Peace Arch Park sculpture exhibit call for artists


Artists have until Tuesday, February 28 to submit their work to the annual outdoor sculpture exhibit at Peace Arch Historical State Park.

The International Peace Arch Park Association (IPAA) is hosting its 26th annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition from May 1 to October 1. Brochures will be available for the self-guided art and history tour.

“I always enjoy a variety of artwork because everybody’s creativity is so diverse and different,” IPAA founder Christina Winkler said.

U.S. and Canadian art experts, IPAA members and Washington State Parks employees are expected to select the sculptures for this year’s exhibit. Artistic impression, quality, durability, aesthetics and community appropriateness will all be deciding factors, according to IPAA. Sculptures need to withstand the weather and be safe for the public. IPAA will consider signed pieces, group sculptures and site-specific work.

“What’s really nice about the exhibit is we’ve worked with emerging artists, sometimes it’s people’s first art show,” Winkler said. “And then we’ve had artists extremely experienced and everything in between.”

IPAA is charging $15 for each piece submitted and selected artists will receive a $350 stipend. The nonprofit is also looking for event sponsors. 

Winkler expects to display about 10 pieces this year. The exhibition has shown over 184 international sculptures since it started in 1996. The sculptures will be installed April 22.

To apply, visit the IPAA website. Interested artists may also contact Winkler at 360/332-7165 and 


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