Kelsey Birsa, 'Adrift', Mixed Media, 24x



APR 15 - MAY 31, 2021


MAY 4 - 31, 2021

The 2021 SWA Spring Show will be a virtual show featured on our website and a physical exhibition featuring the award winning works at the Camas Gallery. It is a professionally judged show and sale with a wide variety of art media and disciplines. There is a $500 cash prize for Best in Show with the winners selected by Judge Karen Madsen! Plus additional cash prizes and three online People's Choice Awards. 


March 3

Registration Opens


March 31

Registration Closes, (or when 200 pieces are received)


April 2

Last day to pay registration fee


April 15

Virtual show opens!


April 30

The prize winners are announced!


May 4

11am - 3pm

Deliver selected works to Camas Gallery


May 6

Show at Camas Gallery opens!

Monday, May 31

Show closes


June 1 

11am - 3pm

Art pickup from Camas Gallery

About the Judge:


"I make art for my own happiness and for the feeling of never getting comfortable in an expectation of what the end will be, understanding that what we call art is simply a byproduct, the evidence of a creative process that I hope to be able to share with others." - Karen Madsen


  • 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 by medium/category for viewing.

  • Art may not exceed 36" x 36" including frame

  • Art will be separated into 3 categories for viewing and judging. Best of Show - $500 prize, plus additional cash prizes in the 3 categories for First, Second, Third Place, and Honorable Mention. People’s Choice Awards for First, Second, and Third will be polled online.

Registration / Entry

  • Registration closes Wednesday, March 31, 2021, or when 200 pieces are received.

  • Registration fee will be invoiced via Paypal. Payment is due upon receipt. All registrations not paid by April. 2, 2021 will be void.

  • Judge Karen Madsen will select 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 2 Honorable Mention award winners in the following 3 categories: 1- oil and acrylic on canvas, 2- watercolor and acrylic on paper, 3- all other mediums. Artists whose pieces receive awards must drop them off at Camas Gallery, 408 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA on Tuesday May 4, 2021. Winners will be on display till May 31 st. Artwork must be labeled on the back with the artists’ name, title, medium, price and be appropriately wired and ready to hang. Any questions, contact SWA at


  1. Oil and Acrylic on canvas

  2. Watercolor and Acrylic on paper

  3. All other Mediums


By registering for this show, the artist grants SWA the exclusive right to sell their work(s) consigned for the SWA 2021 Spring Show during the show period April 15 through May 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 de- sired) 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