Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Current Exhibition:

15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition

July 27 - September 14, 2014

The 15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition is held at the beautiful Harbor History Museum located on the historical Gig Harbor waterfront. The Harbor History Museum is honored to host an exciting venue for artists to showcase their maritime-themed works of art. This will be the fourth year the exhibition will be held at this location. The museum draws visitors from throughout the state of Washington as well as visitors from across the country and the world.

This year the museum is privileged to have Luke Tornatzky judge the exhibition. For Luke there is no end to the exploration of color, light and shape. Working in either oil on canvas or charcoal on paper, Luke combines his love of boats, water and light in startling compositions awash in brilliant color. Luke’s award winning pieces have been the highlight of numerous exhibits and publications throughout the Pacific Northwest. Please visit Luke Tornatsky’s website to view his work and learn more about this year’s juror.

Sales of art during the exhibit are a win-win situation for the museum and participating artists. The museum hosts a special reception to celebrate the opening of the show that all artists submitting artwork are invited to, whether their art has been selected by the juror or not, and are welcome to bring special guests.

During the exhibit, special programs and hands-on workshops for adults and children will highlight maritime art. An art workshop will be offered September 6-7 from 10am-2pm. Join talented artist Robin Peterson at the Museums beautiful waterfront location for an introduction to the practicalities, possibilities and benefits of making and keeping a sketchbook journal. You have the tools, now gain the knowledge to sketching your own experiences.

The workshop will work off of each other so reserve your space for both days. The prices are: 2 days, $70 for members and $80 for non-members. If you can’t make both days come for one, prices will be $40 for members and $45 for non-members. Space is limited to 15 participants per day and they are filling fast. Please RSVP your space soon.

To submit your work or more information please go to and click on Harbor History Museum 15th Annual Juried Maritime Art Exhibition. This show is NOW CLOSED

Show Prospectus with hanging requirements can be found here.
ID Tags for accepted pieces can be downloaded here.

Future Exhibitions:

Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show

September 27 - November 15, 2014

The Peninsula Art Museum is excited to announce its 14th annual Open Juried Art Show, being held at the fascinating Harbor History Museum. The Harbor History Museum is located on the historical waterfront of Gig Harbor, WA.  Each year prizes are awarded to artists from across the nation and Canada that have submitted their works to the show. Over $6,000 were awarded in 2013 alone.

This year internationally known artist and author Carla O’Conor will be our Juror. She received her BFA in painting from Kent State, Kent, Ohio, and is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Northwest Watercolor Society, and an AWS Dolphin Fellow. Her artwork has been featured in magazines and cookbooks.  We are privileged to have her expertise in discerning and evaluating the submitting pieces.

Carla will expand her world teaching skills to Gig Harbor and offer a five-day water media workshop at the Harbor History Museum August 18-22, prior to the show opening. It is both our disappointment and excitement to announce this workshop is current SOLD OUT! 

To enter your artwork please go to for details and click on Peninsula Art League 2014 Open Juried Art Show.


George Maritime image
George Milliken’s “Happy Days”

PAL 2014 image
Linda Lindner's "Sassy Bones"

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