Mel McRobert, Walking in the Rain, 19x19 inch, oil on panel, $1,000.00.jpg



NOV 5 - DEC 31, 2021


DEC 2 - 31, 2021

The 2021 SWA Holiday Show and Sale is a professional judged, non-juried show and sale representing a wide variety of 2D and 3D art media and disciplines by Northwest artists. Ann John, of The Cave Gallery, has been selected as judge. The show will be online and in person at The Cave in Vancouver, WA. 

Above Image: Walking In The Rain, Mel McRoberts 1st Place Oil and Acrylic Spring 2021

September 21

Registration Opens

October 20

Registration Closes, (or when 200 pieces are received)

October 30

Last day to pay registration fee

November 5

Virtual show opens!

November 30
11am - 4pm

Deliver selected works to The Cave

December 2

In person exhibition at The Cave Gallery opens!

December 3

First Friday reception at The Cave. Prizes announced!

Friday, December 31

Show closes

Tuesday, January 4
11am - 4pm

Pick up artwork from The Cave


  • Members: $25 first entry and $5 each additional work (up to 3 pieces)  

  • Non-members: $35 first entry and $5 each additional work (up to 3 pieces)


  • Accepted art will be unique, original art that is primarily aesthetic in its intent and purpose. No work copied from old masters or from copyrighted or published materials without permission. No work produced in step by step instruction classes. No reproductions except for digital copies submitted for virtual display.

  • Art must not have been previously judged in an SWA Show.

  • Show managers reserve the right to determine whether art meets the criteria.

  • Art will be separated into 3 categories for viewing and judging. 1- oil and acrylic on canvas, 2- watercolor and acrylic on paper, 3- all other mediums. Art may not exceed 36” x 36” including frame.

Registration / Entry

  • Registration opens September 21st and closes October 20 or when 200 pieces are received 

  • Members: $25 first entry and $5 each additional piece (up to 3 pieces)

  • Non-Members: $35 first entry and $10 each additional piece (up to 3 pieces).

  • Registration fee will be invoiced via Paypal. Payment is due upon receipt. All registrations not paid by Oct. 30 will be void.

  • Judge Ann John will jury the entries in the virtual show and select 100 pieces to be exhibited in The Cave Gallery in Vancouver from December 2-31. Artists whose pieces are selected must drop them off at The Cave on November 30 between 11 am and 4 pm. Artwork must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title, medium, price and be appropriately wired and ready to hang. Any questions, contact SWA at


  1. Oil and Acrylic on canvas and panel

  2. Watercolor and Acrylic on paper

  3. All other Mediums


  • Best of Show - $500 prize

  • First, Second, and Third Place in each of three categories

  • Two Honorable Mentions will be awarded in each category


By registering for this show, the artist grants SWA the exclusive right to sell their work(s) consigned for the SWA 2021 Holiday Show during the show period November 5-December 31, 2021, unless the work is marked “Not for Sale”. The artist is responsible for delivery of sold art. Curbside pickup in the Camas/Vancouver WA area will be arranged by the artist with the buyer. Should shipping be required the artist is responsible for packing and shipping the art and obtaining reimbursement (if desired) from the buyer. A receipt for curbside pickup or shipment will be provided by the artist to SWA. SWA will retain 50% of the sale price and the artist will be paid 50% of the sale amount within 30 days of SWA receiving proof of delivery. SWA will pay WA sales tax. SWA can assist the artist in billing the buyer if they get a packing and shipping quote and request assistance to