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Plein Air Washington Artists
Plein Air Washington Artists Little Gems 2024

Plein Air Washington Artists

9th Annual “Little Gems” Juried Art Show Scott Milo Gallery,

Anacortes WA

August 2 - 31, 2024

It is a great pleasure to announce that we will have James Kroner as the Juror of Awards this year! Plein Air Washington Artists is honored to offer this highly-acclaimed annual exhibit of the finest small works at the Scott Milo Gallery in the beautiful coastal town of Anacortes, Washington. 

Opening reception will be held on August 2nd from 5 to 8pm. Awards will be announced at 5pm. Anacortes Art walk is from 6 to 8pm. 

Please read on for full prospectus details. 



$500 - Best of Show

$400 - 1st Place

$300 - 2nd Place

$200 - 3rd Place

$100 - Honorable Mention (2 will be awarded)

$100 - People’s Choice (awarded after show closes) 

Additional Merchandised Awards may get added later. 



Now through June 5 - Entries are open to submit online through OnlineJuriedShows

Wednesday, June 5, midnight - Deadline for entries

Wednesday, June 12 - Notifications emailed. Results will be available in your OnlineJuriedShows artist profile 

Tuesday, July 30 - Accepted art must arrive at Scott Milo Gallery between 11am-1pm. Please read the “Accepted Art” section below for further information. 

Friday, August 2 - Show Opening Reception will be from 5-8pm. Announcement of the awards of the show will start at 5 pm. (For those who cannot attend, the awards ceremony link to recording will be made available later and available by email notice, and on our website.) Anacortes Art Walk is 6-8pm. To-Go refreshments and bottled water will be available. Awards will be announced by email and PAWA social media pages soon after. 

Saturday, August 26 - Closing. The People's Choice announcement will take place at 4:30pm. 

Saturday, August 31 - Unsold art may be picked up at gallery closing, between 4:30 - 5pm. 

Tuesday, September 31 - Final date for unsold art to be picked up, between 11am-1pm. 


JUDGE – James Kroner 

Throughout his MFA course work at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco James Kroner cultivated a well defined focus that would guide his career and reputation as a cityscape painter. His master's thesis ‘The Energy in Nature’ became what he is known for throughout his artistic career. James grew up in the Bay Area, an optimal location to observe the Pacific Ocean’s atmosphere, its incoming fog and rain, and how shifting weather affects the urban landscape. Now residing in the PNW since 2019, his subject matter predominately being cityscapes and European scenes has continued to evolve. 

While still an undergrad at the Academy of Art in 2010, James began receiving awards including 1st Place for landscape painting at the Annual AAU Spring Show. The following year he won a full scholarship to study abroad in Italy before beginning his masters program in 2011. James later won the favored ‘Emerging Artist Award’ earning him a solo exhibition through the Academy of Art University’s Atelier Gallery in San Francisco in 2014. Immediately after, James won 1st Place Overall for the Plein Air Salon Competition and then 1st Place for LAPA’s summer juried exhibition and has gone on to win other notable awards since. James has exhibited his artwork in a large number of solo and group shows across the U.S. including the Salmagundi Club. He’s been featured in a number of magazine articles in American Art Collector, Fine Art Connoisseur, and written for and featured in Plein Air Magazine. James has been teaching since 2014, with annual workshops in Europe and a variety of locations around the U.S. View his work and more info at



Following the Little Gems Awards reception, James will be conducting a 3-day plein air workshop for PAWA members. A maximum of 15 students will be accepted. The workshop information including registration and fees will be shared via Eventbrite. 



You may enter up to six pieces of art, but only up to three (3) will be accepted into the show, in total. $35 for the first three entries, $8 for each entry after, up to six (6) total entries. Entries will only be accepted through onlinejuriedshows. The non-refundable fees will be charged when entering your art. 



To be eligible to participate in the show, you must be a member of Plein Air Washington Artists with valid membership through the month of August. If you are not currently a member, please visit: to sign up. Annual Membership is $30, Advertising Memberships is $60. 

This is a small works show. Art must be at least 4x6 and not bigger than 11x14 (or a total of 154 square inches). This does not include frame size. 

Entry is open to traditional two-dimensional paintings of all genres, plein air or studio. Please, no digital art or photography. 

Artwork CANNOT be older than 3 years at the moment of submission. 

It CANNOT be art that has been accepted and hung into the Little Gems show or in the Scott Milo Gallery in the past. And CANNOT be art that has been accepted and hung in past PAWA shows. 

All art must be available for sale. There will be a 50% commission to the gallery on items sold. 



For best results, make sure your image is at least 1920 pixels @72 dpi on the longest side. Images should be in JPEG format, under 4 mb sRGB color space. 

Help in photographing your work and properly sizing your images can be found at: If you need help entering your images, please email or call 949-409-4061. 



  •  Must be received at Scott Milo Gallery, Tuesday, July 30, 2024 between 11am-1pm. NO art is to be shipped directly to the gallery. We will put out a call for PAWA volunteers to carpool the art. If you have concerns with being able to deliver the art to the gallery, please reach out to show chair Sabina at, we will do our best to help with making arrangements. 
  •  Must be suitably framed or gallery-wrapped and ready to hang with wire to gallery-quality standards. This includes quality frames, picture hanging wire and clean glass/plexi. If you’d like to have your work framed at the Scott Milo Gallery you may do so under your own arrangements. The gallery offers a discount to artists in the show. PAWA and Scott Milo Gallery reserve the right not to hang accepted art if it does not meet standard gallery-quality standards. 
  •  Artists will be responsible for retrieving, or making arrangements for retrieval of their art, at the end of the show. Art may be picked up at 4:30pm the day of the closing Saturday, August 26th or the following Tuesday, August 31st between 11am and 1pm. 
  •  PR - The exhibit will be published in the “Published Shows” section of It will also be shown on the Scott Milo website. Selected art may be used for advertising the show on social media, postcards and other print media. 
  •  You will be sent a personalized ad with one artwork on it via email from the PAWA graphics department. Use it in emails to friends and family and to post on social media! Use the hashtags: #PAWALittleGems2024, #pleinairwashingtonartists and #scottmilogallery. We may then repost your work for more exposure. 



All reasonable care will be taken with paintings and submissions. PAWA, its officers, volunteers and the Scott Milo Gallery shall not be held responsible for the loss and damage to paintings, frames or digital entries. By entering the show, you agree that you have read and will abide by all rules outlined in this prospectus; you understand and agree with this statement. Insurance for any loss or damage to artwork is the sole responsibility of the participating artist. The artist grants permission to reproduce work for publicity purposes, both in print and digital galleries. This permission includes use of images and supporting information in our blog, on our website or other means of promotion. Copyright will be attributed to the artist. Entry into this exhibition constitutes agreement with all conditions set forth in this prospectus and is your commitment to participate. 



For help with submitting to, read their FAQ’s on the website, email or, or call 949-409-4061. 

For specific questions about Plein Air Washington Artists, please go to  

For help regarding the show or this prospectus, email Sabina Yuldasheva at or by calling (347)706-0336 

Please print this prospectus for your records. The prospectus and application will be removed from the website after the entry deadline has passed. 


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