s expense and will be invoiced and will need to be paid in advance of shipping.)
Artwork will not be insured by ShoreLake Arts
Photography of individual works and the 6X6NW installation will be allowed without limitations
ShoreLake Arts reserves the right to exclude any works which are deemed offensive or otherwise inappropriate
A word from ShoreLake Arts
The aim of 6X6NW is to be an open and all-inclusive, community art exhibit. We will strive to show as many submitted works as possible in the exhibition. However, there may be works which we will reserve the right to not exhibit.
As we plan for 6X6NW we are continually thinking of all those we serve: our members; event sponsors; guests to the event; and the artists. It is our goal to be fair and respectful to all in considering what is displayed.
In the event that a submitted work is declined for exhibition by ShoreLake Arts staff, someone from the office will contact the artist personally to explain.